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Acupuncture Test Plan

To more effectively assist examinees with examination preparation, the NBCE supplies weightings (the emphasis devoted to each subject category) that appear as a percentage beside the categories that comprise a subject.

1. History/Philosophy of Acupuncture in a Chiropractic Setting (5%)

  • Yin-Yang theory
  • Five Elements theory
  • Chiropractic and acupuncture history and philosophy

2. Organs, Qi, and Fluid (12%)

  • Yin/Zang organs
  • Yang/Fu organs
  • Qi and fluids

3. Channels/Pathways (18%)

  • Meridians and collaterals
  • Eight Extra meridians

4. Acupoints (30%)

  • Classification and nomenclature
  • Methods of locating acupoints
  • Specific points of limbs
  • Specific points on head and trunk
  • Eight Influential points
  • Extraordinary points
  • Auriculotherapy

5. Acupuncture Techniques (5%)

  • Moxibustion
  • Needling methods
  • Cupping

6. Basic Treatment Tenets/Protocols (20%)

  • Headaches
  • Back/neck
  • Extremities
  • Organ dysfunction

7. Safety and Hygiene (10%)

  • Clean Needle Technique
  • Precautions/contraindications to treatment
  • Management of possible accidents

END ACUPUNCTURE TEST PLAN