Acceptance of Overseas Trainees in Acupuncture and Moxibustion Course
The acupuncture and moxibustion therapy that is conducted in Japan originates in China.
But the Japanese style of acupuncture and moxibustion is very different from the Chinese style.
The reason is that over a long period of time, many Japanese methods of acupuncture and moxibustion have evolved in the natural environment of Japan.
And now, the original Japanese methods of acupuncture and moxibustion attracts considerable attention of the world.
By the request of JICA since April, 1998, we have been accepting trainees from South America who want to study the Japanese way of acupuncture and moxibustion and contribute to the medical development of their country.
In the beginning, we had the long-term training course (for 10 months). But in 2005, we also added the short-term course (for 3 months), which many of the applicants for admission to our institution demanded.
Since then, we have received 11 long-term course trainees and 18 short-term course trainees, four of whom are doctors on the active list.
Of the 29 trainees, 22 are from Brazil, 6 from Argentina, and 1 from Bolivia. (Table. 1)
Overseas training in the Department of Nursing
The Department of Nursing plans to go on a field trip to the U.S. or Australia in September.
Through overseas training in foreign medical institutions and colleges, students come to think globally about medical care and nursing, become more interested in international nursing by learning from Japanese nurses who work for overseas hospitals, and can improve their communicative competence by promoting cultural exchange between our students and foreign students. Students might try to do further study on nursing from various perspectives.
The Workshop on Sports Medicine in the U.S.
Since 2010, the Department of Health Promotion and Judo Therapy has made special overseas field trips to the United States. In March, our students, who are interested in sports medicine and advanced athletic training, visit California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and spring training camp in Arizona for one of the Major League Baseball teams. In addition to lectures and observation tours, our students can experience hands-on training in those athletic facilities. The faculty, who act as intermediaries between CSUF and us, pass on their practical therapeutic skills and knowledge to the athletic training faculty and staff of CSUF.