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Location of Workshop: Acupuncture Center, BEIJING
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Nov. 9: SÃO PAULO
Arrive at Guarulhos airport

Nov. 10: SÃO PAULO - BEIJING
01:25 - Depart from São Paulo for Beijing (EMIRATES flight EK 262, with stop in Dubai)

Nov. 11: BEIJING (approx 11 degrees Celsius)
Arrival at Beijing International Airport, reception and transfer to four-star Radisson Blu Hotel or similar
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)

Beijing, built in 1215 by the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan, is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as
well as China's most important center for international trade and communications. Beijing is one of the six most ancient cities in China.

Nov. 12 (B)
Morning
Visit the TCM center, with a brief presentation on TCM including a foot massage (podal reflexology) performed by
professionals in the field. (massage optional, not included: approx. US$4,00)
Group orientation meeting: introductions, explanation of the program, travel tips, etc.














Afternoon
Lunch in an Italian restaurant
Visit the Silk Street Market
Visit "The Place" shopping mall
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)














Nov. 13 (B, L)
Morning
Visit the Great Wall (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    The Great Wall, an impressive military architectural structure of Imperial China, was built by different dynasties over a
    period of 2 millenniums.
















Afternoon
Lunch in a Chinese restaurant (included)
Visit Temple of Heaven (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    Built in 1420, the Temple of Heaven is the altar where the Ming and Qing emperors offered sacrifices to heaven and
    prayed for good harvests.
















Visit Qianmen pedestrian street, including a visit to the world famousTong Ren Tang TCM pharmacy
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)














Nov. 14 (B, L)
Morning
Visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City (UNESCO World Heritage Site),
where the movie
The Last Emperor was filmed.
    The Forbidden City, with 9,999 rooms, was the residence of 24 emperors over 5 centuries, from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to
    the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).















Afternoon
Lunch in a Chinese restaurant (included)
Visit the Grand National Theatre (“The Egg”)
    This project was designed by the French architect Paul Andreu and is the first in a series of futuristic buildings in Beijing,
    representing yet another break in architectural tradition. “The Egg” is a complex of theatres covered by a semitransparent dome of
    glass and gray titanium, surrounded by water.















Visit the olympic venues: "The Bird’s Nest" and "The Water Cube"
    “The Bird’s Nest” was the site of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games and is part of the Olympic Park. Today, “The
    Bird’s Nest” has replaced Tiananmen Square as the symbol of Beijing.















Evening
Dinner of imperial cuisine at the famous Baijia Dayuan restaurant (optional, not included: approx. US$ 24,00)
    Baijia Dayuan, the former residence of Prince Li, one of the sons of the first emperor of the Qing Dynasty, is a garden-style
    imperial cuisine restaurant.















Nov. 15 (B, L)
Morning
Visit the TCM Museum
    The Museum of Chinese Medicine at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine has a rich collection of TCM artifacts categorized
    into two sections: Chinese Medicine History and Chinese Materia Medica.















Afternoon
Lunch at a Chinese restaurant (included)
Visit the Confucius Temple, where the Sage was honored during the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644), and Qing
(1644-1911) Dynasties.
Visit the "The Village," a very trendy contemporary shopping complex
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)













Nov. 16 (B)
Morning
9:00-11:30 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
Visit a TCM supplies shop
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 17 (B)  
Morning
8:30-11:00 - Class    
Afternoon      
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class               
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)        

Nov. 18 (B)
Morning
9:00-11:30 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 19 (B)
Morning
8:30-11:00 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 20 (B)
Morning
9:00-11:30 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Observations:
1.
The morning transfer from the hotel to the Training Centre during the course period (Nov. 16-25) will be provided by
SBAEC. The return transfer during this period is the individual's responsibility, since participants generally prefer to
take advantage of the after-class time in the afternoon to better familiarize themselves with Beijing.

2. Although shows and excursions are not included during the course period, they can be organized according to
personal interest – after arriving in Beijing.

Nov. 26: BEIJING-HANGZHOU (B, L) (approx. 18 degrees Celsius in Hangzhou)

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and is its political, economic and cultural center. With its famous natural beauty and cultural
heritages, Hangzhou is one of China's most important tourist venues. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite
distinct seasons. However, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter, making it a year-round destination.

Morning
Transfer to Beijing airport to fly to Hangzhou
Check in at 4-star hotel
Afternoon
Lunch at a Chinese restaurant (included)
Visit the Wansong (Myriad Pines) Academy, one of the four best and most influential centers of cultural erudition
during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1645-1911) dynasties.













Visit the Jade Emperor Hill. Stop at the Purple Grotto with its view of the Eight-Trigram field, built in the Song
Dynasty (960-1279) and personally tilled by the Song emperor













Evening
Attend “West Lake Impressions” show, with music composed by Kitaro, produced by the famous cineast Zhang
Yimou, creator of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony (optional, not included: approx. US$ 40.00)
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)














Nov. 27 (B,L)
Morning
Visit Hu Xueyan’s Residence (founder of the Huqinyutang TCM pharmacy). This residence, constructed in 1872,  
is considered one of the most luxurious residences of its time and one of the best conserved mansions in China.













Afternoon
Lunch in Chinese restaurant (included)
Visit Huqinyutang, a Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of the most famous TCM pharmacies in
China, founded by Hu Xueyan in 1874.
Walk down Qinghefang Historic Street (Ming and Qing era buildings) and shop for the city’s TCM products














Evening
Visit Xi Hu Tian Di, an area on the bank of the famous West Lake that is surrounded by restaurants and cafés
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 28: HANGZHOU-XANGAI (B,L) (approx. 18 degrees Celsius in Shanghai)
Morning
Stroll along the famous West Lake












Originally, Shanghai was a seaside fishing village and, in time, its development led to it being granted county status. Shanghai is a multi-
cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. Known as "the Paris of the Orient," Shanghai is a shopper's
paradise.

Afternoon
Lunch in a Chinese restaurant (included)
Go to Shanghai by bus
Check in at four-star hotel
Visit Xin Tian Di
Xin Tian Di has become a famous cultural and historic area of Shanghai. It is a pedestrian street lined with renovated
"Shikumen" style traditional buildings. Xin Tian Di includes art galleries, cafés, bars, shops and thematic restaurants.
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)













Nov. 29 (B, L)
Morning
VIsit Shanghai Museum
Afternoon
Lunch in a Chinese restaurant (included)
Visita às lojas do Bazar Yuyuan















Evening
Boat cruize on the Huangpu River (optional, not included: approx. US$ 30,00)
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 30 (B)
Morning
Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Stroll along the Bund
The Bund is an exposition of classic European architecture and, up until 1949, was considered the Wall Street of China. Its Deco, Neo-
Greek and Renaissance style buildings were the headquarters of the major foreign banks and firms. The Bund is considered to be the
most famous symbol of Shanghai.
Afternoon
Lunch (not included: a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)
Shopping on Nanjing Road, Asia's #1 shopping street
Acrobatics show (optional, not included: US$ 46,00)
(dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)

Dec. 01: XANGAI-SÃO PAULO (B)
Free day
Transfer to airport
23:00 - departure for São Paulo (EMIRATES flight EK 303, with stop in Dubai)
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal costs approx. US$10,00)

Dec. 02: SÃO PAULO
Arrival at Guarulhos airport
ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL PROGRAM  
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
Silk Street Market
The Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Grand National Theatre, "The Egg”
Baijia Dayuan Imperial Cuisine Restaurant
Cidade Proibida
Confucius Temple
“The Water Cube”
“The Bird's Nest”
Wansong Academy
Class at the Wansong Academy
“West Lake Impressions” show
Hu Xueyan's Mansion, the most luxurious residence in China
Qinghefang Historic Street and its TCM product shops
Huqinyutang TCM Museum
Eight-Trigram Field
Purple Grotto
West Lake
Xintiandi
Brazilian BBQ
Shanghai Museum
Chinese objets d'art are abundant
in the Yuyuan Shopping Bazaar
Date
Time
Topic
16
Tues.
9:00-11:30
Theoretical class: Lecture: Philosophical Foundations of TCM, Part 1: the Creation of
the World according to Chinese philosophy (Pangu); the creation of the Bagua (Fuxi),
the Taoist foundations of TCM, The Holistic Approach of TCM
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Cupping (baguan) and Moxibustion techniques
(with classroom practice between the students)
+ Internal discussion between participants
17
Wed.
8:30-11:00
Clinical class at the hospital (Acupuncture Dept.)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical class: Philosophical Foundations of TCM, Part 2: the principle of Yin-Yang,
the 5 Elements, etc.
+ Internal discussion between participants
18
Thur.
9:00-11:30
Theoretical class: Philosophical Foundations of TCM, Part 3: the Energetic Foundation
of TCM; The Philosophical Approach of the Meridians; Zang-Fu Theory; etc.
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: BU (tonifying/reinforcing) Needle Manipulation
Techniques & the Energetics of tonifying acupuncture points (with classroom practice
between the students)
+ Internal discussion between participants
19
Fri.
8:30-11:00
Clinical class at the hospital (Acupuncture Dept.)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: XIE (reducing/sedation) Needle Manipulation Techniques
& the Energetics of Reducing Acupuncture Points (with classroom practice between the
students)
+ Internal discussion between participants
20
Sat.
9:00-11:30
Theoretical-practical class: Specific Points, 8 Confluence Points (with classroom
practice between the students)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Tongue Properties and the Healthy Tongue; Pulse
Diagnosis (with classroom practice between the students)
+ Internal discussion between
participants
21
Sunday
9:00-11:30
Theoretical-practical class: Pain Syndrome: Frozen shoulder, tennis elbow,lumbago,
etc. (with classroom practice between the students)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Qigong and Taijiquan Principles (with classroom practice
between the students)
+ Internal discussion between participants
22
Mon.
9:00-11:30
Theoretical-practical class: Weight Reduction, Smoking & Alcohol
Withdrawal (with classroom practice between the students)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Cosmetology: Skin Quality, Wrinkle Removal, Acne (with
classroom practice between the students)
+ Internal discussion between participants
23
Tues.
8:30-11:00
Clinical class at the hospital (Acupuncture Dept.)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Ear and Scalp Acupuncture (with classroom practice
between the students)
24
Wed.
9:00-11:30
Theoretical class: Nutritional Therapy
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Tuina - Practice of hand manipulation with
corrections & Relaxing Massage for the whole body (fatigue); (with classroom practice
between the students)
+ Internal discussion between participants
25
Thur.
8:30-11:00
Clinical class at the hospital (Acupuncture Dept.)
  13:00-17:00
Theoretical-practical class: Tuina - Manipulation & Mobilization of Stiff Neck,
Insomnia (with classroom practice between the students)
+ Internal discussion between
participants
The 2nd Study Trip on Traditional Chinese Medicine was accompanied, by prof. Carlos Ruas Filho who is
President of the Brazilian Society of Physiotherapists and Acupuncturists (SOBRAFISA) of the state of Mato
Grosso do Sul, member of the Board of Directors of SOBRAFISA at the national level, instructor with the
Brazilian Association of Acupuncture, and a practicing physiotherapist and acupuncturist; also, while in
China, the group was accompanied by SBAEC presidents Kevin de La Tour and
Simone Magalhães Pinto de La Tour, who have lived in China for over 10 years.
Nov. 21 (B)
Morning
9:00-11:30 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 22 (B)
Morning
9:00-11:30 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 23 (B)
Morning
8:30-11:00 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 24 (B)
Morning
9:00-11:30 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)

Nov. 25 (B)
Morning
8:30-11:00 - Class
Afternoon
Lunch in a restaurant in the vicinity of the classes
13:30-17:00 - Class
(lunch and dinner not included; a simple meal
costs approx. US$10,00)
The Cheng brothers, Neo-Confucians
during the Northern Song Dynasty
(960-1127)
Zhu Xi, renowned
Confucian
Please note: Use of labcoat is mandatory during the clinical classes at the hospitals.
Tong Ren Tang TCM Pharmacy
Qianmen Pedestrian Street
Sample of certificate of completion of course provided
by the  Acupuncture Center
Culture Street
Shanghai
Tong Ren Tang TCM Pharmacy
Qianmen Pedestrian Street
TCM Center
November 11 - December 1, 2010, China - 21 days in China: Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai
This program has been prepared with health professionals, such as doctors, teachers, students and
practitioners of TCM, in mind. Those who are not active in this area and wish to participate in this
program may do so in the capacity of observers, in order to maintain the classroom information at a
level that is commensurate with the target audience.
Cities visited: Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai

Academic Program: Acupuncture Center, Beijing

Class Hours: 50 class hours + 10 hours of internal
clarification meetings between participants
(participants may not apply TCM techniques during the consultations
when the Chinese doctors are attending their patients)

Certificates: Official certificate provided by Acupuncture  
Center  upon completion of course; certificate provided by
SBAEC
Language: Theoretical and practical classes in Chinese with
translation into Portuguese; Cultural excursions in English,
with translation to Portuguese

Accomodations: 4-star hotels
Classes at the Acupuncture Center, Beijing
2nd Traditional Chinese Medicine Study Trip, China