This course aims to provide the general public with an education platform in Chinese medicine (CM). Using international examples, our primary goal is to empower healthcare choices by promoting awareness and practical application of CM diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, as well as regulation of CM services and herbal products.
In the first part of this course, students will learn how to apply basic Chinese medicine (CM) theory to understand health and illness, as well as compare and contrast views from Chinese and Western medicine perspectives. Learners will be able to diagnose their own CM body constitution and apply appropriate CM self-care practises such as food therapy, acupressure, Baduanjin, and meditation in the second part. Learners will also be able to identify commonly used Chinese herbs and describe the acupuncture core principle.
In this course, you will :
- State the basic theory of Chinese medicine and compare it with the principle of western medicine.
- Apply the diagnostic approach of Chinese medicine and describe one’s body constitution.
- Describe the core principle of Chinese herbs and acupuncture, and to understand their role in promoting health and wellness.
- Develop self-care plan according to body constitution, using the practice of food therapy, acupressure, and Baduanjin.
1. Session 1: Chinese Medicine: Introduction to Basic Theory
- Course Introduction Video
- The Initiation of Chinese Medicine
- The Essential Characteristics of Chinese Medicine
- Treatment by Differentiation of Syndromes
- The Doctrine of Yin and Yang
- The Theory of Yin-Yang - The Formation of the Theory of Yin and Yang
- Application of the Theory of Yin-yang in Chinese Medicine
- The Theory of Zang-fu Organs (Part 1)
- The Primary Characteristics of the Zang-Fu Theory
2. Session 2: Zang-Fu Organs Concepts in Chinese Medicine
- The Heart
- The Lung
- The Spleen
- The Liver
- The Kidney
3. Session 3: Relationship between Zang-Fu Organs; An introduction of Qi in Chinese medicine
- The Relationship between the Zang Organs
- The Functions of the Six Fu Organs
- The Relationship between Zang-Fu Organs
- The Theory of Qi
4. Session 4: Blood, Body Fluids and Pathogenesis of disease in Chinese Medicine
- Theory of Blood, Body Fluids and Qi
- Pathogenic Factors and Pathogenesis in Chinese Medicine
- Six External Pathogens
- Internal Injury by the Seven Emotions
- Diet, Work and Rest
5. SESSION 5: Basics of Chinese Medicine Diagnostics (I)
- Introduction of Chinese Medicine Diagnostics
- Definition of Inquiry, Common Symptoms - Chills and Fever
- Common Symptoms - Pain: according to its nature
- Common Symptoms - Pain: according to its location
- Sweating and Thirst
- Appetite and Taste
- Bowel Habits
- Definition of Inspection, Inspecting Facial Complexion and Sense Organs
- Inspection of Body Shape and Movement
- Inspection of Tongue
- Definition of Listening, Listening to Voice, Respiration and Cough