IDEAS IN TCM

Ideas in TCM is a learning and teaching tool that highlights the major themes and principles for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It systematically goes through all the basic aspects of TCM such as its principles, history and terminology related to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine

AN INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

(TCM)

Context of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) In the East & West

  • What is TCM?

  • History of TCM

  • Philosophical Basis of

  • TCM vs Western Medicine

  • TCM in the Current and Future

Basic Theory & Principles In TCM

  • Theoretical Foundations

  • Yin/Yang

  • The 5 Elements

  • Vital Substances

  • The 3 Treasures (Jing-Qi-Shen)

  • The Mind & Emotions

Session 3

Traditional Chinese Medicine Anatomy

  • Chinese Anatomy

  • Microsystems

  • The Exterior

  • Internal Organs

  • Extraordinary organs

  • Tissues

  • Sense Organs

  • The Meridians

  • Dantian

  • Mingmen

  • The Constitution

Session 4

Traditional Chinese Medicine Physiology

  •  Biological Processes

  • Qi Dynamic

  • The Essence Functions

  • Digestion & Absorption

  • Processes of the Body Fluids

  • Processes of Blood

  • The excretion of waste

  • The resistance of external pathogenic factors

  • Other Processes 

Session 5

TCM Pathology

 

  • What is pathology?

  • Pathological Syndromes

  • Pathogenic Factors

  • Bi Syndrome and Pain

  • Stagnatio

  • Pathology of Vital Substances

  • Pathology of The 3 Treasures 

  • Internal Medicine

  • Identification of Patterns

  • Pathology of Mind

Session 6

  Differential Diagnosis in TCM

  • What is Differential Diagnosis?

  • Western Diagnosis

  • Interrogation

  • Palpation

  • Pulse Diagnosis

  • Tongue Diagnosis

  • Scalp and Ear Diagnosis  

Session 7

Treatment Modalities

  • What is Healing?

  • Treatment Principles​

  • TCM Herbology

  • Acupuncture

  • Cupping & Moxibustion

  • Dietary Remedies

  • Qi Gong

  • Other Complementary, Alternative & Integrative Medicines

Session 8

 Aetiology, Prevention & he Environment in TCM

  • Aetiology & Causes of Disease

  • Acute & Interior Diseases

  • Diet

  • Sexual Activity

  • Overwork

  • Trauma

  • Parasites

  • Wrong Treatments & Drugs

  • Environmental Affects on the Body

  • The Social Environment

  • The Ideal Environment 

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