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Chinese Medicine Diploma
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Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Medicine)
This course explores the classic text and the interpretation of the
fundamental theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine as presented in the
Shang Han Lun (Treatise
on Febrile Diseases)
This course includes the classic theories of infectious diseases caused by EPF
Wind and Cold. It includes the etiology, clinical manifestations, pulse,
tongue, signs, and symptoms at different stages of each disease. This course
also covers primary herbal formulas applicable to the six stages of disease.
Jin Gui Yao Lue (Synopsis
of prescriptions from the Golden Chamber)
This course covers the chapters on miscellaneous diseases from the Jin Gui Yao
Lue. Discussions include the theory, differential diagnosis, and treatment
methods as presented in this classic. This course also presents basic herbal
formulas and their application to the appropriate diseases.
Wen Bing Xue (The Etiology, Pathology, Differentiation and Treatment of Acute
The classical theories of infectious diseases caused by EPF heat.
The etiology, clinical manifestations, pulse and tongue signs, and
different stages of each syndrome along with basic herbal formulas is
An introductory course to the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids,
etc. and the metabolism mechanisms of these chemicals and substances in the
Immunology is the study of all aspects of the immune system including its
structure and function, disorders of the immune system, blood banking,
immunization and organ transplantation. The
antigen-antibody and autoimmune responses are among the topics covered in this
LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS AND IMAGE DIAGNOSTICS
This course is designed to advance the TCM Practitioner's understanding of a wide range of
laboratory tests such as blood work and various image diagnostics such as ECG’s, X-Rays and ultrasounds and the reference of normal ranges and
comments in the reports.
This course covers the Western Diseases of the various body systems,
such as the circulatory, nervous, digestive, metabolic, etc.
It is designed so that the TCM Practitioner advances their ability to communicate
effectively with their patient as well as other healthcare providers.
TCM PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
This course expounds upon the practitioners previous Herbal courses and is an
in-depth study of specific pharmacological effects of different categories of
Chinese herbs. Toxic Chinese
herbs, their absorption, distribution and metabolism of the toxins are
discussed. This course also covers
the signs and symptoms of herbal poisoning, antidotes and prevention.
Interactions between herbal medicines, prescription drugs and
supplements is also addressed in this course.
The history and development of TCM orthopedics and traumatology is introduced
in this course. Various etiologies, pathogenesis and differentiation and
diagnosis of musculoskeletal trauma and disease is addressed.
TCM EXTERNAL MEDICINE (INCLUDES DERMATOLOGY)
This course is an in-depth exploration of TCM treatments of external disorders
of the body including but not limited to the breasts, carbuncles, genitals,
urinary system tumors, cysts, carcinomas, and dermatological conditions.
TCM EENT (THE 5 SENSES)
Treatment of internal diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and throat with TCM is
discussed in this course.
TCM PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE
Basic principles pertaining to a healthy lifestyle including diet, nutrition,
exercise, gi gong, tai chi and relaxation are discussed in relationship to
patient treatment planning. Disease
prevention for specific disorders are discussed in more detail.
TCM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Topics for the management of emergencies such as high fever, convulsion,
sudden bleeding, etc. are discussed.
TUI NA (TCM BODYWORK)
Students will learn the history, therapeutic principles and diagnostic methods
of tui na prior to learning the technique.
Students will be able to apply tui na bodywork to both adults and
children and know when the technique is most appropriate and effectively used