Traditional Chinese
Medicine Theory

100 hours

Instructors: Katherine Chekhter R.TCMP, R.Ac & Roberto Iusso R.Ac


This course is a real eye opener for anyone who wishes to understand how their body functions and how to improve their health in everyday life.  This course is perfect for both beginners and therapists wishing to expand his/her clinical knowledge.

Not only will you be introduced to a unique medical model of the human body from a Chinese medical perspective, this course will also change your outlook on human health and the prevention of diseases.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an art as well as a science with a unique approach to understanding and treating health conditions, as supported by 4000 years of medical wisdom.

And for those of you who are interested in understanding the wonders of ancient Chinese medical philosophy and how it all ties into your daily lives in a practical way, you will definitely find an abundance of "aha" in this course.

This course will introduce the historical and philosophical contexts, upon which Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based. 

Topics of discussion include the following:

  • History of TCM
  • Concepts and Physiology of Qi (a  central theme in Chinese medical theory)
  • Blood and Body Fluids
  • Essence
  • Shen and Mingmen
  • Yin and Yang and the Five Elements
  • Functions of the Zhang-Fu Organs
  • Six Pathogens/Evils
  • Seven Emotions
  • Way of Life
  • General Organ Patterns
  • The Eight Principles

The etiology, pathology and physiology according to TCM will be outlined to create an understanding of how these eastern theories relate to our body and basic western terminologies such as: organs and causes of diseases.


The curriculum will also include discussions on various patterns of disharmony and their relation to diseases, eastern diagnosis and rationale of treatment in connection to the eastern diagnosis.


This Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory course is an excellent starting point for any one interested in learning a solid foundations of eastern philosophies and theories.

Students can take this course as a general interest course or part of a full or part time diploma program. Upon completion of this (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine course, students can further their knowledge by continuing their studies in any of the following courses or full diploma programs:

-Shiatsu Therapy Diploma Program
-Acupuncture Diploma Program
-TCM Practitioner (Combined Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs) Diploma Program


September 11, 2017 - December 11, 2017

Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm 

Thursday September 7 & 14, 9:30am - 5:30pm


Course Fees

Monthly: payment plans available

In Full: $900


About the Instructors:

Katherine Chekhter R.TCMP, R.Ac

Katherine holds a BA, specialized honours in Psychology from York University and is one of the top graduates in a five year, full time (4220 hours) Advanced traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In Addition to being a TCMP she teaches The Jing Luo (Meridians and Collaterals) Systems and The Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Shiatsu School of Canada Inc. & The SSC Acupuncture Institute in the acupuncture program as well as Materia Medica in the Chinese herbs program.


Katherine specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of patient disorders with both acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. These include respiratory, digestive, urinary, pain/neurological, gynaecological/obstetric, cardiovascular, blood, psychiatric/mental disturbances, skin, pediatrics and disorders of senses and cancer. In addition, she employ’s traditional and Dr. Tan’s methods for treating pain disorders with acupuncture.




Roberto Iusso R.Ac

Roberto is an honours graduate of the three-year Acupuncture Therapy Diploma program at the Shiatsu School of Canada and also holds certifications in Korean Hand Acupuncture (Level 2) from the Santa Barbara Center for Studies in Oriental Medicine as well as certification in Facial Rejuvenation (aka Cosmetic Acupuncture) from the College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics. He has also completed accredited courses in Medical Qigong and Tuina at the Shiatsu School of Canada and has studied Japanese Nagano/Kiiko style acupuncture therapy as well.

Roberto’s interest in Eastern healing practices began over 20 years ago when he undertook courses in Zen meditation to overcome anxiety and fears related to university examinations. Subsequent meditation practices led him to South Korea where he continued meditation practices, frequently taking courses and workshops at Hwagyesa Zen Temple in Seoul while also teaching ESL.

A knee injury during a Taekwondo training session led him to the discovery of Korean Hand Acupuncture Therapy, which he then learned and utilized over many months of self treatment to recover from his injury.


Registration: Please call 416-323-1818 ex. 202 or toll free 1-800-263-1703 ex.202 for further information or to register for this course. 
Minimum enrolment is required to run this course.