This course is designed for students not enrolled in a diploma program within the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Natural health students are introduced to the basic philosophies and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Topics covered include the history of acupuncture; theories of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements; organ-based theories; an exploration of the system of channels and collaterals; vital substances such as qi, blood, body fluids and essence; constitutional characteristics that affect health and well being; preventative concepts including lifestyle, exercise and diet; and diagnostic and therapeutic concepts inherent to Chinese Medicine. This course is recommended for students during their first three semesters of studies.
Prerequisites: – – Semester: Fall, Winter Credits: 6 Hours: 90