Internal Medicine

ACU211/212

Students gain a thorough understanding of the complexity of pathogenesis and the treatment of TCM internal syndromes including etiology, pathology, syndrome differentiation and treatment using acupuncture and moxibustion. The first part of this course explores the 5 internal pathogenic factors, the 6 channels (as detailed in the Shang Han Lun) and 4 levels of pathogenic invasion (as detailed in the Wen Bing Xue), the state of Qi and Blood, pathologies of Zang Fu organs, therapeutic principles and methods and includes and introduction to the Jing Gui Yao Lue. The second part of this course covers the following TCM diseases: common cold, cough, asthma and wheezing, spontaneous and night sweating, palpitations, chest Bi, syncope, apoplexy, convulsions, headache, dizziness and vertigo, insomnia, mania and other psychiatric conditions, epilepsy, stomachache, vomiting, regurgitation, hiccup, dysphagia, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, parasites, abdominal pain, hypochondrium pain, jaundice, abdominal masses, tympanites and ascites, bleeding, edema, stranguria, urinary difficulties, lumbago, diabetes, Bi syndrome, atrophy, fever due to internal injury and consumptive disease. Additional components include basic geriatric conditions and addictions.

Prerequisites: ACU111/112, BMS201/202 and OM201/202    Semester: Fall, Winter    Credits: 6    Hours: 90