TCM Foundations

OM101/102

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, collaterals and acupuncture points; vital substances such as qi, blood, body fluids and essence; constitutional characteristics that affect health and well being; an introduction to disease including etiological factors and pathogenesis; preventative concepts including lifestyle, exercise and diet; and diagnostic and therapeutic concepts inherent to Chinese Medicine. This course is recommended for students in their first two semesters of studies.

Prerequisites: – –    Semester: Fall, Winter    Credits: 6    Hours: 90