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Everyday Chinese Medicine 2

The Chinese University of Hong Kong via Coursera


This course, Everyday Chinese Medicine II offered by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, aims to show to the public, as well as the healthcare professionals about the basic principles of Chinese medicine. Our primary goal is to empower healthcare choices by promoting awareness and practical application on Chinese medicine diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and to facilitate interprofessional education between Chinese and conventional clinicians.

Learners will develop skills in applying theories of Chinese medicine for understanding health and illnesses. We will discuss the treatment principles of Chinese Medicine and the corresponding herbs for application. This will then be followed by the application of diets and exercise. Finally, we would expand the horizons of how integrative medicine are practiced in Chinese populations such as China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for specific diseases. This showcases how different disciplines joints-hands to fulfill the unmet needs from the public. The perspective of research, education and medical coverage will be explored.


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    • Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
  • Session 6 Basics of Chinese Medicine Diagnostics (II)
    • In this session, we will continue to in-depth learning about the other two diagnostic methods on tongue diagnosis of inspection and pulse diagnosis of palpation that shown the uniqueness of Chinese Medicine in observing human physiology or pathological manifestations of changes. For the second part of this session, we will demonstrate symptoms of the classification to illustrate how they are classified by the eight principles and one case of common cold will be demonstrated for daily application.
  • Session 7 Treatment Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • After learning the fundamental theories and four diagnostic methods of traditional Chinese medicine, in this session, we will move forward to introduce the treatment principles of traditional Chinese medicine to tackle the basic symptoms that illustrated by the Eight Principles.
  • Session 8 Introduction of Chinese Materia Medica
    • This session is a brief introduction of Chinese Materia Medica and the properties: the Four Natures, Five Flavors, and the concept of Toxicity in the context of Materia Medica.
  • Session 9 The Basic Concept of Health Preservation in Chinese Medicine
    • This session is about how the health preservation in Chinese medicine helps to conserve health, prevent diseases and prolong life span for better well being from the Chinese medicine perspective.
  • Session 10 Integrative Medicine, the Way Forward
    • After the previous nine sessions have given the basic understanding of Chinese medicine in everyday application, in this session, five healthcare professionals who are specialized in Chinese medicine and Integrative medicine, will share their experiences and insights of Chinese and integrative medicine in Greater China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Taught by

LIN Wai Ling, Tsoi Yan Wang, Prof. Zhi-xiu LIN, Prof. Wendy WONG, Dr. Ching LIONG, Dr. Sze Nga Chan and Yung Tat To



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  • This offering, an essential continuation of the “Everyday Chinese Medicine” course from the same institution, provides an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from theory to practice (diagnosis, treatment and prevention). As someone trained...
  • Anonymous
    Thank you! For sharing this ancient knowledge with all of us, to make it easy to understand and give us some ideas about how we can apply the principles into our daily life.
    I think it is really awesome that we can learn such things, for free and from home.


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