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.
LIN Wai Ling, Tsoi Yan Wang, Prof. Zhi-xiu LIN, Prof. Wendy WONG, Dr. Ching LIONG, Dr. Sze Nga Chan and Yung Tat To
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...
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 in Western/allopathic medicine, the two courses made me appreciate a little better the difference between the medical system that I am used to and TCM, which is also quite popular in my country. While I was hoping for a presentation of the current state of critical evidence on TCM approaches for various diseases, I know that these are not the courses for those issues. I was positively surprised by the details shared in both courses, reflected in the quiz questions, and some moments of feeling overwhelmed while moving through the material reminded me of my initial years in medical school. Nevertheless, outsiders to the TCM system, either as practitioner or patient, who are beguiled on what it can offer in terms of promoting and restoring health are recommended to take the two introductory courses by CUHK.