[03/04/2020] San Jose Campus TCM Course Trial

Please sign up for the upcoming schedule on:

March 4th, 2020 9:00AM-12:00AM, TCM Foundation II

In a few hrs, you have the opportunity to:

  • Experience our Classroom Culture
  • Get a feel for University Life as a DTCM/MTCM Student
  • Go over the DTCM/MTCM Program in Depth
  • Go on a campus-wide tour of our new San Jose Campus
  • Receive your application packet

We invite prospective students interested in studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University in San Jose. We will go over the program in depth, and sit in on an introductory TCM course while it is in session with enrolled students. This tour will give a good idea of what student life at Five Branches University is like on a normal class day.

Please call or email us to reserve your seat in this group tour.

Click on this link for the Chinese Program group tour schedule

Introductory Courses

Learn the classical principles of Yin-Yang and Five Element Theories, which were considered universal laws in ancient China. TCM theory applies these broad principles to the realm of human physiology and pathology in a complex and powerful system to understand the intricate balance between health and illness.
Diagnosis begins with a thorough introduction to the four diagnostic methods: inspection, inquiring, auscultation/olfaction and palpation. These four diagnostic methods are the backbone of TCM differential diagnosis and are used to collect and organize a patient’s signs and symptoms.
This course will focus on the development of the channel system as it relates to the 12 primary acupuncture channels and the 8 extraordinary acupuncture channels. Students are introduced to the 6 channel networks and learn the location, physiology, pathophysiology and treatment therapeutics of the channels and acupuncture points.
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the most sophisticated forms of herbology in the world. This course will introduce topics related to the identification of medicinal herbs, their names (including the Mandarin, Latin, and common English names), properties, functions, indications, pharmacokinetics, cautions and contraindications. You might be surprised to learn the medicinal uses of very common herbs also found in the Chinese Materia Medica, such as dandelions, chrysanthemum, mint, frankincense and cinnamon.
The strength of Chinese herbal medicine stems from its utilization of polypharmacy. Synergistic combinations of multiple herbs come together to treat complex medical conditions. Many of the herbal formula prescriptions come from two textbooks, the Shanghan Lun and the Jingui Yaolue, written around 200CE. These formulas, including various modifications for specific conditions, have been empirically tested for over 1,800 years by countless numbers of scholar-physicians throughout China’s history.

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