TCM Trial Courses Available Now

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Trial Course Videos Available:

Foundations I with Assistant Professor Juan Li (Chinese audio):
The Five Zang and the Six Fu organs all have their own unique functions, maintaining the normal functioning of these organs is the best way to maintain one’s health. The Five Zang organs include: the heart, the lungs, the spleen, the liver, and the kidneys. This trial course introduces the spleen of the Five Zang. In TCM theory, the spleen is the key organ to digest nutrients. It holds a crucial role in transforming, transporting, and distributing essences for the whole body. The spleen also dislikes coldness and dampness. In this excerpt, FBU assistant professor Juan Li discusses ways we can keep coldness and dampness at bay to keep our spleen healthy through dietetics.

Foundations II with Instructor Nicholas Hancock:
How can environmental conditions affect functions of the human body under the perspective of TCM? According to Chinese Medicine Theories, There are exterior invasions and interior diseases. Exterior invasions invade the body form the outside and lead to diseases whereas interior diseases stem from the yin yang imbalance of the organs within the body. There are Six Evils (Liuyin) which dwell within our living environments and can invade our bodies exteriorly, they include: Wind, cold, heat, damp, dryness, and fire. The Six Evils cause diseases when our bodies fail to have harmonious relationships with the environment. Listen to FBU Instructor Nicholas Hancock as he elaborates why and how the Six Evils can have adverse effects upon our health. 

Foundations II with Assistant Professor Juan Li (Chinese audio):
In TCM theory, when our bodies cannot adapt to have a harmonious relationship with the environment we live in, we are easily susceptible to the effects of exterior invasions of the 6 Evils (Liuyin), which hinder our bodily functions and cause diseases. There are different ways these diseases can progress in the human body and Traditional Chinese Medicine has developed several theories including The Six Stages of Shang Han Lun and The Four Levels of Wen Bing Lun to analyze such progression. In this video, FBU assistant professor Juan Li discusses how exterior invasions can progress depending on factors such as our constitution. Professor Li will also dive into the specific clinical signs of each stage or level of disease according to their respective theory.

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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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