Everyday Chinese Medicine

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  • Session 1: Chinese Medicine: Introduction to Basic Theory
    • In this session, the learners will develop detailed understanding of the role of Zang-fu in manifesting health and disease in human body. The inter-relationship between various Zang-fu organs will also be introduced.
  • Session 2: Zang-Fu Organs Concepts in Chinese Medicine
    • This part is about the application of Zang-fu Organs concepts in understanding health and disease.
  • Session 3: Relationship between Zang-Fu Organs; An introduction of Qi in Chinese medicine
    • In this session, the learners will develop further knowledge on how the inter-relationship between various Zang-fu organs contribute to health and diseases in human body. The session ends with an introduction to the concept of Qi in Chinese medicine.
  • Session 4: Blood, Body Fluids and Pathogenesis of disease in Chinese Medicine
    • The session starts with an introduction to the concept of Blood and Body Fluid in Chinese medicine, followed with an overview of the principles of pathogenesis in Chinese medicine.
  • SESSION 5: Basics of Chinese Medicine Diagnostics (I)
    • Diagnostics techniques are the bridge between basic theories and clinical practice in Chinese medicine. Long history of clinical practice allowed the accumulation of rich diagnostic experiences among generations of Chinese medicine practitioners, facilitating the formation of a comprehensive diagnostic system. This system includes the Four Examinations of inquiry, inspection, listening, and palpation, diagnosis of disease, and differentiation of syndrome. Diagnosis of disease and differentiation of syndrome are achieved by analyzing information obtained from the Four Examinations. It is essential to perform both diseases diagnosis and syndrome differentiation. In this session, the learners will know how to distinguish these two processes, which is important to understand the definitions of disease, symptoms, syndrome and syndrome differentiation.