Chinese Medical Theory I
With over 2500 years of clinical practice and academic study, Chinese Medicine is the oldest continuously practiced professional medical system in the world.
Chinese Medicine is based on the understanding that a Life Force Energy flows throughout our bodies. This energy fills the physical organs, tissues and structures of our body/mind, forming an internal network of subtle energy. When this energy network is vital, we are healthy, and, when this vitality is compromised, we become ill. Chinese Medicine focuses on returning and / or maintaining the balance and vitality of this Life Force Energy in the body, mind and spirit.
In This Class You Will Learn:
- Five Elements (Five Phases/Wu Xing) – Knowledge of Five Element theory including correspondences, cycles, applications to physiology and relations to organs and meridians – Ability to recognize and categorize signs and symptoms according to Five Element patterns and theory.
- Yin and Yang – Knowledge of the principles of Yin and Yang including definitions, associations and applications – Ability to recognize and categorize symptoms according to Yin-Yang theory.
- Eight Principles – Knowledge of the Eight Principles including terminology, definitions and characteristics – Ability to identify Eight Principle patterns based on presenting signs and symptoms (including tongue and pulse)
- Channel Theory (Primary, Extraordinary, Divergent, Muscle, Connecting/Luo, and Six Divisions)
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Christine Revie L.Ac