Care Professionals Program
Traditional Chinese Medicine - (40 Hours Cost: $750)
Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine
mission is to educate health care professionals about the science
and application of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Healing Path
seminars include lectures, demonstrations, case studies and
experiential learning sessions applying T.C.M. fundamentals,
Diagnosis, Acupressure, and QIGong.
In China, Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) has been
practiced for millennia. A large percentage of the earths
population relies on this system of energywork to maintain
and restore health. The ancient Chinese Sages, Shamen and
Healers had the ability to feel, see and intuit the energy
pathways and vortexes of the human body. This knowledge has
been passed from one healer to another for an estimated 6,000
years. We are presently living in a fortunate time when esoteric
knowledge, that was available only to the few, is now freely
available to many. Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong knowledge
was for centuries kept secret in Taoist and Buddhist monasteries,
marshal arts societies and passed along family lineages within
the circles of nobility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a healing system that is
very effective and very satisfying to learn. In this 40 hour
course you will gain an understanding of the principles of
this system. You will learn how to diagnose patterns of disharmony;
treatment principles, and appropriate acupressure techniques.
You will learn QI Gong practices, which will enhance your
own energy; and develop your ability to feel the energy of
others. This training is based on standards set by the American
Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).
In this course we will be working with learning manuals.
These books will make the learning process much easier for
you. You wont have to write many notes in class. All
the essential information will be there, and you will have
these books for future reference. The Learning Manuals Are:
Zang/Fu Patterns of Disharmony Quick Reference
The 4 Examinations
Asking the 10 Questions
Reading the Tongue
Reading the Pulses
What you will Learn
| History and Overview of T.C.M.
- Cosmology - What is Qi (Energy) and its
func tions in the body, Taoist philosophy and spirituality,
QiGong, the concept of Yin/Yang balance, the 6 Energies,
the 5 Elements.
- Comparison of T.C.M. with conventional medicine.
- The Fundamental SubstancesQi, Blood,
Jing, Shen, JinYe (fluids)
- The OrgansVisceral Manifestation Theory
(functions, descriptions, and typical signs of imbalance
of disturbed function)
- The causes of diseaseemotional, dietary, life
style, Pathogenic Factors (Heat, Cold, Wind, Damp,
Dryness); exogenous in vasion and endogenously produced.
- 5 Element Theory
- San Jiao Theory of Internal Energy Production
- The signs and symptoms of energetic imbalance,
Patterns of Disharmony (disease states).
How to gather information through The 4 Examinations
- asking, looking, touching, and listening, smelling.
You will learn how to read the tongue and the pulses.
You will learn how to analyze the information that
you gather; and make a differential diagnosis through
the following assessment methods:
You will learn Treatment Principles and appropriate
The 8 Guiding Principles
Qi, Blood and Body Fluids
The Zang/Fu Organ Patterns
The 5 Elements
The 6 Stages (Divisions)
The 3 Burners
The 4 Levels