Course A

Course A : Theory of Yin-Yang and Five Elements (time estimate : 270 hours)

Course A has the following structure:
    
Chapter 1 : Theory of Yin-Yang and 5 Elements ( 60 hours )

1. Theory of Yin-Yang

a. The Concept

       b. Laws of Yin-Yang:

  • Opposition & Interaction of Yin-Yang
  • Interdependence
  • Dynamic Equilibrium & their Inter-Consuming supporting Relationship
  • Mutual transformation
  • Infinite Divisibility

      c. Application of Yin-Yang in Traditional Chinese Medicine:

  • Tissues and structure of the human body
  • Physiological activities
  • Pathological changes
  • Clinical Diagnosis and treatment

 

2. Theory of five Elements

a. The Concept

b. Laws of the Five Elements:

  • Characteristics
  • Classification of things
  • Laws of the 5 elements

c. Application of the Theory of five elements:

  • Physiological functions
  • Pathological relationship
  • Application in diagnosis and treatement

 

Chapter 2: The Theory of Zang Fu System ( 60 hours )

1. Five Zang Organs

a. Heart

        Appendix: the Pericardium

       b. Lung

       c. Spleen

       d. Liver

       e. Kidney

 

2. Six Fu Organs

a. Gallbladder

b. Stomach

c. Small Intestine

d. Large Intestine

e. Bladder

f. San Jiao (Triple Energizer)

 

3. The Extraordinary Fu Organs

a. Brain

       b. Uterus

 

Chapter 3: The Theory of Essence, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids ( 50 hours )

1. Essence
2. Qi
3. Blood
4. Body Fluids

 

Course A Midterm Examination

 

Chapter 4: The Theory of Meridians and Collaterals ( 50 hours )

1. Concept and Formation of the Meridian System
2. The twelve Principal Meridians
3. The Eight Extra Meridians
4. Functions of Meridians and their Applications

 

Chapter 5: Etiology and Pathogenesis ( 50 hours )

 

Course A Final Examination

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