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Course Name: TCM Theory and Diagnostics I

Course Code: 101

Course Description: The theory of TCM is deeply rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy and in an understanding of the relationship between the human body and nature. This course introduces the history and characteristics of the Chinese medicine, studies the basic philosophy and the general laws of the universe through an introduction to the classical theories of yin yang and five elements. The normal physiology of the human body is studied through the concepts of zang fu organs and spirit, essence, qi, blood, body fluids, channels and collaterals. The TCM concepts of body constitutions and onset of diseases, the pathogenic factors, pathogenesis and their influence on the equilibrium of the human body as well as health maintenance and disease prevention, treatment principles and methods are also an important part of this course.

Department: TCM Theory and Diagnostics

Hours: 60

Prerequisites: None

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