TCM Theory & Diagnostics
NEXT START DATE: September 2017
> What is TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Theory & Diagnostics ?
Clinical assessment, diagnostics, theories and treatments and all principles based on the theoretical frameworks of TCM which seeks to understand why the body has become dysfunctional or become unhealthy. TCM Theory & Diagnostics focuses on understanding the underlying symptoms of the body and finding out ways to treat the condition, in order to do this we must understand Yin-Yang, the five zang organs, six fu organs, understanding Qi and how it flows through the meridians and many other therapeutic principles.
> How does TCM Theory & Diagnostics work ?
TCM Theory & Diagnostics works by trying to understand many different theories about how the body can stay healthy and have the correct balance of natural chemicals. By understanding these theories we are able to put them into practice through the use of acupuncture, herbal medicines, massages and many other types of traditional Chinese medicine.
> Why should I study TCM Theory & Diagnostics at Shulan College ?
The TCM Theory & Diagnostics course at the Shulan College of Chinese Medicine provides a unique opportunity for aspiring individuals to pursue a possible career path towards Acupuncture or as a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. It is a challenging yet rewarding career path to pursue and the TCM Theory & Diagnostics course will offer beginners a route in to a unique industry, opening up many doors for further study and careers. The course is considered as a stepping stone onto one of our more advanced course that requires basic knowledge and understanding of the TCM Theory & Diagnostics, enabling you to gain a place onto one of our more bespoke course; Acupuncture, Tuina or Herbal Medicine.
> Who can apply for the TCM Theory & Diagnostics Course ?
The TCM Theory & Diagnostics course is open to anyone who would like to learn traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese philosophy and can access students onto our other courses such as Tuina, Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. We aspire for students to have a keen interest in one of the courses available, with the potential of pursuing a career into one of the fields of study.
> Course Syllabus
This course is aimed at anybody who wishes to learn TCM Theory & Diagnostics, and lead on to accessing other courses. The course begins from scratch, with no prior knowledge needed, and will give the student the ability to practice a unique whole medical system.
> Course content
Module 1 – ‘Traditional Chinese medicine theory’, we will study the Yin-Yang and the five elements theory, the five zang organs and the six fu organs, the relationship among qi, blood and body fluids, the meridians and collaterals, pathogenesis, and prevention and therapeutic principles.
Module 2 – ‘Traditional Chinese medicine diagnostic skills’, we will study diagnosis by inspection, enquiry, olfaction, and auscultation, tongue diagnosis, pulse taking, the eight principles of traditional Chinese medicine, and syndrome differentiation. Case studies will be discussed throughout this course.
> TCM Theory & Diagnostics Course Details
Start Date: September 2017
Duration: 12 months, two days per month
Cost: £3000, payable by £150 instalments at each session plus a deposit of £300 redeemable against the last four sessions. 10% discount is available for payment upfront.
Location: The TCM Theory & Diagnostics course will be taught at The Shulan College of Chinese Medicine, Didsbury, Manchester. In order to locate us please refer to our contact page for further details.