Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine I
Date & Time: Thursday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Duration: 60 hours from May 3 - August 9
Instructor: Nada Ashkar
As the first part of the Foundation lectures, this course introduces the basic theoretical concepts of TCM. Students will explore yin/ yang theory; the five elements; traditional models for physiological function, including zang-fu organs and the substrates of energy (qi), essence (jing), blood (xue), and body fluids (jin-ye); pathogenic factors; and meridians. The theoretical and philosophical components of this course have a continuing and progressive application in all aspects of the program.