Welcome to the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is a medicine with a long, long history, dating back to thousands of years. This course is designed to give you an introduction to some of the medicines main principals. These principals have their roots in the ancient philosophies and beliefs surrounding Taoism. We will explore these roots and the main elements that have become the basis of TCM practice, diagnosis and treatment.
As appropriate we will also explore the Western Medical perspective. The process of contrasting and comparing these two systems gives a better understanding of both. In order to take best advantage of each system it is helpful to understand where they blend, contrast, overlap or go in entirely different directions.