TCM Doctor


Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor Online Education

Available 2021

TCM is an ancient system of health and wellness that's been used in China for thousands of years. Western medicine focuses mainly on treating disease. But TCM looks at your entire well-being.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a branch of traditional medicine that is said to be based on more than 3,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha, massage (tui na), bonesetter (die-da), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.


A Nature editorial described TCM as "fraught with pseudoscience", and said that the most obvious reason why it has not delivered many cures is that the majority of its treatments have no logical mechanism of action.TCM is widely used in the Sinosphere, where it has a long history; subsequently, it is now also practiced outside of China. One of the basic tenets of TCM is that the body's vital energy (ch'i or qi) is circulating through channels called meridians having branches connected to bodily organs and functions.


The concept of vital energy is pseudoscience. Concepts of the body and of disease used in TCM reflect its ancient origins and its emphasis on dynamic processes over material structure, similar to European humoral theory.

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Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Effective?

While popular in China and in many other countries as a primary or complementary health approach, its efficacy has not been investigated. However, existing research does suggest that many herbal remedies are effective to treat conditions such as constipation and fever.

What are the 5 elements in traditional Chinese medicine?

Together with the theory of Yin-Yang, the Five Elements Theory forms the basis of Traditional Chinese medicine theory, diagnosis, and treatment. The five elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water show us how our internal organs, systems, and structures are categorized and connected.

What are the three main philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

The philosophical strands that gave the greatest impetus to the development of traditional Chinese medicine are the theories of Essential Qi, Yin-Yang, and the Five Elements. Originally, qi was not a philosophical concept.

Is Chinese medicine better than Western medicine?

Western medicine often relies on pharmaceutical therapies to address health issues, while Chinese medicine relies on more natural substances. Some patients opt for a combination of Chinese and Western medicine, and it's a good idea to share with your practitioner or provider all the treatments and therapies you use.

What are the elements of traditional Chinese medicine?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), five elements, or five phases, theory outlines the relationship between the different elements in nature and the life force, or "qi," that flows through them. The basic elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.

What are the 8 principles of traditional Chinese medicine?
Eight principles
Exterior - Interior (li-biao 里表)
Cold or hot (han-re 寒热) 2.1 Full Heat. 2.2 Empty Heat. 2.3 Full Cold. 2.4 Empty Cold.
Empty or Full (xu-shi 虛实)
Yin or Yang (yin-yang 陰陽)

What are the four diagnostic methods used in traditional Chinese medicine?


Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners perform their clinical assessment through four diagnostic methods: Inspection, Listening & Smelling, Inquiring, and Palpation. Using visual inspection to observe for any abnormalities in patients' vitality, complexion, tongue, and bodily secretions.

What is a Dr of Chinese medicine?
a program that deeply explores areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine such as psychology, oncology, gerontology, acupuncture detox, research, and the classic texts that first recorded the principles of this powerful and ancient system of medicine.

Table of contents
The Working with Chinese Medicine course covers the following topics:
General
Pronunciation of Chinese sounds
Qi gong
The practice of qi gong
Conditions to practice
The qi gong mode
The correct qi gong posture
Healthy breathing
Self-examination of your breathing
Natural breathing
External healing
The energetic diagnosis
The treatment
Strengthening the jing
Qi gong exercises
Exercise 1: Dantian gong, dong gong
Exercise 2: Cleansing the brain
Exercise 3: The little celestial circuit
Exercise 4: The standing meditation
Exercise 5: The lion holds the ball
Exercise 6: The bat hangs at the bottom of the bridge
Exercise 7: Swing the fan in the wind
Exercise 8: The male deer
Exercise 8: The female deer
Exercise 9: Meditation of the five yin organs
Exercise 10: The heavenly pillar starts to swing
Exercise for rheumatic complaints
Chinese medicine (TCM)
preface
Laozi and Confucius
Yin and Yang
The theory of the five movements
preface
The generating cycle
The controlling cycle
Disruptions within the cycle
The five movements within the physiology of TCM
The five movements within the pathology of TCM
The five movements and treatment
The vital substances
preface
The five vital substances
Functions of qi
Disharmonic patterns
Jing
Jing in human development
The differences between jing and qi
Shen
The organs of shen
Blood (xue)
Functions of blood
The body fluids
Learn from the organs
preface
The wood organs
The liver
The gallbladder
The fire organs
The heart
The small intestine
The pericardium
The triple heater
The earth organs
The spleen
The stomach
The metal organs
The lungs
The large intestine
The water organs
The kidneys
The bladder
The relations between the yin organs
The heart and lungs
The heart and spleen
The heart and liver
The heart and kidneys
The liver and lungs
The liver and spleen
The liver and kidneys
The spleen and lungs
The spleen and kidneys
The kidneys and lungs
The meridians
preface
Meridian points
The liver meridian
The gallbladder meridian
The heart meridian
The small intestine meridian
The pericardium meridian
Triple Heater Meridian
The spleen meridian
The stomach meridian
The lung meridian
The large intestine meridian
The kidney meridian
The bladder meridian
The eight additional meridians
The run mai
The du mai
Locating the points
The causes of illness
Three groups of pathogens
External pathogens
Endogenous Pathogens: The Seven Emotions
Other causative agents
Two practical examples
Make a diagnosis
Look
Hear and smell
Ask
To feel
Tongue diagnostics
Pulse diagnostics
The course of the disease
The eight diagnostic principles
Organ syndromes
preface
Syndromes of the heart
Small intestine syndromes
Syndromes of the liver
Gallbladder syndromes
Syndromes of the spleen
Stomach syndromes
Syndromes of the lungs
Syndromes of the large intestine
Kidney syndromes
Syndromes of the bladder
Syndromes of the triple heater
Chinese massage
Tuina
Currents in the tuina massage
The treatment
Treatment techniques
Fenfa
Hufa
Yunfa
Cuofa
Jafa
Fufa
Cafa
Zhenfa
Bofa
Gunfa
Zhefa
Niezjifa
Huangfa
Tso huatuojiaji
Rock the knee and twist the hip
Turn neck and pull arm
Shake and turn neck
Treatment techniques
Tuifa
Roufa
Nafa
Liefa
Quiti
Dafa
Treatments
Stiffness in the neck
Low back pain and lumbago
Headache
Urinary retention
Impotence
Rheumatoid arthritis
The use of moxa
Chinese herbal leather
preface
Acorus calamus
Acorus gramineus
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Allium sativum
Allium cepa
Arctium lappa
Artemisia annua
Artemisia capillaris
Artemisia vulgaris
Beta vulgaris
Calendula officinalis
Cannabis sativa
Citrus
Crataegus cuneata
Foeniculum vulgare
Gardenia jaminoides
Ginkgo biloba
Hibiscus
Humulus lupulus
Isatis tinctoria
Leonurus cardiaca
Lycopodium clavatum
Magnolia
Mentha
Morus alba
Nicotiana tabacum
Oryza sativa
Paeonia
Panax ginseng
Plantago major
Platycodon grandiflorum
Polygonum
Portulaca oleracea
Punica granatum
Rheum
Rubus fructicosus
Salvia officinalis
Sesamum indicum
Taraxacum officinale
Tussilago farfara
Valeriana officinalis
Zingiber officinale

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