Fundamental TCM Theory
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ACM 5110 4.00
This course introduces basic structures of Chinese medicine, the definitions and physiological functions of the qi/essence, yin/yang, five elements, qi/blood/body fluids, zang fu organs, and their dynamic interrelationships. The basic theory and characteristics of the pathogenesis and pathogenic factors are covered, including the six environmental factors, the seven emotions, disharmony of yin and yang, the eight principles and six-channel pattern identifications, and the abnormal functions of qi, blood, body fluid and organs. Additionally, organ pathogenesis is studied.