History of Chinese Medicine
On-Demand, Self-Paced Course
Traditional Medical Systems
Certificate of Completion
Health care professionals.
The course covers the significant intellectual insights that evolved in the development of Chinese medicine and how this influenced diagnostics and therapeutics over the centuries.
The course consists of two modules that follow fundamental concepts in traditional Chinese medicine, including the yin-yang model and how these insights influenced diagnostics and therapeutics. The third module introduces the practice of Chinese heat therapy called "moxibustion" and its positive effects on the immune system.
"My first contact with herbal medicine was through the ICTIM. They taught me important things about herbal science, but they also taught me to see the herbs as a living being, that interacts with people and all the environment. Understanding that herbs are part of the universe and thus we are somehow connected with them, and with everything else, has changed my way of thinking the therapeutic process entirely. Although I continued my studies more specifically on Chinese herbal medicine, the things I learned from Mrs. Rosari and the other teachers from ICTIM are always a part of my medical thinking process, because it changed the way I understand medicine and the treatment process, and for that I am really grateful."
Understand the philosophy behind the Yin-Yang theory and how it influenced traditional Chinese healing practices throughout history.
Learn the theory behind the traditional Chinese practice of moxibustion and how it can be used as a clinical tool to trigger healing responses.