The Yin and Yang Theory
On-Demand, Self-Paced Course
Traditional Medical Systems
Certificate of Completion
Health care professionals and anyone interested in learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine.
This module introduces the principle of Yin and Yang and how it represents the key philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The Yin and Yang theory is a fundamental concept in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This lesson introduces the Yin-Yang theory and how it describes the world in terms of a duality. The yin-yang model states that the interaction and equilibrium between two opposite forces maintain the balance of the universe and life itself. This lecture explores how the yin and yang inter-relationship and how this relationship influences health and healing.
"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."
Discover the development and influence of Chinese traditional medicine 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.