Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Course

- Commencing date: Tuesday 6 March 2018

- Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

- Duration: 9 Weeks

- Tuition fee: 7,600 RMB

- Registration fee: 300 RMB

- Certificate: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Certificate




The Universe within the Individual

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complex series of interactions of emotional, physical, and psycho-spiritual health. The very basis of TCM are the observations of the natural world and a refinement to perfection as the result of the successful application for more than 5000 years. Indeed, TCM is one of the oldest systems of disease prevention and healing in the world. The intricacy of relationships within Traditional Chinese Medicine allows patients to address multiple symptoms, such as indigestion and wrist pain, within a single treatment. A key concept of TCM is, the energy  which defines physiological processes, and facilitates health and healing.  TCM also uses the flow of between organs to help explain physical and mental phenomena.

Compared with Western medicine, TCM has a distinctive view on the contribution individuals make towards their own health; the nature of their illnesses; stating their diagnoses, and options for treatment. As a result, TCM offers a perspective on health which is cultural, philosophical, and scientific.

Join us on this educational journey, which will provide new insights on the processes by which people become sick and well again. The ten-session course usually concludes with a visit to the Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which features irreplaceable artifacts, memorabilia, and medical tools, both ancient and modern. Most students who have concluded the Introduction TCM 1 course, are eager to sign up for TCM 2, which equips the novice TCM student with valuable additional skills.

Traditional Chinese Medicine course introduction

Beginning with the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the course emphasizes on two categories. One is Chinese traditional skill of health-preserving. The other is Health-protection food of traditional Chinese medicine. Students will learn a lot about medicine and Chinese culture.At the conclusion of this course, the students understand the main idea of traditional Chinese Medicine as it has been proven to be effective throughout the ages.

Traditional Chinese Medicine course content

  • An introduction to TCM; The Theory of Yin and Yang.
  • Theory of Five Elements; Theory of the Vital Substances.
  • Visceral Manifestation of TCM.
  • Tongue Diagnosis.
  • Pulse-taking; Basic Methods of Syndrome Differentiation 1.
  • Basic Methods of Syndrome Differentiation 2.
  • An Introduction and Appreciation of Tuina.
  • Basic Tuina Manipulation (1); Traditional Chinese Exercise for Tuina Purpose (1)
  • Tuina Therapy on Frozen Shoulder.
  • Visit to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum




There are be no lectures on Public Holidays 2017 & 2018. Sometimes the preceding or post holiday weekend may be designated a working weekend by Goverment decree.


National Day Holiday                                      1 Oct. 2017   -     8 Oct. 2017

Christmas Holidays                                        17 Dec. 2017   -   31 Dec. 2017

New Year Holiday                                           1 Jan 2018

Chinese New Year holiday                             15 Feb. 2018  -    21 Feb. 2018

QingMing festival                                            5 Apr. 2018  -     7 Apr. 2018

Labour day Holiday                                        1 May 2018  -     3 May 2018

Dragon Boat festival                                       16 Jun. 2018  -   18 Jun. 2018

National Day Holiday                                       1 Oct. 2018  -     7 Oct. 2018





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