This course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including its theories, diagnostic methods, and its relation to our diet, emotions, and science. Students will be introduced to the basic theories in TCM such as Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, Jing, Qi and Shen, as well as how our common illnesses such as flu, nausea, stomachache, amnesia, etc are explained and treated in TCM. Also, we will talk about how to apply TCM to decide on diet and manage emotions to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to demonstrations of different TCM techniques such as acupuncture, Tui Na (massage) and Qi Gong. There will be ten weekly quizzes and two one-page papers, a field assignment and a final presentation. Anyone is welcome to the class and attendance is mandatory for every section. However, students are allowed 2 absences without valid reason throughout the semester.
|Lecture||Dawei Liu, Helen Gao||100||3 Leconte||[Th] 6:30PM-8:00PM||02/02/2017||