In the Clinic and Herb Practice students work in the herbal dispensary interviewing and diagnosing patients as well as writing and dispensing appropriate formulas. Students will be required to take an independent role in diagnosing, developing a treatment plan, and administering treatment. By the end of the program, students should require only minimal supervision. (Prerequisite: CHP-537)

 

In the Clinic and Herb Practice students work in the herbal dispensary interviewing and diagnosing patients as well as writing and dispensing appropriate formulas. Students will be required to take an independent role in diagnosing, developing a treatment plan, and administering treatment. By the end of the program, students should require only minimal supervision. (Prerequisite: CHP-638)

 

This is a graduate level class focusing on four major areas: Behavioral Medicine as an approach which utilizes the biopsychosocial model of health in order to explore, research, and use the relationship between the social scientific principles and medicine in the process of healing and managing chronic illnesses. Behavioral Medicine as a western therapeutic approach which supports Oriental Medicine; Analysis of the current and past research related to mind- body healing (psychoneuroimmunology). Exploration of psycholopathology from a Western perspective and its relationship to the OM perspective. Additionally, students will discover via case studies and discussions their ability to integrate their existing healthcare skills with behavioral medicine approaches. The ethical and legal aspects of referring patients to another practitioner will be discussed. (Prerequisite: SCO-333)

 

This course will introduce and discuss the Huang Di Nei Jing, or Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, and the Nan Jing, or Classic of Difficulties, which are two of the foundation classics of acupuncture theory and praxis. An overview of the works will be given, and a number of the most clinically and historically important chapters will be examined more closely. (Prerequisite: AA1-416)

 

This course teaches the concept of Chinese Diet Therapy. Using Chinese medical theory as a reference, the class will examine the energetic properties of food, the classification of various foods within the context of the Eight Principles and Five Elements, and specific applications of dietary therapy to Pattern Differentiation and TCM disease classification. There will also be an introduction to the concept of medicated diet, using herbal medicine combined with food. (Prerequisite: DSY-312)