Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory
This course is perfect for both beginners and therapists wishing to expand his/her clinical knowledge.
This course is a real eye-opener for anyone who wishes to understand how their body functions and how to improve their health in everyday life. This course is perfect for both beginners and therapists wanting to expand his/her clinical knowledge. Not only will you be introduced to a unique medical model of the human body from a Chinese medical perspective, this course will also change your outlook on human health and the prevention of diseases.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an art as well as a science with a unique approach to understanding and treating health conditions, as supported by 4000 years of medical wisdom.
For those of you who are interested in understanding the wonders of ancient Chinese medical philosophy and how it all ties into your daily lives in a practical way, you will find an abundance of ‘aha’ moments in this course. This course will introduce the historical and philosophical contexts, upon which Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based.
Students will learn:
- History of TCM
- Concepts and Physiology of Qi (a central theme in Chinese medical theory)
- Blood and Body Fluids
- Shen and Mingmen
- Yin and Yang and the Five Elements
- Functions of the Zang-Fu Organs
- Six Pathogens/Evils
- Seven Emotions
- Way of Life
- General Organ Patterns
- The Eight Principles
September 14, 2020 - December 14, 2020
Mondays 9:30am - 5:30pm
plus Friday September 11, 2020 from 9:30am - 5:30pm
Course Length: 100 hours
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M5S 2G8
Instructor: Katherine Chekhter (BA, R.TCMP, R.Ac)
Instructor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Clinic Supervisor
Katherine holds a BA, specialized honours in Psychology from York University and is one of the top graduates in a five year, full time (4220 hours) Advanced traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to being a TCMP she teaches The Jing Luo (Meridians and Collaterals) Systems and The Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine at AIM Academy in the acupuncture program as well as Materia Medica in the Chinese herbs program.
Katherine specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of patient disorders with both acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. These include respiratory, digestive, urinary, pain/neurological, gynaecological/obstetric, cardiovascular, blood, psychiatric/mental disturbances, skin, pediatrics and disorders of senses and cancer. In addition, she employ’s traditional and Dr. Tan’s methods for treating pain disorders with acupuncture.