The Lic.TCM Syllabus

History and Classical sources of Chinese Medicine
Philosophical foundations of Chinese Medicine
Yin Yang theory
Wu Xing theory (Five Phase theory)
The Five Vital Substances

Anatomy and physiology of TCM
Ba Gang theory (the Eight Principles)
Zang Fu theory
Jingluo theory
Location of Acupuncture points - theory and practice

Causes of disharmony and Disease
Methods of treatment
Principles of therapeutics
Acupuncture
Moxibustion

Dietary therapy
Other TCM treatment methods such as cupping
Differentiation of Patterns of Disharmony
Diagnostic method - the four Examinations
Pulse diagnosis

Tongue diagnosis
Principles and priorities of Treatment
Classification and action of Points
Acupuncture Point selection
Needling technique

Treatment techniques
Patient management
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Clinical Management
The treatment of common diseases - Aetiology and Pathology of Disease

The treatment of common diseases - with reference to Western pathology and Disease differentiation including infectious diseases, pain management, respiratory diseases, Headache, Rheumatism and Arthritis, Digestive diseases, cardio-vascular disorders, skin disease, back pain, emotional and mental disorders, childhood disorders, gynaecological disorders, infertility, urogenital disorders, eating and dietary irregularities, congenital and acquired deficiencies. Introduction to Western Pharmacology - drug side effects and withdrawal

Clinical techniques and procedures - including sterile procedures.
Clinical Management
The procedures and ethics of referral
Professional Ethics and Codes of practice
Consultation and liaison procedures.

All technical TCM terminology is taught in Chinese Pinyin.

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