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TCM Theory I

Five Branches University - San Jose Extension Program

Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

San Jose, CA

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Dates: Sundays 8/31, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19 & 10/26

Time: 10am-5pm

The Theory Of Chinese Medicine course includes the foundation of Chinese Medicine Theory and Acupuncture Channel Theory. Class materials will be covered in a sequential order of the subjects which are according to their relationships.

This introductory course introduces the classical theories of Yin-Yang, Five Elements Principles, Eight Parameters of TCM Diagnosis and Treatment Principles. These were the universal laws in ancient China. TCM applies these broad theories to the realm of TCM Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology in a complex human body system.

To further explore the human body from TCM perspective, this course will focus deeply on the body vital substances such as Essence, Shen, Qi, Blood and Fluids. Their origin, functions, relationships, and relationships disharmony will be described systematically.

Class materials will cover the dynamic aspect of TCM anatomy, the theories of channels and collaterals and how vital energy (Qi) are carried throughout the human body. The first 6 of the 12 Primary channels will be covered, which includes the relationships among them, their pathways, their reflections of disharmony in the body, and their duty in recovery illness. Selected acupressure points will be identified. Students will be instructed to palpate these channels on their own body. The basic TCM diagnosis of tongue observation and pulse palpation are included in both lecturing and practicing methods. Simple Chinese herbal remedies, and TCM dietetics food will also be presented.

This class meets on 5 Sundays: 5/18, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29 & 7/6, 10am-5pm.

About the Instructor: Danling Zhang, L.Ac., M.D. (China) was educated and trained in both Western and Chinese medicine in China. She was deeply influenced by her family who believed in Chinese medicine. After graduating from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991, she became a physician acupuncturist and instructor at the university’s affiliated hospital. She finished her two-year residency at Dandong Women’s and Children’s Hospital before she entered her three-year Masters program, doing acupuncture research on thyroid diseases. After receiving her Masters degree in Medicine, she was appointed as an instructor and supervisor at the affiliated hospital of the college. Danling is currently a DAOM Fellow at Five Branches University.

Danling has published numerous papers on eye acupuncture, muscle channel theory and thyroid diseases. In her free time, Danling enjoys cooking, yoga and spending time with her children. Danling is practicing at the Integrative and Sports Medicine Center with Frank He in Sunnyvale. She can be reached at: www.HeCares.net. Professor Zhang teaches in the Departments of TCM Acupuncture and TCM Clinical Training.

To register for this course, please email Catherine Ng at extadmin@fivebranches.edu or call the San Jose Administration Office at (408) 345-2654.

DISCOUNTS: 10% Early Registration (one month prior to beginning of the class), 20% FBU MTCM students/Alumni

Refund Policy: You may drop a course by written request only (phone calls are not acceptable). Full refund will be granted to dropping the class 1 week prior to the course start date. Dropping the course after this date and up until the first instructional session will receive a 50% refund, with the exception of a 1-day course which is non-refundable. All courses dropped after the first instructional session are non-refundable.

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Five Branches University
3031 Tisch Way
San Jose, CA 95128

Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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