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Traditional Chinese Medicine (Applications of)

Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course is useful for clinical practice as well as home treatment.  It covers the safe use of herbs and their effects on the body, as well as the procedures for the preparation of teas, decoctions, creams etc.  Practitioners will be able to advise on how to deal with common everyday ailments by means of herbal remedies and food therapy.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Health
    • Food therapy
      • Common conditions and remedies
    • Equipment
    • Preparation of herbs
      • Infusions
      • Decoctions
      • Tinctures
      • Oils and ointments
      • Lotions
      • Capsules
      • Syrups
  • Lesson Two
    • Digestive System
      • Digestive system in Chinese Medicine
      • Common disorders and remedies
      • Nutritional advice for weight loss
      • Simple measures to aid digestion
      • Common western herbs for digestive system
    • Terms used to describe the action of herbs on the body tissues
    • Respiratory System
      • Respiratory system in Chinese Medicine
      • Common disorders of the respiratory system and remedies
      • Nutritional advice for the common cold, bronchitis and asthma
      • Common western herbs for the chest and lungs
  • Lesson Three
    • Cardiovascular System
      • Cardiovascular system in Chinese Medicine
      • Common disorders of the cardiovascular system and remedies
      • Nutritional advice and food for treating hypertension
      • Common western herbs for the cardiovascular system
    • Herbs for depression
  • Lesson Four
    • Nervous System
      • Liver in Chinese Medicine
      • Qi and blood
      • Common disorders of the nervous system and remedies
      • Nutritional advice for stress
    • Skeletal System
      • Common disorders of the skeletal system and remedies
    • Renal System
      • Renal system in Chinese Medicine
      • Common disorders of the renal system and remedies
      • Nutritional advice
      • Common western herbs for the renal system
  • Lesson Five
    • Skin
      • Burns
      • Common disorders of the skin and remedies
      • Common western herbs for the skin
  • Lesson Six
    • Reproductive System
      • Reproductive system in Chinese medicine
      • Common disorders of the reproductive system and remedies
      • Common western herbs for women
    • Muscular System
      • Common disorders of the muscular system and remedies
      • Cupping and moxa
      • Common western herbs for the muscular system
  • Lesson Seven
    • Sources for additional ideas
      • Remedies and treatments
    • Cloves
    • Aloes
    • Vinegars
    • Garlic
    • Echinacea
  • Lesson Eight
    • Alphabetical list of common herbs
    • Alphabetical list of common conditions with remedies
    • Collecting herbs
    • Bibliography

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.