ONLINE: This lecture-based course will be an introduction to the principles of the ancient and evolving practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Students will learn to use these principles to improve and maintain their mental, emotional and physical health. Two handouts will be emailed to students for use in class. One will be a diagram of the five phases of life, sometimes called the five elements. These elements are water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The other handout will show how the internal organs of the body relate to these elements. This course will not focus on Chinese herbs. We will, however, cover information on how TCM sees the internal organs of the body. Students will discover how these organs are affected by the food we eat and the harmony of our mental, emotional and physical energies, which the discussed principles address. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 30.