Tuina Course Content

Course Content: You will gain a thorough knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine, covering the following lectures and practical sessions.

The theory of Yin & Yang, how its understood in medicine, its functions and interactions.

The theory of the Vital Substances.

  • Qi
  • Blood
  • Body Fluids
  • Essence
  • Shen

History and development of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
History and development of Tui Na Chinese Medical Acupressure, Medical Qi Gong,
Concepts and Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Diagnostic methods applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Looking,
  • Asking,
  • Palpation,
  • Smelling,
  • Foundation in Tongue Diagnosis
  • Foundation in Pulse Diagnosis

TCM Syndrome identification of the major syndromes
Theory and Principals of Yin & Yang
Five Element theory and its use in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Vital Substances: Functions and Disharmonies of the Vital Substances

  • Qi
  • Blood (Xue)
  • Body Fluids (Jin Ye)
  • Essence (Jing)
  • Spirit (Shen)

Zang Fu: Organs of the body, their energetic functions and disharmonies
Origins of disharmony, Causes of Disease, the Pathogenic Factors and Emotions
Examination techniques and protocol: Signs & Symptoms
Location of the 14 Meridians and collaterals
Location of the Qi points (approximate 90 points)
Functions of the Qi points. (approximate 90 points)

The quality of our notes are developed according to the latest studies in effective teaching and optimised learning by James O’Sullivan B. A. Psychology and Lic. Ac. (China), they represent a percentage of lecture content to enable the student to enjoy the lecture, while easily take notes and have time to think and ask those relevant and important questions. A lecturer is a facilitator of the dissemination of course knowledge and as such also facilitates active participation between lecture and student

Practical: Examination and practical Diagnostic methods applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Contra-Indications of Tuina
  • Commonly used manipulations and Tuina techniques for acupuncture
  • Cupping (vacuum cupping)
  • Demonstration of Gua Sha (scraping)
  • Treatment of common disharmonies
  • Clinical treatments under supervision using Tuina to treat a wide variety of conditions