Medical Degree Program in China - Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM )

 1. Introduction

Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM ) is a medical discipline that studies human physiology and pathology, disease diagnosis and prevention and rehabilitation, preserving one's health, it has a history of thousands of years. Under the guidance of the theory of Yin-Yang and five elements, traditional Chinese medicine studies the relationship between human body physiology and pathology and the natural environment from the dynamic and overall angle, and to seek the most effective way to prevent and control the disease.

2. Basic Theories

The theory of traditional Chinese medicine comes from the medical experience and Chinese ancient thoughts of Yin Yang and five elements. Its contents include pneumatism, Yin-Yang five elements theory, qi blood and body fluid, visceral manifestation, meridians, physique, etiology, morbidity, pathogenesis, rules of treatment, preserving one's health, etc.

3. Practical Methods

In the diagnosis and treatment of disease, syndrome differentiation is taken, namely collected data, symptoms and signs by the four diagnostic methods: observing, listening, asking the situation, feeling the pulse, through analysis, synthesis, distinguish the cause of disease, relationship between nature, location, and evil, wraparound, judged as some kind of "syndrome", to explore the disease nature, thus draws the conclusion, and on this basis to determine the treatment principle and specific treatment.

4. Diagnostic Methods

Syndrome differentiation

Treatment based on syndrome differentiation is the basic principle for understanding and treating diseases in traditional Chinese medicine, it is a kind of special research and treatment of diseases in traditional Chinese medicine, also known as syndrome differentiation. The treatment includes two processes: syndrome and differentiation.

5. Treatment Methods

Means and methods of treatment are rich and colorful, including both the treatment of general internal medicine, and non-drug therapy like medicine for external application, ironing, smoked wash external therapies, and unique acupuncture, cupping, scraping, massage, qigong and so on, and daily food diet therapy with medicinal dishes as the representative.

Generally speaking, complete traditional Chinese prescription includes at least four or more: guidance of rule by feeling (emotions control); avoiding certain food (diet should pay attention to the matters); sports (swimming, running, guidance, qigong, etc. suggestions; traditional Chinese medicine use or acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and so on. The traditional Chinese medicine is a unity of body and mind of the overall consideration in the treatment of disease.

In recent years, a number of traditional drug injection formulations have been developed, which are used for intramuscular and intravenous injection. In addition, the vast majority of drug are natural animal, plant, mineral, non synthetic chemicals, combined with more complex formulations; the formula can be used when taking corresponding antagonistic measures.

6. Classification

Basic Chinese medicine of traditional Chinese Medicine

Including the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, diagnostics of traditional Chinese medicine, pharmacy, prescription study, internal classics, treatise on febrile diseases, epidemic febrile disease, Chinese medicine history, different schools of Chinese medicine theories etc

Clinical Chinese medicine of traditional Chinese medicine

Including medicine, Qigong, Chinese medicine nursing combined TCM internal medicine, the Chinese medicine surgery, TCM Gynecology, pediatrics of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion department, orthopedics and Traumatology of Chinese medicine, massage department, ophthalmology of traditional Chinese medicine, otorhinolaryngology of traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine

7. Treatment Thinking

Traditional Chinese medicine takes Yin-Yang and five elements as the theoretical foundation, seeing the human body as a unity of gas, shape, God, through the four diagnostic parameters methods: observing, listening, asking the situation, feeling the pulse, searching the pathogeny, nature, disease position and analyzing pathogenesis and human organs, meridians joint, Qi, blood and body fluid, evil is ebb and flow, and then draw the name of disease, summing up the type of syndrome differentiation and treatment principle, the development of "sweat, vomit, down, and, temperature, cleaning, repair, fire and other treatment, the use of traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion, acupuncture, massage, massage, cupping, qigong, diet and other means, so that the body reaches the harmony of Yin and Yang and rehabilitation. Chinese medicine uses traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine for treatment of patient. The positive side of Chinese medicine treatment is to help restore the balance of Yin and Yang of the human body, and the negative is that deterioration must use drug to slow the disease, but also take into account the quality of life.

8. Training Directions

Traditional Chinese medicine trains traditional Chinese medicine professionals that systematically aster basic theoretical knowledge and basic skills of traditional Chinese medicine, need to adapt to the modern Chinese medicine development and need of higher education of Chinese medicine, possess the good quality of the humanities and natural sciences, solid western medicine basic theory and basic skills, the traditional Chinese medicine and preventive medicine related knowledge, has strong ability of clinical thinking and clinical practice.

Knowledge and Ability

1) Master the basic theory of Chinese medicine and clinical medicine theory;

2). Master the basic theories and knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine;

3). Master the basic knowledge of modern science and technology and the modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine;

4). With the basic ability of a skilled and accurate use eight classes, methods of prescription of treatment based on syndrome differentiation and of acute illness weight of preliminary processing ability;

5). Ability to read classical traditional Chinese medicine books.

9. Main Courses

Ancient medical literature, basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine, diagnostics of traditional Chinese medicine, pharmacy, medicine, in the readings, typhoid fever on reading, synopsis of prescriptions of the Golden Chamber readings, epidemic febrile disease, internal medicine of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese traditional surgery, gynecology of traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese Medicine Science, science of acupuncture and moxibustion, human anatomy, histology and learn and embryology, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, diagnostic examination, laboratory diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, western medicine, western medicine surgery.

10. Practice Teaching

Practice teaching: graduation practice arrangement – normally no less than 48 weeks.

11. Employment Prospects

Doctor: engaged in medical work at various levels of hospitals of traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese medicine departments of general hospitals and Chinese medicine educational institutions; others: engaged in traditional Chinese medicine research and development or drug sales at pharmaceutical factories or medical companies.

12. Related Tests

TCM students can apply to attend the Chinese medicine practitioners examination, nature of Chinese medicine practitioners examination is the industry entrance exam, evaluation of Chinese medical qualification applicants whether with the professional knowledge and skills required by the Chinese medicine physician.


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