Course Names and Descriptions


This course introduces the Chinese Language (Mandarin) and Pinyin writing style, basic character recognition and tones, as well as the basics of oral Chinese language.


This course introduces common medical Terminology found only in Traditional Chinese Medicine & develops a working knowledge of commonly used Traditional Chinese Medical terms.

History of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This course provides students with a brief history of Traditional Chinese Medicine, from ancient times through the dynasties to modern times and highlights major contributions and written works.

Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This course covers basic theories and concepts of the development of Chinese Medicine. Focusing on the theory of Yin Yang, 5 Elements, Vital Substances, Channels and Collaterals, Etiology, Pathology and Prevention of Disease. This course prepares students for Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

This course covers the diagnostic approach using the four pillars which include inspection, listening and olfaction, inquiry, and palpitation, with extra focus on tongue inspection and pulse palpitation. Information collected from the four pillars is used to determine pattern identification. This course is taught in English with emphasis on the Pinyin names of diseases found in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Materia Medica

This course includes extensive training in categorization and clinical use of traditional Chinese Herbal Medicinals. Specific study of each Chinese Herbal Medicinal covering the nature, flavour, entering channels, indications and actions, practical combinations, cautions and contraindication. All herbs are taught using the Pinyin names. This course prepares students for Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas

This course uses the knowledge obtained from Chinese Materia Medica course. The composition, dosage, actions, and indications, cautions and contraindications, formula analysis, administration, and common modifications for each formula are studied in detail. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the syndrome and formula selection. All formulas are taught using the Pinyin names.

Herbal Visual Identification

This course develops visual identification of herbal medicines in a variety of states of preparation.

Herbal Preparation

This course details the effect of processing Chinese Materia Medica in preparation as well as the preparation of combining granules in quantities for formulas.


This course covers Western Pharmacology, general principles of pharmacology and pharmaceuticals. Common drugs in each category, their use, adverse effects and actions and contra indications with Chinese Herbal Medicinals.


This course covers the basic knowledge of the different levels of organization of the human body including nervous, muscular, skeletal, integumentary, circulatory, digestive, respiratory and endocrine.


This course discusses the mechanisms of living things at the molecular level of cell functions to the integrated behaviour of the whole body and the influence of the external environment.


This course identifies Western pathology and describes pathological changes and outcomes of diseases as seen from the point of view of Western Medicine.

Folk Medicine; Bone Setting

This course discusses the manipulation or ‘setting’ of bones, ruptured sinews and muscles surrounding the bones, objective to alleviate pain from injury.


This course discusses the principles of Chinese Massage, Chinese Massage techniques, indications, and contraindications of massage. Channel and Acupoint location for specific TuiNa treatments. Covering specific massage treatments for the head, neck, back and limbs.

Infant Tuina

This course covers pediatric Tuina, special massage manipulations in children and common disease that can be treated with TuiNa.

Ethics and Business Management

This course discusses regulations of Traditional Chinese Medicine practice in Canada, communication TCM professionals, other health care professionals.


This course covers safety standards, procedures, and risk management necessary for safe practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


This course informs students of the ethical and legal regulations that govern the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Meridians and Acupoints

This course is an in-depth study of the 12 primary meridians, vessels and acupoints, methods of locating the acupoint using the traditional measurement division of the body, acupoint classification, actions, and indications, needling depth, caution and contraindications. All acupoints are taught using the Pinyin names and acupuncture point numbers.

Needling Techniques

This course covers the historical development of needling techniques, detailed needling manipulating methods, traditional methods and modern methods, cautions, risk management, and clinical application of the needling techniques regarding the acupoints chosen.


This course discusses the mechanism of moxibustion, the various moxibustion applications, variety of moxibustion mediums as well as the warm needle technique.

Therapeutic Exercise

This course provides students with the opportunity to practice TaiJi to strengthen the body, and methods of communicating TaiJi techniques to strengthen patients.

Acupuncture Treatment

This course applies the knowledge of diagnosis and syndrome differentiation, therapeutic principles, and acupuncture point prescriptions to discussions on specific diseases and treatments.

Clinical Observation

This course is for observation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Professionals in a clinical setting, practice of administration duties and communicating practices between TCM Professionals and patients.

TCM Psychology

This course covers the psychological theories of Traditional Medicine, psychological disorders, and therapeutic approach to treating emotional imbalances using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

TCM Diet and Nutrition

This course discusses the nature of certain foods, nutritional therapy using food as medicine and what foods to choose or avoid depending on the required affects.

TCM Prevention

This advanced course utilizes the TCM theory of preventative medicine by determining techniques to a balance of Yin and Yang to prevent imbalance and sickness as a result.

TCM Classics

This course studies in detail the classics in literature which shaped the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It reviews the origin of herbal formulas and point prescriptions.

Specialist Lectures

This course invites specialists in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice to lecture on their field of expertise.

Chinese Internal Medicine

This course discusses clinical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine in internal diseases. It combines the knowledge obtained from Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and focuses on selection of Chinese Herbal Medicinal Formulas, prescriptions and modifications, acupuncture, and auxiliary treatments.

TCM Pediatrics

This course covers the physiological and pathological characteristics of infants, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for common infantile diseases, cautions and contraindications and methods of treatment.

TCM Gynecology

This course focuses on the physiological features, pathological changes, syndrome differentiation, and treatment focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicinal Formulas, and modifications.

TCM Dermatology

This course discusses treatments and diagnosis specifically for dermatological conditions using a combination of oral and topical herbal prescriptions and auxiliary treatments.

TCM Eyes, Ears and Throat Disease

This course discusses the normal functions and pathological changes of the Eyes, ENT, and treatments using Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas and modifications.

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