HH383_Wang_Fall_2011_Syl_update - SAN FRANCISCO STATE...

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SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Health Education HOLISTIC HEALTH 383-01 CHINESE PERSPECTIVES IN HOLISTIC HEALTH Semester: Fall 2011 Instructor: Jun Wang, Ph.D. 2:10 – 3:25 pm Office: HSS 327 Meeting Place: HSS 213 Phone: (415) 405-2147 E-mail: [email protected] . 3:30-4:30 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides different views about body, health, and diseases from the perspective of ancient Chinese philosophy and traditional Chinese medicine. We first focuse on the basic concepts of Chinese medicine, including the Taoist philosophy, yin-yang and wu xing (the five phases) theories; organ networks; and acupuncture channels and acupoints. The second part focuses on the applications of diagnosis methods and the Six Healing Breaths. Students will learn to identify pernicious influences and patterns of disharmony, and be able to practice proper Qigong exercises based on the diagnosis. This course will let students understand health in a more profound and broader context. Readings and class works will be supplemented by hands on experience, group discussions, and documentary films. OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Grasp the philosophical foundations of Chinese medicine. 2. Understand the concepts of yin yang and wu xing . 3. Understand the functions and relationships of the internal organ networks based on yin yang and wu xing dynamics. 4. Understand the concepts of qi, blood, essence, liquid and spirit. 5. Understand what is acupuncture treatment and identify the primary acupuncture meridians and acupoints. 6. Memorize the six healing sounds and be able to practice it as a health regimen based on individual situations. 7. Identify the causes of imbalance of the body (diseases): the interior abnormal emotions and the exterior six climatic pathological qi. 8. Master the four diagnostic techniques. 9. Understand “pattern differentiation” as a unique feature of Chinese medicine and be able to apply Eight Principle pattern diagnosis. 10. Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of allopathic medicine and TCM. 1
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REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: 1. Ted J. Kaptchuk , 2000. The Web That Has No Weaver Contemporary Books, Chicago, Ill., 0-8092-2840-8 2. Jun Wang, Cultivating Qi: An Introduction to Chinese Body-Mind Energetics. 2011 By North Atlantic Books/Random House: Berkeley CA. RECOMMENDED READINGS (optional): Beinfield and Korngold, Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine. 1991 . Ballantine Books: New York. REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING: Arrive on time, participation is 15% of grade. One point will be reduced for each unexcused absence. Midterm and final exam will base on both required readings and class lectures. There are two take-home assignments, which are also posted on ilearn for you to submit electronically: 1). Article review. Please find two recently published peer-reviewed articles about Chinese medicine from the folder “article review” on ilearn
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