Oriental Medical Theory

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Course Number:  OM 300

Course Title:                         Introduction to Oriental Medicine 1

This course provides students with the origin and different traditions of Oriental Medicine

modalities including but not limited to Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Moxibustion and Cupping in the history of Oriental Medicine. It also covers the history of the development and the academic accomplishments setting in all the modalities in the U.S. and China. The history of the professional trends in Oriental Medicine in other nations than U.S. and China will be discussed too.

Course Number:  OM 302

Course Title:                         Introduction to Oriental Medicine 2

This course will be the beginning of understanding the philosophical basis of Oriental Medicine. Concept and meaning of Qi, Dao, Yin-Yang, Five Elements (Wu Xing) and their rules and cycles will be explained. There also is the Qi balance method by tonification and sedation of each. Four Vital Substances of Qi, Blood, Jing and Body Fluids will be introduced.  The theory of Zang Fu and Twelve Officials with the relationship of each other would be introduced too.

Course Number:  OM 304

Course Title:                         Oriental Medical Terminology

This course will be prepared for students to be familiar with the definition of the unique terms of the Oriental Medicine. Students will learn vocabulary for the organ systems, the major disease patterns, the major diagnostic terms, the five elements, and the basic color and numerical characters.

Course Number:  OM 306

Course Title:                         Basic theory of Oriental Medicine I

This course provides student with a comprehensive introduction to Zang–Fu Physiology and interrelationship between organs. It also covers the functions of Yin organs and interrelationship between Yin organs.

Course Number:  OM 308

Course Title:                         Basic theory of Oriental Medicine 1I

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to Zang–Fu Physiology and interrelationship between organs, Physiology and functions of six extraordinary Yang organs and the relationship of Zang-Fu.

Course Number:  OM 310

Course Title:                         Basic theory of Oriental Medicine III

This course provides student with various causes of diseases- external (Six External Evils/Liu Xie), internal (Seven Emotions/Qi Qing), and miscellaneous (Non-internal or External Reasons/bu nei wai yin). It will also introduce the application of the principles and strategies of treatment to Biomedicine.

Course Number: OM 312 

Course Title: Basic Theory of Oriental Medicine IV

This course will discuss the pathology of Full and Empty conditions, combined conditions and Yin-Yang imbalance of the Qi mechanism. Students also learn principles and strategies of treatment.

Course Number:  OM 314

Course Title:                         Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 1

This course provides students with an in-depth study of the four traditional methods of Oriental Medicine diagnosis, including observation, auscultation & olfaction, inquiry and palpation. Students will learn signs and symptoms of various disorders, tongue diagnosis, and pulse, meridian and other palpation techniques. Each class includes a one-hour practical session

Course Number:  OM 316

Course Title:                         Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 2

This course builds on the identification of patterns according to the eight principles and Qi-Blood-Body Fluids. It includes Exterior-Interior, Hot-Cold, combined Hot and Cold, Full-Empty and Yin-Yang identification.

Course Number:  OM 318

Course Title:                         Diagnosis of Oriental Medicine 3

This course provides students with a comprehensive study of the identification of patterns which indicates the process of identifying the basic disharmony that underlies in all clinical manifestations. This course will handle all the theories of the identification of patterns within the internal organs.

Course Number:  OM 322

Course Title:                         Survey of Syndromes

This course provides students with a comprehensive study of the identification of patterns which indicates the process of identifying the basic disharmony that underlies in all clinical manifestations. It also covers the techniques of physical examination and data collecting. This course reviews all of the basic theory covered so far with the aim of preparing the student for entry into the clinic. The course will focus on preparing the student to pass the clinic intern entrance exam.

Course Number: OM 400 

Course Title:                         O.M. INTERNAL MEDICINE I

This course provides students with an in-depth study of common disorders in OAM  internal medicine, including etiology, pathogeneses, and diagnosis. Students will also learn herbal and acupuncture treatments of syndromes as well as the integration of western medical diagnoses and treatment principles.

O.M. Internal Medicine I covers, including but not limited to, common cold and influenza, cough, breathlessness(Chuan Zheng), wheezing(Xiao Zheng), asthma, edema, painful urinary syndrome(Lin Zheng), enuresis and incontinence, impotency, premature ejaculation, diabetes (Xiao Ke), tiredness, painful obstruction syndrome(Bi-syndrome), and low back pain.

Course Number: OM 402 

Course Title:                         O.M. INTERNAL MEDICINE II

This course provides students with an in-depth study of common disorders in OAM internal medicine, including etiology, pathogeneses, and diagnosis. Students will also learn herbal and acupuncture treatments of syndromes as well as the integration of western medical diagnoses and treatment principles.

O.M. Internal Medicine II covers, including but not limited to, wind-stroke, epigastric pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, hiccup, jaundice, diarrhea, constipation, hypochondriac pain, sweating disorders, epilepsy, and atrophy (Wei) syndrome.

Course Number: OM 404 

Course Title:                         O.M. INTERNAL MEDICINE III

This course provides students with an in-depth study of common disorders in OAM internal medicine, including etiology, pathogeneses, and diagnosis. Students will also learn herbal and acupuncture treatments of syndromes as well as the integration of western medical diagnoses and treatment principles.

O.M. Internal Medicine III covers, including but not limited to, headaches, palpitation, chest pain, dizziness, tinnitus and deafness, depression, other mental-emotional problems, fever, bleeding syndromes, and insomnia (somnolence)

Course Number: OM 406 

Course Title:                         O.M. INTERNAL MEDICINE IV

This course provides students with an in-depth study of common disorders in OAM internal medicine, including etiology, pathogeneses, and diagnosis. Students will also learn herbal and acupuncture treatments of syndromes as well as the integration of western medical diagnoses and treatment principles.

O.M. Internal Medicine IV covers, including but not limited to, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, anxiety, goiter (hyper- and hypo-thyroidism), hypertension, chest painful obstruction, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Course Number: OM 408 

Course Title:                         O.M. GYNECOLOGY

This course will prepare students to apply OAM medical diagnosis based on the Western Medical Pathology, differentiation and treatment to Gynecological disorders and Obstetrics in clinical practice. It includes diet counseling for the maintaining of health for future preparation of conception and gestation.

O.M. Gynecology covers the gynecological, including but not limited to, history in Chinese Medicine, physiology, pathology, aetiology, diagnosis, method of treatment, menstrual irregularities, problems at period time, diseases of pregnancy, diseases after childbirth, and miscellaneous diseases.

Course Number: OM 410 

Course Title:                         MEN’S HEALTH AND UROLOGY

This course will prepare students to apply Traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, differentiation and treatment plan to disorders of Male Urology in clinical practice. It includes dietary advice for various conditions and symptoms.

Men’s Health and Urology covers, including but not limited to, urinary syndrome, enuresis and incontinence, urinary retention, interstitial cystitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis and prostatodynia, erectile dysfunction, and strangury disease I (Heat, Stone, Qi) & II (Blood Unctuous, Fatigue)

Course Number: OM 412 

Course Title:                         HUANG DI NEI JING

This course is an in depth study and interpretation of the “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic” which is comprised two part of ‘Su Wen’, ‘Ling Shu’. It is the oldest medical textbook of the Chinese medical  history and contains principles of diagnosis, prescription, medication and prognosis of diseases.

Course Number: OM 444 

Course Title:                         CASE SEMINAR I

Ethical considerations will be the first priority in this class. Students will be given an anonymous patient file to diagnose, set up acupuncture treatment plan and herbal prescription by using principles of diagnosis and treatment based on Western and Oriental Medicine. It includes interpretation of the symptoms in both of Western and Oriental Medicine way. By doing that students can determine whether any case should be appropriately referred to other health professionals. Practice session includes checking any relevance of laboratory and diagnostic test and procedures with biomedical physical examination findings.  Methods and application of acupuncture relating to the treatment of acute and chronic conditions, first aid, analgesia, anesthesia, and electrical stimulation will be practiced. Total course will be demonstrated in the practice session of the class

Case Seminar I covers, including but not limited to, wind-stroke, epigastric pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, hiccup, jaundice, diarrhea, constipation, hypochondriac pain, sweating disorders, epilepsy, and atrophy (wei) syndrome

Course Number: OM 446 

Course Title:                         CASE SEMINAR II

Continuation of OM 444. By  presentation and discussion of clinical cases students will be asked to make a diagnosis, an acupuncture treatment plan and herbal prescription using patient files with the names erased. The class will review all important acupuncture points and moxibustion for internal disease. Students will learn to view presented case in both Western and Oriental viewpoint of Pathology. It includes interpretation of the symptoms in both of Western and Oriental Medicine way. By doing that students can determine whether any case should be appropriately referred to other health professionals. Practice session includes to check any relevance of laboratory and diagnostic test and procedures with biomedical physical examination findings. Methods and application of acupuncture relating to the treatment of acute and chronic conditions, first aid, analgesia, anesthesia, and electrical stimulation will be practiced. Total course will be demonstrated in the practice session of the class

Case Seminar II covers, including but not limited to, diabetes mellitus, Bell’s Palsy, tetanus, hysteria, appendicitis, acute perforation of gastric and duodenal ulcer, cholecystitis, hemorrhoid, and urinary tract infection.

Course Number: OM 448 

Course Title:                         CASE STUDIES III

Ethical considerations will be the first priority in this class. Students will be given an anonymous patient file to diagnose, set up acupuncture treatment plan and herbal prescription by using principles of diagnosis and treatment based on Western and Oriental Medicine. It includes interpretation of the symptoms in both of Western and Oriental Medicine way. By doing that students can determine whether any case should be appropriately referred to other health professionals. Practice session includes checking any relevance of laboratory and diagnostic test and procedures with biomedical physical examination findings.  Methods and application of acupuncture relating to the treatment of acute and chronic conditions, first aid, analgesia, anesthesia, and electrical stimulation will be practiced. Total course will be demonstrated in the practice session of the class.

Case Seminar III covers, including but not limited to, prostatitis and prostatic hypertrophy, chronic and acute lower back pain, golf elbow and tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome(CTS), heel pain and plantatitis, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea, glaucoma, tinnitus and deafness, and chronic sinusitis.

Course Number:  OM 504

Course Title:                         Language of Medicine

This course provides students with an introduction to basic Oriental Medical terminology and Chinese characters useful in understanding acupuncture, herbology and Chinese medical theory.

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