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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Cups and Needles!

As one of the field trips for the Traditional Chinese Medicine course, we were able to visit the Traditional Chinese Medicine department of a local hospital to learn how different treatment methods are used and to directly observe physicians treating patients. During the first day of the field trip to the hospital, we were taken

Almost done!

During the last two weeks of this program, I learned more about tuina, which is Chinese massage. There are many techniques, such as rolling manipulation (“rotating the forearm outward and inward in circles to lead to the flexion and extension of the wrist joint”). I really enjoyed being able to try the techniques in class.

Acupuncture…Now you try

After a couple of sessions in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) learning about the theories governing this branch of medicine, we finally began the really interesting stuff–actually using TCM techniques to address problems. Before delving further into what we actually did, I think perhaps it’s necessary to make a note on what TCM is. As opposed

Reflections from the Teddy Bear-Covered Couch

So here I am, back on the couch from which I wrote my first blog post. It’s been almost three full months since then, three weeks since I came back from China. One of the things I’ve noticed since coming back is having a bit of a rapport with other people who have been to China,

Acupuncture and Bloodletting, Oh My!

There’s no fear of needles in my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) class.  For the last two weeks (and the next two weeks), I have been learning about the theories and practices of TCM. Aside from lecture, there have been several field trips to aid our learning. In the first week, the class visited the TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classes

Liang Gu, Public Health in China, Summer 2013 This is a post about my experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine classes. For other parts of the study abroad TCM experience, please refer to: TCM Theory  TCM Field Trips and Herb Collecting The TCM class replaced the Public Health in China class that took place on the

Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory

Liang Gu, Public Health in China, Summer 2013 I will apologize in advance for the long post – even this is only the rough sketch of what the Traditional Chinese Medicine class will cover! In this post I will attempt to cover the theory behind TCM that we covered in class. For other parts, please

TCM – A Lesson to Understand Myself

Kingsley Leung, Public Health in China, Summer 2013 Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is something that has been part of my life for as long as I remember. Ever since I was little, terminology and theories regarding traditional medicine were used in my household as easily as families in America will talk about the common cold