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Chiropractic Student

Acupuncture 453

The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Study of Chinese Medical Thought


  • Describe the functional activities of Qi and their associated physiological processes in the body
  • Explain the role of the Original Qi as the dynamic motive force for transformation
  • Analyze the interrelationship of the Essence and the Fire of the Gate of Life
  • Explain the process of the movement of Qi in the body
  • Summarize the role of the bones as one of the deepest energetic layers
  • Paraphrase how the entering and exiting of Qi from the space between the skin and  muscles regulates sweating
  • Describe how Qi enters and exits from the joints, and how this process can become interrupted
  • Explain the nature and functions of the Yin and Yang organs in general, and the essential differences between them
  • Infer how the Kidneys, as the foundation of Yin and Yang and the origin of Fire and Water in the body, impact the other Organs
  •  Give examples of how the role of the Stomach and Spleen as the “center,” impacts the body’s function
  •  Summarize the relationships between Heart and Blood
  • Outline how anger affects the Liver and how a Liver disharmony affects our moods

James Ventresca, DOM

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