Diagnosis of TCM 3 – DIAG 2203

This is the third part of the Diagnosis of TCM. This course is to build upon the first two parts of the course then differentiate the bing yin (etiology), bing ji (pathogenesis) and introduce zhi ze (principles of treatment), and yu fang (prevention), with a bit of yang sheng (health preservation).

Establish treatment plan based on diagnosis.

Determine treatment goals and strategies. 

1 Identify the principles of treatment corresponding to pathogenic processes. 

2 Describe the TCM approach to the treatment of syndromes associated with the illnesses 

3 Describe the concept of prioritization and its application to the treatment of illness. 

4 Determine treatment principles. 

5 Prioritize treatment goals for patient 

6 Describe the concept of bu xie (tonification and draining) and its application to the treatment of illness. 

7 Determine and justify appropriate methods of treatment for a patient. 

8 Determine the potential for success in treating patient with TCM. 

9 Formulate and justify treatment plan. 

Take into account precautions and contraindications. 

1 Describe complications or adverse reactions that could arise during the treatment of syndromes associated with the illnesses.

2 Describe contraindications for the treatment of syndromes associated with the illnesses. 

3 Modify treatment strategies and methods to account for contraindications, potential complications, or adverse reactions that could arise during the treatment of syndromes associated with the illnesses.

Adapt treatment according to patient characteristics and needs. 

1 Describe the modification of treatment strategies and methods based on patient characteristics and needs during the treatment of syndromes associated with the illnesses.

2 Modify treatment strategies and methods to account for patient characteristics and needs during the treatment of a patient.

3 Justify the modification of treatment strategies and methods to account for patient characteristics and needs during the treatment of a patient.

4 Modify treatment based on effects and/or symptoms produced by non-TCM therapies.

Select appropriate points, point combinations and/or treatment areas. 

Design a point formula appropriate to a patient. 

Select appropriate course of acupuncture treatment and therapeutic modalities. 

1 Determine point stimulation methods and techniques appropriate to a patient. 

2 Determine course of acupunture treatment appropriate to a patient. 

Devise applicable TCM herbal formula.

1 Identify and analyze representative formulas corresponding to TCM treatment strategies.

2 Identify herbal formulas appropriate to the syndromes associated with the illnesses 

3 Develop herbal formula appropriate to a patient. 

4 Select patent medicine (finished TCM product)appropriate to syndromes associated with the

illnesses.

Devise appropriate course of herbal treatment. 

Determine course of herbal treatment appropriate to a patient.


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