Chinese Health & Medicine (Chinese Culture Workshops)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 1 MAC 09/11/2019 09/11/2019 CWCHI03

What will the course cover?

A look at the way the Chinese look after themselves through Tai Qi, Qi Gong, acupuncture and, of course, traditional Chinese medicine.

Who is the course for?

All those interested in Chinese medicine, health care practices and massage, whether you’re a total beginner or you know a little already!

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. All levels of experience and ability are welcome. Familiarity with Chinese medicine and body practices is not required.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• You will discover the wisdom of Chinese medicine and Daoism philosophy combined as a self-cultivated practice • Get to know the theories, including basic Chinese medicine, Qi and wellbeing, massage techniques, meridians & common acupuncture points • Experience some basic Tai Chi Dao Yin and QiGong practices of leading and guiding Qi to build up and restore the internal energy • Acquire some basic skills of conditioning & strength for massage • Easy herbal soups receipts for energy balance and health maintenance to take home

How is the course organised?

1. First hour will be a lecture about the inter-relationship among Daoism philosophy, Chinese medicine and body practices, to provide a holistic overview of how Chinese perceive and relate the body being part of the cosmology/ecology. 2. Last 2hours will be an experiential workshop for practicing TaiChi and QiGong exercises and acupressure techniques.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Continuous practice healthy lifestyle after this course.

How will my progress be assessed?

Instant assessment will be given through participation in exercises. Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Further study other Chinese medicine related courses according to personal interests. Here are some free online courses provided by The Chinese University of Hong Kong: https://www.classcentral.com/course/coursera-everyday-chinese-medicine-9386

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Wear comfortable clothes for body excercises. All other materials will be provided.

What support is available?

Learning materials will be provided to support continuous study at home. Online resources: • Want to know more theory of TCM? Here you go: A beginner’s guide for Tradition Chinese Medicine https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229432202_Traditional_Chinese_Medicine--a_beginner's_guide • Want to eat healthier applying TCM theory? Here are some healthy recipes for 4 seasons: https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-food/medicinal-cuisine.htm • Want to practice Tai Chi 5 minutes a day? Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEOS2zoyQw4