MED 180: Integrative East-West Medicine for Health and Wellness
This course is designed to provide an overarching introduction to integrative healthcare, particularly the therapeutic approaches originated from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Students will learn (1) the theoretical underpinnings of integrative medicine and TCM, (2) the management of personal well-being through experiential learning of various therapeutic modalities, and (3) current clinical applications of integrative medicine from practitioners and patients. Topics include: integrative East-West Medicine and its role in prevention and health cultivation; herbs and nutritional supplements; pain management using acupuncture, acupressure, massage and other self-help techniques; as well as maintaining a healthy immune system and reducing inflammation and stress. Hands-on practice and clinical site visits will be incorporated.
This course is open to students of all levels in universities and colleges. Healthcare professionals interested in expanding their career to integrative medicine will also benefit from this course. International students are welcome to enroll.
In Summer 2014, the course will be offered during Summer Session A from June 23 – August 1, Tuesdays and Thursday 9:00-11:30AM. Early enrollments starts March 2014!
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At the beginning in 2012, two new courses are added to the Integrative Medicine series in the summer. Together, the three-course series form the Summer Institute on Brain, Mind, and Wellness.
If you have any additional questions about the Medicine 180 course, contact Linxin Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments from former students:
“I valued the fact that this class made me think outside of the box about how to approach medical diagnosis. Also, from completing this course I realized that I have a knack for Eastern medicine and want to incorporate it in my medical journey.” – graduate student of Health Psychology from UCLA
“A new perspective and alternative approach to medicine. The course clearly illustrated problems with modern Western medicine and offered ways to fix those problems. Most importantly it taught me to keep an open mind.” – student from UCLA
“I valued most my new understanding of how to find good research and to understand the research model for integrative medicine. I am so happy to better understand all the components of CAM and integrative medicine, to have changed my nutrition and incorporated acupressure into my life. I’m glad to have been exposed to such a wealth of knowledge.” – student from UCLA
“I can apply the concepts I have learned on unconventional therapies to my daily life and hopefully lead a healthier lifestyle.” – student from UCLA
“A very interesting course. I chose this course because I thought it might be interesting to learn about the Eastern side of medicine. Little did I know that I would be so motivated by the idea of integrative medicine as a new model to re-shape the image of medicine. Dr. Hui definitely has a way of importing his knowledge with his own viewpoints and life examples. I’m rather impressed by this course. Also, I thought the structure of the course was excellent covering as extensively as possible in a short period of time. Even though I am living in a country which practices TCM, I have never had a high opinion of it until I attended this course.” – student from Singapore
“I like how this class promoted thinking and it changed my perspective on medicine. I learned a lot about integrative medicine, good demonstration/clinic visit (really insightful!).” – student from UCLA