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WELL 721 Foundations of Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine Theory

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Course Description

Exploration of the basic principles and practices of Ayurvedic and Chinese medical theories and their view of the human body as fields of shifting and flowing energy in dynamic relationship with nature and the Universe. Comparative perspectives and benefits of these therapeutic approaches, including channels (meridians - TCM, srotamsi and nadis in Ayurvedic), and points (acupoints and marma), essential oils, the use of finger pressure points and various massage techniques in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine theories.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None