Yin and Yang
Introduction to Yin and Yang which discusses the four main
aspects of Yin Yang, as well as the history and it's role in
Chinese medicine and pathology.
Jing, Qi, Blood, and Jin Ye
Some fundamental ideas about the Vital Substances in Chinese
The Internal Organs (Zang Fu)
Some functions and properties of each of the Zang (Yin) and
Fu (Yang) organs in TCM. This area also includes some of the
major organ relationships.
The 6 Extraordinary Organs
A brief discussion on the Marrow, Brain, Bone, Uterus,
Vessels, and the Gallbladder.
The Causes of Illness
The six evils are covered in this section (Wind, Cold, Damp,
Heat, Summer Heat, and Dryness), as well as the seven
emotions (Anger, Fear, Fright, Grief, Joy, Worry and
Pensiveness), and other major causes of illness.
Origins of TCM
Ideas about the origins of Traditional Chinese Medicine
theory and philosophy, as well as theories on how
acupuncture points were discovered.
Translated sometimes as "spirit" or "mind" but still
difficult to translate. Shen implies consciousness, mental
function, mental health, vitality, or "presence".
The Five Elements
Very basic Five Element theory, with a diagram to help
the different cycles,
and a table to illustrate the
associations for the elements.