Module IV

  1. Kidney as a Zang Organ Detailed Study:
    • Explore the anatomy, physiology, and energetic functions of the Kidney in CM.
    • Understand the Kidney’s vital role in storing essence (Jing), governing reproduction, and supporting the body’s foundational energy.
    • Examine how the Kidney is connected to the Heart, Lung, Liver, and Spleen channels. Understand the interplay between these organs and the Kidney’s influence on their functions.
  2. Bladder as a Fu Organ Detailed Study:
    • Focus on the functions of the Bladder as a hollow organ in CM, particularly its role in the storage and excretion of urine.
    • Explore the Bladder’s relationship with the Kidney and how their synergy is essential for maintaining proper urinary function.
    • Examine the dynamic relationship between the Bladder and Kidney in terms of energy flow, pathology, and treatment considerations.
  3. Etiology/Pathology/CM Diagnosis/Differentiation & Treatment:
    • Address various disorders related to the Kidney and Bladder.
    • Explore the CM perspective on conditions such as urination pain, cloudy urination, difficult urination, retention, frequent urination, incontinence, hematuria, tinnitus, deafness, sweating, and thyroid disorders.
    • Discuss the etiology, pathology, and differentiation methods for each condition, along with appropriate treatment strategies.
  4. Auricular Related to Seminar Topic:
    • Integrate auricular acupuncture concepts related to Kidney and Bladder disorders.
    • Identify specific auricular points that may be effective in treating conditions associated with these organs.
  5. Case Presentations:
    • Discuss real or hypothetical cases that highlight the application of CM principles in diagnosing and treating Kidney and Bladder-related disorders.
    • Emphasize the importance of individualized treatment plans based on the patient’s unique constitution and symptoms.
  6. Assignment – 1 Detailed Case Study:
    • Provide a detailed case study related to the seminar topic, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the Kidney and Bladder, their relationships with other organs, and the application of CM principles in clinical practice.

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