Module V

1. Heart as a Zang Organ Detailed Study:
• Dive into the detailed study of the Heart as a Zang organ in CM, covering its anatomical, physiological, and energetic aspects.
• Understand the Heart’s role in housing the Shen (spirit), regulating blood circulation, and its connection to mental and emotional well-being.
• Examine the Heart’s relationships with the Spleen, Liver, Kidneys, and Lung channels. Understand how these channels interact and influence the Heart’s functions.
2. Pericardium as a Zang Organ Detailed Study:
• Explore the Pericardium as a Zang organ, focusing on its relationship with the Heart and the San Jiao in TCM theory.
• Understand the Pericardium’s role in protecting the Heart and its influence on emotional well-being.
• Examine the connection between the Pericardium and the Heart channel, emphasizing their collaboration in maintaining balanced Qi and Blood circulation.
3. Small Intestine as a Fu Organ Detailed Study:
• Focus on the functions of the Small Intestine as a Fu organ in CM, particularly its role in separating the pure from the impure in the digestive process.
• Examine the Small Intestine’s relationship with the Heart and its contribution to overall well-being.
4. San Jiao as a Fu Organ Detailed Study:
• Study the San Jiao (Triple Burner) as a Fu organ, understanding its unique role in CM physiology and its relationships with other organs.
5. Etiology/Pathology/CM Diagnosis/Differentiation & Treatment:
• Address various disorders related to the Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and San Jiao.
• Conditions Including: Palpitations, Chest Pain, Nature of Mind & Emotions, Insomnia, Somnolence, Anxiety, Depression, Forgetfulness/Poor Memory & Tiredness.
• Explore the root causes, pathological mechanisms, and CM diagnostic methods for each condition.
• Discuss differentiation strategies to tailor treatments based on individual patterns.
• Treatment: Delve into acupuncture and herbal treatment strategies for each condition, considering the principles of tonification, sedation, and harmonization.
6. Auricular Related to Seminar Topic:
• Connect auricular acupuncture concepts with Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and San Jiao disorders.
• Identify specific auricular points that may complement the treatment of conditions associated with these organs.
7. Case Presentations:
• Present and discuss real or hypothetical cases illustrating the application of CM principles in diagnosing and treating disorders related to the Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and San Jiao.
• Emphasize the importance of individualized treatment plans based on thorough CM assessments.
8. Assignment – 1 Detailed Case Study:
• Assign a comprehensive case study related to the seminar topic. This should showcase a deep understanding of the Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and San Jiao, and the practical application of TCM principles in clinical settings.

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