Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Welcome to Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

My name is Michael and I am your NCBTMB Approved continuing education provider. Thanks for taking my course!

To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course (easy) and then take a short quiz on what you read (less easy, but honestly, still not hard).

Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Course type
Text (written material)

Course Description
This course is designed to offer a detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as they apply to massage therapists. It covers the basic theory and history of Traditional Chinese Medicine and takes an unbiased evidenced-based look at the efficacy of TCM based somatic therapies. It introduces the foundational concepts and theories upon which all forms of Asian bodywork are based on.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Define the terms Meridian, and Chi
  • List the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Explain the connection between Acupuncture and Acupressure.
  • Explain how the traditional practice of Moxibustion is similar to the use of Hot Stones in western massage therapy.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.

12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.