This major is a program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of Chinese herbal medicine, a system based on the use of nutrition, natural products, and prescribed medical formulae to treat imbalances in the state of bodily health as defined in the Nei Ching Su Wen and other authorities.
Includes instruction in the basic Western medical sciences, history and theory of Chinese medicine, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbology, herbal prescription preparation, herbal patent medicine, herbal pharmacology, Chinese internal medicine and gynecology, febrile diseases, food therapy, practice management, and professional standards and ethics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology Major (use the College Search feature and enter "chinese medicine" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology Major?
If you choose a career as a doctor in this area, you will be working under a set of diagnostic principles that strive to identify imbalance. The strategy of treatment you provide is going to be highly personalized based on creating harmony and to remove the access and replenish the deficient.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology Major