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Health Concepts in Chinese Medicine

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About This Course

Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine are two distinct medical systems, yet they both aim at the prevention and treatment of human diseases. With this in mind, we should understand the practice of Chinese Medicine in the context of Modern Medicine.

In this course, we explore the basic theories underlying the practice of Chinese Medicine, compare and contrast the use of Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine in Preventive Health, and discuss how to restore a healthy condition and understand the pharmacological basis of different types of Chinese tonifying herbs.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. state the important Chinese Medicine literature from 5th century B.C. to 16th century A.D.
  2. describe and interpret basic Chinese Medicine theories
  3. apply the basic Chinese Medicine theories (such as the balance between Yin and Yang and the interaction among organs) to restore a healthy condition
  4. compare and contrast the use of Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine in Preventive Health
  5. explain how the balance of Yang/Qi and/or Yin/Blood can be restored by using Chinese tonifying herbs
  6. adapt the Chinese Medicine concepts by reviewing the contemporary researches on pharmacological activities in Chinese tonifying herbs

Course Staff

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Robert Ko

Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Robert Ko is a Professor of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong. He is also the Principal Researcher of the Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Center at HKUST. Prof. Ko works in the research area of Chinese Medicine (CM) and is known for applying molecular and cell biology technique to the study of Chinese tonifying herbs. His research output (over 200 research papers and book chapters, and 3 edited books) has been published in both pharmacological and CM journals. Prof. Ko’s latest research interest is antioxidant mechanism(s) of Chinese tonifying herbs with focus on the regulation of cellularmitochondrial glutathione redox status. The investigation of pharmacological basis of YangQi-invigoration in CM is his other research expertise.

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