The main focus of our TCM Theory & Diagnostics course is to build a strong foundation with the classical theories and diagnostic skills of Chinese Medicine, on which the various modalities of Chinese medicine, such as Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, or Chinese Herbal Medicine, can be built on if you so choose.  This course can be used as a stepping stone onto our more advanced Chinese medicine courses, or for courses at other training institutions.  It can also be used for Tui Na practitioners that wish to take their therapy further in order to treat internal medical disorders.

The course includes an introduction to the history of Chinese Medicine, an in depth look into the foundation theories presented in the classical and modern texts, Chinese Medicine diagnostic skills and syndrome differentiation.  A more detailed syllabus can be found below.

Note: This certificate is already included as part of the Acupuncture Diploma – It can be done separately if you do not wish to learn Acupuncture or if you are already trained in Western Acupuncture.

Course Information

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Course Content

TCM Foundations
Yin & Yang
Wu Xing (Five Element Theory)
The Vital Substances
Wu Shen (Five Aspects of the Mind)
Zang Fu (Organ Theory)
Jing Luo (Channels and Collateral Theory)
Causes of Disease

TCM Diagnostics
Diagnosis by Observation (Including Tongue Diagnosis)
Diagnosis by Palpation (Including Pulse Diagnosis)
Diagnosis by Inquiry
Diagnosis by Listening and Smelling
The Eight Principles
Syndrome Differentiation

Course Details

Next Start Date: September 2018

Duration: 1 year part time spread over 22 days (one Friday and Saturday per month).

Cost: £3000 per year.  Payable by £150 installments at each session, plus a deposit of £300 redeemable against the last four sessions.  A discount of 10% is available if paid in full or if attending more than one of our diplomas.

Location: 35 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, Manchester SK4 4PB

Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine that is still in practice today, in a big way!  On this course, emphasis will be on gaining a knowledge background of how life and health are understood in Chinese medicine, and the relationship among humankind, nature and the social environment. The view of disease and the cause of disease are also discussed, and the students will be exposed to the richness of the traditional Chinese approach as it relates to the person in health and harmony.

Course Accreditation

Our courses are fully accredited by the Acupuncture Society and the British Acupuncture Federation.  This ensures that our courses meet the highest standards, and allows our graduates eligibility to apply for membership and professional registration with both the Acupuncture Society and the British Acupuncture Federation.  Our graduates will be eligible to practice immediately with full practice insurance.


Acupuncture and Tui Na Training Courses, Manchester

Please click here to find out how to apply and view our course fees. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.