Traditional Chinese Medicine Learning Tools
I started building these files as study guides and learning tools to help me grasp the material being presented in school at both AOMA and PCHS and to help me prepare for the NCCAOM Board Exams. Many of them get continually updated and/or modified as my clinical experience deepens (especially the Master Tung file, since that style is pretty much my bread and butter). The files are offered with the understanding that they derive from my limited knowledge base. I take full responsibility for all errors and omissions, which are, I hope, few. If, however, you find any opportunities for me to improve my understanding of the universe (typo's, data errors), please feel free to let me know and I'll attend to them for the benefit of all. My intent is to offer something that might be of service to you; so take what is useful to you and feel free to share this page with others who might benefit.
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Acupuncture Diagnostics and Disease Treatment
Five-Element Physiology and Pathology
Five-Element Relationships (just the first table from the correspondences .pdf).
Five Element Emotional Expressions
Pathways & Muscle Correlations
Qi Collapse and Tense/Close Syndrome
Dr Tan's Channel Balance Systems
Five Element Relationships of Liver Cirrhosis
Meridian Theory & Point Locations
Six Channels - Twelve Meridians
Special Points Categories (file will load as an .xlsx file).
Named Points (ALL the named points between the Jing Well through He Sea points)
He Sea, Yuan Source, Luo Connecting & Xi Cleft Points on the Channels (star diagrams)
Horary Points, Channels and Five-Element Table
Four Sea Points (Spiritual Pivot, CH. 33)
Yuan Source - Luo Connecting - Xi Cleft Points
Images: Release Exterior Herbs
Images: Downward Draining Herbs
Images: Dispel Wind-Damp Herbs
Images: Resolve Phlegm; Cough & Wheezing Herbs
Images: Aromatic Transform Damp Herbs
Images: Invigorate Blood Herbs
Images: Warm Interior & Expel Cold
Images: Tonifying Herbs 1 Qi & Xue
Images: Tonifying Herbs 2 Yang & Yin
Images: Stabilize & Bind Herbs
Images: Open Orifices, Expel Parasites, External Application
Herbal Antagonisms (Standard & Modern)
Herbal Formulations (loads as a sort-able excel file. Sort by Single Herbs to see what functions each herb has across multiple formulae. Sort by Formula to see which herbs are in each formula...enjoy).
Herbal Safety: Single Herbs (loads as an excel file)
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan & Derivative Formulae
Biomedicine & Tuina
Blood Pressure Enzyme Pathway (Renin - Angiotensin - Aldosterone)
Spinal nerves (dermatomes, muscle testing and reflexes)
Physical Assessments (includes cervical and lumbar spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, chest & abdomen).
Muscles & Actions of the Shoulder Joint
Muscles & Actions of the Elbow
Dietary Essential & Trace Elements
Union of Three Hearts Meditation
Five Element Protection Meditation