The history and syndromes of infectious diseases and epidemic diseases in traditional Chinese Medicine
In the history of traditional Chinese medicine, the understandings of infectious diseases and epidemic diseases developed with time. In more than 2000 years, ancient doctors noticed that many diseases are caused by exterior pathogenic factors. They summed up their observations and understandings, developed different kinds of diagnostic methods and eventually developed therapies to treat those diseases. These developments contribute to the system of traditional Chinese medicine.
In this theoretical-viewed and diagnostic-orientated seminar, Dr. Yang will generally introduce the historical development of the understanding of infectious diseases and epidemic diseases alongside with several outstanding ancient doctors who contributed their observations and theories in different diagnostic systems.
In the first day of the seminar, doctor Yang will introduce the observation and explanation from the early medical works, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Huang Di Nei Jing), The Classic of Difficult Issues (Nan Jing), and particularly the syndromes according to the Six-Stage Differentiation of Dr. Zhang Zhongjing from his work Discussion of Cold Induced Diseases (Shang Han Lun).
In the second day, Dr. Yang will introduce the later development in the history, particularly the contributions of the School of Febrile Diseases, syndromes according to the Wei-Qi-Ying-Xue Differentiation invented by Dr. Ye Tianshi; and syndromes according to the San Jiao Differentiation developed by Mr. Xue Xue and Dr. Wu Jutong.
The knowledge of the seminar will bring
- a clear overview for participants who have not systematically learned this subject in their primary TCM education;
- let participants gain awareness and the ability in their diagnosis for this group of diseases;
- bring clear orientation and understanding of the pathological development of infectious and epidemic diseases
Meanwhile, the knowledge will help participants to understand the ongoing COVID-19 infection in different seasons, regions and climates in the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine; the information also brings the understanding of how the syndromes after COVID-19 are developed. Eventually, the knowledge stimulates and inspires the participants to think, study and observe deeper in this group of diseases.
Studeerde Traditionele en Moderne Medicijnen aan de Beijing Universiteit voor Traditionele Chinese Geneeskunde van 1977 tot 1982 en werkte daar als docent en arts na haar afstuderen op de Chinese Kruidenafdeling. Naast lesgeven en beroepsbeoefening behaalde ze haar Master titel in Chinese Kruiden- en Formuleleer. In 1990 verhuisde ze naar Nederland, alwaar ze sindsdien in de TCG kliniek werkzaam is. Dr. Yang geeft hiernaast colleges in Chinese Kruidenleer aan studenten in zowel Nederland als België.
Shenzhou student: 15%
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students)
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Levels of experience
- TCM therapists, Herbalist
- Last year TCM students