TCM: Understanding the Therapeutic Effects of Herbs
Family Central in collaboration with Council For Third Age (C3A)
About this course
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old and rooted in the concepts of holism and balance. It stresses prevention of illness over medical treatment. This introductory, two-part course promotes awareness of TCM approaches to health and herbs. Gain a basic understanding of your body constitution and learn general self-care practices based on Chinese culture and philosophy. Learn how common foods can act as herbal remedies that restore the body's balance. And try your hand at popular recipes which are nourishing for all.
This course is eligible for funding under the Temasek-Trust CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund where every eligible adult with disability can apply for up to S$1,000 to defray course-related fees and/or learning support devices and services from 3 December 2021 to 31 December 2022. Approved funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis. Submit your claim here .
Course Access Period
This online micro-learning course is delivered via the Gnowbe platform and comprises two key topics – Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine and TCM Herbs and Health. Please note that this is an asynchronous course to be completed at your own pace within two months from the enrolment date.
What you will learn
- TCM perceptions of health and illness
- Characteristics of different constitution types
- Therapeutic effects of common herbs
- Risks of self-prescribing herbs
- TCM ways of wellness to stay healthy
Physician Tay Ai Choo is currently an associate lecturer and clinical tutor at Singapore TCM College. Besides attending to patients at Family Central, Fei Yue Community Services and Zhongjing TCM Clinic, she also teaches TCM subjects in both Chinese and English for TCM enthusiasts at Family Central.
Her academic achievements include: a Master's degree in Adult Education from the University of Sheffield, UK, a Master's degree in TCM (Internal Medicine) from Beijing TCM University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Statistics from Nanyang University. She is a licensed TCM practitioner and acupuncturist with the Ministry of Health.