TCG127 中醫學概論



Traditional medicine has a long history and has a complete medical theory. It is still widely used by the world. Most of the contents of TCM are contained in the four classics. "The Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon" is the earliest medical book in existence. It interprets the physiology and pathology of human beings; "Nan Jing" mainly explains pulse studies, meridians, Zang-Fu studies, and acupuncture and other disease treatment methods; "Shannon’s Materia Medica" is the first pharmacological book. Chinese herbals are divided into upper, middle, and lower grades. The book outlines the basic theories of pharmacology such as the monarch, the minister, the assistant, the seven emotions and the four qi and five flavors. The two articles "Treatise on Febrile Diseases and Miscellaneous Diseases" systematically expounded the principles of TCM syndrome differentiation and treatment and laid a theoretical foundation for the methods and principles. In 2015, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to the research on traditional Chinese medicine that is effective in treating malaria; when the global Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) epidemic in 2021, the Domestic herbal medicines were found to be useful for critically ill patients. Learning Chinese medicine can not only understand the beauty of Chinese culture, learn the correct knowledge of health care, but also understand the wisdom of ancestors through modern scientific research methods, and truly achieve the purpose of health care.


(1) History of TCM- From Shennong’s tasting of herbs, the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties began to nurture the TCM industry. In the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods, the four classics of TCM began to appear one after another. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the competition between TCM and Western medicine, talking about the current situation of TCM in modern Taiwan.

(2) Classics of TCM – The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon

(3) Classics of TCM – Nan Jing

(4) Classics of TCM - Shennong's Materia Medica

(5) Classics of TCM - Treatise on Cold Pathogenic and Miscellaneous Diseases

(6) Theory of TCM – Yin-Yang, Five Elements

(7) Theory of TCM – Qi, Blood

(8) Theory of TCM – body fluid, essence, spirit

(9) Theory of TCM - Five Zang organs, Six Fu organs

(10) Meridian theory – Hand great yin lung meridian, Hand reverting pericardium meridian, Hand lesser yin heart meridian, Hand yang brightness large intestine meridian, Hand lesser yang triple burner meridian, Hand great yang small intestine meridian

(11) Meridian theory – Foot great yin spleen meridian, Foot reverting yin liver meridian, Foot lesser yin kidney meridian, Foot yang brightness stomach meridian, Foot lesser yang gallbladder meridian, Foot great yang bladder meridian

(12) Off-campus visit- National Research Institute Of Chinese Medicine, MOHW

(13) Constitution Theory

(14) Four Diagnostics- Inspection, auscultation/olfaction, inquiry and palpation

(15) Chinese herbs

(16) Final EXAM