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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Everyday Chinese Medicine by The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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About the Course

This course aims to serve as an education platform on Chinese medicine (CM) for the general public. Our primary goal is to empower healthcare choices by promoting awareness and practical application on CM diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, as well as regulation on CM services and herbal products using international examples. In the first part of this course, learners will develop skills in applying basic theory of Chinese medicine (CM) for understanding health and illnesses, and be able to compare and contrast views from Chinese and western medicine perspectives. In the second part, learners will be able to diagnose their own CM body constitution, and to apply appropriate CM self-care practice including food therapy, acupressure, Baduanjin and meditation. Learners will also be able to identify commonly used Chinese herbs, and to describe the core principle of acupuncture. Specific competencies include: 1. State the basic theory of Chinese medicine and compare it with the principle of western medicine. 2. Apply the diagnostic approach of Chinese medicine and describe one’s body constitution. 3. Describe the core principle of Chinese herbs and acupuncture, and to understand their role in promoting health and wellness. 4. Develop self-care plan according to body constitution, using the practice of food therapy, acupressure, and Baduanjin....

Top reviews

Feb 19, 2019

My interest in herbalism and alternate medicine brought me to this course. It was very informative indeed and I made notes often. The tests are also to the point. Thank you, professors and Coursera!

Dec 28, 2020

A very nice program for understanding the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Quite analogous to the Ayurvedic Medicine that deals with imbalance of vata (air), pittha (fire) and kapha (cold).

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By Ge X

May 5, 2020

very informative, however some words translated directly from mandarins can be improved

By Helen R

Feb 19, 2018

Great Course. Very informative. Examination could be better laid out for easier input.

By John H

Apr 7, 2020

Good structure

I had some difficulty understanding the accent of one of the presenters.

By Francisco L

May 25, 2020

The course was nice, it offered a general overview to chinese medicine principles

By Lo E

Nov 2, 2017

Very informative, good for students who are interested in Chinese medicine.

By Sharon E L

May 14, 2019

Excellent foundation course to understand the practice of TCM. Thank you!

By Julie M

May 3, 2020

Material is presented well but too much detail for an overview course.

By Joy S

Dec 4, 2018

Comprehensive. interesting to compare this to western medicine

By Anna C

Dec 30, 2019

A nice brief overview of the basic principles. Thank you.

By Dimitrios V

Mar 31, 2020

Very simple and informative.Happy to have taken it

By xy 2

Jul 25, 2021

Some videos are without Chinese translation.

By Lina F

Aug 19, 2020

Very nice introduction! Thank you!

By Ebru T

Aug 17, 2020

its a great course to begin with

By Yudy S

May 2, 2020

Good and easy to be understand

By George M

Dec 23, 2018

very good as intro

By Ahmed A

May 25, 2018


By Lee K M

May 30, 2021

The contents of the courses are good. I have learned a lot and examine my own body situation during the process of completing this course. However there are many terms / sentences that I can't understand, which are directly translated from Chinese to English. I need to spend more time to search and read other materials in Chinese. I can imagine that those people who don't really understand Chinese may have a hard time to understand the terms. Besides, t​he style of presentation could be improved but not just reading on the materials.

By Joana S M

Jul 8, 2021

difficult to follow and some parts did not seem very congruent.

By maneet k b

Jun 13, 2019

good introductory course.

By Ilaria C

Nov 27, 2020

very basic