Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine Course

Eastern Medicine Course

In this course, we teach students how to use natural methods to assist their clients, family and friends in the art of balancing the mind, body and soul.  Eastern Medicine approaches the body in a holistic manner. As is the case with all traditional medicine systems, this is based on the philosophy that all the body’s organs and energies are connected.

Learn Harmony & Balance

Students enrolled in this course will learn how to harmonize subtle energy patterns in themselves and with the environment in which they live in order to reach and maintain optimal health. You will learn about traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese diagnosis and treatment methods, thus giving you two ways you can approach health in a holistic manner.

Ayurveda is based on the system of the tridoshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Traditional Chinese Medicine (often abbreviated to TCM) focuses on the energies of the seasons, elements and organs. Both therapies aim to create harmony and balance in a person’s body. In this course, you will develop an understanding of why these ancient medical theories are still as relevant now as they were thousands of years ago; how both of these medical theories can detect imbalances and correct them through appropriate lifestyle modifications in order to prevent and cure diseases.

Course Outline

What You Will Learn

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The three doshas
  • The three gunas
  • Five element theory
  • Yin and yand
  • Chinese meridians
  • Herbal preparations
  • Tongue and pulse diagnosis
  • Diagnosis & restoration of physical and energetic imbalances through diet and lifestyle modifications

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a basic grounding in the philosophy and practice of Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine. With the ancient knowledge gained from this course you will be able to educate your clients, friends and family on how to follow the laws of nature to achieve harmony with oneself and the environment.

Complementary Courses

This is an intensive course on two ancient philosophies and traditions that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The courses are designed to make you a more holistically minded health practitioner. The Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine course is one of five sections of our Holistic Naturopathy Certificate course. Completing the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine course will also give you credit if you want to go on to complete our Naturopathic program.

Please note if you are planning to practice in Australia that the use of certain terms like Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner are regulated by the Chinese Medicine Board. This course will not enable you to use those terms or become a registered practitioner because it does not include clinical components and any questions should be referred to the board.

Enrolling In Our Eastern Medicine Course

Course Requirements

We do not have set requirements to enrol in our Eastern Medicine Course. This is because we intentionally try to make our courses accessible to as many students as possible. If you are over the age of 18 and you have a desire to learn and to heal through natural medicine then you are welcome. We deliver the course in English, and therefore recommend that students have a good understanding of the language.

Course Duration

We’ve designed this as a self paced correspondence course in order to make it more convenient for students. You will still have, however, full access to expert tutorials. Usually, students study for about twelve months to complete the course. If you aren’t sure whether this isn’t enough time, don’t worry because extensions are available. In addition, we are happy to assist if you’d like to finish more quickly.

Fee Structure

AUD $495 (Not including textbooks)

How To Enrol

If you’d like to enrol, you can enrol online or contact us if you prefer to enrol offline.

Upcoming Courses

This is a self-paced course, so you can start our Eastern Medicine Course at any time of your choosing. Expert tuition is available when you need it in order to ensure you are receiving the highest quality education.

Eastern Medicine FAQ

Will I be able to practice as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner after completing this course?

No. In Australia, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a registered profession, requiring a four-year government accredited course in order to use certain titles or in any way describe yourself as a Chinese medicine practitioner. The law is quite strict in this regard, so we recommend that our students either complete this course for personal development, as part of the Certificate of Naturopathy or practice as an Ayurvedic or Eastern Lifestyle Consultant. To learn more about the government’s registration process for Traditional Chinese Medicine, click here.

Can I start my studies at any time?

Yes, you can enrol and start your studies at any time. This is an online course and there is no classroom attendance. Currently this is a textbook based only course; we do not have video content or any additional components.

Are there any exams or just assignments?

There are assignments that correspond with each textbook and no exams. You may refer to your notes and books to assist you with your assignments. These assignments are designed to be simple and concise, and to ensure that you have read and properly understood the information before you counsel others.

What happens if I don’t pass one of my assignments with an 85% grade or higher?

Then you will be issued a different assignment and be allowed to retake it at an additional cost of $30. Though none of our students have had to have an assignment reissued for this course.

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