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Course Outline

Chapter 1

  • Pathological and Therapeutic Concepts
  • The notion of symptom
  • The syndrome
  • Regulation systems
  • The therapeutic approach
  • The therapeutic tools

Chapter 2: Fire Constitution

  • Morphology
  • Childhood symptoms
  • Adult behavior
  • Adult diseases
  • Physiology of the heart
  • The heart governs blood and vessels
  • The heart contains Shen
  • The opening of the heart is on the tongue

Semiology of the heart

  • Heart – Small Intestine
  • Heart – Lungs
  • Heart – Spleen
  • Heart – Liver
  • Heart – Kidney

Syndromes of the heart

  • Signs of emptiness, yin, yang, blood
  • Signs of heat, yang and fullness

Therapeutic orientations

  • Strengthen Qi
  • Strengthen Yang
  • Nourish the blood and stabilize the mind
  • Disperse heat
  • Stimulate blood circulation
  • Between attacks
  • In serious cases – bring back the yang

The small intestine

  • Physiology of the small intestine
  • Small intestine – heart
  • Syndrome of the meridian
  • Syndrome of the small intestine
  • Case of fullness
  • Case of emptiness
  • Therapeutic orientations

Chapter 3: Earth Constitution

Syndrome of the spleen

  • Yang of the empty spleen
  • Collapse of spleen Qi
  • The spleen does not govern the blood
  • Signs of heat, cold and humidity.

The stomach

  • Physiopathology
  • Syndrome of the stomach
  • Heat – humidity harms the spleen
  • Fire in the stomach
  • Cold in the stomach
  • Case of emptiness
  • Qi of the (spleen) and emptiness of the stomach

Chapter 4: Metal Constitution


  • Lung physiology
  • Lung semiology and interactions with other organs
  • Syndrome of the lungs
  • Empty Qi
  • Empty Yin
  • Cold wind blocks the lungs
  • Perverse heat blocks the lungs
  • Dryness harms the lungs
  • Lungs are obstructed by phlegm and humidity


  • Physiopathology of the colon
  • Semiology of the colon and interrelations with other organs
  • Syndrome of the colon
  • Heat in the colon
  • The colon’s deficiency in liquids

Chapter 5: Water Constitution


  • Physiology of the kidneys
  • Semiology of the kidneys and interrelations with the other organs
  • Kidney syndrome
  • Kidney Qi is weak
  • Yang deficiency in the kidneys
  • Empty yang in the kidneys, water flows out
  • Yin deficiency in the kidneys


  • Physiopathology of the bladder
  • Semiology of the bladder
  • Syndrome of the bladder
  • Humidity – heat in the bladder

Chapter 6: Wood Constitution


  • Physiopathology of the liver
  • Semiology of the liver and interrelation with the other organs

Gall bladder

  • Physiopathology of the gall bladder
  • Syndrome of the gall bladder
  • Marked Activities, Answers, Exam