Program Details

From barefoot doctors to traditional remedies, the Chinese public health system has drawn increasing attention in the West. In this program, students are given a unique opportunity to study traditional Chinese medicine and public health issues by working
Location:
Kunming, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine seminar introduces students to community health issues in Yunnan with major emphasis on the traditional Chinese medical system. This includes the philosophy that lies behind the practice and an unparalleled opportunity to observe the various techniques associated with traditional Chinese medicine. These include herbal remedies, medicinal preparation, Chinese Tuina massage, acupuncture, and Moxibustion. Chinese language study provides a window into Chinese culture and the program’s theme.

From barefoot doctors to traditional remedies, the Chinese public health system has drawn increasing attention in the West. In this program, students are given a unique opportunity to study traditional Chinese medicine and public health issues by working with professionals in the field in both urban and rural settings. Based in the city of Kunming in Yunnan Province, China, and run in conjunction with the Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this program provides an introduction to the ancient philosophy, theory, history, and practices in traditional Chinese medicine, one of the world's oldest, best-known, and most-developed medicinal systems, placing it in the social context of public health in China.

Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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