SIT Study Abroad: China - Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Summer)

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Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas.This program will en­gage you with integrated healthcare in China today, where Traditional Chinese M... read more

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I had spent lots of time abroad, especially in developing countries before this trip. Unfortunately, this experience left such a sour taste in my mouth, I never want to return to China out of fear of repeating the nightmare that was this trip. I love traveling and experiencing other cultures but this trip only showed the bad par... - Fort Lewis College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Summer
New friendships and connections all over the country and globe; Familiarization of a unique approach to medicine and health care system of a fast-growing nation; Great improvement in Chinese and being able to use it in a realistic situation; Definitely worthwhile! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine - Summer
I learned to makeover how I think about health and medicine. I loved learning that there was this vast, complicated, and intricate alternative medical system that was considered legitimate and working. It was so different from the American and Western perspective on health, disease, and medicine. I took home a lot that helped ou... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Gained greater insight and respect for Chinese culture. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned about the basic theories of TCM and the root of Daoism and how that permeated throughout Chinese culture and history. It didn't only influence the development of how health is viewed but also the lifestyle of the people which I greatly admired and respected. I learned about the long history of the country and the local... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
An insight to the life of other people in a different location. Yes very worth while. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Chinese culture and myself. This experience gave me extra passion and inspiration for what I want to do in the future. The experience was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Shadow Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and examine community health issues by working with professionals in urban and rural areas.

This program will en­gage you with integrated healthcare in China today, where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medi­cine coexist. You will learn about China’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape and strategies being imagined and imple­mented to address questions of personal and community health.

Major topics of study include:

- Critical health issues such as HIV/AIDS, China’s reproductive policy, women’s and children’s healthcare, and the reform of China’s healthcare system
- Indig­enous ethnic minority healing systems, including Bai traditional herbal medicine, Naxi Dongba shamanism, and Tibetan medicine
- Chinese traditional healing practices such as Qigong therapy, Five Animal Movements, medicinal food therapy, tea therapy, foot massage therapy, hot spring therapy, and music therapy
- The pharmacopoeia of TCM herbal medicine and techniques of massage, acupuncture, moxibus­tion, and cupping

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Massage Therapy
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Chinese Language, Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • Public Health
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