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My name is James (everyone calls me Jimi), I studied acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Australia for four years and have a bachelor of Health Science (BHSc Acu). My degree covered acupuncture and other areas of TCM including tuina (traditional Chinese) massage, Chinese herbs, dietary therapy and exercise therapy. In addition to TCM, I studied western medical subjects including anatomy and physiology, pathology, disease processes, biochemistry and pharmacology.
Australia is well recognised as a leader in the natural health sciences. Being a part of Asia, Australia has had a long relationship with traditional Chinese medicine. In part, this is due to the large number of Chinese people who immigrated to Australia during the later half of the 1800s during the Australian gold-rush. Since that time, Australia has had a flourishing Chinese community, which has seen many parts of Chinese culture and heritage become an integral part of life for Australia as a whole. I graduated from Endeavour College of Natural Health (formerly the Australian College of Natural Medicine), one of Australia’s most prestigious schools of natural medicine, with a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture. The programme included aspects of traditional Chinese medicine with a core focus on Chinese medical theory, anatomy and physiology.
While acupuncture was at the centre of my study, other aspects of TCM were also major components including Tuina massage, Chinese herbal medicine, Exercise therapy, and Dietetics. A primary part of the Health Science degree is an understanding of contemporary western medicine. It is essential that a health practitioner be versed in contemporary medicine, for that reason my course of study included human biology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, biochemistry and pharmacology. I have also studied Chi Nei Tsang, an ancient style of Daoist abdominal massage that helps to regulate the endocrine system, calm the nervous system and release emotional blockage. This esoteric form of deep abdominal therapy has at other times been know as demon hunting.
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