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Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine
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  The Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine is designed to develop competently trained clinicians, theoreticians, and researchers in the field of Classical Chinese Medicine, while preserving the rich historical, philosophical, and oral traditions of the medicine and increasing their applicability to treatment in modern America. The degree provides an intensive study of the classics and a re-incorporation of much knowledge that is currently available primarily through oral traditions. The first of its kind in America, students will be exposed to a tradition that fully integrates physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care. Students are required to complete and defend an original doctoral dissertation before a doctoral committee composed of at least three faculty members with Ph.D. degrees.
  Prerequisites:
  Master's degree or equivalent (at least 30 graduate units) in Oriental Medicine.
  Curriculum:
  The doctoral program, consisting of 68 units, offers intensive education and training in the applications of classical traditions in Chinese medicine to modern-day practice. Students also will study the traditions of various clinical specialties and have the opportunity to undergo their own processes of cultivation in Tai Ji Chuan, Healing Qi Gong, and the uses of the I Ching. Students will develop the capacity to contribute new knowledge to the field through their training in research and statistical skills applicable to the study of Classical Chinese Medicine.

 

Required Courses
 CCM 600: Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperorís Internal Classic) (6 Units)
 CCM 602: Nan Jing (Classic of Difficult Issues) (3 Units)
 CCM 620: Primary Meridian Acupuncture and Herbal Energetics (4 Units)
 CCM 622: Sinew Channel Acupuncture and Herbal Energetics (2 Units)
 CCM 624: Luo Vessel Acupuncture and Herbal Energetics (2 Units)
 CCM 626: Divergent Vessel Acupuncture and Herbal Energetics (3 Units)
 CCM 628: Eight Extra Meridian Acupuncture and Herbal Energetics (3 Units)
 CCM 630: Classical Needling Techniques Practicum (1 Units)
 CCM 660: Basic I Ching Theory (3 Units)
 RE 610: Principles of Research Design (3 Units)
 RE 615: Basic Statistics (3 Units)
 RE 625: Research Seminar in Complementary & Alternative Medicine (2 Units)
 RE 650: Multivariate Statistics (2 Units)
 RE 790: Dissertation Development (5 Units)
 RE 799: Doctoral Dissertation (7 Units)

 

Students must take at least 6 units from Courses CCM 604 - CCM 614 and an additional 13 elective units from among all remaining courses between CCM 604- CCM 720b
 CCM 604: Jia Yi Jing (Systematic Classic of Acupuncture) (3 Units)
 CCM 606a: The Four Great Masters: The Cooling School of Liu Yuan Su (3 Units)
 CCM 606b: The Four Great Masters: The Earth School of Li Dong Yuan (3 Units)
 CCM 606c: The Four Great Masters: The Purging School of Zhang Cong Zheng (3 Units)
 CCM 606d: The Four Great Masters: The Nourishing Yin School of Zhu Zheng (3 Units)
 CCM 608: Various Schools of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (3 Units)
 CCM 610: Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Diseases Caused by Cold) (4 Units)
 CCM 612: Wen Bing (Study of Diseases Caused by Heat) (3 Units)
 CCM 614: Jin Gui Yao Lue (Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet (3 Units)
 CCM 640: Cardiology in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Units)
 CCM 642: Oncology in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Units)
 CCM 644: Psychology in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Units)
 CCM 646: Health Preservation & Rehabilitation in Classical Chinese Medici (3 Units)
 CCM 648: Obstetrics and Gynecology in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Units)
 CCM 650: External Medicine in Classical Chinese Traditions (3 Units)
 CCM 652: Pediatrics in Classical Chinese Medicine (3 Units)
 CCM 654: Selected Topics in Classical Chinese Medicine (12 Units)
 CCM 662: I Ching Applications to Acupuncture (2 Units)
 CCM 664: I Ching Applications to Chinese Herbology (2 Units)
 CCM 666: I Ching Applications to Herbal Formulas (2 Units)
 CCM 668: I Ching Applications to Cultivation (2 Units)
 CCM 669: I Ching Applications to Feng Shui and Environments (2 Units)
 CCM 670: Healing Qi Gong I (3 Units)
 CCM 672: Healing Qi Gong II (3 Units)
 CCM 674: Tai Ji Chuan for Health Professionals I (3 Units)
 CCM 676: Tai Ji Chuan for Health Professionals II (3 Units)
 CCM 678: Buddhist Approaches to Healing (2 Units)
 CCM 680: Chinese Medical Language I (3 Units)
 CCM 682: Chinese Medical Language II (3 Units)
 CCM 701a: Japanese Meridian Therapy I (3 Units)
 CCM 701b: Japanese Meridian Therapy II (3 Units)
 CCM 705a: Five Elements Acupuncture I (3 Units)
 CCM 705b: Five Elements Acupuncture II (3 Units)
 CCM 710a: Korean Hand Acupuncture I (3 Units)
 CCM 710b: Korean Hand Acupuncture II (3 Units)
 CCM 720a: Korean Constitutional Medicine I (3 Units)
 CCM 720b: Korean Constitutional Medicine II (3 Units)