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Harmonizing Life with Chinese Medicine

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Two of the pillars of maintaining health in Oriental Medicine are dietary therapy and movement therapy.

During this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Oriental Medicine dietary therapy. You will explore how to use the five flavours along with seasonal food selection and cooking methods. This allows for a diet that helps keep the body attuned and in balance with the seasons of nature. Through an exploration of dietary changes, you will experience the benefits that small changes can make to your physical, mental and emotional health.

You will also be encouraged to participate in a series of Qi-building exercises, eg an 8-week Qigong course. Through this regular practice, you will reflect upon the connection with Qi within your body and its healthy movement through your channels.

Through exploring this way of honouring your body you will gain a deeper insight into your health and the universe around you. This provides a foundation to learn how to live with the rhythms of nature and find a healthy balance within your life. This first-hand experience will empower you to introduce others to the wonders of a new approach to diet and lifestyle.

NB This course is only for students who have previously studied:

  • Oriental Medicine Frameworks at the Australian Shiatsu College or can demonstrate foundational knowledge in the fundamentals of Oriental Medicine

Participation in this course can be credited towards full study in the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies for those pursuing a formal qualification.


Classes are delivered via our online learning platform during the study period of Semester Two, beginning 15th July 2024.

2 live tutorials are scheduled on Thursday mornings throughout the semester to support the integration and application of knowledge gained through the online classes.

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