A five year collaborative effort led to the publication of Chinese Medicine Dietetics #1 for acupuncture CEUs (continuing education units) online. Prof. Jeffrey Pang, L.Ac. (Dept. Chair of Theory and Herbology at Five Branches University) and Adam White, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. worked to create this acupuncturist online course to meet the needs of today’s acupuncture students and practitioners of Chinese medicine. Prof. Pang saw the need to create a course that combined Chinese medicine theory and biomedicine in a comprehensive and systematic review of individual foods, food preparation techniques and recipes. He asked Adam White, L.Ac. to join him in this effort to make this work available in English. The collaboration resulted in a work that combines ancient principles with modern research in the field of dietetics.
Chinese Medicine Dietetics #1 is the first part of a two part series. Currently available online at healthcmi.com for 15 acupuncture CEUs, the first course covers dietetics history and theory. From the importance and significance of the seasons to the relevance of tastes and the colors of food to human health, Chinese Medicine Dietetics #1 covers a wide range of dietetics principles. Individual food items that are covered in detail include grains, tubers, oils, condiments, liquor, beans (including bean products such as tofu), tea, mushrooms, vegetables and herbs.
The Healthcare Medicine Institute (HealthCMi.com) provides an online learning management system so that licensed acupuncturists can download the eBook, take the online quiz and receive a certificate of completion for acupuncture CEUs. The acupuncture CEUs are preapproved by the NCCAOM for Diplomate recertification PDAs, the California Acupuncture Board for acupuncture CEUs, the Florida Board of Acupuncture for CEs and the course meets CTCMA BC, Canada standards for acupuncture continuing education credit. The release of Chinese Medicine Dietetics #2 is expected early next year.