Western & Eastern Integrated Philosophy at CITCM
The WE Integrated Philosophy incorporates Western and Eastern medical knowledge into holistic healing. Following CITCM’s exclusive WE (Western and Eastern) philosophy, students receive extensive knowledge of Western medicine so they can utilize and integrate western medicine knowledge, effectively communicate with other health discipline practitioners and establish a complementary acupuncture and TCM practice.
The Eastern philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been practiced centuries. Using a holistic approach, TCM is an effective regimen for treating illnesses that afflict the mind, body and soul. Practitioners use a combination of acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage and various healing techniques that help our bodies recover from disease and improve our overall sense of well-being, immunity, and energy. The foundation of Eastern medicine developed more than 2000 years ago.
Early practitioners discovered remarkable healing agents by examining their environment and the impact certain properties had on the physiology, psychology and pathology of the human body. Their studies, passed on and refined over the ages, continue to focus on treatment and prevention by enhancing strength, clarity of mind, and restoring a natural balance to the life-energy that runs through each of us.
While both Eastern and Western philosophies strive for health, wellness and healing, the two philosophies take a much different approach in their methods. The Canadian Institute of Chinese Traditional Medicine (CITCM) has developed a unique program which integrates Eastern and Western ideologies for a more enriched learning experience.
Our students study the theory and modalities of Eastern medicine such as acupuncture herbal prescriptions, moxibustion, cupping modalities and Qi Gong exercises in a clinical environment; they also study a Western approach to anatomy, nutrition and massage, paired with a three year marketing and business curriculum. The knowledge of both philosophies prepares our graduates for a thriving career in complementary and alternative healthcare.
Each student has the knowledge and insight to work in partnership with Western practitioners, helping to develop accurate assessment and determine appropriate plans of treatment.
CITCM students receive 750 hours of western anatomy and medicine theory.
Getting what you want in life.
The CITCM curriculum design is for students to enjoy balance in their lives. Weekday classes finish before noon to give students the time for employment, relationships, exercise, and personal interests.
You are fully prepared.
Students begin their practicum in the second year and continue practicing until graduation.
Get a way of life.
Through mentor-ship, collaboration, and learning different perspectives, CITCM students receive essential skills to fulfill their mind, body, and soul.