An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (Online) Narrated Lecture

$20 - Non Monmouth Professional

$15 - MU Students, Alumni and Preceptors

Time:  1.8 hours – self-directed learning (pre-registration is required. Participants will receive access to the course with-in 2-3 business days).

Contact hours for nurses – 1.8        

Contact hour expiration – September 1, 2023

Description- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is system of health that has been followed for thousands of years, and is now playing an important role in US healthcare. Acupuncture has been recommended as a first-line therapy for treating chronic pain by all major US government agencies as part of the national effort to address the opioid crisis. TCM includes a range of different modalities that include acupuncture, manual therapies (massage and cupping), Chinese herbal medicine, Moxbustion, diet and lifestyle recommendations, and physical and meditative exercises (Tai Chi, Qi Gong). With growing interest in well-being that includes a holistic approach, many people are integrating TCM into their health practices.

Take this course if you would like to learn more about TCM theory, application, research, evidence and how it is being implemented as part of a whole health model for veterans.

This course provides an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Key topic areas include:   

  • Overview of TCM and its various modalities and approaches to patient care
  • Provider education, licensing and certification requirements
  • Models of practice, practice settings, and insurance coverage
  • Use of TCM in pain management
  • Clinical research supporting efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation
  • The use of TCM in the US Veteran’s Administration

Desired Learning Outcome: The practitioner will apply concepts learned in the integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a health practice.

Professor Belinda Anderson:  is a nationally recognized researcher, clinician, and lifelong educator. She is an associate professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and served as the academic dean at Pacific College of Health and Science in New York. She is a recognized expert in the use of acupuncture to improve the outcomes of assisted reproduction, and worked as an acupuncturist at New York University Fertility Center for 10 years. As a researcher and research director, Anderson has investigated the benefits of complementary and integrative therapies in randomized clinical trials, and has undertaken educational research on training residents in integrative medicine, and acupuncturists in evidence-based medicine. Her research reflects her strong interest and belief in the importance of determining clinical effectiveness in real world settings, utilizing evidence-proven complementary and integrative methods, and empowering the population to play a major role in their own personal health through education. Anderson is a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health, and recently completed the Duke University year-long Leadership in Integrative Health and Medicine program.
Successful Completion:  Participants must complete 100% of the program, view or listen to recorded materials,  complete the 10 question quiz with a passing grade of 80%, complete an online evaluation and attestation of completion.  A link for certificate will be emailed to you.

Conflict of Interest: no conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity.

The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Provider number: P242 - 10/22. 

CHES (entry-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) has been approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

For additional questions please contact 732 571 3694

Prices range from 15.00 to 20.00 (price depends on options selected)