Traditional Chinese Medicine for Health and Wellness

Enrollment is ongoing until 11 March 2017 for TCM 101

Cycle 2 Class Schedule

Fridays, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
17 March to 26 May 2017
Room 206, Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila Univerity


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of health and healing originating from millennia of Chinese culture. It is the longest continuous medical tradition, evolving and developing over the centuries, and is now rising into prominence in the modern globalized world. This course aims to introduce the vast body of knowledge that is TCM, and explain the basic theoretical principles, starting with the philosophical foundations, leading up to basic therapies of Chinese medical science.

The course meets once a week for ten (10) weeks consisting of lectures and workshops beginning with Chinese philosophies and leading to the scientific principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Mode of teaching will be in English and Filipino, with a gradual introduction of necessary Chinese terms.

This course is for anyone and everyone who is 18 years old or older, with or without any background in Chinese studies nor in any medical field. The course is designed for the general public, who wish to understand the holistic and natural approach of TCM, apply its principles to change their lifestyle and habits, and incorporate its basic home remedies in their health practices.

Important notes

Acupunture cannot be taught in a ten week course. It is an invasive medical procedure requiring years of study and training to perform. In the Philippines, only licensed medical professionals such as physicians, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, veterinarians, and acupuncturists trained and certified by the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Healthcare (PITAHC) under the Department of Health (DOH) may practice acupuncture.

If you are a medical professional who wishes to train for acupuncture with this course, consider enrolling in TCM 10 which is specifically designed for medical professionals who wish to professionally practice acupuncture complete with eligibility of accreditation by the Department of Health Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC).

TCM 10: Traditional Chinese Medicine for Medical Professionals

Download the course syllabus

About the instructor

Francisco V. Navarro V, M.D.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Project Director
Chinese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University

Francisco V. Navarro V, M.D. graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1998, under the Integrated Arts and Medicine (INTARMED) Program, and had his medical internship at the Philippine General Hospital. He trained in medical acupuncture at the Academy of Pain Research, at the St. Lukeʼs Hospital in San Francisco, under the Stanford Medical School; and at the Xiamen University Hospital, Fujian, China. Dr. Navarro is a faculty member at Ateneo de Manila University, under the Chinese Studies Program; and a consultant at St. Lukeʼs Medical Center Quezon City, and the founder of the Complementary Medicine Service at St. Lukeʼs Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City. He is also a Yin Yoga teacher, trained under Yin Yoga in Asia.

Registration and payment

  • Course fee is Php10,000 per student, inclusive of handouts, course materials, snacks and certificate of attendance. Discounts available when also availing of TCM 102: Traditional Chinese Medicine for Mind-Body Health.
  • Fill out the registration form by clicking here
    or download a copy of the registration form here.
  • Payment may be through the following methods

    Over the counter at any Metrobank branch

    • MBTC Payment slip
    • Subscriber's Name: (student's name)
    • Reference Number: Chinese
    • Subscriber Number: 181
    • Mode of payment: Cash/check/debit account
    • Amount of payment: P10,000.00

    Ateneo de Manila University Cashier's Office

    • Payee: (student's name)
    • Description of payment: Chinese Registration Fee
    • Account to be credited: 181-078-001

  • Send a copy of your payment receipt and registration form (if applicable) via email with the receipt attached to, or by fax at 926-5118 or 929-5397. You may also opt to submit directly to the Chinese Studies Program at Room 200, 2/F Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.
  • Refunds for withrawal before classes start will be 50% of the fee paid. Class dissolution will merit a 100% refund. Refunds will no longer be honored once classes start.


For questions, please send us an email at, call us at (632)426-6001 loc. 5280, 5284, or 5208, You may also tweet to us @AteneoChnS, or send us a message at our Facebook page.

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