This course introduces students to the basic ideas that form the framework of Oriental medical thought, including the theories of Yin-Yang, the Five Phases, the vital bodily substances and the functions of the Zang-Fu organs. The students then apply this knowledge to the study of pathology, including the Three Causes, the Eight Parameters, the Six Qi, and disorders of Qi, blood and body fluids. In addition, students begin the study of organ patterns, covering Lung and Spleen patterns.