So after my angst-filled thread of a month ago, I’m leaning towards studying to be a nurse-midwife or a “direct-entry midwife” (not so much hospital technology and education, but licensed to be independent). I’m looking at schools which would be able to help me with this, and one of the direct entry schools offers as an elective a course in “Chinese medicine”. It’s put with courses on homeopathy and “astrological medicine”*, so I assume it’s sort of mainstream in American alternative medicine, but I don’t know anything about it. Does anyone who has actually had first or second-hand experience with traditional Chinese medicine know how it works? Is it something like Ayurveda? I’m just curious.
- The place seems to be a little bit on the “witchy woo woo” side. I don’t think I would actually attend there unless it was a really good school and I don’t find any Catholic schools (which I doubt I will).