Oriental Internal Medicine 304 (OIM)

About the Course

Welcome to the Oriental Internal Medicine 304 Course. Here you will find archives of invaluable lectures, practice tests and articles for review.

The fourth course in a five-course sequence, it will focus on dermatology, neurology, pediatrics and support for patients undergoing treatment for oncological disorders. The etiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of each condition will be covered. Selection of acupuncture points and modified herbal formulas to meet the needs of the individual will be emphasized. 30 hours are devoted to herbal medicine. Kathleen Leavy will present oncology and pediatrics.

Goals & Objective

The student will gain a working knowledge of Oncological, and Pediatric disorders, their diagnosis, differentiation, and treatment with Oriental Medicine including Herbal therapy and Acupuncture treatments. Case histories will be used from my practice, the student clinic, from the required text books and other sources. Herbal formulas, and modifications to the formulas will be 30% of the study.

Skills Achieved

  1. Students will differentiate the common cancers and their manifestations into TCM diagnosis.
  2. Students will choose the proper formula and appropriate modifications for presented case histories involving symptoms of cancer.
  3. Students will develop acupuncture point combinations for these conditions.
  4. Students will differentiate the common disorders associated with Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy into TCM diagnosis.
  5. Students will choose the proper formula and appropriate modifications for presented case histories involving side effects of Chemo and Radiation therapy.
  6. Students will develop dietary and lifestyle recommendations for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiations therapy.
  7. Students will develop acupuncture point combinations for these conditions
  8. Students will state the specifics of pediatric physiology which make children vulnerable to illness.
  9. Students will demonstrate knowledge of specific pediatric assessment techniques when presented with a case history.
  10. Students will differentiate common disorders of the Pediatric patient into TCM diagnosis
  11. Students will choose the proper herbal formula and appropriate modifications and state when the treatment shall be discontinued.
  12. Students will develop appropriate dietary recommendations and life style recommendations for pediatric disorders.
  13. Students will develop cutaneous techniques, including Tui Na techniques, acupuncture point treatments, and state appropriate needling techniques for Pediatric disorders.

Method of Grading

Method of Grading
Case Quizes
Mid Term Exam
Final Examination

I have had two massive heart emergency surgeries a year ago and haven’t been able to regain my strength as I was on my deathbed for several weeks. I am now just beginning to return to my normal energy level. It is a slow road, but a good one. It is great and I feel good, and trust her. It seems as though my feet want to do a little dance as I walk the wooden walk up to her office door. I will continue to accept her treatments and highly recommend her to all my friends and neighbors. Bless you Kathleen. Receiving treatment for: ~11 years 

Mary Ranc

After my first visit seeing Kathleen I already experienced great results. I was full of energy, slept better than ever before and my overall happiness in life had increased. My treatments helped me not on a physical level but on an emotional and mental level. I’m thankful that I was introduced to Acupuncture so that I could experience the wonderful health benefits it has to offer. Receiving treatment for: 5 months. 


When you go and get treated, its nice to breath a sigh of relief when you enter an office. We have made brave headway here in this office. Everyone adds to the atmosphere of healing. Kathleen knows what she is doing. She has done her homework. Kathleen continues her research, teaches, and shares her wisdom freely. Kathleen continues to amaze us. My husband had an open wound and our estimated time for healing was 3 months. She told us about a method to heal sores with sugar and the wound closed up in 2 weeks! To have taken wound care out of the equation, as a caregiver, was monumental! The mutual support among employees and students coupled with patient equals a healing synergetic relationship satisfying for all! Receiving treatment for: several months. 


The acupuncture has helped me in more ways then I know. I came to Kathleen and her staff for blood sugar issues. After my first treatment my blood sugar was in normal range. I never medicated and never will because of a near fatal reaction to prescription drugs. I know that Kathleen is using her God given talents to help people become and stay healthy. She has certainly helped me beyond my expectations to lead me down a healthy path! Many, many, many thanks! Receiving treatment: 1 year. 


Kathleen is wonderful. Her presence alone is super calming and centered and she is a a gifted healer. She has helped me to recover as a triathlete from lots of over training in which my body really suffered and was strained. Now I feel stronger and more skilled every day. Kathleen has certainly helped me reach my personal best every day. Receiving treatment: 3 visits


My hearing is already so much better that i will probably not have to make a return visit. This was my introduction to natural medicine. You did a lot of work. I was amazed at the fine results. It gave me complete confidence in your medical skills. This made me wonder about the majority of people who do not have a friend refer them to a practitioner of natural medicine. I think i am lucky that i came to you instead of going to a doctor of customary medicine.

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