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Dr Helena Zhang

Dr. Helena Zhang, PhD, LAc, DIPL.O.M.(NCCAOM) Specializing in women’s health is a professor at Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. As a California State Board and American National Board-Certified Chinese Medicine practitioner, she is rich in methods like Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, woman qi gong and broad in clinical experience, Dr. Zhang is an expert in dealing with female disorders such as infertility, irregular menstruation, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal syndrome, depression, and insomnia. Her private practice is in Santa Monica. Dr. Zhang is also an internationally renowned woman medical qi gong professor with more than 25 years of teaching experience worldwide. She created 5 Seasons Jade Woman. Dr. Zhang is Council Member of the 2nd Board of Specialty Committee of Internal Medicine of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

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About this course

This online course contains 28 modules during a range of 200 days. After registration, you'll receive one module per week, and you have the freedom to learn at your own pace—the course's content - films, videos, lessons, prerecorded lectures, and tutorials. Once you enroll in the course, you'll have access for life.

As the earth element of 5 Seasons Jade Woman, Jade Woman Medicated Diet focuses on using food as medicine to take care of women's health in a different season and different ages. The course contains 3 parts of training: 

Shi Wu Yao Xing 食物藥性 -  Food is Medicine - Study of Food from the Chinese Medicine Diet Prospective;

Shi Liao 食療 - Dietotherapy - Using 5 Tastes & 4 Qi in food to heal a female's disorder and maintain physical and emotional health; 

Yao Shan 藥膳 - Medicated Meal - Using medicated meals to enjoy and enrich 6  essential phases of life: menstruation (including before, during, and after), fertility,  pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, and menopause. Also, the course trains the practitioner the way to combine Chinese herbs with food to create an individual dish for each female pattern or disorder.

Medicated Diet is one approach of Chinese Traditional Medicine. From the Chinese traditional medicine perspective, food and medicine share the same source. So, we call it Yao Shi Tong Yuan 藥食同源. Great food is an experience and crystalizing that for a person - the tastes, textures, and smells. Jade Goddess medicated food is healing and crystalizing that for a person - the taste, temperature, prosperity, and communicating with different organs.