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Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts

Mission Statement

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts provides quality education in the classical medical art and science of Chinese Medicine, prepares students to enter the profession as skilled health care clinicians, and provides the community with Daoist based Chinese medical care.

Daoist Traditions supports a set of guiding principles, which guide how we do our work, how we interact with each other, and how we fulfill our mission as a college. We work diligently to weave these values into everything that occurs at Daoist Traditions in order to positively impact those in our college community. Our commitment to demonstrative integrity is reflected through honest and ethical work. We welcome individual perspectives and listen and respond with compassion and respect. Through our dedication and pursuit of academic excellence, we facilitate personal cultivation and growth by imparting the wisdom of Chinese Medicine.

History

Daoist Traditions was founded by a group of senior practitioners in the field of Chinese Medicine who have devoted themselves to the revival of classical teachings. Inspired by their studies with Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist priest, they wish to help continue his work in restoring the ancient traditions by sharing their clinical experience and passion for Chinese Medicine.

Programs Offered

Daoist Traditions was accredited in 2008 by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) to offer a four-year Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The program includes comprehensive training in the ancient traditions of Classical Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teachings. Our curriculum provides students with a well-rounded understanding of the principles and techniques of Oriental Medicine and a fundamental understanding of Western medical theory and practice.

The College operates on a semester system with a fall semester (August – December) and spring semester (January-May). The fall semester of the first year consists of sixteen (16) instructional weeks with a mid-semester break. All subsequent semesters consist of fifteen (15) instructional weeks with mid-semester breaks.

Didactic classes are scheduled three days per week. In addition to weekly classes, students have a 2-4 day session with Jeffrey Yuen each semester. Students also have one additional weekend class (Saturday and Sunday) during most semesters. Students complete Clinical Observation or Clinical Internship sessions each semester, requiring additional days per week. During Clinical Internship, students complete sessions of 40-42 weeks per year and have shorter breaks between semesters. Summer classes are required in the third and fourth years. Clinical internship runs throughout the year. Completion of the full-time program requires 4-years and must be completed within 6.

Contact Information

For more information about Daoist Traditions, please contact:

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts
382 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Tel: (828) 225-3993
Fax: (828) 255-3306
Clinic: (828) 253-8669
E-mail: mainoffice@daoisttraditions.edu
Request info: admissions@daoisttraditions.edu
Web site: www.daoisttraditions.edu

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