Founded by a group of accomplished practitioners, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts began with solidarity of purpose. We are always striving to help restore the ancient traditions by sharing our clinical experience and passion for Chinese medicine. We also believe that our comprehensive education can prepare students for success.
Our name, Daoist Traditions, comes from the close relationship between the Dao and Chinese medicine. This union has existed since the ancient beginnings of the Chinese culture. Chinese medicine, much like the philosophical tradition of Daoism, encourages us to live in harmony with the seasons and to follow the principles of nature as a model for the ideal life.
What is Our Philosophy?
We are committed to an academically rigorous program, which challenges students to transform emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. Because of this, we seek students who are committed to personal cultivation and growth as well as to their learning. Caring for others as a profession also requires a commitment to one's self; and self-cultivation is a vital part of maintaining a balanced life.
We believe it is essential that practitioners live the philosophy they teach. As such, students are encouraged to participate in regular cultivation exercises such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditation, always reflecting on their own development and transformation.
Are We Right for You?
Daoist Traditions is not merely an academic institution. We are cultivating the next generation of healers through a focused and inclusive curriculum that spans beyond the books and practicum experience. Much as acupuncture and Chinese medicine treat the entire being of a patient, Daoist Traditions aims to facilitate growth in perception, awareness, and kinship with each student's path.
We believe that our approach to classical Chinese medicine is highly specialized and provides unique insights into contemporary applications to traditional teachings and practices. We seek those who pursue growth, aptitude, and connectivity through personal transformation and compassionate interaction.