Alumni Spotlight: Karen Litton

  Karen Litton is a 2008 Daoist Traditions graduate and practicing acupuncturist in North Carolina. She maintains a practice with the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic as well as her own clinic, Mountain Therapeutic, in Bryson City.  She has been an instructor at Daoist Traditions for seven years.  Teaching at Daoist Traditions I have taught several courses … Read More

Medicinal Herbs in Your Backyard

Some people think of Chinese herbs as exotic plants grown only in faraway Asia. Many of the plants used in Chinese Herbal Medicine can easily be grown in Western North Carolina, because of the temperate climate, similar to parts of China. Many common medicinal plants are as beautiful as they are useful. For example: Balloon … Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Nolff, L.Ac.

Daoist Traditions students work exceptionally hard throughout their 4 year program, but what happens to them after graduation? Our Alumni Spotlight aims to highlight our graduates and the great work they are doing. Amanda Nolff, L.Ac., graduated from DTC in 2014 and has been providing acupuncture care to the Matthews, NC community ever since. We ran … Read More

Eat Drink and Be Healthy

According to Chinese Medicine, our diet should change with the seasons to keep us in tune with the energies around us. As the weather cools off for the fall, it makes sense that we should eat more warming, strengthening foods. Using warming spices is an easy way to enhance the diet and warm the body … Read More