About Our College

We are dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of Chinese medicine.

Accreditation and Approvals

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board

PO Box 10686, Raleigh NC  27605
Phone:  919-821-3008; Fax:  919-400-4273

The authority to operate a professional training program in Oriental Medicine in the state of North Carolina was granted in 2003 by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board and Daoist Traditions opened its doors that same year.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – ACAOM

8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie MN  55347
Phone: (952) 212-2434

Daoist Traditions’ Oriental Medicine program was initially accredited in August 2008 by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Daoist Traditions was approved through the ACAOM Substantive Change Policy to offer the Certificate of Chinese Herbal Medicine program in 2014. This substantive change approval authorizes the institution to offer the program as an AOM Related Program, however the program is neither accredited nor in candidacy status with the ACAOM. ACAOM does not accredit herbal medicine certificate programs.

UNC General Administration

910 Raleigh Road, P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

In February 2012, Daoist Traditions was licensed by the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina to confer a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – NCCAOM

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1290
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 598-1005

Graduates of the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine programs are eligible to take the examinations offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Our Vision

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts is a center of educational excellence, cultivating the next generation of teachers and leaders within the field of Oriental Medicine. The college is known for its academically rigorous and transformative curriculum, its service to the community, and its exemplary leadership in Oriental Medicine education.

Our Mission

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts provides quality education in the classical art and science of Chinese medicine, graduating professionals who provide independent and collaborative care in diverse settings, enriching their communities with Daoist-based medicine.

Our Guiding Principles

The administration, faculty and staff of Daoist Traditions support a set of 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 our guiding principles into everything that occurs at Daoist Traditions in order to positively impact those in our college community. We value:

We are committed to demonstrating integrity through honest and ethical conduct.
We are dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence through continual program review.
We welcome individual perspectives and listen and respond with compassion and respect.
We facilitate personal cultivation and growth by imparting the wisdom of Chinese medicine.