About Our Faculty
Our faculty is comprised of experienced practitioners who share the desire to carry out the mission of the college and to help each student excel. All of the licensed acupuncturists and physicians on our faculty are also practicing clinicians who bring their real life professional experience into the classroom and clinic.
Faculty members are noted for the Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program, Professional Doctorate Dual Enrollment (MAOM/PD) program, Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CCHM) program, and Clinical Internship (CL).
Newcastle upon Tyne, in England. He has worked in the Veterans Administration and Case Western Reserve University (1985-1988), and was the associate trauma and ICU director at a Level I trauma center in Portland, OR from 1985 to 2000. He set up a Level III trauma center in Cincinnati’s Bethesda North Hospital, 2000 to 2012, where he was also responsible for a Paramedic Training Program. He also instituted and developed a medical simulation training center which eventually filled over 4000 square feet of space and instructed several hundred people annually. After completing a stint in the US Army Medical Corps 2006-2011 with two tours to Iraq, he worked as a trauma and acute care surgeon in Gastonia, NC before moving to Asheville full time in 2016. MAOM
His interest in Chinese medicine grew out of his life long love of nature and passion for martial arts and spiritual cultivation since a young age, and he has practiced Chinese and Daoist systems of gongfu including meditation, qigong and taijiquan since 2007, and has specialized in Wudang Sanfeng Pai Gongfu since 2011 having studied under Master Bing (15th generation priest) and Master Chen (14th generation priest).
Greg teaches public and private classes on Chinese medicine, meditation, qigong, & Wudang Gongfu through Mystic Dao. Greg has also been an avid gardener since his teens and has worked in the past as Daoist Traditions College Herbal Gardens Supervisor. He is a classically trained acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, and expert in applying a healing presence and providing qigong, lifestyle and dietary guidance for improved healing and wellness to his patients and students. Gregory draws heavily on the teachings of Master Jeffrey Yuen having attended more than 900 hours of lectures from the eminent Daoist master of Chinese medicine since 2010.
Greg currently teaches qigong to the masters degree program acupuncture students enrolled at Daoist Traditions College, and supervises interns learning to practice Chinese medicine at the college clinic. Greg practices many modalities of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, prescription qigong, acupressure massage, essential oils, stone medicine and providing lifestyle guidance.
In his free time, Greg relaxes with his wife Grace, hikes with his dog Odin, cleans up after his cat Macai, does dishes, continues studying with his teachers, and trains and practices what he teaches and preaches every day. Gregory has taught public and private classes and workshops on Daoist meditation, qigong, taijiquan and gongfu since 2008, and is currently (spring 2017) in the process of opening a full service Chinese medicine wellness clinic, Wudang Gongfu School and tea/lifestyle shop in Asheville, NC. MAOM
Phil Kosdan also has a M.A. from Vermont College in Psychology/Philosophy of Science as well; and has an abiding interest in integrating medicines. He is President Emeritus of The North Carolina Association of Acupuncture; and, has served as President for three years in a time of a substantial reinvigoration of the association. He has taught introductory courses in the theory of Chinese Medicine at Central Carolina Community College, The Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, N.C. (a massage school), helped graduates of an acupuncture school pass their national boards, and tutored and mentored for several years those interested in learning about Chinese herbs. Phil Kosdan is also a published writer and is working on a book on integrated medicine, The Medicine of the Future, World Integrated Medicine. MAOM/PD, CL
Kristen has traveled extensively and was living in South Korea in the early 1990’s when she had her first acupuncture treatment and fell in love with Chinese Medicine. Since then, she has pursued careers and volunteer opportunities in which she can be of service to others. She worked as an Immigration Specialist for a local non-profit agency, volunteered as a Spanish-speaking doula for the Buncombe County Health Department, taught English as a second language in the U.S. and abroad, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Eritrea, Africa.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her teenage son, taking long walks, and giving community presentations on the numerous health benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. MAOM
Since that time Dr. Majebé has undertaken numerous internships in both Korea and China. Her areas of focus in these post-graduate studies have focused on Internal Medicine. Dr. Majebé has a deep fondness for working in the fields of pediatrics and oncology.
Dr. Majebé began studying with Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88 th generation Daoist priest, from the Jade Purity Traditions in 1998. His influence planted the seeds fort Dr. Majebé and a group of like-minded individuals to establish Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2003. Daoist Traditions has been one of the leaders in Chinese Medicine education in the U.S. She has served as president since inception.
In 1985, Dr. Majebé founded the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic in Asheville, NC. She was the first chair of the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB) and was instrumental in helping to write the laws governing the practice of acupuncture in North Carolina. Currently Dr. Majebé is once again serving as chair of the NCALB. MAOM
Mary has studied qi gong, tai chi and sword forms in the US with Gregory Casey, Master Bing and Master Chen from the Wudang tradition. She has also completed numerous lectures by Jeffrey Yuen on favorite topics including the roots of Chinese herbal medicine, tree spirit medicine, and numerous other topics on healing since 2008. These studies have enriched a personal exploration of understanding Daoism in a modern era and longevity practices. MAOM, CCHM
Research project on topics of Daoism
Video on Longevity Acupuncture & Apothecary
Medicinal herb growers cooperative