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Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts teaches Classical Chinese Medicine based upon the Daoist lineage of Jeffrey Yuen. Grounded in ancient tradition but relevant to the 21st century, Daoist Traditions is committed to preparing the next generation of highly qualified Chinese medicine practitioners.
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Founded in August 2003 and inspired by the teachings of Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th-generation priest from the Jade Purity School of Daoism, DTC has evolved into a vibrant and dynamic institute for learning. The college remains dedicated to the revival of classical Chinese medicine teachings. A small college by choice, DTC offers the opportunity for each student to get to know their instructors and classmates. As a result, the college cultivates a tight-knit community that share an ongoing commitment to improving healthcare for the public.

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.

A plant relic unearthed from the tomb of the "Marquis of Haihun" in east China's Jiangxi Province has been confirmed to ...
07/07/2020
Earliest traditional Chinese medicine found in emperor's tomb in E China

A plant relic unearthed from the tomb of the "Marquis of Haihun" in east China's Jiangxi Province has been confirmed to be processed traditional Chinese herbal medicine, providing evidence on the origin of Chinese herbal medicine processing.

A plant relic unearthed from the tomb of the "Marquis of Haihun" in east China's Jiangxi Province has been confirmed to be processed traditional Chinese herbal medicine, providing evidence on the origin of Chinese herbal medicine processing.

Quan Yin has some help keeping an eye on the Daoist Traditions campus.
26/06/2020

Quan Yin has some help keeping an eye on the Daoist Traditions campus.

Hello from Daoist Traditions!
24/06/2020

Hello from Daoist Traditions!

The fire season is here! It’s only June and we have already seen 80-degree heat here in Asheville. The summer is all abo...
22/06/2020

The fire season is here! It’s only June and we have already seen 80-degree heat here in Asheville. The summer is all about the Heart energy. The Heart houses our mind and our spirit (Shen). The spirit can be disrupted by both internal and external factors and result in emotional upset, anxiety, or sleep issues. In the hot summer, we should think about keeping our fire energy in balance. Acupuncture transforms us by accessing the heart energy and the spirit.

Read more tips to stay hydrated this summer…
https://daoisttraditions.edu/5-tips-to-stay-hydrated/

All around the mulberry bush...We got to eat some of the juicy fruit from our mulberry tree this year! It's always nice ...
20/06/2020

All around the mulberry bush...

We got to eat some of the juicy fruit from our mulberry tree this year! It's always nice when we see them out there and get to taste a few (delish!) before the bears have a feast! 🐻

Blessings from Daoist Traditions 🙏
18/06/2020

Blessings from Daoist Traditions 🙏

Welcome to our New Clinical Interns!So nice to share a quiet moment and lovely brunch get-together with you.We are excit...
17/06/2020

Welcome to our New Clinical Interns!

So nice to share a quiet moment and lovely brunch get-together with you.
We are excited for you to begin this next phase of learning.

Cheers!

We are so happy to reopen the Daoist Traditions Clinic!After a long pause, we are back and ready to go!All acupuncture t...
17/06/2020

We are so happy to reopen the Daoist Traditions Clinic!
After a long pause, we are back and ready to go!

All acupuncture treatments $15
Now through July 31st

Appointments available Monday through Saturday.
Schedule your appointment today.
https://daoisttraditions.edu/clinic/ or 828.253.8669

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities.- Shunryu SuzukiWhen was the last time you did something for the fir...
27/05/2020

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities.
- Shunryu Suzuki

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

At Daoist Traditions, you will have many firsts – from your first day of acupuncture point location to the first time a patient tells you how much you helped them. From learning the fundamentals to preparing for national board exams, a lot happens in four years.

When will you begin?

Contact [email protected] to learn more about our master’s and doctoral programs.

Just as we are emerging from our stay-at-home orders -  the cicadas are back!  So grateful we weren't underground for 17...
25/05/2020

Just as we are emerging from our stay-at-home orders - the cicadas are back! So grateful we weren't underground for 17 years like these little cirtters! This summer, 1.5 million cicadas are expected to emerge in northwestern North Carolina and parts of Virgina and West Virginia.


Cicada moltings (Chan Tui - 蝉蜕) are a powerful wind-expelling substance in Chinese herbal medicine. They are used to treat sore throat, eye issues, and skin rashes.


If you find yourself bothered by the nightly rhythmic buzzing of these insects, try thinking about the healing energy they hold.

Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee' will be teaching Emotions: A Classical Perspective Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, 2020 ...
25/05/2020

Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee' will be teaching Emotions: A Classical Perspective Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, 2020 via Livestream.

For more information on the Daoist Traditions courses, visit: https://daoisttraditions.edu/dtc-events/
or Contact: [email protected] or call 828-225-3993

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates! Thank you for showing us your hearts and sharing your gifts with patients at the ...
25/05/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!

Thank you for showing us your hearts and sharing your gifts with patients at the DT Clinic. We look forward to seeing you carry your healing presence into the world. ❤

Cheers!

Congratulations to 2020 Graduate Grant winner - Nic Melo!We love reading these essays - the reflections on the past 4 ye...
19/05/2020

Congratulations to 2020 Graduate Grant winner - Nic Melo!

We love reading these essays - the reflections on the past 4 years at DT and the excitement of future plans.

Thank you to everyone who entered 🙏

Great job Nic!

Getting to know DT…Dr. Mary Cissy Majebé, College President, has seen many changes during her 35 years in the acupunctur...
19/05/2020

Getting to know DT…

Dr. Mary Cissy Majebé, College President, has seen many changes during her 35 years in the acupuncture profession. The best thing she has seen is the in-depth education that students now receive in the U.S.

When she’s not at Daoist Traditions or working with patients in her busy acupuncture practice, Dr. Majebé is usually on the go – traveling to continue her Chinese medicine studies, hosting Jeffrey Yuen CEU courses in the southwest, or having her own adventures.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I would like to say that I would go have more fun, but that is just my illusion. I would probably just work more.

You have a whole weekend off, what do you do?

Snowboard or visit with family.

What is the last thing you searched on Google?

Daoist retreat centers and electric cars for children.

What is the last thing you watched on Netflix?

Superrr Girlllll…I’m watching all four seasons and I can’t wait until they continue.

What are three interesting facts about you?

I had never had an acupuncture treatment when I enrolled in acupuncture school.

I love the theater and all musicals. I hate horror movies.

I once treaded water for 5 hours in a competition at our pool. I won the contest and got my name in the paper. 😊

Cheers to this forward-thinking Israeli hospital!Led by Dr. Gali Stoffman, the Center for Complementary Care at Barzilai...
14/05/2020
Israeli pediatric ward pioneers inhouse Chinese medicine - ISRAEL21c

Cheers to this forward-thinking Israeli hospital!

Led by Dr. Gali Stoffman, the Center for Complementary Care at Barzilai Medical Center provides free complementary care in the inpatient pediatric unit. Wonderful to see this level of integration!

‘I thought it might be helpful to try these things in parallel to regular medicine,’ says Barzilai Medical Center CEO and medical director.

The river is smooth and calm this evening,The peony flowers bloom.The moon floats on the current.The tide carries the st...
14/05/2020

The river is smooth and calm this evening,
The peony flowers bloom.
The moon floats on the current.
The tide carries the stars.
— Qian Qi (Tang Dyanasty)

Peony root is a Chinese herbal medicine rockstar. Bai Shao Yao/White Peony (the peeled root) is a powerful blood tonic and Chi Shao Yao/Red Peony (the whole root) invigorates the blood. These herbs are used in many traditional formulas for everything from fatigue to skin conditions to pain. We can admire these lovely flowers even more when we appreciate their function as well as their beauty. 🌸

12/05/2020

Look who came to visit our campus!

A family of black snakes was discovered while doing some maintenance on campus. Dr. Majebé decided to say hello!

(no snakes were harmed in the making of this video)

While the black snake is not specifically used in Chinese herbal medicine, several venomous snakes are classified as substances that clear wind-damp, open the channels, and affect the skin. They can be used to treat painful arthritic conditions and itchy skin issues.

Traditional medicine uses the whole snake, but using only the skin is also an option. It may not be as potent as using the whole snake, but it is an example of how we can use humane and sustainable herbal solutions.

As communities begin loosening restrictions and more people are venturing out in public, you may be feeling a new flavor...
11/05/2020
Tai Chi to Relieve Coronavirus stress in Home-Ridden People - Spark Health MD

As communities begin loosening restrictions and more people are venturing out in public, you may be feeling a new flavor of coronavirus anxiety. Getting out more may help the stress of being stuck at home, but anything to help us relax sounds great right about now. Taichi can offer the benefits of movement and relaxation all in one. Read more...

Any news on coronavirus lockdown end is no way near which is making the home-ridden people stressed even more. The social distancing and anxiety of being home is a serious mental health concern as the medical experts have warned people about it. Considering the gyms and fitness centers are closed, t...

May 2017 vs. May 2020Oh, the good old days of working without a mask. But we are carrying on at DT and smiling behind ou...
07/05/2020

May 2017 vs. May 2020
Oh, the good old days of working without a mask.
But we are carrying on at DT and smiling behind our masks!

06/05/2020
Chinese pupils wear one-metre hats to practise social distancing from others

Looking for new ways to social-distance? Try a new hat!

Children in China are bringing back a look that was popular with emperors and officials of the Song Dynasty.

Read more...
https://www.designboom.com/design/children-china-social-distancing-hats-inspired-by-ancient-headwear-04-29-2020/

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube A primary school in eastern China’s Zhejiang province asked their pupils to w...

Thanks to all the April showers, the plants are flourishing! Along with many others, lemon balm, lavender, and mint are ...
05/05/2020

Thanks to all the April showers, the plants are flourishing!

Along with many others, lemon balm, lavender, and mint are everywhere right now. Combined together, they make a lovely, calming tea. Try 1-2 teaspoons of each herb per cup of water. Pour the water over the herbs and let it steep for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold and feel the stress melt away.

Get to know…Megan Burns, Academic DeanAfter graduating from Daoist Traditions and setting up successful practices in Ash...
04/05/2020

Get to know…

Megan Burns, Academic Dean

After graduating from Daoist Traditions and setting up successful practices in Asheville, NC and Portland, OR - Megan knows what it takes to be successful in acupuncture school and beyond. When she’s not at DT, she can be found hiking or napping, depending on the week. Here are a few things we never knew about Megan…

Are you usually early or late?

Generally, I am early. I lived in Chicago until I was 30 so it became ingrained to allow 20-30 minutes extra to get places because there was always traffic/construction/accidents and I was usually late when I lived there. Now that I live in Asheville, I am usually 15 to 20 minutes early because I still have it in my head (after 14 years) I should leave extra time. It drives my kids nuts that we are always early. It's a joke in our house. I even try to just be on time and I still end up early.

What are three interesting facts about you?

1. I know how to spin fire poi.

2. I make violet flower jelly every Spring with my girls.

3. I really enjoy hiking and have been known to say a hike isn't that long or that it is easy. My kids do not even ask about length or ease any more. We hiked ten miles in the Redwoods - I thought it was going to be 5 miles. It was beautiful so no one really complained.

What is the worst gift you've ever received?

A kitten. Don’t get me wrong…I loved the cat. My boyfriend (now husband) bought the cat for me. He is highly allergic but was in denial then. When we moved in together, I had to choose between him and the cat. It was a hard decision. My best friend took the cat so I could still visit her.

If you had a warning label what would it say?

Do not give caffeine, especially coffee. I love coffee but I am a spaz when I drink it.

What is something you can never seem to finish?

My embroidery project. I love embroidery and embroidering. I think it is so meditative. It seems I need to work on sitting still longer and being less of a perfectionist about my stitches.

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04/05/2020

Looking for something different to do while you're at home?

Get an expert inventory of which edible wild things are growing in your backyard with No Taste LikeHome. Pay what you can. See their website for suggested prices and other available experiences. https://notastelikehome.org.

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague, Lorraine Harris. Lorraine served as a valued member ...
30/04/2020

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and colleague, Lorraine Harris. Lorraine served as a valued member of the Daoist Traditions faculty for 11 years. The wisdom she shared with our students was beyond any expectation, but even more important was her intrinsic ability to teach with an equal amount of knowledge and heart. Lorraine was an exemplary educator with a gift for clarity and consistency. Her enthusiasm for sharing this medicine was evidenced not only by her upbeat vibrant energy, but also her ability to hold space for her students.

One colleague described Lorraine as “embodying the ideal practitioner of Chinese medicine: attentive, caring, open, and direct. With students she was able to model how to communicate with a patient compassionately but directly about their health and then guide the patient to begin their healing journey. She was uncompromising in her expectations for her students’ education, yet flexible in her heart and mind”.

We are sending our prayers to Lorraine’s family. Lorraine’s warm smile, love for life, and true heart have left an impression that will stay with the Daoist Traditions community indelibly. ❤🙏

Two brilliant minds. Chris Giglio, Administrative Director, and Megan Burns, Academic Dean, take a much deserved break t...
30/04/2020

Two brilliant minds. Chris Giglio, Administrative Director, and Megan Burns, Academic Dean, take a much deserved break to catch a moment of sunshine.

Oh Tom Petty, how right you were....the waiting is the hardest part!We are riding this thing out but getting antsy to ge...
29/04/2020

Oh Tom Petty, how right you were....the waiting is the hardest part!

We are riding this thing out but getting antsy to get back to in-person learning. We miss our students, faculty, and patients! Looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus as soon as we can. Stay healthy out there!

Get to know Daoist Traditions!Juliet Daniel, Admissions Director, has been helping prospective students get to know us f...
29/04/2020

Get to know Daoist Traditions!

Juliet Daniel, Admissions Director, has been helping prospective students get to know us for the past 12 years.

Juliet loves meeting with applicants, showing them around campus, and helping them discover what it’s like to be a DT student. When she is not introducing students to DT, she can be found thrifting, training for a future surf season, or streaming shows with her family. Get to know Juliet…


How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

30 minutes? I do most of my getting ready the night before, so I can be dressed and savoring a morning mug of coffee asap. It's really all about the coffee.

Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion?

What I love about 2020 is that everything from the last 120 years is back in style. Those of you who see me around campus, know "fashion don'ts" are my favorite.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

I could never let someone else write a book about my life, and if I wrote it, for sure the title would have to be changed regularly. It would be an Amazon nightmare.

What do you wish your brain was better at doing?

Remembering details.

What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you're good at it?

I'm about 6 feet tall, so I'm good at getting noticed, but embarrassed about it because as an introvert, I prefer to be incognito. I’m also really good at always forgetting something when I'm at the grocery store, despite making a list!

Ever wonder who is behind the scenes at Daoist Traditions? Cameron Mullins, Federal Financial Aid Administrator, is the ...
27/04/2020

Ever wonder who is behind the scenes at Daoist Traditions?

Cameron Mullins, Federal Financial Aid Administrator, is the woman behind our financial aid program. She has all the answers about federal aid, vocational rehabilitation, VA education benefits. When she’s not at the office, she can be found paddleboarding, fixing things around her house, and playing with her son. Get to know Cameron...



Where was your first job?

My first job was at Red Lobster. I was hired on as a server at 17 years old, not knowing you couldn't be a server until you were 18. I trained, started taking tables....then a coworker told management, so I was demoted to either hostessing or bussing tables until I turned 18. Hostessing is the worst restaurant job of them all.

What job would you be terrible at?

I would be a horrible wedding planner - I am way too frugal and bitter for that.

What would be your spirit animal?

Henry Rollins is my current spirit animal - while not a traditional animal, he is a snarky, sassy beast, an amazing singer and author, and I hope that when my hair finishes graying, that it looks as good as his.

What song do you turn to for comfort, and why?

Music is really important to me, so this is a very hard question! So many choices - happiness/gotta dance comfort? Sad break-up comfort? Reminds me of my childhood comfort? Can't decide! I guess with these very stressful times, I will list my favorite silly song: "Ocean Man" by Ween. I crack a smile and sing along every time I hear that one.

What is the last text you sent?

I just sent a funny coronavirus meme to my friend who lives overseas. I send a lot of memes! That, and pictures of my son, Toby.

Address

382 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC
28801

General information

DT offers a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine, and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Daoist Traditions’ Oriental Medicine program is accredited 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.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(828) 225-3993

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