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Thank you for your interest in Daoist Traditions College!


Since Daoist Traditions’ founding in 2003, the college has grown in size and reputation while remaining a single-purpose institution, dedicated to Chinese Medicine education.


We are a small college by choice, offering the opportunity for you to get to know your instructors and classmates. Our student body consists of a mix of those who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and professionals returning to school. While students come to Daoist Traditions for individual reasons, they share a common purpose - to study this medicine so they can help others.


Students are encouraged to participate in regular self-cultivation practices such as qi gong, meditation, and journaling. Cultivation activities are woven into our master's program curriculum to help beginning students reflect on their development as a healer. As a result of these practices throughout their studies, students learn a lot about themselves, making Daoist Traditions College more than just an academic institution – it is transformative.

Our Master of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAHM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAHM) programs offer extensive training in acupuncture and herbal medicine. Practitioners looking to enhance their practices can expand their knowledge and skills in our DAHM Professional Track or Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CCHM) programs.

Throughout its long history, Chinese medicine has been a dynamic and evolving medical art and science. As it is quickly becoming mainstream medicine, it is also one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Whether you want to begin a new career or continue your Chinese medicine education, we invite you to explore more with us.

Download our Academic Catalog and Beginner FAQs for more information on our programs. 

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 Classical Chinese Medicine. The college is known for its academically rigorous and transformative curriculum, its service to the community, and its exemplary leadership in Chinese 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 that 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 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.

Relevant Links

Daoist Healing Arts

Heaven's Cloud Event Center

Traditions Acupuncture Foundation

North Carolina Society of Acupuncture & Asian Medicine

About Us

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