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Academic Catalog
2020 - 2021
May 2020
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine/Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (MAOM/DACM)
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Degree Completion Track (DACM)
Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CCHM)
Policies in the Academic Catalog, Student Handbook, and Clinical Manual pertain to all students enrolled in all programs

Career Opportunities: Acupuncture is one of the most requested forms of treatment in the fast-growing field of
complementary and alternative medicine. Chinese medicine holds promise as one of the key modalities to be used in current
and future integrative medical settings. The success of Chinese medicine today is attributable to its treatment efficacy,
remarkable safety record, cost-effectiveness, and significant public demand. With the increasing public interest in safe and
effective alternative healthcare, acupuncture offers an outstanding career option. The settings in which one can work include
individual and group acupuncture practices; shared practices with physicians, chiropractors, or other health professionals;
affiliations with drug detoxification programs, hospitals, or integrated health clinics. Other career options include teaching,
translating, publishing, research, or working with herb or acupuncture supply companies. Most of our graduates establish
private practices or join existing acupuncture or multi-modality clinics. The college is often contacted by practitioners looking
to hire new graduates or by offices with space for rent. Listings are shared with alumni and posted on the college website

Non-Discrimination and Harassment: Daoist Traditions prohibits discrimination and harassment against applicants, students,
faculty, or staff on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, pregnancy status, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any classification protected by
local, state, or federal law. All applicants are considered on the basis of individual merit

Accommodations Policy: Daoist Traditions will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or for members’ sincerely held
religious beliefs or practices, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. “Undue hardship”
is a practice, procedure, or financial cost, which unreasonably interferes with business operations at the college

Accommodation request forms are available on our website. For more details, refer to the section on Accommodations

Reserved Rights of Daoist Traditions: Daoist Traditions reserves the right to make changes to the policies, procedures, fees,
courses, academic calendar, schedules, syllabi, or any other provisions in its catalog, other publications or website, subject to
program needs, accreditation requirements, and state and federal laws and regulations. Changes are made to improve
effectiveness and educational quality. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness, students
are advised that changes may be made at any time without prior notice. This catalog does not constitute a contract between
the student and the college. Students must meet the requirements in the catalog current at the time of their initial
enrollment, along with any revisions to the catalog made by the college

Submitting an application does not guarantee admission. Daoist Traditions reserves the right to deny entrance to any
applicant. Some applicants may be placed on a waitlist and receive an admissions decision later in the admissions cycle. The
college reserves the right to refuse admission or revoke enrollment if the college determines that an applicant or student
poses a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the Daoist Traditions community, or if such a refusal or
revocation is considered to be in the best interest of the college. Behaviors where it is considered to be in the best interest
of the college to refuse admission or revoke enrollment include misrepresenting any information; unlawful or unethical
activities; behavior that bring into question the applicant's maturity, honesty, or moral character; or behaviors that conflict
with the college's code of conduct. The college also reserves the right to refuse admission for applicants who have been
expelled or suspended, determined to be a threat, potential danger, or significantly disruptive, by another
college. This policy may apply while the application is under review or after the admission decision has been made

Communications with the Board of Directors: Daoist Traditions College is owned by Daoist Traditions, Ltd. Interested parties
may contact any member (or all members) of the board by mail at Daoist Traditions Ltd., c/o corporate secretary, 382
Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801; phone 828-225-3993; email [email protected] Please indicate whether
your letter is for the board or an individual director. All communications received will be opened by the corporate secretary
and distributed to the board or individual as appropriate

Tuition Guaranty: Daoist Traditions maintains a tuition guaranty bond (for prepaid tuition held). Documentation is available
in the financial office for review during normal office hours

CONTENTS
LETTER FROM JEFFREY YUEN 5
WELCOME 6
About Us 6
Institutional Vision 6
Institutional Mission 6
Guiding Principles 6
Core Values 6
Cultivating a Healing Presence 7
ACCREDITATION, APPROVALS, AND MEMBERSHIPS 8
OUR PROGRAMS 9
PROGRAM GOALS AND OUTCOMES 10
FACULTY 12
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND DIRECTORS 13
LOCATION AND COMMUNITY 14
Asheville Community 14
Campus Facilities 14
Medicinal Herb Gardens 14
Library Resources 14
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMS 15
Technical Skills and Standards 15
English Language Competency 16
Computer Literacy and Technology 17
Malpractice Insurance 17
DUAL ENROLLMENT MASTER’S AND DOCTORATE (MAOM/DACM) 18
MAOM/DACM Time Commitment 18
MAOM/DACM Admissions Requirements 19
MAOM/DACM Admissions Procedure 19
MAOM/DACM Program Acceptance 20
Required Immunizations 20
Transfer Credit 20
International Applicants 20
MASTER’S DEGREE (MAOM) 21
MAOM Time Commitment 21
MAOM Admissions Requirements 22
MAOM Admissions Procedure 22
MAOM Program Acceptance 22
Required Immunizations 22
Transfer Credit 22
International Applicants 23
Non-Degree Seeking Applicants 23
DOCTORATE (DACM) DEGREE COMPLETION TRACK 24
DACM Time Commitment 24
DACM Admissions Requirements 24
DACM Admissions Procedure 25
DACM Program Acceptance 25
CERTIFICATE IN CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE (CCHM) 26
CCHM Time Commitment 26
Admissions Requirements 26
Additional Program Requirements 26
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 27
Federal Financial Aid 27
Scholarships 28
Veteran’s Benefits 28
Vocational Rehabilitation 28
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES 29
Orientations and Meetings 29
Health Services 29
Tutoring 29
Technical Support 29
Student Organizations 30
Other Activities and Services 30
Medical Accommodations 30
Religious Accommodations 31
ACADEMIC POLICIES 32
Professionalism Expectations 32
Academic Integrity and Confidentiality 32
Grading 33
Attendance 33
Make-up Exams 34
Bereavement Policy 34
Repeated Courses 35
Course Withdrawal 35
Comprehensive Exams 35
Satisfactory Academic Progress 35
Course Audit 37
Privacy of Student Records 38
Non-Discrimination and Harassment 39
Campus Security 39
Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention 40
Student Discipline 40
Student Grievances 41
STATUS CHANGE AND LEAVING THE COLLEGE 42
Leave of Absence 42
Half-time Status 42
Program Withdrawal 43
Tuition Refunds 43
Return of Title IV Federal Aid 43
Graduation Requirements 43
Certification and Licensing 44
MAOM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 45
DACM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 54
CCHM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 56
Dear Prospective Student,
I am honored to introduce to you a college devoted to the teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine, whose
roots are deeply entwined with classical Chinese philosophy

Built primarily upon Daoist teachings, the school has a very distinctive character unlike any other
programs currently operating in this country. More importantly, Daoist Traditions is much more than a
college. It is a special place guided by individuals active in offering leadership in Chinese medicine
nationally, delivering healthcare to the underserved community, and striving collaboratively with western
medical clinicians to provide an integrative healing paradigm for the public

Focusing on the spiritual aspects of Chinese medicine, students are encouraged to become catalysts in
healing by engaging patients to unravel personal “myths” about their illnesses. Treatments emphasize
helping patients to transcend the consciousness that had become the basis for their suffering. By
practicing the Daoist arts of healing, students more intimately learn the effects that environment, nutrition,
and emotions have on health

Daoist Traditions offers a thoughtful balance between the academic and cultivational domains important
in the development of a healer. By striving to create a curriculum that embraces diversity from the
historical richness of Chinese medicine, as well as the emerging contemporary health issues confronting
modern practitioners, the College aims to graduate accomplished students who will become competent
clinicians and innovators in this evolving profession. At the same time, graduates are also transformed
by self-reflection journals, meditative exercises, and thought-provoking inquiries into their own healing
processes

With its strong administration, distinguished faculty, extraordinary students and alumni, and a vast array
of educational resources, I'm confident that you'll find the education at Daoist Traditions to be exemplary
and its environment to be nurturing

Blessings,
Jeffrey C. Yuen
88th Generation, Jade Purity School of Daoism
25th Generation, Complete Reality School of Daoism
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Welcome
About Us
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts is dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of Chinese medicine with
an emphasis on the medical teachings and techniques which are rooted in the classics. Inspired by Master Jeffrey Yuen, we
wish to help continue his work in restoring the ancient traditions by sharing our clinical experience and passion for Chinese
medicine

Our name, Daoist Traditions, comes from the close relationship between the Dao and Chinese medicine that has existed since
the ancient beginnings of Chinese culture. The principles of Daoism had a strong influence on ancient Chinese medicine,
namely the idea that health depends on remaining in harmony with nature. Early Daoism promoted the art of detailed
observation – key component of Chinese medicine practice. Herbal medicine was greatly influenced by early Daoists and their
experimentation with plant, animal, and mineral products in their search for immortality. Daoists such as Ge Hong, Sun
Simiao, and Tao Hongjing made major contributions to the development of the medicine

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 the fastest growing healthcare professions in the United States. Daoist
Traditions is excited to be part of the changing landscape of medicine

Whether you are interested in pursuing a new career or want to continue your Chinese medicine education, we are confident
you will find an academically challenging and supportive classroom environment at Daoist Traditions. Our comprehensive
programs generate graduates with a well-rounded understanding of the traditions and philosophies of Chinese medicine,
strong clinical skills, and the confidence to establish successful practices. We invite you to begin the journey toward becoming
a part of this ancient tradition

Institutional 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 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

Institutional 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

Guiding Principles
The staff and faculty 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 value:
Integrity. We are committed to demonstrating integrity through honest and ethical conduct

Excellence. We are dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence through continual program review

Diversity. We welcome individual perspectives and listen and respond with compassion and respect

Transformation. We facilitate personal cultivation and growth by imparting the wisdom of Chinese medicine

Core Values
Study at Daoist Traditions requires respecting differing points of view and different heritages of Chinese medicine. We are
committed to an academically rigorous program, which challenges students to transform emotionally, spiritually, and
intellectually. Because of this, we seek students who are committed to personal cultivation and growth as well as to their
learning. It is essential that all members of the Daoist Traditions community share a commitment to:
• ground all actions in honesty, integrity, and compassion;
• embrace the philosophy and spirit of Chinese medicine;
• respect the wisdom of our teachers and embrace the spirit of cooperation;
• listen receptively and effectively respond to feedback;
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• respect each member of our community and hold one another in the highest regard;
• honor freedom of inquiry by fellow students;
• cultivate the ability to observe oneself and take responsibility for one’s learning, actions, and well-being;
• express oneself respectfully, using appropriate words and actions;
• exhibit professionalism in all our actions;
• cultivate the ability to observe oneself and develop the ability to recover the observant self;
• engage in self-reflection and cultivation practices as keys to healing and healing presence;
• allow our healing presence to be the guiding principle for all actions

Cultivating a Healing Presence
Healing is often a gradual awakening of a deeper sense of self (and of self in relation to others) which can encourage profound
personal change. We believe that healing can only come from within, in the present moment. We recognize that all of life’s
journeys and experiences provide opportunity for growth and change. Healing presence is being mindful and compassionate
in the present moment. We can cultivate a healing presence through our daily activities and interactions with others

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Accreditation, Approvals, and Memberships
Accreditation
Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, its master’s-level program in Oriental medicine (MAOM), professional
doctoral program (DACM), and certificate in Chinese herbal medicine program (CCHM) are accredited by the Accreditation
Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Institution/program accreditation history, notes, and dates of
review may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory. ACAOM is recognized by the United States
Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and
Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952-212-2434;
fax 952-657-7068; www.acaom.org

Licensure
The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina is the policy-making body legally charged with the general
governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions. Daoist Traditions is licensed by the UNC Board of Governors to offer
the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)
degrees. The Board of Governors can be contacted at UNC General Administration, 910 Raleigh Road, P.O. Box 2688, Chapel
Hill NC 27514; 919-962-1000; www.northcarolina.edu

Approvals
Daoist Traditions College is:
• Authorized to operate a professional program in Oriental Medicine by the NC Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB)

• Approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

• Approved by the United States Department of Education to offer Title IV funds to qualified students

• Approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). International students may apply for F-1 visas to attend
the MAOM program

• Approved by the Veteran's Administration to apply VA benefits toward tuition for qualified students

• Approved by the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to have tuition and fees subsidized for approved
students

Memberships
Daoist Traditions College is a:
• Member of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
• Member of the North Carolina Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NCSAAM)
• Member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
• Member of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce
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Our Programs
Dual Enrollment
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine/Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (MAOM/DACM)
The purpose of the MAOM/DACM program is to graduate professionals who advance the discipline of Classical Chinese
Medicine by providing independent and collaborative healthcare in diverse settings. The MAOM/DACM program is a single
four-year graduate degree program. Students earn both the doctoral degree and the master’s degree upon completion. In
addition to the extensive master’s level education Daoist Traditions has offered since 2003, the doctoral program adds
didactic and clinical work in the areas of collaborative care, system-based medicine, and evidence-informed practice –
important skills and knowledge for acupuncturists in today’s team-based medical model

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
The purpose of the MAOM program is to graduate independent practitioners who advance the discipline of Classical Chinese
Medicine by providing health care in diverse settings. The four-year MAOM degree program includes in-depth training in the
ancient traditions of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The curriculum provides
students with a well-rounded understanding of the principles of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and relevant biomedical
theory and practice. The MAOM program is designed to lead students to the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency
necessary to become a successful independent healthcare provider

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Degree Completion Track
The purpose of the DACM completion track is to graduate professionals who advance the discipline of Classical Chinese
Medicine by providing independent and collaborative healthcare in diverse settings. The DACM completion track is open to
graduates of master’s level Oriental medicine programs, or master’s level acupuncture program and Chinese herbal medicine
certificate programs, who wish to further their education and earn a doctorate. The program builds on master’s level
competencies with advanced skills in collaborative care, system-based medicine, evidence-informed practice, and advanced
clinical practice. Students can choose to complete the program in one year or two years. The modular format allows students
to continue their professional practice while earning the doctoral degree

Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CCHM)
The purpose of the CCHM program is to graduate professionals who advance the discipline of Chinese medicine by
incorporating herbology into their healthcare offerings. The CCHM program is open to acupuncture practitioners and
advanced master’s level acupuncture students who are seeking in-depth training in Chinese herbal medicine. The 24-month
program builds on previous Chinese medicine theory and acupuncture training and teaches practitioners to safely and
effectively incorporate the use of Chinese herbs into their clinical practice. Hybrid classes are scheduled in a convenient,
weekend intensive format, allowing students to maintain their current acupuncture practice while attending school

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Program Goals and Outcomes
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Program Goals
1. Graduate knowledgeable, skilled practitioners who effectively diagnose and treat a broad range of health conditions

2. Develop caring, compassionate practitioners by fostering a healing presence in personal and professional interactions

3. Prepare graduates to pass the NCCAOM national certification examinations

Program Learning Outcomes
Daoist Traditions will graduate practitioners who are able to:
1. Apply the philosophies and theories of Classical Chinese Medicine

2. Assess patients using appropriate Chinese medicine and biomedical techniques

3. Formulate skilled diagnoses and treatment plans using the philosophies and theories of Chinese medicine

4. Provide effective patient care within the scope of Chinese medicine

5. Incorporate Daoist principles into the application of Chinese medicine

6. Apply principles of effective practice management in a variety of settings

7. Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the program

Dual Enrollment
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine/Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (MAOM/DACM)
Program Goals
1. Graduate knowledgeable, skilled practitioners who effectively diagnose and treat a broad range of health conditions

2. Develop caring, compassionate practitioners by fostering a healing presence in personal and professional interactions

3. Prepare practitioners who function effectively in collaborative and interdisciplinary settings

4. Develop practitioners who integrate evidence-based medicine into clinical practice

Program Learning Outcomes
Daoist Traditions will graduate practitioners who are able to:
1. Apply the philosophies and theories of Classical Chinese Medicine

2. Assess patients using appropriate Chinese medicine and biomedical techniques

3. Formulate skilled diagnoses and treatment plans using the philosophies and theories of Chinese medicine

4. Provide effective patient care within the scope of Chinese medicine

5. Incorporate Daoist principles into the application of Chinese medicine

6. Apply principles of effective practice management in a variety of settings

7. Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the program

8. Integrate Chinese medicine and biomedical research, theory, and evidence-informed practice into patient care

9. Function effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team of practitioners

10. Communicate skillfully with a wide variety of professional colleagues

11. Develop a plan for long-term professional growth

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) Degree Completion Track
Program Goals
1. Graduate knowledgeable, skilled practitioners who advance the discipline of Classical Chinese Medicine by providing
independent and collaborative health care in diverse settings
2. Prepare practitioners who function effectively in collaborative and interdisciplinary settings

3. Develop practitioners who integrate evidence-based medicine into clinical practice

Program Learning Outcomes
Based on previous acupuncture and Chinese medicine training, graduates of the DACM completion track will be able to:
1. Integrate Chinese medicine and biomedical research, theory, and evidence-informed practice into patient care

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