Statement of Purpose

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We believe that the traditional art of Chinese medicine offers a potent approach to health and healthy living for all peoples. It is our aim at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences to promote the wisdom of the Chinese medical tradition, and to educate healers to be capable partners in an integrated medical system in which traditional Chinese medicine plays a vital role.

The motto of the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, as stated by the Yellow Emperor himself concerning the practice of the superior physician, is “through oneself know others (yi wo zhi bi)“

Through Oneself Know Others

It is only through exploration of the inner reaches of one’s own heart, mind and physical self that one is fully able to understand and sympathize with those in need. In this way, the physician is able to appropriately treat and guide patients to a state of greater health.