Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine is rooted in the idea that the principles of Taoism, which provide a perspective for living in synchronicity and harmony with the natural course of things, form the most authentic basis for understanding the qualitative science of classical Chinese medicine. 


Chinese medicine was not invented, it was discovered in the world around us. Though its roots are in China, its source is ambient, existing everywhere and at all times. It is therefore our task in teaching classical Chinese medicine to facilitate and encourage students to discover, understand and practice it in a manner both consistent with the ancients and honoring modern frames of reference.


The curriculum of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine is centered around the in-depth study of acupuncture as energetic medicine, through observation of nature with a detached and serene perspective, letting it be as it is, and interpreting what is through the filter of modern references such as physics. We believe that the underlining energetic field in which we exist gives rise to the manifestations of all forms of biological energy (Qi)



The Tao begot one.

One begot two.

Two begot three.

And three begot the ten thousand things.

Tao Te Ching Chapter 42

(Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English)


The very same intelligence in nature that guides the course of the entire universe also guides the physiology of each human body.

Statement of Purpose

The primary focus of the faculty and staff of Jung Tao School is to provide a comprehensive education to each student, thereby facilitating the perpetuation and evolution of the field of Chinese medicine and the practice of health care as a whole. This statement of purpose has far reaching implications at every level: for students seeking a true understanding of this ancient form of healing; for patients seeking better health care and health maintenance; for the community it serves, both local and international; and for the progress and focus of the field of Chinese medicine.

Jung Tao School’s approach is based on the knowledge that Chinese medicine is a vast and mysterious field of study. It is as esoteric as any philosophical system and as stringent a science as any modern intellectual discipline. The accurate transmission of this knowledge must be preserved and accomplished effectively to ensure that the field of classical Chinese medicine does not face extinction.

From this perspective we believe that:


•   The true art and practice of Classical Chinese Medicine is to encourage the innate intelligence of the body to restore and maintain a natural state of health. 


•   Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine in and of itself, and is worthy of extensive study.


•   While Chinese Medicine may be mysterious it is not mystical. Chinese Medicine is a science rooted in the qualitative standards of Yin Yang, Wuxing, and the Bagua.    


The faculty and staff of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine are committed to producing graduates who are confident in their skills and ability to collaborate with other health care providers to better enrich the lives of  their patients and their community. 


In the words of Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi, “We are not here to compete with western medicine, we are here to complete western medicine.”


The Mission


It is the mission of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine to educate students in the art and practice of Classical Chinese Medicine, to prepare them for professional practice as skilled acupuncture and health care providers. It is also our aim to instill in students an understanding of the essence of Daoist principles and encourage the manifestation of those principles in their professional and personal lives.  Furthermore, it is our vision to provide access to unique translations of classically based resources.