At Jung Tao, we not only learn about the causes of physical and emotional imbalances, but the causes of health, and both from a western medicine perspective and from a classical Chinese medicine perspective. This study requires an understanding and synthesis of the Chinese concepts of the laws of yin and yang; the wuxing; the five phases; the jingluo; the principal channels (their collaterals, internal and external trajectories as well as the longitudinal muscle, capillary channels, the distinct channels); the eight curious vessels; the liuqi; the zangxiang; the production of ying, wei, jing and jingshen; the production of blood and organic liquids; thermogenesis; and hydrogenesis. Each individual is unique, and specific pathological processes may only occur once in any given patient and may require that any or several of these systems be examined and employed to arrive at a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.
To best serve current and future patients and communities, we strive to develop “master physicians”, cultivating in our students those qualities and characteristics that reflect the three treasures of the Tao: compassion, moderation, and humility. These qualities do not necessarily appear spontaneously. To this end, Jung Tao School places an emphasis on personal cultivation throughout the curriculum using practices such as Taijiquan, Qigong, meditation, nature observation, and self-reflection, as we believe they were used by classical Chinese medicine physicians.
Through intellectual study and application of that knowledge in clinical practice, and through regular training in the internal arts, it is our belief that graduates of the Jung Tao School will hone their observation skills and sensitivity to information patients provide, allowing them to grow toward their goals as health care providers.