Sean C. Marshall, D. Ac.
Jung Tao School of Chinese Studies was founded in Minnesota in 1976 by Sean C. Marshall, offering an apprenticeship style training in Chinese medicine and Taijiquan. The apprenticeship was the method of transmission used to pass on this information for thousands of years, and remains one of the most powerful forms of teaching today. However, with the changing requirements for certification and licensure in the United States, and with the encouragement of his students, Dr. Marshall decided it was time to set up a formal graduate level Diploma program and undergo the accreditation process. With the support of Dr. Bonnie Walker and other early apprentices in North Carolina, the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine was born in North Carolina in November 1997, and the first class began in September 1998. Dr. Marshall passed away unexpectedly in 2011. His spirit still permeates our work, and we are his living legacy.
“There is a relationship that can be created in teaching that goes beyond mere education of the student. One that has nothing to do with credit hours, tuition, correct margins, or even good marks.
This relationship is not exclusive to Eastern culture. Although most frequently occurring in that domain, it is a feature attendant to any deep transmission of the ability to manifest art, knowledge, wisdom, and skill.
This quality cannot be affected nor feigned by student or teacher. It comes naturally out of the serious and sober realization of a necessity to preserve that which otherwise may be lost. I feel the true apprehension of Chinese medicine is only available through this relationship of “passing of the torch.”
It also comes from what is called the ‘participation mystique’, that unspoken communication between mother and child, in their gaze, while nursing. It is curiously that very quality which reflects the timbre of the experience I have had with my own teachers who gave so freely and completely, perhaps not so much to me, but to the future of this art. In that giving was the distinct quality of entrusting to another the care of a great treasure and the means to achieve the noble responsibility of its preservation.
Chinese medicine is a vast and mysterious field of study. It is as esoteric as any philosophical system could be and, at the same time, as stringent a science as any modern intellectual discipline.
This program represents the culmination of 25 years of academic, clinical, and experiential work and acquisition. Its goal is to create an environment in which you can discover the heart of Chinese medicine for yourself.”
Sean C. Marshall, D.Ac.
1948 – 2011
Nguyen Van Nghi, M.D.
Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi, a French-Vietnamese physician and acupuncturist, mentored Jung Tao founder Dr. Sean Marshall for almost two decades and provided the school with invaluable translations of classical Chinese medicine texts.
“We are not here to compete with Western medicine, we are here to complete Western medicine” – Nguyen Van Nghi, MD.
Tran Viet Dzung, M.D.
Lora Moyle, LAc, MHS, RT, CNMT
President Emerita – 2016
Lora L. Moyle began her career as a registered Radiographer and Nuclear Medicine Technologist and was the first registered technologist to complete the B.S. in Radiologic Science Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed a Masters in Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has over twenty years of experience serving as a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina, Vance-Granville Community College, where she was also the chairperson of Health Education, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition to her experience in the educational arena, Lora has been employed as the Director of Operations for a radiological physics consulting firm, President of a mobile mammography/health screening company, Business Manager of a health care consulting firm and a medical acupuncture network, and Associate Radiation Safety Officer at N.C. State University. Ms. Moyle graduated from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in 2004, and served as an instructor, Academic Director and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. She resigned from the Board to serve as the Interim and then second President of Jung Tao from 2011-2016.