Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences
Students of The Academy Of Classical Oriental Sciences learn the wisdom of the Chinese medical tradition, in order to become capable partners in an integrated medical system in which traditional Chinese medicine plays a vital role. At the heart of all things in at ACOS is its motto, a statement of the Yellow Emperor himself concerning the practice of the superior physician: "through oneself know others (yi wo zhi bi)." Students at Classical Oriental Sciences are taught to explore the inner reaches of their own hearts, minds and physical selves so as to fully understand and sympathize with their patients.
ACOS tries to match similar programs of study at Chinese medicine universities in the People's Republic of China as closely as possible, while tailoring them to suit the North American post-secondary education system. This means that, because in China the programs are incredibly intensive with a duration of 5-to 6-years, programs at the Academy can be fulfilled in 3-and 4-years.