Courses for Chinese medicine practitioners & students


“Over the years, we have benefitted immensely from being able to do repeated clinical observations with experienced Chinese medicine practitioners, for example at the Alternative Clinic, USA (the teaching clinic of the Association for Traditional Studies, with Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head) or the Tuina wards of the Zhejiang Hospital of Chinese medicine, China.

As we appreciate time and costs mean this is not available to everyone, we run CPD events and programmes, to help spread the knowledge that we have gained abroad. Our wish is to raise the standard of practice of Chinese medicine here by passing on our knowledge to practitioners in the UK. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our experience with you!” – Conny and Zarig


Conny’s write-up of her second study trip to Andrew and JulieAnn’s teaching clinic, which was published in the RCHM Journal in 2017, is available here:
“There are no classical formulas, there is only classical thinking”: Two weeks interning at the Alternative Clinic in Asheville.




4 weekly online sessions, starting Monday 20th November, where we taste herbs together, examine their Flavour and Nature, and discuss clinical applications. 

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We offer training in clinical skills in 4 different areas: Palpation/bodywork, Burning Mountain/Cooling Sky, Ashi treatment, and Daoist ZangFu Acupressure. Skills are taught in groups of 4 people attending half day sessions, once a week over 4 weeks. Sessions are hands-on with plenty of individualised feedback, ensuring that, at the end of the month, attendees have developed tangible skill to take into the clinic with them.

Currently recruiting for 2 Small Group Trainings on Palpation and Bodywork, one on Wednesday mornings and the other one on Friday mornings. Exact dates to be finalised with attendees.   Email if you are interested in joining one of them.

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At Yi Dao Clinic we regularly accept student/practitioner observers. This is a great way for our course participants to see the material in real practice, or for new observers to get a feeling for what we do, and to experience spending some time in a busy, established practice.

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