Classes for the Public
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine's introductory classes are designed for prospective students and the general public. In offering these classes, we hope to enrich your understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and inspire a love for the medicine that will benefit your physical, emotional and spiritual self.
Class Offerings for the Summer Quarter:
Yangsheng Qigong Certificate Program
Each class is split into didactic & practical hours consisting of theory, Qigong and meditiation practice, text study, and exercises. Two certificates are offered to help diversify your practice, introduce you to a plethora of Qigong styles, help you learn the Daoist spiritual roots of Chinese medicine for self-healing, and help you build a community with other healers.
Classes offered monthly.
Acupressure-based Self-massageStudents can expect to leave class feeling more relaxed, gently invigorated, less sluggish, and ready for a better night’s sleep.
Acupressure-based self-massage consists of massage movements and techniques designed to promote the flow of energy through the body's meridians and channels. Massage improves the circulation of blood, lymph, and nutrients, removes waste, and promotes the repair of muscle and other tissues.
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30pm
October 22 - November 26 (6 weeks)
Understanding Chinese Medicine
Students will learn about "Qi" (the life force), Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tongue & Pulse diagnosis, Yin and Yang, 5 Elements, and the Chinese concept of internal organs.
Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00pm
January 21 - February 27 (6 weeks)
Dayan Qi Gong
Dayan Qi Gong promotes health and immune function, increases energy, flexibility and balance, and reduces stress.
January 6 - March 3 (9 weeks)
Crash Course in Conversational Chinese
This class is a headfirst dive into modern conversational Mandarin. Students will be provided with a cheat sheet booklet of useful words and phrases then guided through a variety of common social situations.
Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00
October 16 - November 20 (6 weeks)
There are three ways you can register:
1) Download a Registration Form and send it along with payment to:
ACTCM Admissions Office
455 Arkansas Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
2) Register by phone. Call the Admissions Office at (415) 401-0464.
3) Register by email by contacting Admissions.