About the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM) was founded in late 1989, by a group of Colorado practitioners, at the same time acupuncture legislation was being enacted in Colorado. CSTCM is the oldest Chinese medicine school in Colorado and the only school in Colorado that is locally owned, operated and has no branch campuses. So, all of our attention, resources and energy are devoted to only one campus.
We have created an educational experience in a supportive atmosphere that is dedicated to teaching students how to care for themselves, each other, and the public in the course of life’s journey. Students learn from ancient wisdom, how to apply it in a modern society, and at the same time seek their own personal and spiritual growth and transformation. We believe we have created not just an educational program, but we have created an experience.
CSTCM emphasizes extensive clinical experience with instructors who are highly experienced (clinic supervisors have a minimum 10 years experience) and dedicated to sharing their knowledge and abilities. In the process, students work on healing themselves as well as others, in their educational and clinical experiences.
Our number of faculty is unusually large and accomplished, dedicated, and committed. With this large faculty, students are exposed to a wide variety of styles and opinions about Chinese medicine, which will enable them to literally create a style of medicine that they understand and can be comfortable practicing.
Our programs can be designed for working adults who would like to maintain their regular job while completing the program part-time. Our programs are designed similar to mainland Chinese TCM education incorporating acupuncture, moxibustion, related modalities, tui na, Chinese herbal medicine, tai ji, qi gong, and Western sciences. In addition to the core program hours, students have the option of attending over 200 hours of tai ji and qi gong at no extra cost.
We would like to encourage those of you who are serious about a career in TCM and are interested in a mainland Chinese style TCM education to contact CSTCM. If you have any specific questions or wish to arrange a tour or attend some classes, please feel free to write or call the Administrative Director.
Mark Manton, CSTCM President