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Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: A Health Coach Certificate Training, Part 1 – The Art of Healing With Food


Guest Speakers: Hiroe Mimi Takeuchi, Amy Salerno and Joy Pierson


Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: Health Coach Certificate Training is a year-long, 2-part professional training focusing on classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, Oriental Dietetics and the Taoist Healing Arts. After completing the training, students will be certified as a Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Health Coach.

This is Part I – The Art of Healing with Food. Over the course of 5-months, students will embark on an interactive online training experience designed to teach how to diagnose and treat patient / client symptoms by nourishing the body with specially prepared plants, herbal extracts, minerals and more. Learn to incorporate herbs, healing foods, Tai Chi, QiGong and healing meditations into your clinical practice and everyday life.

This intensive training consists of 9 full day lectures, 1 hour weekly review, monthly consultation one-on-one mentoring with the primary teacher and a peer support student group. The weekly review sessions will consist of Online courses with powerpoint presentations which include: The Treatment and Management of Chronic Illness; Making Sense of the Organic Food Market; and Healing with Whole Foods and Mushrooms.

Note: Every class will begin and end with Tai Chi and specific Qigong exercises.

Note: After completing the training, students who meet the requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion that certifies you as a Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Health Coach and a Tai Chi.


Classical Chinese Medicine to Balance Excess, Deficiencies and Emotions in the Body: An Introduction to the Coaching Certificate Programa one-day workshop, (taking place on 9/11 from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm ET) that is part of the Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Health Coach Certificate Training Part 1, which can be taken individually without further commitment or used as your first day of the Certificate Training Part I. If you decide to join the training after attending this one day program, we will deduct the amount paid for this workshop from the overall training fee. Students who attend this program will have the option to skip Day 1 of the training (October 16).


9 sessions
October 16, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Saturdays – Sundays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET

$1,495 • Course – 21FGWTA

$1,595 • Course – 21FGWTB

*A non-refundable deposit of $400 is due upon registration. Three additional payments are due November 16, 2021 ($400), December 16, 2021 ($400) and January 14, 2022 ($395). To register with the payment plan, please call 212-219-2527, Ext. 2.

Click HERE  to view additional information on the full 2-part Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: A Health Coach Certificate Training.


  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET – with Jessica Mullins –
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET- with Drew DiVittorio & Richard Anton Diaz – REGISTER HERE

PART I – The Art of Healing with Food –

Program Descriptions

For more details see: PROGRAM SYLLABUS HERE
**All sessions will be taking place online.**

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm ET

Introduction to Chinese Medicine & Taoism
Chinese herbal medicine is governed by the universal principles of balance and harmony expressed in The Tao. This weekend includes an overview of the history of Chinese Medicine and begins to familiarize students with the basic terms and concepts: Five Element Theory, “Qi “ (pronounced chee) and the immune system, six divisions of Yin and Yang, four causes of disease, TCM terminology, energetic imbalances and meridians. Also, discussion of Classical Chinese.

Saturday & Sunday, November 13 – 14, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Diagnosis & the Six Healing Sounds
Herbology is the core of treatment in Chinese medicine, and energetically, practitioners look beyond the symptoms of the disease to alleviate the underlying imbalance that caused the disease. Imbalances are determined by a non-invasive diagnostic system that includes tongue reading, pulse reading, facial observations and health history evaluation. Students will gain a working familiarity with meridians and diagnostic points during a full-day hands-on workshop on Sunday. You will be introduced to the Six-Healing Sounds to clear negative emotions.

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 – 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
The Five Element Diet – Food As Medicine
Plant medicine predates written human history as an approach to healing using herbs and foods to prevent and assist in the healing of various health conditions. Balance in a diet is unique for each person, and there is no one diet for everyone. Learn how to use whole foods “as medicine” to balance and regenerate internal organs and strengthen the immune system to help prevent disease. The Taoist way and the healing properties of whole foods, essentials of nutrition, food energetic, dietary guidelines, elimination diets, five-phase cooking and specific foods for organ imbalances.

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Medicine Making & Recipes for Health: A Cooking Class
Hands-on cooking class. We will be cooking together common recipes that have been used for centuries to enhance the immune system, relieve allergies, address chronic health conditions, support detoxification and maintain overall health. In addition, we will look at the healing properties of common herbs, foods and medicinal mushrooms used for centuries to address chronic health conditions, support detoxification and maintain overall health. Topics discussed will include how to incorporate healthy foods and herbs into your diet.

Sunday, Sunday 16, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Herbal Medicine Making: Healing Remedies, Recipes, Teas, Topicals and Tonics
In this is a hands-on workshop where the traditional preparation of herbal medicine is taught. Herbal medicine-making is a holistic art involving time-honored methods developed over the centuries into the processes used today involving both art and science. In this workshop we will learn the techniques for extracting the healing constituencies of plants in different menstruums; how to do an herb press; how to prepare herbal infusions and decoctions; how to make capsules, pills, poultices, and healing salves for external application. We will explore many resources and gain hands-on experience in making our own herbal remedies.

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Student Clinic & Case Studies
All of your studies will be applied in the hands-on application and the principles and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will invite friends and family to our student clinic. We will assess each person using differential diagnosis, pulse, tongue and an extensive questionnaire to assess their health condition, emphasizing health history and then making practical herbal, food and exercise recommendations. There will be a small group discussion of each case study.

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Taoist Success: How to Run a Successful Practice & Graduation
In this workshop we will be discussing how to run a successful practice. Topics discussed will be online marketing, social media, building your brand, creating a website, how to create successful wellness groups, classes and more!

Click HERE for complete details regarding Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: A Health Coach Certificate Training, Pt II.


Our program in Classical Chinese Herbology and the Taoist Healing Arts encourages people from all walks of life interested in improving their personal health and the health of their clients:

  • Medical Professionals
  • Clinicians
  • Nutritionists/Dieticians
  • Trainers
  • Counselors
  • Bodyworkers/Energy Healers
  • Therapists
  • Laypersons


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: A list of suggested materials for cooking classes and medicine making will be provided to participants prior to course start-date.
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click Here to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: A Health Coach Certificate Training, Part 1 – The Art of Healing With Food

  • 9 Session(s)
  • Oct 16 2021 10:00 AM ET





Drew DiVittorio, Dipl, is a nutritional consultant who maintains a private practice in Chinese Medicine and the Taoist Healing. He is currently the founder and primary instructor at the New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition, a one-year professional training program in classical Chinese herbology and nutrition. Drew was an adjunct associate professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute for 10 years, is currently on the teaching staff at the New York Open Center, and teaches in the Green Medicine program.

Richard Anton Diaz is the director and co-founder of the Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Academy, a certified teacher in the Universal Tao system founded by Master Mantak Chia and a professional Health Coach and Practitioner certified with the Trinity School of Natural Health. He is the North American representative for Alphay, a Chinese-based world leader in organic medicinal mushrooms that are formulated in the Five Element system of Traditional Chinese Medicine for health, longevity and spiritual development.

Jessica Mullins is a clinical herbalist, trained in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism; she is also a Reiki practitioner. Her other trainings include Cannabis Materia Medica; Wilderness First Aid; Depression, Anxiety, Autism and much more.

A graduate of the Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Academy, Hiroe Mimi Takeuchi is now on the teaching staff and serves as the Director of the Student Clinic. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the Stealth Method for Reiki, and is a certified Int’l Anti-aging and Nutrition Consultant.

As a Nutritional Consultant and Conference Director, Amy Salerno has been consulting on nutritional supplements and creating educational seminars and conferences for healthcare practitioners since 1998.

Joy Pierson is a nutritional consultant, educator and foodie, whose quest is to change people’s awareness of health and well-being, as well as its effect on the planet and future generations, by introducing them to delicious nutritious farm-fresh, plant-based food.


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