With Drew DiVittorio, Richard Anton Diaz and Jessica Mullins

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


“The sages of ancient times emphasized not the treatment of diseases, rather the prevention of its occurrence. To administer medicine to a disease … is comparable to the behavior of one who begins to dig a well after he has become thirsty……Would these actions not be too late?” – Su Wen, Yellow Emperor’s Classics

Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: Health Coach Certificate Program is a year-long* professional program focusing on classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, Oriental Dietetics and the Taoist Healing Arts.

*This course can be taken separately, as Part I only. Registrants can then continue on to Part II or can register for the whole year all at once.

The Traditional Chinese Healing Arts have been used successfully for over 2000 years. These techniques are still being practiced in modern clinics throughout the world today. This program was designed to de-mystify Chinese Herbalism and Oriental Dietetics for the western practitioner and give a working knowledge of terminology and protocols that can be successfully applied to complement your healthcare practice or improve your overall health.

This series will teach students how to diagnose and treat patient/client symptoms by nourishing the body with specially prepared plants, herbal extracts, minerals and more.

Part I, a 5-month series, focuses on The Art of Healing with Food, while Part II, a 7-month series, focuses on The Art of Healing with Herbal Medicine.

Learn to incorporate herbs, healing foods, Tai Chi, QiGong and healing meditations into your clinical practice and everyday life. The approach used will help to de-mystify Chinese Herbalism, Oriental Dietetics and healing Taoist practices for the western practitioner and give a working knowledge of terminology and protocols that can be successfully applied to your practice as well as improve your own overall health.

Note: This intensive program consists of 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 include 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 full program, 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 Instructor.

For more details of the full program see PROGRAM SYLLABUS HERE.

The training consists of TWO PARTS, registration for both parts is separate. Part I will focus on The Art of Healing with Food, while Part II will focus on The Art of Healing with Herbs. T’ai Chi will be practiced at every class, year-long. For more details and schedule of classes see the following:

  • Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: A Health Coach Certificate Program PART I
  • Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: A Health Coach Certificate Program PART II

Don’t Miss:
Traditional Chinese Medicine to Balance Excess, Deficiencies and Emotions in the Body: An Introduction to the Coaching Certificate Program, a one-day workshop, (taking place on 9/25  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).


  • Theory of Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine (TCM) + principles and practices of Taoism
  • Oriental Diagnosis: learn pulse + tongue symptoms as they relate the zang/fu organs and the 5-Elements
  • 5-Element Nutrition: learn to design nutritional protocols for clients – foundational diets, target foods, detox diets and food cures
  • Traditional Chinese Herbology: the study of 150 single herbs and 90 classical and modern formulas
  • Modern Nutritional Biochemistry: the study of modern nutritional protocols
  • Detoxification Groups: learn to conduct a successful cleansing program
  • Tai Chi: Instructor Certified after completion of the program
  • The Taoist Healing Arts: Qi Kung, the Six-Healing Sounds and Theory of Taoism
  • Herbal Medicine Making + Cooking Classes: traditional preparation of herbal medicine, Taoist Longevity Diet + recipes for common conditions
  • The Tao of Success: learn to run a successful practice, marketing, social media, wellness groups and product sales


Our program in Traditional 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

We would like to invite you to two free introductory sessions, each of them presenting a different aspect of the training.

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET 
    Meet Instructor Jessica Mullins, owner of Found Herbs, who will teach us how to make a hot cider tonic for the fall to ward off flus and colds. Jessica is the instructor of medicine making recipes for this training.

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET
    In this free intro Richard Anton Diaz & Drew DiVittorio will discuss Taoist practices of longevity and medicinal mushrooms.


    • 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.

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. 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. She incorporates yoga, the arts and dance as well as anti-aging and super-aging techniques to help people optimize their health. MORE

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. Certified in both Chinese and Western Herbology, Amy has taught nutrition and herbal medicine classes for various Continuing-Ed programs, and has lectured for various organizations including Breast Cancer Options and Oxford Health Insurance company. MORE

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. MORE

© 2020 New York Open Center, Inc. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy