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Core Values

Humans inherently strive to preserve balance. As our society reaches outward to discover and embrace an age of technology providing lifestyles blessed with convenience and choices once thought impossible, our human instincts are turning introspective suggesting reflection for the truths and wisdom of the past.

As modern healthcare provides new and innovative ways for us to diagnose, monitor, and even modify the body, we are longing to re-engage with the always-present biorhythms and natural circulation of the body’s intelligent and intricate energies. These are the tenets that have sustained our race for millennia. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine both exist to define and explain this natural system of existence that still remains powered by the single most powerful instinct within the human body—the will to live.

The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (ESATM) both honors the past and embraces the future. We believe the past and future are intricately entwined empowering the greatest force to meet the total healthcare needs of the general population. Together, modern science and past wisdom completes a circle making the most comprehensive healthcare possible. Our educational approach at ESATM starts with this philosophy in mind. We strive to lead and guide our students to display the "CARES" approach in their field of lifelong study, and in their lives.

C-Compassion. ESATM operates with and cultivates compassion in our teaching philosophy. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment rooted in compassionate interactions. A practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is most successful when rooted in compassion.

A-Abundance. Being in a state of abundance means to be in a state of giving and sharing with others. Instilled in faculty, staff and leadership, and regardless of one's own personal circumstances, within each of us lies a wealth of abundance that we must cultivate and prepare to share with others for their betterment. Caring and giving unto others are basic core values of all healers.

R-Respect. Eastern School students understand that the evolution of TCM and all of its life-enriching aspects are graciously given by those who were there before us. We respect each other, the past and the origins of this wonderful practice of medicine. We understand the responsibility of carrying forward the traditional aspects of Chinese Herbal Medicine and accept the charge of guiding its evolution with great care.

E-Excellence. excellence as a place for learning school through the application of the other core values. We remember our purpose, we believe in our mission, and we aim for the sky. Excellence is achieved through passion, effort, and humility.

S-Scholarship. ESATM is a leader in the field of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine education in terms of curriculum design, as well as our approach to complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Whether by modern or empirical science, we strive to employ rationality and informed purpose in all of our interactions at the Eastern School. Always with an eye to the future, we steep ourselves in the wisdom and knowledge of the past. This scholarly approach to education at the Eastern School ensures that our graduates are properly skilled and qualified to make a difference.

Graduates are fully prepared and ready to be leaders in the future of healthcare. We know our efforts will provide care and comfort for the ailing, and options for those wishing to make the most informed choices about their health and bodies. We will make a difference, one healer at a time.