Traditional Chinese

Healing Arts Academy

Certification | Healing Foods |  5 Elements Nutrition | Tai Chi | Qigong | Plant Medicine | Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis | Longevity | Eastern Traditions | Meditation | Taoism | Mind-Body-Spirit | Detoxification | Rejuvenation |

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“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


Our Certification Training Includes:

  • LIVE-in-Person in New York City AND Simultaneously¬† STREAMED ONLINE
  • All classes, lectures and reviews recorded and available 24/7 on Course website
  • ¬†12¬†full-Day Lectures¬†
  • 1-hour weekly review (sessions include online courses with¬†PowerPoint presentations
  • Monthly consultation one-on-one mentoring with the primary¬†teacher
  • Peer support student group
  • Each class includes Taoist Healing Arts trainings of Tai Chi and Qigong

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.


 - 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.


-¬†The Five Element Diet ‚Äď 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 ‚Äúas medicine‚ÄĚ 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 energetics, dietary guidelines, elimination diets, five-phase cooking and specific foods for organ imbalances.


- 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.


- 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.


-  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!

Life Moves through Us by How we move through our Body.


What You will Learn

  • Theory of Traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine (TCM) + principles and practices of Taoism used to learn how to navigate life

  •  Oriental Diagnosis: learn pulse plus symptoms as they related to the zang/fu organs (a collection of organs that produce and regulate qi or life energy within the body) and how the 5-Elements impact a diagnosis

  •  5-Element Nutrition: learn to design nutritional protocols for clients – foundational diets, target foods, detox diets and food cures

  • Modern Nutritional Biochemistry: the study of modern nutritional protocols – such as vitam found in supplement form and in foods used to reverse a debilitating health condition.

  •  Detoxification Group: learn to conduct a successful cleansing program

  • Tai Chi: Receive Instructor Certificate of Completion for Part 1 – “A Training Within a Training” .

Download Taoist Healing Arts Syllabus

Drew DiVittorio, Founder

 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,

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 founder of Taoist Healing Arts and Sexy Spirits, Watch Video 

Jessica Mullins

Jessica Mullins Jessica Mullins is a clinical herbalist and medicine maker, trained in both TCM and Western Herbalism. She is a graduate of the Traditional Chinese Healing Arts Academy, has completed immersive clinical herbal training programs at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine and completed Lindera, an intensive herbal training course with Jim McDonald, among many others. Jessica’s training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Western Herbalism and Reiki energy healing shaped the creation of Found Herbal, a clinical practice and extensive line of herbal preparations she started in 2016. Through teaching herbalism and medicine making, Jessica aspires to share the healthful potential of a “life more herbal” with all.  Watch Video  

Hiroe Takeuchi 

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. Watch Video

Bart Potenza &
Joy Pierson 

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.



"Thanks to professor Drew Divittorio and Anton because of their knowledge I fall in love with the traditional Chinese medicine. I feel everybody should know how this works because this is the secret of a healthy and happy life. Being connected to my body has been an amazing journey!" 
- Lindsay (class of 2018)

"The class is truly a wealth of information. Both Drew and Anton are extremely knowledgeable and masters in their fields. They are both willing to share that knowledge with their students and patiently guide us as we learn to grasp new concepts, principles, and strategies.
- Jen (class of 2019)

Given the complexity of TCM, especially when you first begin to learn it, Prof. Drew is always so thorough and patient, and breaks down complex concepts and strategies into simple, digestible terms and examples – it's such an awesome feeling when it clicks!
- Kevin (class of 2020)

Anton gives us the amazing gift of movement and Tai Chi / Qi Gong to incorporate as a vital healing modality into the herbs and nutrition practice. It's been an amazing journey so far, and I'm so thankful to have found this course."
 - Inanna (class of 2021)



Our program in Traditional Chinese Healing Arts: Healing with Food and the Taoist Healing Movements encourages people who are health professionals interested in improving the health of their clients holistically, as well as laypersons who are interested in improving their personal health or beginning their own health practice.

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


Everyone’s journey is different. Find the right package for you:



  • Access to 1 new module every 60 days
  • Access to 1 monthly group coaching call
  • Printable self-love workbook
  • Membership to the Self-Love community
  • Live text support



  • Immediate access to all 6 modules
  • Access to weekly group coaching calls
  • Hardcover self-love workbook
  • Membership to the Self-Love community
  • Live phone + text support
Part 2 Program for Full Certification COMING SOON!



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