Asia is a continent that is home to an incredibly rich tapestry of cultures. Throughout much of history Asian nations were some of the most culturally and scientifically advanced societies in the world. The same is true of Asian medical systems. Even in contemporary times, when technologically based medicine dominates, patients seek the wisdom and therapeutic efficacy of classical medical systems.
The Institute for Classical Asian Medicine was created to educate health care professionals as well as the general public about various Asian medical traditions. We believe that even today, the experiences of traditional medical systems that are thousands of years old have much to offer modern patients and can help alleviate human suffering.
Dr. Henry McCann, Director