1529 York Street, Suite 1
Denver, CO 80206
Our York Street Clinic is located just southwest of City Park in Denver.
We are on the west side of York Street, one block north of East
Colfax at 1529 York Street.
Learn the ancient healing secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine - 303.744.7676
Barefoot Doctor Certificate Program
Participants in the program can receive credit toward a Barefoot Doctor Certificate in Medical Qi Gong awarded by the TCM College of Sports Medicine. The college sponsors lectures, and students can learn at their own pace with a tutored, individualized program, accumulating 300 hours of training required for the Certificate. The lectures are open to the public, however the Certificate program is by invitation only.
What is a Barefoot Doctor?
The Barefoot Doctor “chijiao yisheng” is a time honored tradition in China and refers to lay practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A Barefoot Doctor is one who is interested in learning to heal themselves and others.
The course curriculum is designed to follow the “Yang Shen” or “nurturing life” practices which date back to at least 147 B.C. It uses Chinese Medical principles to strengthen the body, promote health and cultivate the spirit. Traditionally Yang Shen practice encompasses the following.
Tai Chi Chuan and physical activity
Barefoot Doctor's Tutorials Winter 2013
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine - January 19
Weight loss - January 26
Depression Beating the Blues - February 9
CPR and AED Training - February 23
Low Back Pain - March 9
Colds and Flu, TCM and You - March 23
Sessions are on Saturdays from 10:30 am-11:30 (unless otherwise noted)
Integrative Medicine Clinic
1529 York St. #1 Denver Co. 80206
Cost and Work/Study Opportunities
Classes 4 hours/week=$150/month Total Cost Certificate $3500 Work study opportunities are available for qualifying students. Students will be assigned several hours of work each week to be completed in a specified time. Work consists of patient followup, logistical support and promotional help. Students understand that advanced learning requires helping others and learning to run programs. Student interns are not employees and requirements can be fulfilled in outside programs with instructors permission.
About the College
Dedicated to promoting physically active healthy lifestyles using Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the TCM College of Sports Medicine is a coalition of top teachers from the U.S. and China. The Barefoot Doctors program, was founded in 2006 as a result of research for the Oxford Roundtable lectures at Oxford University, in England.
The directors of the college, Joseph Brady M.S.T.C.M. L.Ac. Dipl. O.M., and Jacqui Shumway M.A., were invited in 2006 to lecture at Oxford, on the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Health Promotion in the West. The research conducted for those lectures showed a need for greater public education about TCM and the “Barefoot Doctors” health education program came into being. Joe and Jacqui have conducted successful health education programs at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, The University of Denver, St. Joseph’s and Porter Hospitals, and currently teach at Metropolitan State College, Dept. of Human Performance and Sports and Arapahoe and Red Rocks Community Colleges.
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