Located in Gainesville, Florida, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine provides the ideal environment and resources for acupuncture students. Co-founded in 2001 by Dr Leon Hammer, DRCOM aims to disseminate and propagate his extensive clinical experience and decades of study.
Unique among acupuncture schools, Dragon Rises College offers its students a complete and far-reaching education, enabling them to become competent, confident and successful acupuncturists.
The curriculum is demanding and comprehensive, crafted from the knowledge and wisdom of some of Oriental Medicine’s most eminent scholars. For students wishing to learn acupuncture in a dynamic and inspirational way, DRCOM is an excellent choice.
Experienced practitioners from around the World regularly travel to study at Dragon Rises College, as some of the skills taught at the school are offered nowhere else.
“I trained at what is considered one of the best and oldest schools of Chinese medicine outside of China. I have since travelled to Gainesville many times over the years for post-graduate courses, to learn what you have the chance to learn from day one of your training. I am not alone in making this journey. If you want to work in healthcare and you have a choice between several colleges, or even several professions, save yourself the time and expense later on. Start out by learning the material you need to be a great practitioner. I am already licensed, but if I could be a Masters student at Dragon Rises College, I would.”
– Oliver Nash L.Ac, MBAcC, United Kingdom
“As a doctor of Chinese medicine trained in Taiwan, my colleagues and patients are always impressed by the pulse diagnosis I do. They are even more surprised when I tell them that I learned this knowledge and skill overseas at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in the USA with Dr. Hammer. This is almost analogous to western people studying the Bible in China – it is just beyond imagination. The truth is, pulse diagnosis is becoming dimmed both in education and practice in Taiwan and China as well. Without lineage and hands-on training, it is impossible to become sophisticated in this realm. That is why professional people find it so hard to apply pulse diagnosis clinically, even though we understand well the value of it, and know it is an indispensable part of daily practice. I spent a decade after studying Chinese medicine to search for the best system of pulse diagnosis around the world. I was thrilled when finally I saw the beauty of it, a combination of art and science, at DRCOM. It is a privilege to be enlightened in the way I dreamed to be. I am more than happy to transmit this system back to where it originated.”
– Dr. Wen-Huai Chang Ph. D. student, M.M.S., D.O.M., D.D.S.
To study acupuncture and Chinese medicine at an exceptional college, and to become an acupuncturist of exquisite skill and awareness, contact Dragon Rises to begin your journey.