April 19th - May 11th 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Internship

with Anna Less & Zhao Lan Cao

*Please Note that this is not the finalized itenerary or Price. This is only a sample from previous China TCM Study Tours.

* All Details subject to change.

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This 3-week internship is available for acupuncture physicians and students of Chinese Medicine, as well as others interested in this program.

The internship is hosted by the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ZCTCM) in Hangzhou, China, one of the top three TCM colleges in the world. ZCTCM has three affiliated hospitals and four outpatient clinics that see thousands of patients each day.

The internship provides an intensive training, working in small groups of 2 to 3 interns, and participants will receive a certificate from ZCTCM commemorating their achievement.

Participants may choose to focus their internship from a list of specialties such as gynecology, fertility, weight loss, dermatology, digestive disorders, muscular skeletal problems, rheumatology, migraine, facial rejuvenation, point injection, needling technique and others. CEUs and required clinic hours may be available for qualified participants. Please inquire.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Traditional Chinese Medicine, have fun, eat great food, travel and experience the Chinese culture.

Friends and family members who do not have an interest in studying TCM are welcome to join our group. We can arrange programs and privately guided sightseeing opportunities for these participants in addition to the following sights that the entire group will enjoy:

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Hangzhou is in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of China. Many excursions will be available to special sights in and around Hangzhou, such as Ling Yin Caves and Temple, the Huquingyutang TCM Herbal Museum and Pharmacy, Yu Fei Temple and Gardens, the Dragon Well Park, The Tiger Spring, West Lake, The Flower Arbor, Baochu Pagoda, Ge Ling Taoist Monastery, the silk museum and market, and various tea gardens.

TCM Study Tours HuangzhouWe will also travel to the Yellow Mountains (Huang Shan) where generations of artists, monks and poets have immersed themselves in the splendor of some of China’s most spectacular scenery. We will explore the Taoist caves and temples of Qiyun Mountain, one of four sacred Taoist mountains in China, and tour Hongcun, an ancient village featured in "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon."

We will spend two nights in Shanghai, a fascinating city that epitomizes what China is becoming: cosmopolitan and cutting edge, yet still connected with the rich heritage of China's ancient culture.

TCM Internship herbal medicine preperation This study tour is from April19-May 11, 2014. The cost is $ 4450 USD,* which includes pre- trip and arrival orientation, double occupancy accommodations (single rooms are available for an additional charge), breakfasts, 11 scheduled dinners, medical translators, full tuition and certification from the Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, graduation ceremony and banquet, and guided sightseeing in Hangzhou, Huangshan and Shanghai. Not included are the international air flight (we can help you find cheap air tickets), visa, taxis, lunches, some dinners, beverages and personal items. Please inquire about discounted rates for friends and family members not participating in the internship program.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Or you may call Anna at (941) 400-4999.

*Price is based upon 15 or more tour participants and the exchange rate of USD to the Yuan as of March 2011

** Please note that this trip is approved for 60 hours internship credit from EWCNM and 60 hours of CEU credit from the NCCAOM. Intern hours will be supervised and monitored during the trip and interns will only receive credit for the hours they participate in. However, the trip offers the opportunity to intern for 65 hours and therefore there is some flexibility built into the program for the interns.


Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
April 19th 20 21 22 23 24 25
Fly from US to China* Arrive in China.
Travel to Hang Zhou.
Trip Orientation. Internship Orientation. Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship
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Hang Zhou: Sightseeing Hang Zhou: Sightseeing, Visit the TCM Museum & Pharmacy at Hei Feng Jia Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Travel to Yellow Mountains Sightseeing in Yellow Mountain area
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Sightseeing in Yellow Mountain area Sightseeing in Yellow Mountain area Return from Yellow Mountains Sightseeing: Hang Zhou, Or Internship Hang Zhou: Internship. Graduation Banquet! Depart for Shanghai. Sightseeing: Shanghai Sightseeing: Shanghai
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Depart Shanghai for US or Canada Arrive in US or Canada

*Due to the test schedule at EWCNM the trip is scheduled to begin on Saturday April 19 however, if it fits with your personal schedule to fly earlier than April 19 we will meet you in Shanghai and transfer you to our hotel in Hangzhou. We recommend this option, as it will offer you more time to rest and adjust to the time difference before your internship begins. It is also possible to extend your trip beyond Saturday May 11th for any reason. Please discuss these options with Anna.