Continuing Education



ATS is a 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation, and dissemination of China’s traditional knowledge. Focusing on the last generation of practitioners who were born and educated pre 1949, we have published 60 educational videos, organized 120 seminars, generated over $250,000 in royalties and archived over 1,000 hours of audio and video material since 1991.


The Association believes that the survival of traditional knowledge is imperative as we face issues of sustainability and development in the 21st century. ATS further believes that for this knowledge to survive in today’s world, it must prove itself useful, becoming independent of the philanthropic world.

The Association for Traditional Studies makes this possible by allowing traditional practitioners to reach out from their worlds through articles, books, videos, seminars and classes. This is done by using bi-cultural individuals fluent in both traditional cultures and society today to bridge old and new. Transitioning into the modern world is a difficult path that needs careful guidance. If not carefully protected, the knowledge loses authenticity in the process.

Before these practitioners and their knowledge are self sufficient, however, they need the hard work and help of organizations such as ATS, and individual people such as yourself. The greatest race for the Association now is against time. Traditional knowledge is disappearing fast, and the few traditional practitioners left are very old. Your help in insuring we can work fast enough to make a difference is very important.

Online & In Person Training Programs for Members

With over 25 years of documentation and hundreds of lectures and seminars taught, ATS has amassed one of the greatest educational libraries of Chinese medicine, martial arts, internal cultivation and Chinese culture videos anywhere. This is our video library page, featuring a link to our Free Video Library, our Membership Library & the Course Library. It is a long page, so be sure to scroll down all the way if you do not see the video you are looking for.

ATS Video Library - Free and Member Only


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The Chinese Herbal Medicine program is a postgraduate course for Acupuncture practitioners who are seeking comprehensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine. The  24-month program teaches practitioners to safely and effectively incorporate the use of Chinese herbs into their clinical practice.  Classes are scheduled in a convenient, modular weekend intensive format, allowing students to maintain their current practice while attending school. Institute of Chinese Herbology

Master Chinese Herbology with Distance Learning

Earn Herbalist Certification (CH) and PDA/CEU Credits (up to 245 Hours)

For Healthcare Practitioners of all Traditions:

■ Treat a wider range of conditions more effectively.
■ Taught by experienced Western practitioners who easily translate the Chinese herbal system.
■ More comprehensive than most acupuncture school herbal programs.
■ Learn at your own pace in your own place.

MP3* or CD Audio Course Includes:
• Integrated Class Notes
• Exercises
• Herb Samples

Take a FREE sample class:

*All MP3 Orders - Take 15% Discount Over CD Course Prices
Order the complete Program 1 or Program 2 and take another 10% Off

CD's & DVD's offered by Golden Needle

Chinese Medical Pediatrics - 13 PDA's- Presented by Alex Tiberi on DVD

Leaky Gut Syndrome - 10 PDA's - Presented by Dr Jake Fratkin - 3 DVD Set

Spirituality in Chinese Medicine - 7 PDA's (AUDIO) - Presented by Alex Tiberi on CD

Yang Sheng - Nourishing Life - 6 PDA's (AUDIO) - Presented by Alex Tiberi on CD

Earn CEU's Online at ProD Seminars with Heiner Fruehauf

Earn CEU PDA Online in Classical Chinese Medicine with Huang Huang

Earn Online Ethics CEU PDAs