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Natural Awakenings - Alachua, Citrus, Marion, Sumter Co & The Villages, FL

Dragon Rises College, Gainesville, Celebrates 20 Years of Teaching

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine offers a 10-semester Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program for people looking to change their career. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education.


This is one of the most comprehensive Oriental Medicine educational programs in the U.S., providing exceptional training in Chinese herbs and all aspects of Chinese diagnosis, with special emphasis on the science and art of pulse diagnosis. Contemporary Oriental medicine emphasizes the lifestyle of each patient as a primary cause of disease and a key component of treatment.


Dr. Leon Hammer, M.D., says, “Good diagnosis assures treatment of the root; when the root heals, so do the branches. It is our goal to have our students graduate and become successful, caring and competent licensed acupuncturists. These practitioners of contemporary Oriental medicine are able to help people achieve not only genuine healing, but also to lead them to their highest sustainable level of long-term health and wellness.”


Location: 1000 NE 16th Ave., Bldg. F, Gainesville. For more information, call 800-606-6685, email [email protected] or visit