What Makes Us UNIQUE?

Dragon Rises College gets its name from Dr. Leon Hammer’s book Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies. The "dragon" is the symbol of force and power. He is the energy of the cosmos. The Red Bird, or Phoenix, is the emerging soul arising from the ashes of immolation growing toward a oneness with God, the Tao, All That Is. Consequently, the dragon is the power or life force and the red bird the rhythm of the universe. Together they make up the energetic “evolution of a being.” In Chinese daily language, the “dragon” is often used to note people who are considered excellent and outstanding. The DRAGON RISES from within us.

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Curriculum focused on DIAGNOSIS

Dragon Rises College provides exceptional training in all aspects of Oriental diagnosis with special emphasis on the science and art of pulse diagnosis. Contemporary Pulse Diagnosis®, based on the work of John HF Shen, OMD and further developed by Leon Hammer, MD, is taught as a basic part of the curriculum. The pulse provides the foundation for an in depth diagnosis and for preventive medicine. Pulse diagnosis is an exquisite and sophisticated means of understanding the whole person. The pulse reveals the patient's constitution, previous illnesses, early insults to normal physiology, stressors, trauma, lifestyle, and emotions.

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Culture focused on NURTURING

The purpose of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine is to graduate successful, caring and competent practitioners of the historically based, ever evolving Contemporary Oriental Medicine®, able to help people achieve both genuine healing and their highest sustainable level of long-term health and wellness. Our graduates make a difference ...and a living.

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