WHO WE ARE
The Association for Traditional Studies is a 501c3 not for profit dedicated to bringing eastern traditions in medicine & mindfulness to the modern world. Working with a network of individuals & companies, we believe the solutions to many of the challenges we face across society can be found in the paths of cultivation developed in the east. Through seminars, medical clinics, organic farming, & community spaces, we are quietly changing the world one individual at a time.
PUTTING OUR MISSION INTO ACTION
The Work We Do & the Organizations Involved with ATS
THE ALTERNATIVE CLINIC
The Alternative Clinic showcases just how effective traditional treatment methods such as acupuncture & herbal medicine can be by providing a tangible, effective alternative for patients seeking to avoid unnecessary surgeries and medications, as well as treat conditions western medicine has no help for.
Modern isn't bad, but it does need to be harnessed responsibly. Online learning is one of the greatest outreach gifts ATS has ever been given, & we have embraced it fully. We offer one of the most robust learning programs out there for the eastern arts–always ensuring what is there is worth learning.
IN PERSON SEMINARS
The backbone of our mission is education. Teaching seminars around the world in Chinese medicine, health cultivation practices, creating advanced training opportunities & supporting the next generation of educators is what ATS was built to do since 1992.
COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER
Asia House 828 is our community learning center in Asheville, North Carolina. Featuring health and wellness classes, evening lectures, yoga, taiji, meditation & much more. A place for the community to gather is the first step in building a more mindful community.
MEDICINAL HERB FARM
Beyond Organic is what agriculture needs to be. Growing medicinal herbs & tea, along with traditional garden crops, Appalasia Farm showcases natural farming methods and how to bring them to market to encourage small scale farming and land preservation.
Since 1992, ATS has trained & inspired many lives through its work. Whether in England, Switzerland, Germany, across the USA or just about anywhere, you can find people who have modeled their work after our mission & are busy changing their communities one individual at a time.