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Mary Cissy Majebé, OMD, Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Cissy Majebé founded The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic, a Chinese medicine family practice, in 1985. It has since grown into a nationally respected multi-practitioner clinic, treating patients from the entire Southeast and beyond. Dr. Majebé brings her considerable clinical experience, extensive post-doctoral education, and intrinsic gifts to the treatment of her patients.


Devoted to educating the next generation of practitioners in the ancient traditions of classical Chinese medicine, Dr. Majebé was one of the co-founders of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2003. The rigorous curriculum highlights the integration of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of healing, and the school confers both a Master’s Degree and a Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.


Dr. Majebé received her BA in Sociology from the University of New Orleans, her MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and began her PhD at the University of Virginia before leaving to obtain her MA in Acupuncture from the American College of Chinese Medicine. She received her OMD from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine and has completed post-doctoral work in China, Korea, and the United States.


Dr. Majebé was appointed by the governor of North Carolina to the first North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board. She was instrumental in helping to write the rules and regulations governing the practice of acupuncture in North Carolina. She was also the first acupuncturist to be credentialed to provide Acupuncture at Care Partners Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital). Dr. Majebe also assisted Mission Health in writing their credentialing rules for Acupuncturists. She is well known for her ability to assist Western Health Care facilities in the interfacing of Chinese and Allopathic Medicine.  In addition to her administrative duties at both the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic and Daoist Traditions College, Dr. Majebé maintains a regular teaching schedule and a robust clinical practice, continuing to see patients from Asheville and around the country.


In keeping with her commitment to promoting health and well being among all people, Dr. Majebé founded Daoist Healing Arts in 2002 to provide educational workshops for both the general public and practitioners of Chinese medicine. She is excited to present DHA’s DVD series, designed to bring the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Daoist teachings to a wider audience than would normally be able to attend the seminars.

The Chinese Acupuncture Clinic

The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic (CAC) was established in 1985 by Mary Cissy Majebé, OMD, in Asheville, NC. Beginning in a humble space on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, the clinic soon grew to a flourishing medical practice that would need to move three times over the next few years, ultimately moving in 1989 to the beautiful Victorian in Montford.

In the coming years, additional practitioners joined the clinic as the demand for services grew. The presence of multiple practitioners enabled the clinic to provide treatment from a collaborative point of view, with each practitioner drawing on his or her unique knowledge and skills to serve patients in a more comprehensive way. 


The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic has earned a reputation for providing quality health care with equal attention to the mind, body and spirit of each patient. Their acupuncturists believe in the importance of preventing illness and maintaining well being. They understand the challenges that illnesses present, and meet them with a positive, peaceful and team oriented approach. They bring to their patients the highest standard of care in a safe, healing environment, along with the benefits of the largest Chinese herbal dispensary in the Southeast.

Daoist Traditions
College of Chinese Medical Arts

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts was co-founded by Dr. Majebé and three other women and focuses on classical teaching, which provides a more complete perspective for healing.


They are committed to an academically rigorous program, which challenges students to transform emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. Because of this, they seek students who are committed to personal cultivation and growth as well as to their learning. Caring for others as a profession also requires a commitment to one's self, and self-cultivation is a vital part of maintaining a balanced life.


They believe it is essential that practitioners live the philosophy they teach. As such, students are encouraged to participate in regular cultivation exercises such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditation, always reflecting on their own development and transformation.


Jeffery Yuen is a guiding force at Daoist Traditions. The mission of Daoist Traditions is to provide a quality education in the classical medical arts and science of Chinese medicine and to prepare students to enter the community with Daoist based Chinese medical care.


Daoist Traditions is not merely an academic institution. They are cultivating the next generation of healers through a focused and inclusive curriculum that spans beyond the books and practicum experience. Much as acupuncture and Chinese medicine treat the entire being of a patient, Daoist Traditions aims to facilitate growth in perception, awareness, and kinship with each student's path.


Their approach to classical Chinese medicine is highly specialized and provides unique insights into contemporary applications to traditional teachings and practices. 

Genia Michaela

Genia Michaela has lived many different lives, among them: Opera Singer at Music Conservatory, Broadway Actress, MIT Nerd, Yale Ice Hockey Player, SCUBA Divemaster, World Traveler, and Taker-of-Notes in classes taught by Jeffrey Yuen. She has also moonlighted as Magician, specializing in transforming live qi gong instruction into portable form, which can be played over and over in a home near you.

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