The College of Oriental Therapy was established in 2013 for improving general understanding of the calm, gentle and individual approach of the Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) philosophy, supported by BSc (Hons) Biomedicine study in the UK of human physiology and biology within a medical context, and translating that into practical treatment for the West.

Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) theories and methods have much to recommend them, but modern medicine and a greater understanding of the biology and physiology of humans demand that we use common sense to adapt these ancient theories to include today’s knowledge of how the body system works.

TCOT aims to ensure knowledge is incorporated into practice; that all learners have many opportunities to learn by hands-on methods; that the best elements of oriental and western theories and practice are combined; and very importantly, the courses will be designed to meet individual learners’ needs.