Medicine that Truly Heals People
Medicine that truly heals people and changes lives
The COM Foundation exists to support and further the art and science of Contemporary Oriental Medicine (COM). Through the life work and teachings of Dr. Leon Hammer, M.D., COM has developed into one of the world’s most comprehensive systems of healing as we move further into the 21st century.
COM is an evolving, dynamic system of diagnosis and treatment that draws upon Dr. Hammer’s more than sixty years of experience in both allopathic Western medicine and East Asian medicine. His knowledge, together with the wisdom of his mentor, Dr. John H. F. Shen, is an invaluable resource to practitioners and students alike wishing to deepen their understanding of the true nature of health and healing.
Through the COM Foundation and its community of teachers, practitioners, and students, this knowledge is now available to healthcare professionals and members of the public.
Here on our website, you will find…
…an extensive library of publications, articles, essays, and excerpts from Dr. Hammer’s published and unpublished works. We also feature a current blog containing quick reads and postings from some of COM’s certified instructors and current students, as well as a listing of community events and classes related to COM.
Are you interested in studying COM…
…or looking to experience this powerful healing system? Check out our referral lists to find both certified COM instructors and practitioners in your area.
Are you ready to begin exploring COM?
Dr. Hammer has produced two series of twelve “Lessons“, gradually teaching some of the concepts, knowledge and skills that have helped him transform the lives of many patients. The Foundation offers the first set of these unique insights freely.
Deepening Perspectives on Chinese Medicine
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…to more deeply explore the history of COM and ways in which these concepts are taught and delivered to our patients.
Dr. Leon Hammer
Books by Dr. Leon Hammer
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