Acupuncture School & Chinese Medicine

Next term starts on September 5th, 2023!

Pacific College's Acupuncture School

Over the past 50 years, acupuncture and other similar East Asian modalities such as herbology or tui na bodywork have increasingly gained in popularity. In fact, they have evolved into one of the most utilized forms of complementary integrative medicine interventions in the United States. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH)*, more than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered annually in the United States alone. This rise in popularity can be attributed in part to its effectiveness for pain relief, nausea, allergies, and other chronic and acute conditions, and in part to the fact that scientific studies have begun to prove its efficacy.

Since 1986, Pacific College has led the movement and trained dedicated practitioners with graduate degrees in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. We tirelessly advocate for research and regulation, and even offered the very first doctorate completion program for acupuncturists holding a master’s degree back in 2016. Today, as acupuncture continues to grow as a non-pharmaceutical, adjunct modality to conventional allopathic medical treatments, the demand from patients and their loved ones is increasing, and acupuncture is now offered even at prestigious academic medical centers.

Pacific College's Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Programs

Pacific College’s acupuncture and Chinese medicine programs are endorsed under the umbrella of our prestigious institutional WASC accreditation, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). You may choose to study at one of our three beautiful campuses in San Diego, New York City, and Chicago, or even start online, since the didactic classes can be taken either online or on-campus. Each campus boasts a busy clinic open to the public, and offers a variety of off-site clinics where you can work on the community under the supervision of an instructor. Examples of off-site clinics include Rady’s Children Hospital in San Diego, Beth Israel Continuum Cancer Center in New York, Chicago Women’s Health Center in Chicago, and many more.

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Attending Pacific College’s acupuncture school will prepare you to provide holistic and integrative care to your patients. In many ways, acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer some of the broadest scopes of practice in medicine today. The profession of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have adapted rapidly to integrate contemporary healthcare approaches. An acupuncturist can legally treat most illnesses affecting any part of the body.

Students who attend Pacific College’s acupuncture programs also receive training in the practice of therapeutic exercise such as qigong, Eastern body therapy such as tui na massage, as well as Chinese herbology and nutrition.

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(*) Former DACM program name was changed in accordance with the new policy established by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). However, the curriculum remains the same.

(**) Former MSTOM program name was changed in accordance with the new policy established by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM). However, the curriculum remains the same.

Pacific’s Acupuncture People

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