• A New Kind of Doctor

    Apply now to become a doctor in acupuncture and Chinese medicine! Financial aid is available. Transfer and part-time students are welcome.

    Learn More!

  • ACTCM Grads Score Highest on CA Licensure Exam!

    First-time ACTCM test takers scored a 100% pass rate on the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination in August 2016. Find out more about what makes ACTCM special.

    Why ACTCM?

  • Deepen Your Practice

    Take your acupuncture career to the next level! Our DAOM program meets once a month for four days. Apply today for Summer 2017 and graduate in 2019!


    Enroll Now!

  • Turn Your Master's Degree Into a Doctorate!

    Advancing the Acupuncture degree for a new age in medicine. ACTCM’s transitional DACM program is now accepting applications from Master’s graduates wishing to advance their degree to the doctoral level. Classes are taught in convenient 4-day modules and online.

    Transitional DACM degree

  • Visit Our Community

    Visit ACTCM and find out more about our programs, tour our San Francisco campus, sit in on a class, and get a complimentary acupuncture treatment in our clinic.

    Email ACTCMadmissions@ciis.edu or call us at 415-401-0464 to arrange your visit.


  • Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

    Our Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic offers excellent patient care on a sliding scale and was named “Best of the Bay” for its service. We offer a $30 acupuncture treatment and consultation for first time visitors.

    Get a Treatment!

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco is one of the oldest acupuncture schools in the country. Distinguished by our programs and faculty, and by our focus on the integration of Chinese Medicine with Western medicine, we provide an in-depth academic experience to Masters and Doctoral Students in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

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The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is distinguished by the excellence of our programs and faculty, and by the unequaled opportunity we provide our students to explore and grow in the field of Chinese Medicine. 

Upcoming MSTCM/DACM Open Houses:

MSTCM/DACM Free Application Day 05/24/2017 , 10:30 AM — 4:00 PM

MSTCM/DACM Free Application Day 07/19/2017 , 10:30 AM — 4:00 PM


DAOM Open Houses:

April 22nd, 2017, 8:30am

June 17th, 2017, 8:30am

Upcoming MSTCM/DACM online info sessions: 

Acupuncture Education at ACTCM at CIIS with Dr. Pam Olton 04/04/2017 , 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

Why ACTCM Graduates Excel in the Field of Chinese Medicine with Dr. Joann “Joey” Bennett 04/11/2017 , 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

Ear Acupuncture Clinics at ACTCM at CIIS 04/12/2017 , 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Take a look at our Recorded Webinars

DAOM/Transitional DACM online info sessions:

Online DAOM Info Session 04/19/2017 ,  12:00 PM — 1:00 PM PST

Online Transitional DACM Info Session 04/20/2017 , 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM PST

Take a look at our Recorded Webinars

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