• Our Community Clinic Is Now Open

    Your safety and well-being remain a priority.

    Please read our Patient Procedures and Precautions prior to booking an appointment.

    To book an appointment, call 415.282.9603 or click below.

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  • Coronavirus Updates

    As we continue to monitor the increase in COVID cases in California and guidance from both state and local officials, we regret to report that Institutes of Higher Learning (IHE) in San Francisco are now required to pause face-to-face student interactions until further notice. This means that students are no longer permitted into the building to use CIIS and ACTCM resources, such as Library, Financial Aid, Business Office and study spaces.

    Read our Operations Plan.

    Find out more on CIIS website.

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    At the Forefront of Traditional Chinese Medicine

    ACTCM has been leading holistic, healing education for almost half a century. At our two Bay Area campuses, we’re constantly adapting to the changing demands of modern healthcare, integrating new research and methodologies with 3,000 years of Chinese medicine.

    More About ACTCM

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    Great Career Choices

    An ACTCM diploma distinguishes you in the field. Hands-on clinical experience and comprehensive coursework prepare you to practice the best patient-centered care.

    Our grads are sought after by hospitals, clinics, and universities.

    After Graduation

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    Teachers Invested in Your Success

    Our faculty are student-focused, engaged mentors who specialize in today’s most pressing issues, including women’s health and pain management.

    They’re passionate about your personal growth, professional development, and helping you build the relationships you need to succeed at ACTCM and flourish in your career.

    Meet Our Faculty

  • Mission-Driven, Diverse Students

    Learn with compassionate, creative, and deeply committed students who are shaping the future of integrative medicine.

    Study alongside peers with diverse work experience and education who share the same calling and are bringing Chinese medicine to underserved communities.

    Read Our Stories

ACTCM: A Half-Century of Health, Holism, & Chinese Medicine

ACTCM has been educating students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for almost half a century—teaching millennia-old traditional Chinese medicine, integrated with modern Western research and training. Students learn to use acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, massage, meditation, exercises, and movement to comprehensively treat chronic pain, illness, disease, trauma, addiction, and fertility.

Now in a world where healthcare means whole-body, patient-centered care, and choice, more and more patients are making informed decisions and choosing acupuncture. Prescribed by medical professionals and now part of many insurance plans, acupuncture is fast-becoming mainstream, not just an “alternative” option.

Our graduates are busy, thriving, and making their marks as Chinese medicine practitioners, researchers, and teachers—in community clinics, holistic businesses and alongside western medical practitioners in prestigious medical centers such as Stanford and UCSF.

We offer four nationally and regionally accredited degree programs taught by passionate teachers who are invested in your professional and personal growth. ACTCM’s merger with CIIS in 2015 has further expanded opportunities in integrative health through multimodal collaborations with the university’s broader mental health and wellness community.

Featured Blog Posts

Envisioning the Future: Alumni Spotlight Ky Yu, MSTCM ‘06

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Envisioning the Future: Alumni Spotlight Frank Griffo, MSTCM

Frank Griffo, MSTCM, LAc earned his master’s degree in Traditional C...

A Statement on Antiracism, Hope and Black Resistance

By Rachel Bryant, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion J...

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MSTCM/DACM Info Session | December 7th 5-6PM

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