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    A New Kind of Doctor

    ACTCM has launched a new, first professional doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM). We welcome our first class on September 3, 2015 and are now accepting applications.

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    Apply Now for Fall Semester

    Applications are due by August 12th for our fall semester which begins on September 3rd. Financial aid is still available, and transfer students and part-time students are welcome!

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    Accelerate Your Career

    Now is the time to join our DAOM program to become a doctor of Chinese Medicine. Classes meet once a month for four days and are geared towards practicing professionals. Apply today and graduate in 2017!


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    Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

    Our Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic is proud to have been honored for the quality of our patient care and named “Best of the Bay”. We offer a $30 acupuncture treatment and consultation for first time visitors.

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    It's Official! ACTCM Merges with CIIS

    The union paves new paths in integral education, healing, health, holism, and wellness.

    July 1, “Mind, Body, Spirit Day” marks the historic collaboration between Chinese medicine and mental health.

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A distinguished faculty and rigorous curriculum have established the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) as the premier Chinese medicine college and Acupuncture school in the US for over 35 years. Our three advanced degrees offer in-depth education and hands-on experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Shiatsu and Tui Na massage, and holistic healing. Our graduates are expert healers who work in independent settings and integrative medicine teams and are leaders in their field.

ACTCM's Master’s degree (MSTCM) offers students comprehensive knowledge and clinical proficiency in order to become an independent health care provider and acupuncturist; our First Professional Doctorate (DACM) is the first doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the country to be nationally approved. We also offer an advanced doctorate degree for practicing acupuncturists (DAOM), who wish to develop new clinical and academic skills and engage in research, teaching, and scholarly work.

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ACTCM 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 Open Houses:
Master’s/FPD Open House  September 12th & November 7th, 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
DAOM Open House To be announced

Upcoming Webinars:
DAOM Program Overview To be announced

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