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    Entry-Level Doctorate

    Completed at least 3 years of undergraduate coursework?

    Earn your doctorate without a master’s prerequisite degree in our Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) program.

    Designed to provide beginning students without a previous acupuncture degree the skills needed for advanced training.

    Earn Your Doctorate

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    ACTCM Grads Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Licensure Exam

    Our degree programs prepare our students for a career in herbology, acupuncture therapeutics, and Chinese medicine.

    Read more about our graduates’ impressive board results.

    Admissions Requirements

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    Transition Your Master's Degree into a Doctorate

    Enrollment is now open to all MSTCM graduates interested in joining our two-semester Transitional DACM Program.

    Classes are taught in convenient 4-day modules and online. Now Accepting Applications!


    Transitional Doctorate

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    Specialize Your Acupuncture Education

    We are the leading DAOM program in the U.S. offering two clinical specialties in women’s health and pain management.

    Meet our expert instructors and discover the top-level academic and clinical experience.


    Post-Graduate Doctorate

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    Visit Our Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

    We treat a wide variety of conditions and diseases using acupuncture, herbs, and other healing modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Schedule your appointment now.

    ACTCM Clinic

ACTCM at CIIS: Shaping the Future of Chinese Medicine & Health

Students choose our college for our rigorous master's and doctoral degree programs in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. A half-century of leadership in mind, body, and spirit education, our vast network of practitioners, and world-renowned faculty foster students' professional development and personal growth.

ACTCM's merger with CIIS expands our ability to re-envision integrative health through collaborations, multimodal approaches, and a broader community to take on today's most pressing health issues.

Featured Blog Posts

3 TCM Nutrition Tips to Help Students Stay Healthy this Fall

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How a UCSF MD is Integrating Acupuncture for Patients with Pain

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Treating Internet & Gaming Addiction with Acupuncture, Q&A with Diana Yang, DACM Graduate

Ever feel like you’re constantly glued to your phone or computer? Sc...

New Study Explains the Physiology of Acupuncture in Migraine Treatment

According to epidemiological research, severe headaches or migrain...

Happenings at ACTCM

Entry-Level Degree (MSTCM and DACM)
Open House/Free Application Days
Sat., September 22 | Wed., October 3

Post-Graduate Degree (DAOM)
DAOM Open Houses
 Sat., October 13  |  Sat., November 10 
8:30AM – 4PM

Alumni / Practitioner Event (CEUs)
Opioid Panel Talk: Healing Our Community’s Drug Crisis
Sun., October 7 
1PM – 4PM

Need CEUs? Take DAOM module for CEUs in October
Environmental Medicine with Christina Youngren
Fri/Sat, October 12-13
8::30AM – 5:30PM

Learn Gua Sha with Arya Nielsen
Sun/Mon, October 14-15
8:30AM – 5:30PM

Care of the Extremities with Yefim Gamgoneishvili
Sun/Mon, October 14-15
8:30AM – 5:30PM

Take a look at our Recorded Webinars

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