• 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

  • 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 here.

    Admissions Requirements

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 in San Francisco is one of the oldest acupuncture schools in the country.

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS has been training and graduating some of the most prominent, trail-blazing practitioners for over 40 years. Our rigorous herbal medicine and clinical education, world-expert faculty members, and nourishing community of peers and mentors, support our students to thrive and transform their career and life’s journey.

Featured Stories

Dr. Steve Given Featured on Everyday Acupuncture Podcast

The ACTCM Associate Academic Dean, Dr. Steve Given, was recently inter...
Common Ground July/August 2017 Cover

ACTCM Featured In Common Ground Magazine

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS (ACTCM) h...
A group shot of students from the graduating class of 2017 outside

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

On Friday, May 19, 2017 ACTCM held its First Annual Pinning Ceremony a...
Troy Arce

Student Spotlight: Air Force Vet and TCM Student Troy Arce

A native of San Lorenzo in the East Bay Area, Troy Arce entered th...

Happenings at ACTCM

Entry Degree Open House/Free Application Days:
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 , 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 , 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

DAOM Open Houses:
March 17th, 2018, 8:30AM – 4 PM
April 21st, 2018, 8:30AM – 4 PM
June 16th, 2018, 8:30AM – 4 PM
July 14th, 2018, 8:30AM – 4 PM

Can’t make it? Take a look at our Recorded Webinars.


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