Integrative, patient-centered care is at the forefront of an education from ACTCM. We understand the importance of using an evidence informed practice in collaboration with the broad range of healthcare providers in a team context.
With this in mind, the transitional DACM is taught in an integral manner, bringing in a variety of resources and paradigms to enhance the prior training of graduates with the MSTCM (or MSTOM) degree.
The transitional DACM respects diversity and compassionate care by emphasizing the principles of harmony and balance. Drawing on theories associated with yin and yang (陰陽) and the wu xing (five phases, 五行), and other philosophical and religious traditions throughout South and East Asia, ACTCM holds the importance of complexity and difference.
Always keeping the goal of balance in mind, the transitional DACM faculty promotes these and other key teachings found in a variety of cultural and religious contexts.
The program makes use of new and innovative teaching methods by combining online and modular in-person lessons to create a dynamic hybrid curriculum. The online component will employ CIIS’ Canvas program, while the weekend modules will be conducted at ACTCM campus in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.
A History of Exemplary Education
Students receive the highest standards of instruction in a scholarly academic environment that has one of the strongest records and reputations in the country of producing knowledgeable healers and leaders at the forefront of acupuncture.
Peer and Alumni Community
Our students and alums continue to explore and introduce new therapies and integrative care experiences, found new health and holistic organizations, and bring the benefits of TCM into new areas of health care and places around the world.
Watch our fantastic new video of Acupuncture at ACTCM featuring alum Carla Cassler: