Health Coaches and Acupuncturists Team to Reduce Falls Among the Elderly

Balance Project student-researchers use Chinese medicine and Tai Chi to treat participants.

An innovative CIIS research project is exploring one of the most significant challenges to healthy aging: falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries--fatal and nonfatal--for elderly Americans. Falls can rob seniors of their independence and burden families; they also result in significant medical costs. A...

DACMCP curriculum

Online DACM Completion Program Curriculum The Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Completion Program (DACMCP) allows graduates of Master degree programs to obtain their doctoral degree from…

New Tong Ren Tang Education Center and Herbal Store at CIIS

September 27, 2016

Beijing Tong Ren Tang (TRT), China’s largest and most highly regarded brand of Traditional Chinese Medicine, entered into a three-year educational partnership with ACTCM at CIIS in April 2015…

Acupuncture Gets Status as an Independent Profession by Labor Bureau

October 12, 2016

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) is poised to formally recognize acupuncture as an independent profession. In a proposed change to official standards, the BLS recently…

Videos: The Journey – Past, Present, Future

June 8, 2016

2016 Graduates share their stories and experiences at ACTCM. They discuss the past four years, the present moment and their future as TCM practitioners.  

Video: Paying it Forward at ACTCM

September 21, 2015

Danny Geren is a graduate from ACTCM and now leads our Academic Support program. Watch this video to learn more about his special relationship with ACTCM. When Danny Geren was…

ACTCM & CIIS Merger Creates New Model of Care

July 1, 2015

Two San Francisco powerhouses of holistic healing, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), are merging. Together they are…

San Francisco Introduces a New Kind of Doctor

ACTCM Offers the Only Nationally Approved Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine By Michael Sano SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2014 – San Francisco cares about holistic health. From the Osher Center…

The Long History of Chinese Medicine–Briefly

By Michael Sano I can smell the faint traces of ginger, cardamom, and anise wafting from the door beside me. I could be searching for lunch in…

Faculty Spotlight: Pam Olton

When Pamela Olton sums up her teaching philosophy into just a few words, it boils down to “being honest, generous, and hands-on.” Much of Olton’s pedagogy was…

ACTCM in China: Reflections from Nikola

May 28, 2015

This week we feature a personal reflection from Nikola Zunic one of our six students who is in China completing a three month scholarship at Henan University. Reflections from…