ACTCM students receive extensive clinical training. In addition to the on-site acupuncture and herbal clinic, and auricular acupuncture clinics at the CIIS Mission Street campus, ACTCM maintains numerous partnerships with local hospitals and community-based clinics in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Each off-site clinic is staffed by ACTCM clinical faculty and student clinicians working in collaboration with other medical providers. These partnerships offer high quality patient care and education, while also providing ACTCM student clinicians with the opportunity to do clinical rotations in diverse integrative settings.
ACTCM Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic
Located in the campus building on Arkansas Street, this clinic serves as the program’s centerpiece. The clinic provides more than 12,000 visits a year. Serving a diverse client population, the clinic offers a variety of clinical opportunities for student clinicians and practitioners alike. Clinical services include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, shiatsu, tuina, qigong, nutritional counseling, and a full-service Chinese herbal dispensary that carries an extensive selection of high-quality raw, powdered, and patent herbs. The ACTCM Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic operates weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays, by appointment basis. The clinic is located at 450 Connecticut Street, San Francisco, CA.
ACTCM Ear Acupuncture Clinic
Established in 1994 as a donation-based community clinic, the ACTCM Ear Acupuncture Clinic’s mission is to provide quality holistic health care in a safe and welcoming environment to members of the public who may not otherwise be able to afford such care. The clinic is located at CIIS Mission Street campus and operates on a drop-in, first-come, first-served basis. Treatment sessions typically last between 20 and 40 minutes and are performed in a group setting while patients relax in a chair. Student clinicians under the supervision of ACTCM clinic faculty utilize auricular acupuncture to treat a diverse group of 30-50 patients each day. The clinic is located at 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)
CPMC offers student clinicians under the supervision of ACTCM clinic faculty the opportunity to treat, in a hospital setting, patients who are paralyzed or have limited mobility due to stroke or other injury to the brain or spine. Medical doctors refer patients for acupuncture to address issues surrounding pain management, rehabilitation, speech therapy, motor coordination, muscle tone and weakness, depression and anxiety. Because of the nature of cerebral and spinal injuries, many patients are treated regularly for a number of weeks or months. The clinic is located at Castro @ Duboce Street, 322 CPMC Davies Campus North Tower, 1st floor Room 156, San Francisco, CA.
Lifelong Medical Care Ashby Health Center – Currently on hiatus
LifeLong Medical Care Ashby Health Center is located in south Berkeley. It is a part of a network of Lifelong Medical Care health centers in Northern California. The mission of LifeLong Medical Care, which serves an often-uninsured, diverse population, is to provide high-quality health and social services for individuals with limited incomes and for those who face significant barriers to good health. ACTCM student clinicians under the supervision of ACTCM clinic faculty work alongside physicians, certified nurse, midwives, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, nurse practitioners, and other health specialists. The clinic is located at 3075 Adeline Street, Suite 280, Berkeley, CA.
Women’s Resource Center (WRC)
The Women’s Resource Center is operated by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and provides women who have a history of criminal justice involvement with the services necessary to achieve and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles. Restorative justice principles are woven into all of the center’s practice. The approach is guided by the belief that crime hurts everyone; victim, offender, families, and communities; and creates an obligation to make things right. The WRC is primarily a day treatment center for women released from the San Francisco County Jail. WRC provides referrals for housing, substance abuse programs, employment, medical and mental health programs, and legal issues. ACTCM student clinicians under the supervision of ACTCM clinic faculty provide auricular acupuncture in a group setting to support women participating in WRC programs. The clinic is located at 930 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA.
Glide Compassionate Healthcare
Glide is a full service center in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco that provides a variety of services to low-income residents of the region. ACTCM student clinicians under the supervision of ACTCM clinic faculty provide auricular acupuncture each week to those individuals who could not otherwise afford acupuncture services, treating a variety of conditions that include addition/recovery, virally mediated disease, pain, and stress-related disorders. The clinic is located at 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA.
Stanford Pain Management Center
The Pain Management Center at Stanford Health Care offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. The Center offers ACTCM student observers the opportunity to observe acupuncture treatments in outpatient clinic setting under the supervision of ACTCM clinic faculty. The Center is located at 450 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA.