Dr. Steve Given Featured on Everyday Acupuncture Podcast

The ACTCM Associate Academic Dean, Dr. Steve Given, was recently interviewed on Everyday Acupuncture, a podcast that features experienced practitioners speaking about how you can apply the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine in your everyday life. The podcast is hosted by Michael Max, an acupuncturist of 20 years based in the Midwe...

ACTCM Featured In Common Ground Magazine

August 10, 2017

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS (ACTCM) has been leading the way toward a more holistic and healthy Bay Area since 1980. The Future of…

Common Ground July/August 2017 Cover

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 23, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017 ACTCM held its First Annual Pinning Ceremony at St. Teresa de Avila. It was a lovely celebration at which we were welcomed…

A group shot of students from the graduating class of 2017 outside

Student Spotlight: Air Force Vet and TCM Student Troy Arce

May 25, 2017

A native of San Lorenzo in the East Bay Area, Troy Arce entered the Air Force in 1982. There he undertook rigorous training in an elite specialty…

Troy Arce

Advancing the Acupuncture Degree for a New Age in Medicine

March 23, 2017

For patient wellness, acupuncture is becoming an increasingly important treatment in mainstream care. This pronounced shift in recognition makes it essential for acupuncturists to be equipped with…

Alumni Spotlight: Modern Healing with Dr. Carla Cassler

December 8, 2016

Since graduating from ACTCM, Carla Cassler founded Acupuncture Without Borders, an international relief non-profit that uses acupuncture to help people across the world. In this moving video,…

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…

ACTCM Graduates Score Highest on CA Licensure Exam

October 12, 2016

Passing the Board exams is a requirement in obtaining a license to practice acupuncture in California. This summer, recent graduates of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine…

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…

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.