Be a DAOM Student for a Day!


Be a DAOM Student For a Day! This is the perfect opportunity to learn and connect with faculty and current students.We invite you to come visit one of our modules and see firsthand the high-quality academic and clinical experience we offer at ACTCM. We have limited spaces available, so please visit our DAOM Module Schedule and contact us to reserve a seat. Contact DAOM admissions office at 415-282-7600 (or 415-401-0464 direct line to admissions) or

Apply for the Summer 2019 term
Apply to be in our DAOM cohort by May/Summer 2019!  Make sure to get your application in, so that your place is secured.

Why Acupuncturists Choose our DAOM Program?

World-renowned faculty and a diverse student body
– Internationally recognized externship sites available across North America and China
– Monthly weekend modules designed for working practitioners
– Specialties in Women’s Health or Pain Management with an emphasis in integrative health
– Corporate rated lodging available
– Financial aid, fully accredited program

May 3-6, 2019 Module

     Kenji Hirabayashi, L.Ac.graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2001.  He has further his studies in sports medicine through mentoring and serving as a teacher’s assistant with Whitfield Reaves, and has studied Motor Points Techniques with Matt Callison.   Currently, he works with the Dominican University Men’s Basketball Team providing performance enhancement and pain relief with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.   Kenji has experience in community health settings in San Francisco treating addiction, mental health issues, and pain.  He values collaborating with the Western medical community and has worked several years at an integrated pharmacy. Kenji has a private practice at Marin Family Acupuncture.  Kenji Hirabayashi will be teaching Care of the Lumbar Spine & Pelvis on May 3-4, 2019.
     Valerie Hobbs, DAOM, Dipl. O.M., began her career as a western herbalist and direct-entry midwife in 1979. Seeking additional medical skills, she was an EMT-Paramedic from 1983-86. Valerie maintained a homebirth midwifery practice until 1995 when she was licensed in Colorado as an acupuncturist. Valerie worked at Southwest Acupuncture College from 1998-2017, as a professor and administrator. She is currently the Director of Postgraduate Doctoral Programs at ACTCM@CIIS where she holds a faculty position as Associate Professor. Valerie earned her DAOM from ACTCM@CIIS in 2017. Her specialties are sports acupuncture and OB/Gyn. Valerie Hobbs will be teaching Capstone Development and Research on May 3-4, 2019.
     Hong Jin, DAOM, L.Ac., received her Bachelor of medicine degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985 and got clinical training as an intern and physician at Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s affiliated hospital in 1987. After graduating, she taught acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center and the World Health Organization Collaborative Center on Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her DAOM degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2007. She was dean at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture and now chairs the Oriental Medicine department. She also serves on the advisory committee of the Acupuncture Practitioners Research Education Enhancement grant. Hong Jin will be teaching Menstrual Health on May 5-6, 2019.

June 21-24, 2019 Module

     Anita Marshall DAOM, PharmD, L.Ac. has a background in both Western and Eastern medicine. She has been a registered pharmacist for over 35 years and an acupuncturist for a decade. Anita Marshall uses her dual background in western and eastern medicine to provide her patients with acupuncture and herbs along with western medicine. Anita Marshall will be teaching Advanced Herbs and Drug Interaction on June 21-22, 2019.
     Amy Moll, L.Ac. is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, sports medicine and concussion recovery. She has lectured and taught courses for physical therapists, Chinese medicine practitioners and doctorate programs in acupuncture on topics including concussion recovery, dysautonomia, and neurological exam techniques, and has been a featured speaker in veterans groups on the topic of brain health. Dr. Moll and Dr. Carrick recently completed a randomized clinical trial on the effects of acupuncture on cerebral blood flow velocity in mixed martial arts fighters following a concussion. She was the team acupuncturist for the professional MMA fighters at Fortis MMA in Dallas Texas, working with UFC and Legacy fighters and is now currently in private practice in Bend, Oregon providing a unique combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and functional neurology. Amy Moll will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis I: Traumatic Brain Injury on June 23-24, 2019.

July 19-22, 2019 Module

      Joseph Yang, PhD, MD (China), LAc earned his BMed in Chinese medicine in 1984 and his MMed in 1987 with a specialization in diagnosis and pharmacology. He was a faculty at Heilongjiang University medicine while serving as attending physician at Heilongjiang University Hospital until 1994. Yang pursued his doctorate studies in psychiatry and neuroscience at Kobe University Medical School, Japan. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Yang held the position of Scientist/Laboratory Supervisor at Teco Diagnostics, a Chinese herbal medicine manufacturer. He is currently on the faculty at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Joseph Yang will be teaching Mental Health II on July 19-20, 2019..
      Ben Zappin, L.Ac. has been practicing herbal medicine for over 20 years which began with leaders in integrating Western and Chinese herbs, with Michael Tierra and Thomas Avery Garran. Benjamin currently practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Oakland and where he specializes in integrative mental health care. Benjamin is on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, a nonprofit organization that promotes affordable, accessible integrative health care for all. Since 2005 he has operated, Five Flavors Herbs, Inc. an herbal pharmacy and extract manufacturer located in Oakland, CA. Ben Zappin will be teaching Western Herbs & Dietary Therapy on July 21-22, 2019.

August 8-11, 2019 Module

      Judith Boice, ND, FABNO, L.Ac., earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She then received a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Judith Boice became a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) team in December 2011, when she joined Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa as a naturopathic oncology provider. Dr. Boice teaches throughout North America. Widely published, Boice’s books and articles have been read by many since the late ‘80s. In 2009, she received the Nautilus Book Award – Silver Medal and the Living Now Book Award – Bronze Medal. Judith Boice will be teaching Gyn. Inflammation & Infection on August 9-10, 2019.
      Carla J. Wilson, DAOM, MA, L.Ac., Ph.D is former chair of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Carla Wilson has over twenty-five years in the field of Asian medicine and public health. She has worked in integrative medicine, research, and nonprofit health care organizations since 1987. Carla Wilson is Dean of the Doctoral Program and Director of Research at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Carla Wilson will be teaching Systems-based and Integrative Medicine on August 11-12, 2019.

If you are interested in being a patient and receiving a complimentary treatment during one of our DAOM modules, please contact the DAOM academic Office at or call 415-229-7981.  

Join any of 2-day DAOM modules (16 units: Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday) for CEUs, please contact DAOM academic office at or call 415-229-7981 or just sign up through EventBrite: