Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Master's Degree (MSTCM)
A comprehensive program designed to lead students to the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency necessary to become a successful independent health care provider
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The Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) is a comprehensive program designed to lead students to the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency necessary to become a successful independent health care provider-whether as an individual practitioner or as part of an integrative medicine team.
ACTCM students learn how to apply ancient wisdom to modern healthcare practices. Chinese Medicine is a medical system that has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. It is based on the belief that Qi (the body's vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person's physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health in balance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, massage and physical exercise.
ACTCM at CIIS also offers a First Professional Doctorate program. To learn more about it, click here. To receive announcements and news about this exciting new offering sign up here.
ACTCM student Remington Bain first knew he wanted to be a healer when he saw a fellow service member become seriously injured while in the Marines. Hear about his road to becoming an acupuncture student and his amazing decision to anonymously donate a kidney in this video taken at a Brown Bag lunch he gave at ACTCM on October 6, 2015.
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine has 200 students and a small, intimate campus. Students enjoy a low faculty to student ratio, small classes, and close connections with each other and alumni.
ACTCM's campus is located in two sites on San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Potrero Hill is close to downtown and a picturesque part of the city that is easy to commute to. San Francisco is a dynamic city that is a cultural, culinary, and financial center with a diverse population. Students enjoy great concerts, nightlife, beaches, nearby forests, and great weather!
The city's diversity is also reflected in the populations of patients at our clinics, giving students a broad clinical experience. Our onsite teaching clinic is open to the public. Student practitioners partner with faculty advisers and receive hands-on experience.
Many of our students tell us that they feel very at home at ACTCM, and our alumni often have bonds with each other that last long past graduation.
If you would like to visit us to see if ACTCM is right for you, please call our admissions department at 415-401-0464.