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American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
9100 Park West Drive
Houston, TX 77063


The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, located in Houston, is one of the premier schools to learn the practice of acupuncture. The practice of acupuncture is known to be more than 3,000 years old, but it is relatively new way to treat patients in the United States. The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine was established in 1991 with the goals of professionally training more practitioners so they could assist more people. Although the name of the institution has changed from the American Academy of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, its goals have not. The mission of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is to integrate traditional acupuncture and Chinese medicine with modern Western science.

Voted as one of the top acupuncture schools in the country by TCM Student in 2003, the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine awards a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a major in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The acupuncture and Chinese herb courses have been specifically designed for adult learners and are taught in the evenings and on weekends, allowing students who work during the day the flexibility to attend classes. The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has a clinic on site, which has seen more than a 220 percent increase in patients in the past decade. Students have the opportunity to take clinical classes and complete their internships through the clinic while seeing patients with a variety of ailments, including pain management, women's issues and internal medicine. Additionally, the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has partnerships with a number of other clinics in the Houston area.

Students wishing to take classes at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, but are not seeking a degree can apply for non-degree seeking status and will be allowed to take first year classes on a leisurely basis for up to one year. Non-degree seeking students will not be allowed to take acupuncture or Chinese medicine clinical courses.

Quick Facts:

  • Students at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine wishing to study abroad in China. Students will work with acupuncturists in the country of the origin of the practice. Three hospitals have been approved for study abroad opportunities.

  • Over 80 percent of students who graduate from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have their own practices, conduct research or work with other health care practitioners.

  • The average age of students at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is 37.

  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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