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American University of Complementary Medicine


American University of Complementary Medicine
415 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Since 1995, American University of Complementary Medicine (AUCM), located in Beverly Hills, has offered in-depth education and training in natural medicine and ancient healing arts. They offer Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Clinical Doctorate, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees as well as eight certification programs. AUCM's degrees and certifications in natural medicine include Ayurveda, Herbology, Homeopathy, Asian Bodywork, Classical Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Yoga Therapy and Artharva Vedic Psychology & Lifestyle Counseling.

The foundation of AUCM is their commitment to developing innovative programs and competently trained professionals in the field of complementary and alternative medicine through comprehensive degree and certification programs based around proven and effective healing modalities. Bachelors' degrees students are given the foundation they need to pursue advanced training in alternative medicine while masters and doctorate level programs are designed for trained practitioners, theoreticians, educators, and researchers to explore and develop practical skills and methods in the field of complementary medicine. By understanding a variety of world views and exploring experiential learning, students learn to address health issues from a broad perspective beyond their own cultural context. Studies emphasize personal growth, health, and conscious living combined with each program's own specialized mission. Academic study focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills learned in field work, study and research projects combined with each students' personal experience of the intuitive, effective and spiritual dimensions.

AUCM is licensed by the State of California through the Department of Consumer Affair's Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Vocational Education. The departments at AUCM are Ayurvedic Medicine, Classical Chinese Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Herbology, Holistic Health, Holistic Studies, Homeopathy, Humanities, Nutritional Medicine, Oriental Bodywork, Physical Cultivation, Psychology, Research and Dissertation Development, Veterinary Medicine, and Western Basic and Clinical Sciences.


Quick Facts

  • Students are encouraged to participate in AUCM's healing clinic where clients and students integrate natural therapies into a wide range of rejuvenative and therapeutic programs. The Clinic practices Ayurvedic and Chinese dietary therapy, herbs and bodywork, classical Chinese acupuncture, Ayurvedic panchakarma treatments (detoxing therapies), psychotherapy, individualized yoga/postural retraining sessions, and customized herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional supplement programs.

  • The Classical Chinese Medicine program incorporates intensive study of the classics in Chinese medicine with fundamentals from Chinese oral traditions.

  • At American University of Complementary Medicine, learning travels along three parallel lines; academic study, personal experience, and practical application.

  • Applicants to the Master of Science degree program must have obtained a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of a 2.5 grade-point average. The Ph.D. program in Classical Chinese Medicine requires a Master's degree in Oriental Medicine or its equivalent with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.

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