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Acupuncture Schools

The number of acupuncture schools in the United States has continued to grow since the creation of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in 1982. At present, approximately 50 schools are either accredited by ACAOM, or are candidates for accreditation, providing high-quality education in acupuncture and Oriental medicine to thousands of students each year.

Listed below are links to every ACAOM-accredited and candidate acupuncture program in North America. By clicking on a link, you'll not only be able to contact a school; you'll also learn about each school's mission and educational objectives; read a brief history of the institution; and find more information on the school's degree programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

To add your accredited school to this list, please send your listing information to



British Columbia

Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences


Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine

United States


Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (Phoenix)

Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Tucson)

Han University of Traditional Medicine (Tucson)


South Baylo University (Anaheim)

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (Berkeley)

Dongguk University Los Angeles

Samra University of Oriental Medicine (Los Angeles)

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Los Angeles)

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (Oakland)

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego)

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (San Francisco)

Five Branches University (Santa Cruz)

Five Branches University (San Jose)

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine (Santa Monica)

University of East-West Medicine (Sunnyvale)

Southern California University of Health Sciences (Whittier)


Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Denver)

Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (Louisville)

Southwest Acupuncture College (Boulder - branch campuse)


Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (Ft. Lauderdale)

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine (Gainesville)

Academy for Five-Element Acupuncture (Gainesville)

Acupuncture & Massage College (Miami)

Florida College of Integrative Medicine (Orlando)

East West College of Natural Medicine (Sarasota)


Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Honolulu)

World Medicine Institute: College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Honolulu)

Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii (Kamuela)


Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (Chicago - branch campus)

National University of Health Sciences

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (Chicago - branch campuse)


Maryland University of Integrative Health


New England School of Acupuncture (Newton)


Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Bloomington)

American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Roseville)

New Jersey

Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (Montclair)

New Mexico

Southwest Acupuncture College (Santa Fe)

New York

Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College (Seneca Falls)

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Mineola)

Mercy College: Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (New York)

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York - branch campuse)

Swedish Institute: School of Acupuncture and Oriental Studies (New York)

Touro College (New York)

Tri-State College of Acupuncture (New York)

New York College of Health Professions (Syosset)

North Carolina

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts

Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (Sugar Grove)


National College of Naturopathic Medicine (Portland)

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (Portland)


Won Institute of Graduate Studies (Glenside)


AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (Austin)

Texas Health & Science University (Austin)

American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Houston)


Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA)

Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (Seattle)


Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (Racine)


United States


RainStar University (Scottsdale)


University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport)

North Carolina

Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine (Mars Hill)


American Institute of Alternative Medicine (Columbus)

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