Welcome to the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Founded in 1991 and based in Houston, Texas, ACAOM has grown from an independent academy to a medical institution leading the industry in education and research. Through its collaboration with some of the world’s leading hospitals and community health centers, the College is one of the most respected and integrative- minded of its kind. Its China hospital agreements allow students to study abroad, and its cooperation with multiple clinics around the city allows acupuncture to be delivered to patients in need as a part of its community service program.


American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a post baccalaureate academic institution dedicated to educating and conferring degrees upon graduating individuals having equipped them for successful careers as healthcare practitioners based on the theories, principles, and clinical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

We embrace the tenets of Western science and promote the integration of TCM into mainstream biomedicine.  Our clinics provide the community with affordable healthcare services while developing student skills and broadening the body of TCM research.

We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service based on the finest skills, latest technologies, and the highest ethical standards of healthcare delivery.


The vision of American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is to strengthen the role of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in providing complementary health care delivery in the United States.  We believe that the collaboration of Oriental and Western medicines will yield a great number of advances and breakthroughs in the treatment of illness, resulting in better health care for all.

Consequently, we are dedicated to offering our students a solid education in Traditional Chinese Medicine while at the same time providing knowledge in Western medicine to facilitate their communication with patients and physicians.


Thank you for your interest in ACAOM, as we continue

Shaping the Future of Healthcare