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Jan. 1991 – Founded by Dr. Shen Ping Liang as American Academy of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Aug. 1992 – The first class of students enrolled.

Nov. 1993 – Received candidacy status from National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NACSCAOM), the national agency that regulates Oriental Medicine institutions.

Jul. 1995 – The first class of students graduated.

May 1996 – Granted full accreditation by NACSCAOM.

Jun. 1996 – The Academy changes its name to American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Aug. 1997 – Conferred its first class with Master’s Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Dec. 1997 – Conferred its first class with Master of Science in Oriental Medicine.

May 1999 – Received re-accreditation for 4 years until May  2003.

Jan. 2000 – Reached agreement with Dalian Hospital in China to provide externship hospital training to ACAOM students.

Aug. 2000 – Program approved by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Aug. 2000 – Began acupuncture services at University of Houston Clear Lake Health Center.

Dec. 2000 – Began acupuncture services at Memorial Hermann/Houston Baptist University Wellness Center.

Feb. 2001 – Received full approval from the California Acupuncture Board.

Sep. 2001 – Houston Mayor Lee Brown is  honored as the guest speaker at ACAOM graduation.

Mar. 2002 – Reached agreement with Zhejiang Provincial Hospital in China.

Jun. 2002 – Began acupuncture services at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Outpatient Clinic.

Aug. 2002 – Pain Management Program accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management.

Sep. 2002 – Collaborated with Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A & M, and Kelsey Seybold in osteoarthritis research.

Nov. 2002 – Reached agreement with Tianjin University of TCM in China to provide training abroad.

May 2003 – Received a 5 years re-accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, previously NACSCAOM.

Sep. 2003 – Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners transitions school regulatory duties to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Sep. 2004 – Reached agreement with Fudan University in Shanghai to establish an externship program.

Jan. 2005 – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants a Certificate of Authority to ACAOM to award a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.

Jan. 2006 – Began clinical cooperation with Methodist Hospital to offer acupuncture at the Texas Medical Center.

Jun. 2006 – Began acupuncture services in all Methodist Hospital locations.

Jun. 2008 – Granted Candidacy status by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS).

Aug. 2008 – Received a 7 years re-accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Apr. 2009 – Signed sister school agreement with Taipei Medical University.

Feb. 2011 – Reached agreement with Luzhou Medical University.

Jun. 2012 – Received regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Oct. 2012 – Signed sister school agreement with Tianjin University of TCM.

Dec. 2013 – Approved by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer a Master of Integrative Wellness Management degree program.

Jan. 2013 – Began acupuncture services at HOPE Clinic.

Nov. 2014 – In conjunction with the City of Houston, hosted the World Federation of Acupuncture Society Conference.

Mar. 2014 – Approved by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer a Master of Integrative Healthcare Leadership degree program.

Jun. 2014 – Approved by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine degree program.