Jan. 1991 – Founded by Dr. Shen Ping Liang as AmericanAcademy 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 (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.
Oct. 2012 – Signed sister school agreement with Tianjin University of TCM.
Jan. 2013 - Began acupuncture services at HOPE Clinic.