American College of Acupuncture & 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.
August – The institution receives recognition by the China Ministry of Education.
November – ACAOM approved by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine degree program.
December 2017 – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaccredits ACAOM.
December – ACAOM reaches agreement to collaborate with Brazilian College of Chinese Medicine.
January – ACAOM signs a sister school agreement with Henan University of Chinese Medicine.
September – ACAOM reaches agreement with Da-Yeh University, Taiwan.
December – ACAOM approved by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer a Master of Integrative Wellness Management degree program.
June – ACAOM receives regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
October -Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and ACAOM sign sister school agreement.
February – ACAOM reaches agreement with Luzhou Medical University.
April – Taipei Medical University and ACAOM sign sister school agreement.
January – ACAOM and The Methodist Hospital begin clinical cooperation to offer acupuncture.
January – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grants a Certificate of Authority to ACAOM to award a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.
February – ACAOM receives full approval from the California Acupuncture Board.
July – The institution graduates its first class.
November – The institution receives candidacy status from National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NACSCAOM), now named Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the national agency that regulates Oriental Medicine institutions.
August – The first class of students enrolled.
January – The college was founded by Shen Ping Liang, L.Ac. as American Academy of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine.