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Acupuncture Schools, Institutes & Training Classes

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Short Definition

A technique similar to acupressure, except that fine needles are inserted at specific points along the meridians just under the skin to stimulate, disperse and balance the flow or energy, relieve pain, and treat a variety of chronic, acute and degenerative conditions.

Expanded Information

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of healing that views health as the balance within an individual's healing energy, or chi. Acupuncturists help chi move along pathways, known as meridians, that connect various organs and systems within the body. The uninterrupted and balanced flow of energy along these meridians contributes to one's overall health. However, blockages and imbalances result in pain and illness. The acupuncturist inserts very fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points along the meridians to redirect and reposition the flow of energy. Instead of or in addition to needles, small rolled-up cones of moxa, the dried leaves of the mugwort plant, are often placed on the point and burned until heat is felt.

Discovered in China at least two thousand five hundred years ago, during inter clan/tribe warfare. In these circumstances, as the story goes, they were shooting each other with bows and arrows. Many were wounded, and upon recovery, also recovered from the various ailments they had previously been afflicted with. The early Chinese studied these phenomena, and created a complete map of energy meridians of the entire body. At various points, where energy or Chi blocks are evident, fine needles are placed strategically, and in some cases twirled with the fingers, or a mild electric current is passed through them. This helps to stimulate the blocked area and allow the free flow of chi energy. According to this philosophy, any block of chi energy causes illness. This modality is extremely effective where there is pain and energy imbalance.






Santa Cruz and San Jose, CA

Santa Cruz and San Jose, CA -- Five Branches Institute, College & Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Specialties: Master’s degree and Doctorate of Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture, Herbology, QiGong and Massage (MAc, MTCM, DAOM).
School Summary: This Graduate level school accepts students with 2 years of undergraduate college, preparing them to gain a license to practice acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Located in Santa Cruz and San Jose California...>> click for detailed page

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA – Samra University of Oriental Medicine
: Acupuncture, Herbology, Acupressure, Nutrition, Tai Chi and Chi Gong, Oriental and Western Medicine.
School summary: Samra University, the oldest and first school of Oriental Medicine in the U.S., offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares a student to sit for the State Acupuncture Board exam. Samra also has highly experienced professors from China, Korea and The United States, which offer a strong depth of knowledge in Oriental Medicine. >> click for detailed page

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA -- Santa Barbara College Of Oriental Medicine
Specialties: Acupuncture, Herbology, Oriental Medicine, Western Medicine, Nutrition, Tai Ji and Qi Gong
School Summary: Celebrating 25 years of healing and education, Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine offers a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Applicants need a minimum of 60 college credits to apply and Financial Aid is available....>> click for detailed page

Los Angeles, Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine -- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Holistic

San Francisco, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,-- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

San Francisco, East West Academy of Healing Arts, -- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara College Of Oriental Medicine,-- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

Santa Cruz, Five Branches Institute College & Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbology

Sunnyvale, University of East-West Medicine, -- Chinese Medicine, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Nutrition, Massage

Whittier, Southern California University of Health Sciences-- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic

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Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL -- Florida College of Integrative Medicine
Specialties: Chinese Medicine , Acupuncture, Herbology
School Summary: This school, established in 1990 is working in field of Acupuncture, Herbology, and Oriental Medicine College. The curriculum places emphasis on Western biomedical sciences, Oriental Medicine technologies and clinical practices to support proper patient treatment and integration of the medicine within the overall health care delivery system.....>> click for detailed page



Honolulu, Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine-- Acupuncture












Blue Heron Academy, 616-285-9999 -- Holistic, Acupuncture


Saint Paul, American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine -- Acupuncture






New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

New York, Tribeca Hypnosis & Healing Institute-- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

New York, Tri-State College Of Acupuncture- Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

Syosset, NY -- New York College of Health Professions- Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Holistic Nursing

North Carolina

Asheville, NC, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts-- Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Doylestown, International School of Shiatsu-- Acupuncture, Shiatsu

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota



Austin, Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin -- Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Houston, American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine -- Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture





West Virginia






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