Many people are choosing to pursue a career in the health field that is more nature based and holistic. Here is a guide to five the best colleges in the United States.
1) Oregon College Of Oriental Medicine
10525 SE Cherry Blossom Drive
Portland, Oregon 97216
This college is considered by many to be one of the top three in the United States for the study of acupuncture. They offer one of the most comprehensive study programs in the nation. The focus for their students is a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, and qi cultivation, a collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western biomedicine.
The school first opened its doors in 1983 which makes it one of the oldest schools in the US today. They offer training to master’s and doctoral students, conducts research, and treats patients at clinics on campus and in the community.
Several types of financial aid are available to students. Please contact the Oregon College Of Oriental Medicine for more information.
2) Academy Of Oriental Medicine at Austin
2700 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 512
Austin, TX 78757
Students at the Academy Of Oriental Medicine at Austin will receive Oriental medical theory, acupuncture point location, meridian theory, acupuncture techniques, biomedical sciences, and Chinese herbal medicine. By graduation the students will be providing care to over 450 patients.
The total cost of tuition for the complete course is $45,680. There is financial aid available.
3) New England School Of Acupuncture
150 California Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 558-1788, Fax (617) 558-1789
This program can successfully be completed in 33 months for the Master of Acupuncture and 36 months for Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Financial Aid is widely available.
4) Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine
915 Broadway, Third Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 982-3456, Fax (212) 982-6514
At the Pacific College you will learn acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, integrative medicine, and massage. Financial Aid is available. They are also located in San Diego, California, and Chicago, Illinois
5) Academy Of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
1601 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 763-7787, Fax (510) 834-8646
You will learn TCM which is oldest form of Asian medicine. It is made up of acupuncture, acupressure, herbal prescription, Taiji Quan, and meditation, based on the foundation theories of yin and yang, the five elements, and eight principles. This program can be completed in 3,025 hours.