To learn more about the core concepts of the Oriental Medicine program, read our descripions below.
Acupuncture is the art of of treating pain and balancing the flow of energy or life force (QI) through meridians in the body by inserting extremely thin needles at strategic points. A Western understanding of Acupuncture is that the needles are inserted at points that stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissues.
At AMC, students learning Acupuncture are taught to appreciate both views and are equipped to treat "traditionalist" patients who have an appreciation for the rich culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well "modernist” patients who prefer to view the art in a scientific manner. We encourage our students to explore the diversity of the art of Acupuncture as we foster development through mentoring and supervision.
Our accredited Acupuncture program prepares you to live a more fulfilled life by enhancing the life of each person you treat. Additionally, it prepares you to become a leader in practice, research, and clinical governance and policy within the Acupuncture profession.
Oriental Bodywork: Healing with Hands
Oriental Bodywork (also called Asian Bodywork Therapy) is the use of pressure and/or manipulation to treat patients; assessing the electromagnetic and energetic fields that surround, infuse, and bring that body to life.
As a leading institution in Shiatsu and Tui Na, AMC has one of the top programs in Oriental Bodywork. Our students are at an advantage when they study this incredible course with us because we ensure that they are exposed to emerging concepts and modalities in this field.
As the practitioner, your aim will be to balance the energetic system of your patient to bring about harmony of emotions, mind, spirit, body and energy field. Our students are always excited to learn the Chinese Four Pillars of Examination: Observation, Listening, Asking, and Touching. Also, you will be intrigued by the concept of the Five Essential Substances: Qi, Jing, She, Xue and Jin-ye.
Over 2000 years of rich insights into Chinese herbology will be passed on to you when you enroll at AMC. We teach students the holistic concepts and healing properties of over 300 herbs, giving them access to more than half that amount stocked in our herbal dispensary at AMC. Our students are always excited to learn about these herbs; they learn to make classic pill formulas and to make custom formulas from the herbs in our dispensary. We equip our graduates with knowledge to go out in the field prepared to “heal” their patients of maladies while balancing their body.
AMC’s Intern Clinic has been providing quality service in the community for over 25 years. Our patients benefit from low cost, high quality, supervised health care, 32 hours each week. Students in the oriental medicine program practice between 4 – 8 hours a week in the intern clinic depending on their phase within the program. At AMC, we pride ourselves in the work done by our Chinese Medicine and Massage Therapy Interns, who not having graduated yet, are capable of attending to the needs of the community. All AMC students have free access to treatment in the Community Clinic.
Learn More about Oriental Medicine
If you're intrested in learning more about a career in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, download our free Acupuncture Career Guide. If you have additional questions, please feel free to call the school at 305-595-9500 and we will be happy to answer any additional questions, and even invite you to be a student for the day.