Considering a career in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine?
Accredited Program in 36 months
AMC’s accredited Oriental Medicine program is designed to be completed in 36 months, and the curriculum meets the requirements established by the State of Florida and the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Successful completion of our program is meant to prepare students to sit for the NCCAOM’s licensure exams. Graduates may seek employment as acupuncture physicians upon passing the NCCAOM licensure exams, and receiving a license from the state.
Frequently Asked QuestionsMany of our prospective students that are considering a career in acupuncture and oriental medicine have similar questions and concerns, so we create this guide to help them learn more about potential career options and other questions related to studying acupuncture. Of course, if you have additional questions after reading this guide, please feel free to call the school and we would be happy to answer additional questions, and even invite you to be a student for the day.
Learn more about core concepts in Oriental Medicine
To learn more about some of the concepts that are at the core of the Oriental Medicine program, see below. For more details on specific courses available at AMC, you can browse to course descriptions.
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 more Western understanding of Acupuncture is that the needles are inserted at points that stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissues. Students pursuing Acupuncture at AMC are taught to appreciate both views and they leave fully equipped to treat conservative patients who have an appreciation for the rich culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and also the “western” patient who prefer to view the art in a scientific way. At AMC, our accredited Acupuncture program prepares you to live a more fulfilled life by enhancing the life of each individual you treat. Additionally, it prepares you to become a leader in practice and research, and clinical governance and policy within the Acupuncture profession. We encourage our students to explore the diversity of the art of Acupuncture as we foster development through mentoring and supervision.
AMC is one of the top schools that offer the Oriental Bodywork program. 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. Oriental Bodywork (sometimes called Asian Bodywork Therapy) is the use of pressure and/or manipulation to treat patients; assessing the electromagnetic and energetic fields “which surrounds, infuses and brings that body to life”. 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. 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.
We teach each student the fascinating 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, work with classic pill formulas and also to make custom formulas from the herbs in our dispensary. We equip our graduates with sufficient knowledge to go out in the field prepared to “heal” their patients of maladies while balancing their body. Over 2000 years of rich insights into Chinese herbology will be passed on to you when you enroll at AMC.
Acupuncture School Intern Clinic
AMC’s Community Intern Clinic has been providing quality service for the past 25 years. Patients benefit from low cost, high quality, supervised health care, 32 hours each week. Students in the oriental medicine program attend 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, having not yet graduated from their courses, are capable of attending to the needs of the community and our student population. All students of AMC have full, free access to treatment in the Community Clinic.