Acupuncture and Massage College’s accredited Oriental Medicine program is designed to be completed in 36 months and its 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 Master's program is meant to prepare students to sit for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) licensure exam. Graduates may seek employment as Acupuncture Physicians upon passing the NCCAOM licensure exams and receiving a license from the state.
To learn more about the core concepts of the Oriental Medicine program, read our core course descriptions below.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture is the medical practice of of treating pain and balancing the flow of energy or life force (qi) through meridians channels in the body by inserting extremely thin needles at strategic points, known as acupuncture points (acupoints). A Western understanding of acupuncture would hold that the needles are inserted at specific epidermal points that cause a cascade reaction that stimulates the nerves, muscles and connective tissue in a therapeutic manner.
At Acupuncture and Massage College, students learning acupuncture are taught to appreciate both views and are equipped to treat "traditionalist" patients who have an appreciation for the rich culture Traditional Chinese Medicine as well "modernist” patients who prefer to view the ancient art in a scientific, modern manner.Our students are encouraged to explore the diversity of the healing 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 Therapy (also called Asian Bodywork Therapy) is the use of therapeutic pressure to treat patients; assessing the electromagnetic and energetic fields that surround, infuse, and bring that body to life. As a leading massage therapy institution, AMC has one top-programs in Oriental Bodywork in the country, which includes training in Shiatsu and Tui Na.
As healing practitioner of Oriental Medicine, your aim will be to balance your patient's emotions, mind, spirit, and body. Our students are always excited to learn the Chinese Four Pillars of Examination: Observation, Listening, Asking, and Touching. Additionally, they also love to learn about the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) model of the body: Five Vital Substances (Qi, Jing, She, Xue and Jin-ye), Zang-fu Organs, and Jing-Luo (meridians). If you're a prospective student, we encourage you to read our Acupuncture School blog to learn about about these concepts.
Over 2000 years of rich insights into Chinese herbology will be passed on to you when you enroll at Acupuncture and Massage College. You will learn the holistic concepts and healing properties of over 300 herbs and will have access to them through our herbal dispensary.
Acupuncutre and Massage College’s Student Intern Clinic has been providing quality service in the Kendall 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. 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 clinic.
Oriental Medicine is a rich, 2000-year-old healing system that is increasingly in demand by patients. Its traditional healing modalities provide an effective solution to many of today's modern health problems, making it a great career choice for those drawn to a medical career. Acupuncture and Massage College was the first acupuncture school in Florida and 30 years later, continues to provide leadership in the field. During all these years, we have remained committed to the ideal that healing can be effective and natural. For three decades, we have also encountered many prospects that are unsure about which career and educational path to take.
Like with a TCM diagnosis, every individual has different circumstances to address. Luckily, our three decades of experience has given plenty of insight as to what the most objections are: time and money. Regardless of how certain you are about enrolling in acupuncture school right now, we invite you to contact us. If you're just beginning to look at school programs, come visit the campus and audit a class for a day. If you're certain about AMC, but have financial questions, let us know; we offer financial aid to those that qualify. Or if you're beginning to learn what Oriental Medicine is, check our weekly-updated acupuncture blog.
Whatever your individual concerns are, we invite you to stop by the campus to pay us a visit. Our address is 10506 N Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176. We are located inside the Kendall Mall in Kendall. You can also call us 305-595-9500 or email admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click the button below and have admissions contact you.
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