If you are interested in studying acupuncture, ancient oriental medicine or Chinese medicine then there is only one college which you should be looking at and that is the American College of Acupuncture. I studied a doctorate at the college just over 5 years ago and it was a truly amazing and rewarding experience which I would completely recommend. There are many benefits of studying these topics and at this college which is what I wanted to talk a little about today. 

Studying at the College 

This college offers 4 post-grad programs which are highly detailed and of a very high standard,  the post grad courses are as follows:

– Master of Integrative Wellness Management – This course focuses on healthcare administration. 

– Master of Integrative Healthcare Leadership – Healthcare management and leadership 

– Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Focusing on ancient Chinese medicine

– Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – A wider view of Oriental medicine and acupuncture. 

The college also offers short taster course for those who aren’t sure if this is something that they want to study. Beyond offering such a diverse range of course the college also boasts some vastly experienced professors, many of whom have also studied in China and across Asia. The knowledge and the delivery of the education here is outstanding and you will leave as a more educated person with a greater understanding of these topics. 

Health Benefits 

I am a far healthier person than I have ever been and that is down to the lessons which I learned during my time here. I love the way in which ancient medicine like this focuses on lifestyles looking after the inside of the body rather than the outside and there are many lessons to learn abut energy, pressure points and how each part of the body is connected to the other. Beyond this I have learned so much about herbs and plants which can perform incredible functions in dealing with health issues. The only downside of this is that you may get your family calling you up for  acupuncture all the time! 


I feel that I should mention that these courses, beyond the short courses, are not for hobbyists or people who have an interest, the courses are in-depth and cover far more than just traditional medicine. The aim of the college is to set its students up for a career in healthcare and everyone on my course was certainly there with the aim of setting up their own clinic. There were even some there who planned to move into modern medicine but wanted to learn more about the traditional side of things. These courses educate you on administration and management, as well as the health side of things. Owing to the depth of these courses, the college is able to help students to achieve their career goals

A wonderful place to study which I can’t recommend more.