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The Master program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) which is the accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners.

Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine (MSTAM PROGRAM) :

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Campus Health Notice: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China. The virus causes mild to severe respiratory illness which can develop more serious complications like pneumonia — especially in patients that have other underlying conditions. The virus is believed to spread person-to-person via small droplets produced when an infected patient sneezes or coughs.  It has spread to other countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the United States.

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or other viruses, follow these simple precautions:

•  Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands

•  Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

•  Avoiding close contact with someone who is sick

•  Stay home if you are feeling unwell

AMU Students or Faculty who have traveled to Wuhan City, China, or have had close contact with someone with a confirmed case of the virus AND have symptoms like a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, are encouraged to make an appointment to see a doctor. Anyone with a feaver or respiratory symptoms should wear a mask.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers AVOID ALL NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO CHINA. The novel (new) coronavirus that can be spread from person to person.

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Distance Education:

Due to public health requirements related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Alhambra Medical University is offering both didactic and clinical training under the ACAOM emergency distance education waiver. Effective Nov 2020 and during the period of COVID19 interruption, ACAHM is extending its current flexibilities until further notice subject to any Federal, State and/ or local limitations.

AMU’s programs are grounded in a practical approach to the training of holistic and integrative healthcare providers. Our goal is to educate and train future healthcare providers so they can go on to make valuable contributions to the healthcare system in the U.S. This is especially important now for many reasons, including helping to serve our aging and continually growing population. AMU is committed to preparing our students to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice and conduct research and become leaders in the field.    More Info. »

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2022 Summer Quarter

Start Date: July 1st, 2022


OCT. 11  Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (DAIM)
The Alhambra Medical University (AMU) professional doctoral (DAIM) program, approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes. … Read More

AUG. 07   Acupuncturists Without Borders Help People Heal From Trauma
Licensed acupuncturist Stephanie Edman from Acupuncturists without borders … Read More

MAR. 15   Accreditation for Seven (7) Years
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted Alhambra Medical University Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) program (in English and in Chinese) continuing accreditation for a period of Seven (7) years effective February 2019.
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at: http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/.
Thank you to all the Faculty and Students for your contribution and support.

Continuing Education Workshop

English CEU Courses

Chinese (中文) CEU Courses

All the above CEU lectures are live webinar and are approved by California Acupuncture Board.

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Alumni Spotlight

I was inspired to become an acupuncturist while attending a Physical Therapy doctorate program. I have always been fascinated by the human body and realized I wanted a complete healing experience to bring into my practice as I have always leaned towards a holistic lifestyle. My current practice is focusing on women’s health and wellness combining acupuncture and Chinese medicine, physical therapy, Kundalini yoga and meditation.  I am so grateful for AMU for providing me with the knowledge and skills to be able to offer my patients options in their medical treatment.

Julie M. Tibbetts

Sally Chi | L.Ac., MSAOM

During a challenging menopause, I sought acupuncture treatment and found it quite therapeutic. As a result, I developed an interest in Oriental medicine. Furthermore, in my work at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center as rehabilitation nurse (CRRN) and manager of an inpatient acute rehabilitation unit, I’ve observed that E-stim triggers nerve reflection in stroke hemiparesis patients. In the wake of these experiences, I considered acupuncture treatment may be more effective than conventional therapies alone. Fortunately for me, this awareness was simultaneous with my enrollment in Alhambra Medical University’s MSAOM program. A few years later, I accepted a position as clinical research nurse and certified clinical research professional (CCRP) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. At Cedars I was fortunate to participate in a research project… Read More»

Ms. Wang graduated from Alhambra Medical University (AMU) at the end of 2013 as the top of the class and immediately obtained her state License as an Acupuncturist in early 2014.  Ms. Wang was initially drawn to a career in engineering until she benefited from oriental medicine herself. She was convinced that it is one of the safest and most effective approaches to holistic health and she decided to dedicate the next chapter of her life to it. Ms. Wang was able to quickly equip herself and established a solid foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by the outstanding and precise instruction form AMU. She also received practical guidance from AMU and is now holding a successful career.
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Elaine Wang | L.Ac., MSAOM

Graduating from the Program and how it leads to profession / job field: 

The Master’s program prepares the students to be employed as Acupuncturist (Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for Acupuncturists from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as SOC – 29-1291). The professional doctorate program (Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine) is currently not an accredited or pre-accredited program from ACAHM and may not be recognized for some employment positions including but not limited to positions with the state of California. The DAIM program equips the student’s knowledge in more advance with regards to the patient care and professional practice on top to what they have already achieved in the master’s program (Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine) to be an acupuncturist. Detail information about the list of Standard Occupational Code (SOC) can be looked at: https://www.bls.gov/soc/2018/major_groups.htm#29-0000
Alhambra Medical University publishes a checklist information to guide the graduates from the program related with the information of the acupuncturist licensure checklist and eligibility across the states in the U.S. once they have graduated from the AMU Master’s program. This checklist can be accessed in here (this checklist maybe updated according to the current available information). Prospective and current students may inquire to the Dean of Students for more information or advice regarding licensure to practice acupuncture and traditional medicine in the state of California or outside of California. The list of states for which AMU Master program curriculum meets, does not meet or unable to determine to meet each state educational requirements can be inquired as well to the Dean of Students. Graduates are required to directly inquire to the local governing state board to acquire more accurate and detail information regarding eligibility, requirements and procedures to practice acupuncture and traditional medicine in the related state.



International students are welcome.


Institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oreientalmedicine (ACAOM).


Graduates who have successfully completed all graduation requirements are eligible to sit for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE).


NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that  regulate acupuncture.


Title IV Federal Financial Aid available for those that qualify.

BPPE | Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

The Private Postsecondary Education At of 2009, “Act”, established the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Alhambra Medical University is licensed to operate by the BPPE.

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