Our curriculum is designed to offer an excellent didactic and clinical education with integrative focus.
The didactic part of the MSAOM program is offered in two language tracks: English and Mandarin Chinese.
Clinical training is taught in English only.
1st Year. Students initially learn the foundations of Oriental medicine theory in the first year of the program while at the same time, students learn all the acupuncture points and meridians and their functions and indications, students also learn the Chinese herbs with their properties, functions and indications. In the first year, students also learn the history and philosophy of Oriental medicine, introduction to Tai Ji, Qi Gong, and basic science classes such as anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, psychology as well as microbiology and immunology.
2nd Year. Students learn in depth how to collect information, complete a patient intake, and organize the information into effective diagnosis and treatment strategies. They also learn the disease patterns of medical conditions according to TCM theory and they spend the year learning treatment techniques through clinical skills courses. Student in the second year also learn the Chinese herbal formulas as one part of the treatment techniques. They continue their biomedicine course work in pathology, Western clinical medicine, pharmacology, and medical research concepts.
3rd Year. The focus is on clinical practice, case study, practice management, ethics, and professional issues. Students also learn about diet and nutrition from both Western and oriental perspectives. Students also focus on the various specialties on clinic practice such as TCM gynecology, dermatology, orthopedics as well as integration of Eastern/Western medicine. They further study Chinese medical classics with more clinical patterns and practical
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
These courses cover the basic principles and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine including diagnosis and treatment principles.
This coursework series covers the signs and symptoms of TCM patterns and disorders including etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment principles.
HERBAL MEDICINE CURRICULUM
These courses are designed to prepare students to understand and use the herbal components of each formula and the role that each herb plays within the formula for various clinical applications.
Practical training of constructing herbal formulas based on the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions.
Students build on their basic science foundations and cover disorders of
the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems as well as immunological, neurological and psychiatric disorders.
WESTERN CLINICAL MEDICINE
These courses are designed to ingrain diagnostic and treatment protocols and explore the most common western disorders that practitioners encounter in practice.
This coursework details the etiology and treatment of diseases by applying principles of point prescription in deciding upon a treatment plan and modifying as necessary to the patient’s symptom presentation.
These courses are designed to instill knowledge about the theory of meridians, classification of acupuncture points and systems including the etiology and treatment of diseases utilizing common acupoint prescriptions as well as acupuncture needling techniques.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSEWORK
The Clinical Practice Curriculum is the cumulation of the program and is designed in integrate and apply all aspects of the program to enable interns to deliver effective patient care.
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AMU Campus Office
2215 W. Mission Rd., Suite 280
Alhambra, CA 9180380
Tel: (626) 289-7719
Fax: (626) 289-8641
Mon - Sun : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Appointment with Director Ms. Ma
Tel: (626) 289-7719 ext. 115
AMU Acupuncture Clinic
28 S. Palm Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Tel: (626) 458-8805
Fax: (626) 458-8873
7 Days a Week, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Night clinic available on selected days