Winter 2024 Application Deadline is December 22nd! Apply today!


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Shanghai University of TCM Collaboration

The Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM), renowned for its growth and leadership in the field of Acupuncture education in the United States, has announced an exciting and groundbreaking partnership with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), one of the foremost authorities in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education in Mainland China.

Information Session

Join One of The Next
VUIM Information Sessions

[Korean] Saturday, December 9th at 11:00 am
[English] Wednesday, December 13th at 5:00 pm

Application Deadline

Winter 2024
Term Application Deadline - December 22nd 2023

Each VUIM degree program is taught by world-class faculty and blends ancient knowledge with modern biomedical science. We want to educate and empower the practitioners who will change the world.


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Upcoming Event!

On December 8, 2023, the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) is hosting a distinguished lecture titled "Acupuncture in the United States: From Exploration to Accessibility" led by our very own Dr. Lixing Lao, the president of VUIM and a distinguished researcher in the field of integrative medicine.


VUIM Clinics Are Open

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Your Academic Journey Begins Here

Explore all the programs offered at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine

Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc.) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAcHM) Programs

The purpose of the Professional Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAc.) program and the Professional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAcHM) program is to foster competent acupuncture practitioners through advanced integrative studies above the master’s level.


Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Program

The VUIM DAOM program is a postgraduate, competency-based, doctoral-level academic program. As a clinically focused professional graduate program, it provides advanced didactic studies and clinical experiences in core
clinical specialties and culminates in the completion of a multi-year research paper.

Master of Science in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAcHM) Program

The purpose of the Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine is to train future practi­tioners of acupun­cture and Oriental Medicine through empowering them through practice and know­ledge in functioning as primary, comple­mentary, inde­pendent, or inte­gra­tive health­care providers. The MAcHM program enables our graduates to sit for the National Acupun­cture and Oriental Medicine licensing exam (NCCAOM) as well as apply the principles of Oriental Medicine to diagnostics, treat­ment, and prognosis of patients while inte­grating into the modern health­care system.

Master of Science in Acupuncture (MAc) Program

The MAc program is part of the MAcHM program that focuses on know­ledge and experi­ence in Acupun­cture only. The MAc program is created to educate students in Acupun­cture providing the best alter­native medicine treat­ments. Students are provided a solid foun­dation in the principles of Acupun­cture as well as Western Allopathic Medicine. The Acupun­cture program includes an extensive study of diagnostics, methods of treat­ment, acupun­cture, and ethical manage­ment. The program is speci­fi­cally designed to prepare students to sit for the NCCAOM licen­sure exa­mi­nation in Acupun­cture Certi­fi­cation and provide the neces­sary skills to practice safely and skill­fully.

Certificate in Herbal Medicine (CCHM) Program

The Post Bacca­lau­reate Certificate in Herbal Medicine (CCHM) requires a total of 61.5 quarter credits (785 hours) which include 255 hours of clinical training. The normal program length of the Certi­fi­cate in East Asian Nutrition is one year. The curriculum for the Certi­fi­cate in East Asian Nutrition program is a subsection of the 4-year Master of Science in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (MAcHM) program offered by the University; speci­fi­cally, the portions of the degree program that focus on the know­ledge and training in Chinese Herbology and related clinical training. The CCHM program is designed to educate students who wish to pursue or are required to acquire these fundamental herbal medicine skills.

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