Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences1601 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Edification in Chinese Culture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is more than needles and formulas. TCM is the art of acupuncture, acupressure, herbal prescription, Taiji Quan, and meditation based on the foundation theories of yin and yang, the five elements, and eight principles. Whether the diagnosis is understood and explained in terms of the meridians, the internal Zangfu organs, qi and blood, nutrition, or lifestyle, the patient's imbalances and the practitioner's treatment plan are always unified by the coherent framework of traditional Chinese medicine. The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences explores the methodologies of proper healing while preserving the cultural and spiritual aspects of the inner self. Before you can heal others, you must know how to heal yourself.
The Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine is an accredited, four academic year professional degree curriculum designed to prepare graduates to be effective, competent, and caring members of the Chinese medicine profession. The Academy's MSTCM program can be completed in three calendar years by full-time students. The curriculum is divided into two portions: the pre-professional courses of the first two calendar years, and the graduate courses of the final calendar year. Written and practical comprehensive examinations are given at the beginning of the fifth trimester and the ninth trimester in order to assess each student's eligibility for proceeding to the next level of study and for graduation.
Location and Facilities
The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences is located in vibrant Oakland, California, just across the bay from San Francisco. The Academy campus is near Oakland's City Center and Elihu Harris Plaza, and is easily accessed by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation system. It is within two blocks of federal, state, and city government buildings, within a few blocks of Oakland's growing Chinatown community, which has an abundance of restaurants, shops, and herbal pharmacies. Also within walking distance are bookstores, copy shops, cafes, and many businesses, which represent Oakland's rich ethnic diversity. The Academy is also just five miles from the University of California at Berkeley, a major Western academic resource, and is a few blocks from the main branch of the Oakland Public Library.
Admission is open to all qualified applicants. Equal educational opportunities will be provided to all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, age or physical handicap. Candidates for admission are considered in the order in which their applications are completed. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the school and discuss educational plans with the Admissions office. A personal commitment to the study and practice of the medical arts, combined with a sound undergraduate academic background, are qualities common to the Academy student body. The Academy has a Fall enrollment period for its daytime program and a Spring enrollment period for its night classes. A minimum of two years of college (60 semester units) is required for admissions. Consult an admissions advisor for additional admission requirements or visit the Academy website.
The program emphasizes the cultivation of the intellect and an understanding of human nature. The corpus of Chinese medical knowledge is vast, and although rote learning is necessary, emphasis at the Academy is placed on the development of critical thinking. The ability to analyze, evaluate, and effectively translate Chinese medical information into practical clinical use is essential. In addition to didactic and clinical training, the Academy's Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree program includes supervised research projects. It is our belief that diligent practice of particular disciplines enables students to cultivate health, well being, and inner harmony. Through the practice of Taiji, Qi Gong, and meditation, the Academy also strives to help in the development of self-awareness. It is our hope that training students in these disciplines, while increasing their understanding of human nature, will help them make a significant contribution toward the development, wellness, and prosperity of humanity.
The teaching clinic is a clinical program of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is open to the public The clinic provides high quality care at a low cost and offers a complete alternative medicine service to the community. Individuals can also schedule hour acupressure treatments at the Tui-Na clinic at an affordable price. The ACCHS teaching clinic sees patients from all over the community. The clinic is open six days a week Monday - Friday from 9am.- 8pm. Patients are diagnosed by a team of interns and supervisors who determine the best method of treatment, which includes acupuncture, acupressure, auricular acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, and nutritional consultations. The Academy teaching clinic welcomes drop-in patients as well as appointments made in advance. Medi-Cal is accepted.
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