Standards

The degree programs follow the core curriculum of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

The Master of Acupuncture and the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs of the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Dr., Suite 2, Eden Prairie MN  55347. Phone: (952) 212-2434, Fax: (952) 657-7068.
Based on non-compliance findings related to financial resources, and a February 17, 2017 U.S. Department of Education action determining that ASAOM and Han University of Traditional Medicine are not independent institutions, the Commission acted to place ASAOM on Warning until February 2018.

The ABT/Tuina certificate program follows the core curriculum of the Association for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).

Recognizing that there are other traditions of acupuncture and Oriental medicine besides TCM, we introduce students to several ways of practicing acupuncture, including auriculo-therapy, Master Tong’s acupuncture and 5-Element acupuncture.

We encourage our teachers and students to draw on a common core of knowledge, and also to find in direct, personal experience what serves best in this time and place. We respect the master teachers of old; we also accept that the Source of Truth which inspired them continues to be directly available to us, informing and guiding us as we develop and express our talents through the remarkable medium of Chinese medicine.