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February 6, 2017

Jordan Wheeler, AIMC Berkeley’s New Pharmacy Manager

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Jordan Wheeler has been studying natural medicine for the last 10 years, first obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University in Seattle. He then earned his Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco in 2013. During his time there, he spent several years working in the Auricular Clinic, which offers acupuncture to low-income community members.

Having completed the didactic portion of the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), Jordan has since switched to the transitional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to focus on integrative medicine care. His practice, Focal Point Acupuncture, is located in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District where …

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February 3, 2017

Winter 2017 Incoming Students Continue Tradition of Multi-Culturalism

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New Cohort Kicks off New Curriculum

More practice with tongue and pulse reading and new coursework covering Chinese pronunciation are two hallmarks of AIMC Berkeley’s new Master of Science in Oriental Medicine curriculum.

The program starting Winter 2017 is shorter by one term than previously so students can complete it in three years and one third. Japanese acupuncture classes are still offered, but they are now elective rather than required courses. A new Japanese Acupuncture certificate program is expected to launch June 2017 that will be open to both current students as well as to other professionals.

Of the seven incoming students who begin Winter 2017 with the new curriculum, four come with a healthcare background. One new student, Cali James, PhD worked as a senior analyst at …

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July 10, 2016

Vive la France!

You might ask, did I imagine that within a year of finding Dr. Nogier’s auriculotherapy classes on his website, that I might find myself travelling to Lyon, France in a group of nine students, three AIMC Berkeley faculty members and four LAcs, to attend his seminar?

I’d like to say a sincere thank you to our President Yasuo Tanaka for supporting this idea, to our outgoing and former student, Ann, Esq., who was certainly the catalyst, and especially to Christine Newell, LAc, our native Parisian supervisor (because she did all the work)!

It seemed to come about by chance. I did a little research for Instructor Koki Kawanami, LAc’s Acupuncture Techniques II class. We were scheduled to cover the NADA protocol,, so I dutifully googled …

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