We’re bringing all the wisdom of an ancient medicine into the future with modern technology and evidence-based care. For three decades, we’ve been leaders in the field– from popularizing Japanese style acupuncture to incorporating Integrative Medicine into our curriculum and even into the name of our school almost 20 years ago. Now, we are the first school to launch a Virtual Clinic. We know that today, more than ever, people need the preventative care and deep internal nourishment that Chinese Medical wisdom can provide.
For just $5 or $10 plus the cost of any herbs or supplements prescribed, California residents can enjoy a private & secure telehealth appointment from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. “Telehealth Consult” appointments are attended by two Clinic Intern Practitioners and a licensed faculty supervisor. As our version of Grand Rounds, “Telehealth Observation” appointments are conducted by a Licensed Acupuncturist with a team of observing student interns.
Just like the appointments you’re used to at AIMC, you’ll be given the full attention of your practitioners who will ask thorough and thoughtful questions about your health. In your 30-60 minute session, your practitioners will weave together a custom plan of care to address any health concerns you’re facing and enhance your sense of vitality, peace, and wellness. All the things we do with acupuncture (what we call enhancing the flow of qi in the body, building yin and yang, clearing stagnation that is felt as pain or discomfort) are available through the other manifold branches of this medicine.
Custom Herbal Prescriptions
Practitioners can prescribe formulas that have been refined over centuries, verified by modern research, and are tailored to your specific presentation. Interns are trained in pharmacological interactions and are carefully supervised by experienced supervisors when designing herbal treatments. Prescriptions are filled by our in-house pharmacy with the highest quality herbs available. Your prescription will be available for contact-less pick up outside the AIMC, Berkeley campus or can be shipped directly to you.
Mindfulness & Self-Care
We’ll provide you with the tools and education to be your own best at-home wellness practitioner. Self-care is a modern buzzword attached to a dizzying amount of contradicting information. Our practitioners will provide you with specific, simple instructions for the kinds of activities that would be most beneficial to you and your needs at this time. Recommendations could include simple self-massage, acupressure, and mindfulness practices that you can really get behind.
Throughout AIMC’s curriculum, students learn the simple and peaceful movements of Qi Gong. As a moving meditation much like yoga, qi gong incorporates movement and mindful breathing. In
one meta-analysis of modern research, qi gong has been shown to
increase white blood cell count, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve measures of depression in adults managing chronic health conditions. The movements and sequences are more gentle than yoga and can be easily taught over our telemedicine sessions.
Dietary & Nutritional Coaching
Modern micro and macro-nutritional knowledge guided by traditional wisdom to nourish the body and mind on the deepest levels. Our dietary guidance is not based on fad diets nor is it one-size-fits-all. We know that every single body is different, and we want you to feel best in your own body.
AIMC Berkeley’s emphasis on education encourages a detail-oriented and holistic approach to patient care. Our Intern Practitioners are currently studying under some of the most highly respected LAcs in the area, and their knowledge of both classical and modern techniques are at the forefront of their minds, allowing them to provide you with the best care. Before seeing patients in the clinic, all interns have completed at least one year of our Masters of Science Oriental Medicine (MSOM) curriculum, including observing treatments with experienced practitioners.
AIMC Berkeley’s highly talented and professional Clinic Intern Practitioners are a multifaceted team of compassionate and motivated individuals ranging in age from twenties to sixties and possessing diverse backgrounds and professional goals.
"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."- Master’s Student