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Put your unique fingerprint on the world of acupuncture, East Asian medicine, and integrative medicines with our holistic approach to healing. At Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC), Berkeley, our students train in Traditional Chinese Medicine while also combining the best of biomedicine, French, Japanese, and Western medicinal practices. Learn to create “tailor-made medicine” for your clients by prescribing unique herbal medicines based on the individual. We give you the tools you need to promote healing and enjoy a practice best suited to your needs, values, and desires!

Choose from one of three programs to begin your journey into holistic healing with Chinese and integrative medicines.

Steps to become a Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Master’s Degree (MSTAM)

Designed for future acupuncturists who want to practice East Asian Medicine with a strong emphasis on integrative medicine, this program is the fastest route to getting your license. This 10 term program can be completed in as little as three and a half years.

Coursework includes didactic learning, hands-on learning, and clinical internship hours supervised by Acupuncturists at the top of the field.

Main Areas of Study:

  • East Asian Medicine Theory
  • Acupuncture
  • East Asian Herbal Medicine
  • Western Biomedicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Professional Practice

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Dual Degree (MSTAM & DAIM)

Designed for future acupuncturists who want to use the full scope of practice allowed under their license. This 12 term program can be completed in as little as four years.

This program includes all Master’s degree content, plus:

  • Advanced Integrative Herbs with Japanese-style abdominal and pulse diagnosis
  • Ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic imaging
  • Functional medicine nutrition & exercise counseling
  • Integrative & Collaborative care for complex diseases
  • Advanced Orthopedics & Pain Management
  • Doctoral Research Capstone Project
  • Advanced Clinical Skills Internships

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Doctoral Completion Program for Acupuncturists (DAIM)

Designed for current Acupuncturists who want to earn their doctorate & continue working full-time. Complete this program in as little as 30 weeks.

Graduate ready to:

  • Order and interpret labs and diagnostic imaging
  • Collaborate with other practitioners to provide patient care for complex diseases
  • Incorporate scholarship, research, evidence-based, and functional medicine into clinical practice
  • Apply Japanese diagnosis to prescribe classical herbal formulas
  • Utilize advanced Orthopedic care techniques such as trigger point acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s, & Master Tung’s needling systems
  • Publish a book or teach a CEU based on your Doctoral Research Project

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Acupuncture as a Profession

Join us for a Virtual Open House. Gain a comprehensive overview of our programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic, and online herbal pharmacy. Current AIMC students will also be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

If you attend an Open House and decide to apply for the following term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

To find out when the next Open House is being held & RSVP, visit our Classes & Events page.

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Becoming A Doctor: Doctoral Completion for Licensed Acupuncturists

Join us for a Virtual Open House to find out about the process of transitioning your Master’s degree to a Doctorate. Gain a comprehensive overview of our Doctoral Completion program for Licensed Acupuncturists including information about the curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, and clinic opportunities.

If you attend an Open House decide to apply for the next term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

To find out when the next Doctoral Completion Open House is being held, join our Prospective Student mailing list.

Have Questions? Get in Touch!

If you’re wondering which program is right for you, or have any questions regarding curriculums, licensure, financial aid, etc., please feel free to reach out to us! Hit the yellow “contact admissions” button at the top of this page, or call us at 510.224.3178. An AIMC representative will be in touch to help answer any questions you may have. We also provide small-group informational sessions you can join to learn more about our programs and school. We are excited to meet you and help you get started on your path into holistic healing.


"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