Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization

The Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (DAcCHM, formerly known as DSOM) program offers a life-changing journey on the path of the acupuncture and Chinese medicine scholar-practitioner. Over four years, you’ll delve into the rich tapestry of classical Chinese medicine (CCM), utilizing the wisdom of ancient texts to meet modern healthcare demands. By immersing yourself in classical medical texts, you’ll cultivate the capacity to access profound healing knowledge, enhancing your clinical outcomes through effective communication and collaboration.

Our unique scholar-mentor approach at the College of Classical Chinese Medicine will guide you through the most comprehensive training in CCM available in the United States. Upon graduation, students will hold both a DAcCHM and a MAcCHM degree.

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Accreditation & Licensure

NUNM is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The DAcCHM program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), qualifying graduates to sit for the national board examinations administered by NCCAOM, the basis for acupuncture licensure in most states.

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Heiner Fruehauf, founder of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at NUNM has written the introduction to Liu Lihong’s book, Classical Chinese Medicine, which represents the culmination of a 10 year project that Heiner has been overseeing. This influential book has been translated into English and communicates what is so unique and special about the nature of NUNM’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine. Read Heiner’s introduction and explore the difference in education from a classical Chinese medicine (CCM) program, compared to a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) program. Read more
No, as a private, non-state institution, tuition is the same for residents and non-residents.

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