Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Ancient Traditions to Contemporary Practice
The four most important of the eight modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine are acupuncture, moxibustion, tui-na massage, and Chinese herbs.
Many students choose to concentrate their study on acupuncture, which is the holistic therapy of choice in America. Acupuncture is a valuable healing modality and soul satisfying career. Others choose to complete a curriculum that combines acupuncture and herbs.
For students who choose to study both acupuncture and herbs, the Oriental Medicine Program curriculum covers classic theory and traditional formulas, while highlighting the latest developments in clinical practice.
Student Clinic Experience
In our student clinics, interns learn to compound raw herbs in the traditional style; where formulas can be modified based upon a patient’s unique energetic profile. Interns also learn when to choose prepared medicines from China, as well as, tinctures, capsules or tablets of Oriental herb formulas made in the U.S. for the American diets and constitutions.
MCOM’s student clinics offer interns the opportunity to gain a unique experience that combines acupuncture, nutrition counseling and the principles of traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
MCOM can help you meet your expectations of delivering health care in a powerful and effective style that will reach your patient from the fundamental level of balanced nutrition to the subtle level of balanced Qi.
Acupuncture and TCM Medical Education for the 21st Century
At MCOM, we believe that the best training for a career, whether in clinical practice, teaching, or research encourages students to develop an independent, critical and inquiring approach to the field. Instruction at MCOM is designed to foster such an approach and to encourage students to engage in independent study, as well as formal course work and clinical practice.
The faculty is one of its major strengths. Faculty members are chosen for their ability to communicate the complex and subtle principles of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in a manner that encourages and motivates students. Their scholarly and investigative approach makes them stimulating teachers to whom a student responds by developing critical thinking skills and an attitude of clinical inquiry.