Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are elegant, 2500-year-old healing systems that are increasingly in demand by consumers, proven effective for the treatment of many health challenges, and are providing a number of viable career paths for those who are called to this fulfilling work.
Tai Sophia Institute was the first accredited acupuncture school in the nation and, more than 35 years later, continues to provide brilliant leadership in the field.
Over the years, our programs have increased and expanded due to consumer and student demand, and our treatment approaches and modalities have diversified, as well. We offer our students exceptional, comprehensive, and widely acclaimed academic and clinical experiences that allow them to build meaningful and successful careers.
Academic Programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Learn the art and science of healing with acupuncture. Our graduates are eligible to become licensed acupuncturists (LAc) and to practice in many states, including Maryland. The program is offered in two formats: daytime and evening/weekend.
By combining courses from Tai Sophia’s Master of Acupuncture and Certificate in Chinese Herbs programs with just four additional elective credits, you can earn the highly regarded Master of Oriental Medicine. The program is offered in two formats: daytime and evening/weekend.
Adding the use of Chinese herbs to an acupuncture practice broadens your skill base and your ability to offer patients an alternative or enhancement to your needles. This unique program integrates Five Element constitutional diagnosis into a deep understanding of Classical Chinese Medical perspectives. The program is designed for licensed acupuncturists and students who have completed core courses in Tai Sophia’s Master of Acupuncture program.
If you are an acupuncturist, this program can deepen and grow your practice. Through a holistic and integrative approach, you will be able to respond to the comprehensive needs of women through all phases of the life cycle. By blending Eastern and Western medicine with proven traditional practices and modern science, the program provides a novel and stimulating learning experience.
Have you ever considered shifting or expanding your acupuncture practice to include animals? Acupuncture can be a highly effective and powerful healing modality for many animals, and practitioners find tremendous fulfillment treating animal patients. This program offers both classroom and clinical experiences, and graduates of the program are eligible to become certified animal acupuncturists in the state of Maryland.
Integrative science courses at Tai Sophia Institute combine and coordinate diverse perspectives from multiple scientific fields. Courses developed are tailored to fit the needs of students in complementary and alternative medicine programs, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and holistic nutrition.