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Alhambra Medical University (AMU), located in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast beaches, Century City, and Downtown Los Angeles. Alhambra Medical University is a private institution of higher education and is closely associated with seven hospitals in the area. The goal of the graduate programs is to educate healthcare professional who can contribute to the integrative care of patients. 

Alhambra Medical University offers one of the best educational programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Master’s degree started its first class in Spring of 2005. It has been approved to operate by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and the California Acupuncture Board since 2007.  

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In February 2011, Alhambra Medical University became a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or oriental medicine. In February of 2019, AMU was re-accredited for seven years, the highest possible award through 2026. In August of 2022, the Doctor’s program was accredited for seven years, the highest possible award through 2029.

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AMU has been leading the passing rate on the California Acupuncture Board Licensing Examination among all Southern California Schools, averaging above 90% Accreditation. AMU’s programs are grounded in a practical approach to the training of holistic and integrative healthcare providers. Our goal is to educate and train future healthcare providers so they can go on to make valuable contributions to the healthcare system in the U.S. This is especially important now for many reasons, including helping to serve our aging and continually growing population. AMU is committed to preparing our students to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice and conduct research and become leaders in the field.

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The Deputy President Tuckman, Erik is charged with administering the operations of the University in accordance with the mission, policies and actions of the Governing Board. The President provides leadership in the areas of planning, education, and budgeting by organizing and University activities. He serves as the liaison to the board and delegates responsibilities and authority to the administrative staff.  

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The class sessions are regularly held at AMU campus, however due to Covid19 pandemic, AMU has been operating its class session using zoom in distance education live format under the ACAHM emergency waiver. The clinical training session is provided as on-site physical training at AMU clinic.

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During a challenging menopause, I sought acupuncture treatment and found it quite therapeutic. As a result, I developed an interest in Oriental medicine. Furthermore, in my work at Alhambra Hospital Medical Center as rehabilitation nurse (CRRN) and manager of an inpatient acute rehabilitation unit, I’ve observed that E-stim triggers nerve reflection in stroke hemiparesis patients. In the wake of these experiences, I considered acupuncture treatment may be more effective than conventional therapies alone.

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Ms. Wang graduated from Alhambra Medical University (AMU) at the end of 2013 as the top of the class and immediately obtained her state License as an Acupuncturist in early 2014. Ms. Wang was initially drawn to a career in engineering until she benefited from oriental medicine herself. She was convinced that it is one of the safest and most effective approaches to holistic health and she decided to dedicate the next chapter of her life to it. Ms. Wang was able to quickly equip herself and established a solid foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by the outstanding and precise instruction form AMU. She also received practical guidance from AMU and is now holding a successful career.

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