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The Acupuncture & Massage College
(Formerly Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine)

Mission Statement

The Acupuncture & Massage College is the oldest licensed acupuncture school in Florida. At the college, serious students willing to work diligently are assured a challenging, enjoyable, and comprehensive education.

One of the college's objectives is to provide a sanctuary in which spiritually-minded students can develop their talents. It is intention of the Acupuncture & Massage College to transmit to its students both the knowledge necessary to heal, as well as the essence and the power behind all healing. The schools looks for, and nurtures the student who aresecretly yearning for and outwardly seeking such a noble profession.

History

The Acupressure-Acupuncture Institute was founded in 1983 and has maintained the same ownership since its inception. In August 2000, the Acupressure-Acupuncture Institute changed its name to the Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine (SEIOM) to better reflect its purpose of training students in the art of Oriental Bodywork and Medicine. In August 2003, when SEIOM received college status, the name was changed again to Acupuncture & Massage College (AMC). It is the oldest licensed acupuncture school in Florida, and remains a dynamic center for the study of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Oriental bodywork.

The college was named a candidate by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in May 1998. It obtained accreditation in November 2000, and was reaccredited in 2003.

Programs Offered

The Acupuncture & Massage College offers two types of programs:

Massage Therapy Program

The Acupuncture & Massage Colleges seven-and-one-half month massage therapy program is an extremely diversified course of study. Since its inception, the college has sought to provide itsstudents with a specialized and comprehensive program, and with instructors who are experienced and qualified in their field. The college's 607-hour massage therapy core curriculum meets state and national standards. Over the years, the college has maintained a specialty in Oriental bodywork with comprehensive training in Japanese shiatsu.

Oriental Medicine Program

The college's Master of Oriental Medicine degree is a four-year program designed to be completed in just 36 months. The college's faculty is handpicked, specialized in their field, and dedicated to their students. Our classes are small to moderately sized, giving students the opportunity for greater class participation and faculty interaction. Graduates of the Acupuncture & Massage College are eligible to sit for their national acupuncture, Chinese herb and Oriental medicine exams. In addition to classes in traditional Chinese medicine, students are trained in Oriental bodywork, qi kung, and Oriental food therapy. The degree offers an extensive program in Western physical examination, and supervised clinical practice. The intention of the program is to familiarize students with both Eastern and Western medicine so that they will be able to better communicate with their patients and the medical community. This ability encourages respect and referrals from other health professionals.

Contact Information

For more information on the Acupuncture & Massage College, please contact:

Acupuncture & Massage College
10506 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33176
Tel: (305) 595-9500
Fax: (305) 595-2622
E-mail:
Web site: www.amcollege.edu

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