American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Mission Statement

The mission of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine is to thoroughly prepare students for careers as an acupuncturist, tui na practitioner or massage therapist through lecture, hands-on laboratory and clinical training. Inherent in othe school's mission is nurturing and developing professional healing arts practitioners in their own individual style, art and energy through basic and continuing education.


The American Institue of Alternative Medicine was founded in September, 1994. Originally known as the Massage Away, Inc. School of Therapy, the school relocated from its original campus in Westerville, Ohio to its current location in Columbus, Ohio in December 1997. In 2002, it changed its named to the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. As part of its ongoing changes, the scope of study at AIAM has broadened to include both Eastern and Western philosophies. Students may now attend AIAM and receive comprehensive professional level training in Swedish massage, acupuncture and tui na therapy.

Programs Offered

AIAM offers diploma programs in acupuncture, tui na and massage therapy. The master's level acupuncture program is a three-year, 2,058-hour program, including studies in acupuncture, biomedical related sciences, clinical training, counseling, communications, ethics and practice management. The tui na program offers a 1,080-hour entry-level curriculum designed to teach interested students traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theories and tui na techniques along with Swedish massage philosophies. The massage therapy program includes a 720-hour curriculum designed to thoroughly prepare students for an entry level career in therapeutic massage as a licensed massage therapist

Contact Information

For more information on the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, contact

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
6685 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
Tel: (614) 825-6278
Fax: (614) 825-6279

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