Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine
Mission Statement

The mission of SIEAM is to train compassionate and effective practitioners of East Asian medicine who can function independently and collaboratively in patient-centered care.

This is achieved through apprentice-style clinical experiences coupled with an integrated curriculum emphasizing case-based instruction, physical palpation skills, qi gong practice, Chinese language instruction and collaborative care experiences. Students practice a variety of approaches to east Asian medicine that engender awareness and respect for the validity of different healing traditions. This training allows graduates to develop their own unique approaches to the practice of this ancient medicine.


The Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine's program received candidate status from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in May 1996. It was first accredited in 1998, and reaccredited by ACAOM in 2001.

Programs Offered

Our accredited programs include

Master’s degree in Acupuncture (M.Ac.)

Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac.O.M.)

Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (D.A.H.M.)

All three SIEAM programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and lead to licensure in Washington state as well as states around the country (see the individual state licensure requirements for whether a M.Ac. or M.Ac.O.M. is required). Students in the Masters programs are currently eligible for financial aid and we are awaiting approval of financial aid for the doctoral program

SIEAM’s doctoral degree (D.A.H.M.) includes the three years of study in the M.Ac.O.M. plus an additional year of clinical practice and individualized specialty training. Those enrolled in this program receive licensure at the end of three years through their enrollment in the accredited M.Ac.O.M. program.

Contact Information

For more information on the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, contact:

Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine
226 South Orcas Street
Seattle, WA 98108
Tel: (206) 517-4541
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