American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Students Ace First Half 2011 NCCAOM Exams

For the past five years ACTCM students and alumni have scored well above average on the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exams for the first half of 2011.

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The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our NCCAOM pass rates are consistently and substantially higher than the national average

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2011

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) San Francisco students have once again led the nation with their National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exams passing rates during the period from January 1-June 30, 2011.

Established in 1982, NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification.

“Our NCCAOM pass rates are consistently and substantially higher than the national average,” said Alissa Cohan, ACTCM’s Director of Communications. “Clearly anyone wishing to pursue an education in acupuncture and Chinese medicine should consider ACTCM.

NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.

Acupuncture with Point Location exam
Pass rate ACTCM first time takers            100%
National pass rate first time takers            86.5%
Pass rate ACTCM repeat test takers        100%
National pass rate repeat test takers        73.8%

Biomedicine exam
Pass rate ACTCM first time takers            92.3%
National pass rate first time takers            77.8%

Chinese Herbology exam
Pass rate ACTCM first time takers            92.3%
National pass rate first time takers            81.0%

Foundations of Oriental Medicine exam
Pass rate ACTCM first time takers             100%
National pass rate first time takers             93.3%

All NCCAOM certification programs are currently accredited by the National Commission for Certification Agencies (NCCA). All NCCAOM Certification Programs carry the NCCA seal.

In order for the NCCAOM certification programs in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Oriental Medicine, and Asian Bodywork Therapy to remain accredited by the NCCA, the NCCAOM must adhere to strict national standards for examination development. All Diplomate level certification exams must meet examination content validity standards set forth by NCCA.

For more information about ACTCM’s pass rates, or for information about the school and its community clinics, call (415) 202-5713 or visit their website at http://www.actcm.edu.

About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating student in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Bay Area since its inception in 1980. Their two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)—provide a truly exceptional professional education.

ACTCM’s community clinics serve as a diverse and demanding training ground for their students, while providing affordable health care services to the community. ACTCM’s certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Bay Area acupuncture treatment, as taught by ACTCM, restores balance and health, and is used for everything from chronic pain to drug dependence. It is also effective for allergy relief , weight loss, pain management and fertility treatment. During treatment sterile, disposable needles are inserted at acupuncture points along the meridians. Because of the thin and pliable needles used, most people feel little to no discomfort as the needles are inserted, and patients often feel energized or a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

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