It is important to make TCM available to students who don’t otherwise have access to such an education.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and Saybrook University (Saybrook) have agreed to partner together to reach their mutual goal of creating and promoting joint complementary and alternative health initiatives. Both organizations intend to collaborate in educational activities that will mutually benefit students and faculty at both institutions.
ACTCM and Saybrook share a common vision of integrative health care that combines the best elements of Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal medicine. The partnership between these two organizations will include initiatives such as ACTCM instructors teaching courses at Saybrook’s School of Mind-Body Medicine (SMBM) and vice versa.
Of the partnership, ACTCM President Lixin Huang says, “It is important to make TCM available to students who don’t otherwise have access to such an education. We are excited and honored to partner with Saybrook University and for the opportunity this will bring students across the globe.” Saybrook Provost Dan Sewell shares this sentiment, stating, “We’ve known for years that one of the areas our students are most interested in exploring is traditional Chinese medicine. Often it’s something their patients want to know about, too. This partnership allows us to be on the forefront of helping to offer medical professionals around the country instruction of the highest caliber in this form of traditional healing. We’re very excited.”
Other objectives for the partnership between ACTCM and Saybrook include academic exchanges and clinical practicum experiences for students of both institutions; the creation of a joint first professional doctorate in TCM as an entry-level degree; collaboration in international educational projects in China; and other initiatives that will strengthen the ties between these two organizations. For more information about this partnership and about traditional Chinese medicine, visit http://www.actcm.edu/
About Saybrook University
Saybrook offers graduate degree programs (MA, MS, and PhD) and graduate certificate programs in psychology, organizational systems, human science, and mind body medicine. Saybrook is located in San Francisco, California, with a Seattle campus located in Kirkland, Washington. Within the degree programs, Saybrook offers multiple specialization areas such as integrative mental health, Jungian studies, clinical psychology, and others. Saybrook is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
About The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
ACTCM provides professional graduate degree programs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including a Master of Science in TCM (MSTCM) and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), as well as graduate certificate programs in TCM pediatrics, TCM dermatology, TCM classics and Medical Qigong. ACTCM is located in San Francisco, California, with education and clinical facilities that offer procedures for allergy relief, pain management, weight loss and more. ACTCM has four clinic externship sites, including California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Jewish Home for the Aeed (JHA), Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic (HAFMC) and Life Long Berkeley Primary Care (LLBPC). ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).