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TCM (Acupuncture)
- General Information


    After we entered in the 21st century, when more and more advanced diagnostic and therapeutic instruments and drugs are applied in clinic, we realize that we are still facing many unresolved problems in healthcare: malignant tumors, cardio-cerebral vascular diseases, neurologic diseases, disorders in immune system, etc., while some sporadic new infectious diseases, such as SARS, avian flu, drug-resistant TB, have disturbed our nerves which we might regard these diseases as being eliminated. Currently, in many places in the world, the medical expense has become a huge burden of the society and has influenced many families. People want to know: what is the solution of these dilemmas.?

    Historically, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has played an important role in benefiting people’s health. Some of its basic theories were formed 2000 years ago. After the countless efforts by TCM clinicians in history, TCM has continuously made development on the understanding and treatment approaches to the diseases. Up till now, TCM acts as one of the pillars in the healthcare system of Chinese society and spreads out broadly to the most of countries and regions in the world. The theory of TCM is a plain and dialectical philosophy, which provides a unique perspective, different from that of western medicine, to understand the relationship between the health and illness. On the other hand, the therapy of TCM is a practical and effective concept which most of the people can accept. Take the acupuncture as an example, it has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for being used to treat more than 50 kinds of diseases. In the study of new drug invention, the experiences from Chinese herbs have ignited the research inspiration of the pharmacists. One of the convincing examples is the discovery of a therapeutic drug to the malaria. Chinese pharmacists was inspired by the clinical application of Qing Hao (Artemisia apiacea) to treat malaria from the ancient records of Chinese Materia Medica and finally discovered Artemisinin which became one of the milestones of malaria treatment.

    We hold the belief that the TCM theory and therapies should contribute to the medical service in the world and benefit more people. It is one of the reasons why we establish this program. We appreciate the students who are interested in studying TCM and intend us to teach and train them to become the professionals in TCM (including Acupuncture). For the convenience of the learning and understanding TCM academic knowledge for the foreign students, we choose English as the language used in classroom for this program. In terms of the pedagogy, our instructors are encouraged to apply more interact styles, such as discussion, case study, individual or group presentation, opportunities to meet patients and relatives, care providers, academic associations, etc. The reason for such arrangement comes from the concerns about the students’ competence of TCM service in the international healthcare market and professional development. We are confident that the comprehensive TCM academy and clinical facilities will be the fundamental supports for achieving the goal of this program.

    Academic Year & Curricula

    This program is consisted of 5 academic years, 3 trimesters in each year.

    Curriculum (280 Credits )

    Compulsory Courses

    • Normal Human Anatomy
    • TCM Basic Theory
    • Basic Chinese Language
    • Basics of Chemistry
    • Healthcare Physical Education
    • Biochemistry
    • Tuina Exercise
    • Meridians and Points
    • Overview of China
    • Microbiology
    • Guidance for Humanity Social Practice
    • Case Study
    • TCM Diagnostics
    • Chinese Materia Medica
    • Physiology
    • Intermediate Chinese Language
    • Formulas of Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • Introduction to TCM Classics
    • Basics of Pathology
    • Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique
    • Theory of Tuina Manipulations
    • Pharmacology
    • Basics of Diagnostics
    • TCM Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Conversations in Traditional Chinese Medicine
    • Tuina Practice on Human Body
    • Radiology
    • Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique
    • WM Internal Medicine
    • Anatomy of Acupuncture Points
    • Medical Terminology
    • Selective Readings of Acupuncture Classics
    • History of Chinese Medicine
    • Practice of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques
    • Overview on TCM-Style Writing
    • Tuina Therapeutics
    • Acupuncture Therapeutics
    • TCM Traumatology
    • Medical Ethics
    • General Introduction to Rehabilitation
    • Neurology
    • TCM Emergen cies
    • Clinical Psychology

    Type of class: Independent


    Tuition Fee
    Bachelor RMB 42,000 pre year
    RMB 210,000 in total (About $ 38,505)
    Accommodation Fee
    Building 3/4, 280, Huatuo Road
    Double Room RMB 1,400 to RMB 1,600
    Single Room RMB 1,200 to RMB 800
    Building 18/22, 280, Huatuo Road
    Double Room RMB 400
    Apartments 650,South Wan Ping Road
    Double Room RMB 1,000 to RMB 800
    Single Room RMB 1,200
    Other Fees
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,400 to RMB 3,000
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  42,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  • High school graduation or above
  • Requirements for English language a)Studied courses taught in English language and transcripts required b)>90 of TOEFL or >6 of IELTS (non-native English speakers)
- Application Documents

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2. Scan of the passport

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3. High school diploma

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