Oriental Medicine

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In the United States, Oriental medicine refers to a graduate-level degree program of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, with Tuina, Qigong and associated modalities. A MSOM, MSAOM or MSTOM (Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine) degree is usually given.

In 2003 the U.S. Department of Education authorized the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). This doctorate is typically completed in 2 years, with most programs arranged in a monthly intensive format.

The DAOM delves more deeply into the Chinese Medical Classics and offers specialization. All DAOM programs concentrate on integrative medicine.

An additional DAOM-EL program also has been included for entry-level doctorate acupuncturist in 2016.

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