The Masters Degree Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of The World Medicine Institute (formally Tai Hsuan Foundation College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture clinic is open to the public for treatments by student interns and licensed acupuncturist.
The World Medicine Institute prepares professional acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners who, after fulfilling state requirements, which typically require passing National Board examinations, are technically proficient and have a deep understanding, sensitivity, insight, and intuition into a patient's physical, emotional, intellectual, energetic, and spiritual health needs.
Professional practitioners are trained within the context of Taoist heritage, philosophy, and traditions rooted in the Six Taoist Arts of the Chou Dynasty, which are an essential component of The World Medicine Institute
The Institute was established to provide quality education for all qualified persons wishing to become professional practitioners of acupuncture and oriental medicine within the Taoist philosophical and holistic health heritage practiced at The World Medicine Institute.
Consistent with our purpose, the Institute has adopted educational objectives that provide measurable traits/qualities that we expect students to attain by the time they graduate. These objectives are relatively broad and give general guidance for the development of the curriculum and the measure of its success.
Our graduates will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of Oriental Medicine theory in the context of the Taoist Tradition.
Demonstrate skills in diagnosis and treatment planning
Demonstrate effective use of appropriate treatment techniques
Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
Make appropriate referrals to other health care professionals.
Pass National certification examinations in Acupuncture and Herbology
Qualify for Hawaii State Licensure
Apply the teachings of the Taoist Tradition to promote personal well-being.
Student Financial Aid
The World Medicine Institute is a participant in the Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP), which includes subsidized, unsubsidized, and parent loans for undergraduate students (PLUS).