Take The Next Step to Becoming a Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Our Master of Acupuncture – Herbal Medicine program offers you a comprehensive classical curriculum in both acupuncture and herbal medicine, coupled with training in how to balance an Eastern medicine approach with Western medicine—preparing you for a successful career in herbal medicine! Now is the perfect time to take the next step in learning more about herbal medicine, so fill out the form to your right to request more info today.
“Even though there were acupuncture schools in Chicago, I chose to commute to Lombard because National had a real campus and offered an integrative medicine environment. It also had a flexible schedule and a cadaver lab, which the other schools couldn’t offer. I’m happy I made this choice.”
– Greer Nesbit, MSOM
“Within the first day of being in-clinic in China, I was so relieved because National prepared me amazingly. I knew everything I needed to know that they were doing in China.”
– Cherlyn Coplon, MSOM
Kickstart a Rewarding Career in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
The demand for alternative methods of health care is on the rise due to the increase in the prevalence of chronic disease, coupled with an increased desire on the part of health-conscious Americans for alternatives to traditional Western medicine.
So, the career outlook for those who have studied acupuncture and herbal medicine has never been brighter—which means there has never been a better time to invest in learning about herbal medicine!
40% Americans Use Alternative Medicine
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine.
$89,600 Mean Annual Wage
The average mean annual wage for diagnosing and treating acupuncture practitioners is $89,600 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
42% Hospitals Offering CAM Provide Acupuncture
Acupuncture is increasingly becoming part of the main health care industry and many hospitals and treatment centers across the United States are incorporating integrative medicine practices. In fact, 42% of the hospitals offering complementary and alternative medicine provide acupuncture and other forms of herbal medicine as an outpatient service to their patients.
Why Study Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at National?
For more than 110 years, NUHS has been the leader in integrative teaching, training and treatment. What makes us different?
Collaborative Learning Opportunities
At National University, students studying acupuncture and herbal medicine have the opportunity to treat patients collaboratively within an integrative clinic, working with DC and ND interns. The institutional focus at National University is on collaborative learning, encouraging students to become colleagues rather than competitors.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine students also have the opportunity to serve a clerkship at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, earning real world experience in an integrative medical setting.
Combining Eastern and Western Medicine
At National University, acupuncture and herbal medicine is reinforced with science and anatomy. Our unique curriculum allows students a one-of-a-kind experience in anatomy learning through dissection of a human cadaver.
The anatomy curriculum encourages the study of the relationship between acupuncture points and the human anatomy.
Apprentice with Expert Faculty
Faculty at National University are international leaders in the field, committed to training students in the treatment methods and philosophies of traditional acupuncture and herbal medicine.
That’s why our program incorporates apprentice-style learning so that you can learn via direct transmission of knowledge and skills from our faculty members.
Study Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in as Little as 9 Trimesters
Big City. Big Opportunities.
The Chicagoland area is home to one of the largest health care communities in the country with over 120 hospitals and hundreds of area clinics, giving you countless opportunities to pursue a career in complementary and alternative medicine.
Prior to graduating, acupuncture and herbal medicine students will have the opportunity to take advantage of unique internship opportunities such as in the Veterans Clinic or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Our large integrative care clinic and extensive herbal medicine dispensary ensures outstanding clinical training. The gross anatomy laboratory allows you to learn western anatomy and eastern meridian theory through hands-on dissection of a human cadaver.
You will also have access to the on-campus Learning Resource Center, one of the region’s largest health science libraries, and modern classrooms utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as interactive video and SMART boards—giving you the tools and experience you need for a successful career in acupuncture and herbal medicine!
Experience the NUHS Difference for Yourself!
We believe in bringing together professionals from a broad range of medical specialties for the benefit of patients and the healthcare industry as a whole. By studying acupuncture and herbal medicine at NUHS, you’ll be ideally suited for the growing number of integrative practice opportunities.
If you’re passionate about pursuing a future career in herbal medicine, it’s time to take the next step. Contact us today!