Doctoral Degree Completion Program

Designed for professionals with a TCM Master's Degree

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (DAcCHM)

For professionals with a master's degree in Chinese medicine, the completion program is an opportunity to earn the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (DAcCHM) degree in just 315 hours. Graduates are prepared to excel as an independent acupuncturists and to collaborate effectively with Western medical doctors, physical therapists, and other health-care professionals.

Duration:  1 year (18 units / 315 Hours)
Program Highlights: integrative care, high quality and convenient path to Dr. title
Program Tuition: $8,000, estimated
Financial Aid: Yo San Alumni Scholarships
Other Degree Names: DAcCHM Bridge program, Transitional Doctorate
Classes held: in-person and online (hybrid) weekdays and evenings
Admission Requirements: graduates with a Master's level degree from an accredited school of Chinese Medicine.

Why a practicing acupuncturist should consider the program
In the DAcCHM Completion Program, you develop proficiency in integrative medicine terminology, enabling you to effectively communicate your TCM knowledge and skills within a biomedical context. Acquiring expertise in Western medicine diagnosis enhances your ability to collaborate with other medical professionals as a Primary Healthcare Provider.

After completing this 315-hour program, you will be prepared to confidently expand your practice as a primary health care provider.

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Graduates of our DAcCHM Completion Program Doctor are able to:

  • Collaborate effectively with Western medical doctors, physical therapists, and other health-care professionals.
  • Utilize system-based medicine within hospital care settings
  • Emphasize integrative medicine, combining traditional and modern healthcare approaches.


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Curriculum: Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Completion Program (DAcCHM)

Didactic Component

Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsHours
AC430Taoist Acupuncture115
HM140Herbal Safety & Herb-Drug Interactions115
HM410Herbal Pharmacognosy115
PD210Medical Writing & Communication Skills230
PD340Research & Evidence Based Medicine230
PD410Integrative Medicine I – Overview of Patient Care Systems230
PD420Integrative Medicine II – Emergency Care & Procedures230
PD430Integrative Medicine III – Emerging Collaborative Care Paradigm230
PD450Patient Education & Counseling130
Total Didactic Courses14210

Clinical Training Component

Course CodeCourse TitleUnitsHours
CL800Integrative Clinical Practice390
CL811Integrative Case Studies115
Total Clinical Training4105


Total Doctoral Completion Module Requirements18   315



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Bita Yadidi

This place is very special and magical. I feel very blessed and grateful to be able to receive this kind of medicine. And also the Ni family, 38 generations and getting that transmitted to us, that ancient wisdom that we seem to forget. I’m grateful to receive that.

Bita Yadidi, L.Ac. Yo San University Doctoral Student