Credible and Quality Training
The majority of the acupuncturists’ clinical training takes place at the University's Seattle teaching clinic, Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Bastyr's Doctor of Acupuncture program is science-based and led by highly qualified and experienced faculty. The majority of professors have been in practice for more than 20 years in the United States and China.
Acupuncturists will be prepared for licensure in the 47 states* (and the District of Columbia) that legally recognize acupuncture.
*Some states require MAcCHM degree for licensure.
Diverse Patient Population
During clinical training, acupuncture students have the opportunity to provide care to a wide range of patients with a variety of medical conditions. Within Bastyr Center, several different types of patient specialty care training is available:
- General acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine
- Immune wellness care for patients with HIV/AIDS
- Integrated acupuncture and naturopathic medicine
- Opportunities to rotate through off-site community care clinics that provide affordable health care to diverse populations, including seniors, low-income and immigrant communities.
The Bastyr Center for Natural Health is the University’s primary teaching clinic and the largest natural health clinic in the Pacific Northwest, serving 35,000 patients annually. The clinic’s natural, non-invasive approach takes into account the whole person to resolve chronic health problems and support a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent illness.