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Midwest College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Who We Are

As a leading acupuncture and herbal medicine school with two convenient locations: Racine, Wisconsin, and Skokie, Illinois, MCAHM offers the most traditional education in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutrition in the Midwest region.

The Midwest College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine was founded in 1979 and has been a fully accredited Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine school since 1987. MCAHM believes in preserving traditional ideologies and philosophies developed by ancient practitioners while incorporating current medical knowledge and techniques.

MCAHM offers a combined Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and a Master’s level acupuncture certificate program.

Student Resources

Links to useful websites for information about acupuncture and Chinese medicine, including research, suppliers, and sites which will act as a quick resource for students of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.


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Flexible Programs

All major classes are held on Saturdays and two weekday evenings. Clinic shifts are scheduled during weekdays. Our course schedule is designed to allow students flexibility in their schedules to maintain a full or part-time job. The majority of our students have families, and have chosen Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine as a second career. To learn more, contact us at (800) 593‑2320.

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Herbs & TCM Nutrition

Midwest College’s Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine allows students to gain the skills and knowledge needed to integrate the best-known branches of TCM (acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs) with healing foods and recipes to ensure future patients will be treated for complete wellness.

MCAHM’s education includes a focus on traditional Chinese Nutrition Therapy. There are two parts of a Chinese Medicine nutritional consultation: encouraging healthy eating according to a patient’s constitution and the recommended foods and recipes for specific disorders.

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The Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Program

Graduates earn a combined degree. A Bachelor of Science degree in TCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) Nutrition and a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (encompassing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs).


The Acupuncture Program

Graduates earn a Master Level Certificate in Acupuncture and are well prepared to sit for the national board and licensing exams prior to starting or joining a practice.