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About WMI and Its Mission



World Medicine Institute (WMI) was established to provide quality education for all qualified persons wishing to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner with a Master in Acupuncture, or a Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Technically proficient, graduates have a deep understanding, sensitivity, insight, and intuition into a patient's physical, emotional, intellectual, energetic, and spiritual health needs.  Graduates are well trained within the context of Taoist heritage, philosophy, and traditions rooted in the Six Taoist Arts of the Chou Dynasty, which are essential components of the Institute.

Educational Objectives
The Institute has adopted the following educational objectives to guide the program and fulfill the purpose and mission upon which World Medicine Institute was founded.


  • To enable students to have a spiritual approach to healing, integrated and disciplined in the tradition of the Taoist healing arts on which the Institute was founded.

  • To enable students to accurately formulate an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine diagnosis, to determine an effective treatment strategy based upon the diagnosis formulated, and to assess the effectiveness of the treatment strategy and its execution.

  • To enable students to prescribe and formulate correctly an herbal medicine treatment, to determine an effective herbal formula based upon the diagnosis, and to assess the effectiveness of the herbal treatment strategy and its execution.

  • To provide basic knowledge of the core concepts of Western Medicine and the intellectual framework to enable students to communicate knowledgeably and to interface professionally with Western medical practitioners and institutions.

  • To enable students to make informed assessments and formulate opinions on Hawaii State and National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine developments and legislation.

  • To prepare students for National Certification in Acupuncture, National Certification in Herbal Medicine and Hawaii State Board of Acupuncture Licensure.

  • Enable graduates to set up and maintain successful professional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practices.


Accreditation & Authorization
The Masters Degree Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of the World Medicine Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  The World Medicine Institute has been fully accredited since 1991.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has placed World Medicine Institute on Show Cause effective 25 February 2017 thru February 2018. The institution retains accredited status during this period. ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068.



World Medicine Institute is authorized by the Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program.  For inquiries or complaints, please see HPEAP, Department of Commerce and ConsumerAffairs, State of Hawaii::




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