Learn More About the Exciting Education Opportunities in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine at VUIM

Looking for a Career With Purpose and Value?

Attend VUIM's Open House on July 31st, 2019

What is Covered in the Open House?

  • Introduction to the program and VUIM
  • Welcome from the Academic Dean
  • Overview of the application process
  • Overview of Admissions requirements


  • Explore career opportunities 
  • The effectiveness of Acupuncture as a primary treatment option
  • Q&A


What Current Students Are Saying About the Program

“I am glad I choose VUIM – it’s affordable and a good value for the money. I like the flexibility of the school – you can progress as fast as you would like or as slow as you need. I especially liked the good Foundations and Oriental Diagnosis classes I’ve taken. My dream is to offer acupuncture as a service on a mission to a poor country.”

“My long-time dream of becoming an Oriental Medicine Practitioner has gotten closer to a reality ever since I have joined VUIM. I am very impressed with all the changes and improvements the school has made in the last year and is continuously making. Sure, the program can be very rigorous and challenging but it sure makes the education we are receiving worthwhile. So far, my decision to be a student at VUIM has been a very positive one!”

VUIM: Learning From The Best

Jeff brings over two decades of experience in Academia within the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is also the Chair of the CCAOM (Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Curriculum Committee and was a member of the ACAOM (Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) First Professional Doctorate Task Force. 

Jeff Millison - Academic Dean

Dr. Lixing Lao is currently the Vivian Taam Wong Endowed Professorship in Integrative Medicine, Director of the School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. He is currently an elected vice president of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), and an appointed Secretary General of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM) which is based in the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Lixing Lao has served as a member of the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine's Board of Trustees for the past decade and will be joining VUIM as its President starting October 2019.

Dr. Lixing Lao - Incoming President of VUIM (October 2019)

Why Choose VUIM?

VUIM is a pioneer in the field of acupuncture and integrative medicine. In fact, our president, Dr. Lixing Lao’s research on acupuncture is credited with helping persuade the FDA to recognize the acupuncture needle as a medical device in 1996.

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Integrative medicine that offer such programs.

The mission of Virginia University of Integrative Medicine is to produce educated health care practitioners highly skilled in acupuncture and oriental medicine, trained to provide the community with affordable healthcare services while fostering the growth and practice of acupuncture and oriental medicine. 

Ready to Take the Next Step?

We are currently enrolling for the Fall Quarter. Seats are limited, so register for Open House today to learn more!

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