Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine that offer such programs. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347; phone (952) 212-2434; fax (301) 313-0912.

PIHMA, the Valley’s only accredited college of Asian medicine, was recently awarded a 7-year re-accreditation, the highest number of years possible, from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the only accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education to regulate programs and degrees in acupuncture and Oriental/Asian medicine. PIHMA, established in 1996, currently offers two Master of Science degrees (Acupuncture, MSAC and Oriental Medicine, MSOM), each providing over 3000 hours of education and training over four years, which is the highest required level of education to become a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.). PIHMA is also the largest college of Asian medicine in Arizona.

“We are very proud of this accomplishment,” says President Catherine Niemiec. “We have committed ourselves to continuously improve our programs and operations.” PIHMA graduates become Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.) with more education and training in acupuncture than any healthcare provider, and are currently delivering care as independent providers or working in hospitals, integrative medical clinics, wellness centers, medi-spas as well as teaching. These specialists in acupuncture use a wide variety of methods, such as acupressure and acupuncture, herbs and dietary recommendations, as well as qi gong, tai chi, and meditation to restore patients to optimal health and wellness. PIHMA also offers a community clinic open to the public on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays at reduced rates.

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For more information about PIHMA and its programs or community clinic, call PIHMA at 602-274-1885 or contact us at