Affiliations & Partnerships

Check Out Some of the Affiliations and Partnerships That PIHMA Works With!

PIHMA Affiliations

Foundation For PIHMA Research and Education Logo

The Foundation for PIHMA Research & Education (a non-profit corporation), oversees the National Library of Traditional Medicine, as well as supports PIHMA through research, nonprofit clinical work, scholarships and fellowships.

Phoenix Medicinary Logo

The Phoenix Medicinary serves the academic needs of students engaged in the study of Oriental Medicine and Homeopathy; serves as a resource to practitioners of integrative and traditional healthcare; and provides the general community with reliable, timely service of their herbal and homeopathic medicinal needs.


PIHMA’s Center for Professional Education & Development is a premier educator offering continuing education and professional development for Acupuncturists and other allied health professionals, as well as classes for the public. Explore the variety of programs that can be tailored to your lifestyle and level of interest.

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Established in 1999, the AMCofH, now at PIHMA CPED, and its homeopathic programs have been a leader in Homeopathic Education and Research. Our online and classroom-based programs make homeopathy accessible to all those who long to embrace and practice this highly effective system of medicine. We are committed to transforming lives through outstanding homeopathic education, research, and clinical services.

Academic Partnerships

Sonoran University Logo

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine has been a partner of PIHMA for many years. Sharing library resources and facilitating transfer of classes between the colleges, this relationship provides naturopathic students with more learning opportunities in Asian medicine, including a chance to become nationally certified as an Acupuncturist (and vice versa).

Arizona Academy of Emergency Services Logo

The Arizona Academy of Emergency Services provides a practical, affordable, and quality training experience to both healthcare providers and lay-rescuers alike. Offering classes paramedic and EMT certification and more.


Southwest Institute of Healing Arts is a conscious college community for holistic wellness and education offering a wide variety of classes, certificates and degrees.

Arizona Coalition for Military Families Logo

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families (the Coalition) is a nationally recognized public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve and support all service members, veterans, their families and communities.

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Student Veterans of America, is a 501 non-profit organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of American military veterans in higher education. SVA is best known for being an umbrella organization for student veterans’ groups that advocates for improvements in veterans educational benefits. PIHMA’s division is called Student Veterans of Acupuncture.

Council of Colleges Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

The CCAHM was formed in 1982 to advance the standing of Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the U.S. by promoting educational excellence within the field. The mission of the Council is to support member institutions to deliver educational excellence and quality patient care.


NCCAOM is responsible for the development and administration of the Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine Certification Programs. They evaluate and attest to the competency of its National Board-Certified AcupuncturistsTM through rigorous eligibility standards and demonstration and assessment of the core knowledge, skills and abilities expected for an entry level practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

ACAHM’s mission is to serve as the nationally recognized accrediting agency of programs in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine and institutions exclusively providing Acupuncture and Herbal medicine-related programs.

Clinical Partnerships

Southwest Center for HIV/ AIDS Logo

The Southwest Center for HIV/Aids serves individuals touched by HIV/AIDS through prevention, education, client-centered services, and coordinated care in collaboration with community partners.

Recovery Empowerment Network Logo

The Recovery Empowerment Network (REN) is a community service agency staffed by those who have lived experience. With 15 years of history serving Maricopa County and guiding our members through all varieties of recovery, we have acquired a unique and diverse approach to intentional emotional wellness through groups, activities, community outings & events.

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Logo

With the help of volunteer physicians, nurses, medical professionals and through our partnerships with local medical schools and diagnostic services, the Virginia G. Piper Medical Clinic provides care ranging from the treatment of acute illnesses to chronic diseases such as diabetes.