It is the Midwest College’s mission
to provide an education that is rooted in the historical context and teachings
of traditional Chinese Medicine and combine it with modern clinical applications
to create a practitioner of Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine that embraces the
spirit of “ancient medicine for modern times”.
combination of Eastern and Western science, together with an appreciation of the
natural healing philosophies of Asia, leads to the development of the qualities
that are the “Heart of Chinese Medicine”. With this foundation, graduates will
become true practitioners of Oriental healing. The subtle balance of clinical
science and compassion is the key to a successful practice.
Acupuncture Program is modeled on the modern eight-principle style, currently
taught at TCM Universities in China. Combined with the biomedicine courses, it
prepares graduates to practice “Classic Chinese Medicine” using acupuncture,
moxibustion, and other accessory modalities. The curriculum in the Oriental
Medicine program includes a distinctive course of study in areas of food and
herb therapy that are fundamental to traditional Oriental Medicine.
Baccalaureate study in nutrition within the Oriental Medicine program leads to a
simultaneously granted Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and a Master of
Science degree in Oriental Medicine.
To meet the needs of students, the
Midwest College affirms its commitment to educate broadly informed, ethically
responsible, and scientifically competent professionals by offering the highest
accredited entry-level degree in the field. To meet the needs of a community
that is increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition and herb therapy, the
Oriental Medicine program combines TCM theory with principles of nutrition.
Students from across the U.S. and several foreign countries have entered our
programs. The average age of students is 36 years old, and students have a wide
range of educational backgrounds and work experience. The Midwest College seeks
a diverse student population and encourages anyone interested in Oriental
Medicine, with the appropriate prerequisites, to consider a career in
Traditional Chinese Medicine.
After completing their program, graduates
have the full range of knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to begin a
successful practice and meet the health care demands of the 21st century. These
demands will result in new advances in TCM and new ways that traditional
medicine can be used to meet today’s health care problems.