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About the Acupuncture Institute

Traditional Chinese Medicine, encompassing acupuncture and Oriental medicine (“AOM”) is one of the most respected healing professions around the globe. It serves a quarter of the world’s population and has increased in public acceptance in the United States and Europe as the fastest growing complementary health care field. AOM has gained this respect by being both the most ancient written form of medical therapy known and a form of medicine with excellent clinical results.

Integrative Health Care Preparation

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which encompasses acupuncture, herbal therapy, manual therapy, diet counseling, exercise and breathing techniques has been in use for thousands of years. Over the millennia, the Asian community has continuously refined this ancient healing art. During the last century, this refinement has included integration of Western medical sciences within the paradigm of TCM.

Having an opportunity to work alone and in conjunction with other health care practitioners in the Health Sciences Center, the students will be able to integrate the care of patients with other health care providers. Thus, the student gains a “real world” advantage before entering private practice.

Health Sciences at UB

The University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute is the only Traditional Chinese Medicine college in a multi-purpose university that includes a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Located between NYC and Boston, the UB clinics attract patients from a diversity of backgrounds and health conditions. UB offers a unique combination of biomedical programs and an opportunity to learn with and about a number of traditional forms of medicine.


The Acupuncture Institute is part of the larger Health Sciences division at the University of Bridgeport. The University’s professionally accredited health sciences programs are housed in the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the College of Chiropractic, the College of Naturopathic Medicine, the Acupuncture Institute, Nutrition Institute, and the Physician Assistant Institute. Several offer clinics and resources to the public.