Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies & Doctorate in Acupuncture


“MUIH offers a curriculum that speaks to the kind of practitioner I want to become.”

What drew you to MUIH?

MUIH offers a curriculum that speaks to the kind of practitioner I want to become. After observing a webinar on Careers in Complementary Medicine and visiting an open house, I was captivated by the community of healers that integrated contemporary science with ancient healing traditions.

What excites you about your chosen fields of study?

In my field, I gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are important in complementary medicine practices: to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes to patients. Healing presence, wellness and prevention, patient-centered care, and evidence-informed data are the pinnacle of MUIH’s gold standards. I am excited to join the discussion on improving public health with other healthcare providers through this lens.

Has there been a course you’ve particularly enjoyed?

I can honestly say I have enjoyed all my courses and the unique perspectives each one contributes to biomedicine and holistic wellness. I appreciate the blend of Chinese medicine, Constitutional Five Element Acupuncture, and traditional herbal wisdom in the curriculum. Collectively, they have increased my self-awareness and personal transformation, just as I hope to do with my future patients.

Can you speak about the faculty here?

My overall sentiment about MUIH’s faculty is that they are highly skillful and compassionate practitioners that possess a comprehensive understanding of the classical texts, foundational philosophical principles, and clinical practices. Their passion for integrative healthcare is illuminated in the classroom and I feel they are all personally invested in my success as a future practitioner.

What is your best MUIH memory?

Learning the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol with my cohort. It was a great experience to be able to apply what we’ve been learning in the classroom to a clinical setting so early on in our curriculum. It was a moment that I looked at all of us administering auricular acupuncture and realized we would be the next wave of practitioners and be agents of change for the world.

How do you plan to use what you’ll learn here?

I plan to be a part of the narrative that advocates for advancing new paradigms of healing and wellness by way of clinical treatments, research, marketing, and/or legislation across the country. 

What would you say about MUIH to a prospective student who is interested in attending?

I would tell that prospective student that the education they would receive here at MUIH is unparalleled. Not only will you learn your specific field of study, you will become familiar with other modalities in our community. MUIH has practiced integrative healthcare since 1974 and attracts the best and the brightest healers. From personal experience, MUIH has proven to consistently deliver academic excellence.