The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine Providing the Community with Affordable Acupuncture Treatments and Students with a Quality Education in the Acupuncture Field

By | August 17, 2016

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The people that enroll at the Eastern School of Acupuncture come from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Whether you are considering options for furthering your education in a field of interest to you, or are wondering about a second career in the exciting and rewarding world of healthcare, knowing more about the Eastern School can be valuable in realizing your personal and work-life objectives.

The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine located in Bloomfield, N.J. is New Jersey’s first and only accredited acupuncture school.  Founded in 1997, the Eastern School’s mission is to offer professional training, education and services in acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and traditional healing modalities that enhance the health and well-being of the greater community.

At the Eastern School we explore ancient wisdom and holistic health practices relative to its place in modern healthcare. Here you will experience a truly diverse and exceptional faculty committed to leading you on a path of transformation for your patients, and yourself. The Eastern School offers a Master’s in Acupuncture degree as well as a Certificate in Chinese Herbology. In addition, join us for our public classes and numerous continuing education courses.

Like many of our current student body, you may be looking for a new career where your talents, interests and desires can be leveraged for the long term. While industry after industry has experienced drastic changes where fewer people are required to perform the jobs of the last century, the convergence of Eastern and Western wellness has opened the healthcare industry to a broad spectrum of new opportunities for new people. At the same time others, like chiropractors and physical therapists currently in the healthcare field have taken the initiative to expand their professional services to include acupuncture.  From recent graduates to, managers, teachers, firefighters and others from various walks of life are in the process of attaining the skills for a new career with us.

The three year Master’s Degree program at Eastern provides students with the skills to pass the national and state exams on their way to becoming a licensed acupuncturist.  During year three of the program student interns treat patients in the Eastern School Clinic which is open to the public.  Students are supervised by a licensed acupuncturist and treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to: allergies, indigestion, fatigue, insomnia, stress, back pain and headaches. Patients do not need a referral to receive treatment at the Eastern School clinic. To make an appointment call 973-746-2848, the initial treatment is $45.00; all treatments thereafter are $35.00. 

We are student-centered, we are bold, and we are strategic. As an energetic and vibrant college at the forefront of education in holistic medicine, our mission is rooted in our belief in tradition, and the historical and philosophical tenets upon which our medicine is based. The faculty at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine offers their acupuncture students a hands-on, personalized education which consists of small class sizes ranging between 10-15 students.  To enter the acupuncture program students are required to have 90 college credits in any field or topic. (N.J. acupuncture licensing requires that students have a bachelor’s degree at the time of taking the state exam; however students without a bachelor’s degree often seek licensing and employment in New York or Pennsylvania.) The student body at Eastern is ethnically diverse, ranging in age from 23 to 73.

The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine provides professional training, education and services in acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and traditional healing modalities that enhance the health and well-being of the greater community. If you are interested in more information regarding a rewarding career in acupuncture please contact the admissions office at kwilliams@esatm.edu.

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