Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

Class of 2011

East-Asian medicine is a clinical approach to health care that has been refined and honed over thousands of years. For most of that time the focus of its transmission has been the clinic, where knowledge grows organically out of experience as master practitioners pass on what they know to apprentices. We believe that a modern acupuncture program still must be grounded in the clinic.  Read a Message from the Directors




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A Cold With Complications - 2nd Year Student Translation

A Cold with Complications:  
A Case Report Using a Combination Formula of
Sang Ju [Yin]-Yin Qiao [San] (桑菊飲-銀翹散) with
Tang] (附子細辛湯) to Treat a Cold Translate [ ... ] READ MORE

Congratulations Class of 2015!

  Congratulations Class of 2015!  

Clinical Application of the Ten Formula Families with Dr. Huang

Clinical Application of the Ten Formula Families with Dr. Huang   SIOM is pleased to welcome back Dr. Huang Huang, author of Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine,  who will be lect [ ... ] READ MORE


Tours and Interviews

Before you apply, we encourage you to visit the school, take a tour, sit in on classes, and get a treatment in the teaching clinic in order to become more familiar with our programs. For more information about applying, please email us at


Upcoming Tours

To RSVP for one of the tours below, please email  Due to limited space, if you plan to bring a guest, you must reserve an additional spot.


Friday, September 11th at 10:00am

Friday, October 16th at 3:00pm

Friday, October 30th at 9:00am


Upcoming Interviews and When to Apply

To interview, you must submit a complete application at least two weeks prior to the date you wish to interview and receive a letter of invitation.  Early application is recommended since space is limited on each date.  For more information about the admissions process, please review our How to Apply section.


Interview dates for Fall 2016 applications - TBD