China Beijing International Acupunture Training Center

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China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center (CBIATC) is affiliated with the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is designated as one of the collaborating centers for Traditional Medicine in China by the World Health Organization (W.H.O).


Previously the named Acupuncture Training Center for Foreign Physicians, it was first established in 1975 and was approved by the Chinese State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine as one of the official acupuncture training sites for international healthcare professionals. With the approval of the Chinese Health Ministry, China Beijing International Training Center gained its present name in 1982. During the past 29 years, CBIATC has trained over 6,500 medical professionals from more than 100 countries and regions. Meanwhile, these specialists were delegated to countries such as United States, Great Britain, Japan, Switzerland, Holland, etc. to carry out acupuncture and moxibustion training and medical treatment.


CBIATC offers well-balanced programs combining didactic teaching of traditional Chinese medicine theory with hands-on clinical practice of acupuncture techniques. Currently CBIATC has 12 full-time and 30 part-time faculty members. Most of these faculty members are highly recognized in the field of acupuncture and moxibustion. Dr. Cheng Xin-nong, an accomplished acupuncturist, a member of the China Academy of Engineering and vice president of China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, serves as the honorary director at CBIATC. The textbook used in this elective “Essentials of Chinese Acupuncture” has been adopted as a “must-read” by countries such as the United States and Great Britain.

Translation Services

Understanding of Chinese is not necessary for this elective. There are 22 translators at CBIATC. They offer translation services in 7 languages such as English, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish, etc.


CBIATC sits in the heart of Beijing, the capital of China. It provides students with the ease to explore this ancient yet modern city by foot, bike, or subway. CBIATC is conveniently located on the subway line which offers students access to many of the city’s hot spots within minutes. Within a short bicycle ride, many historical sites such as the Bell and Drum tower, the Lama Temple, and many others can be easily reached. The trendy night life district Sanlitun is just a short taxi ride away. The neighboring street Dongzhimennei Da Jie is lined by dozens of restaurants serving some of the best food in the city.

Through our collaboration with CBIATC, we have personally experienced the professionalism, understanding and commitment that it has demonstrated towards the learning needs of international medical professionals. We are confident that CBIATC will continue to dedicate its best resources to the training and educating of international healthcare providers on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for many years to come.

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