Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA), College and Clinic, was founded by a group of highly motivated teachers, students and administrators who sought to bring the ancient practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to Arizona through the creation of the state’s first educational program designed to meet nationally recognized standards in these fields. PIHMA was awarded candidacy for Accreditation in 2001, accreditation in May of 2004 and 7-year re-accreditation in 2012.
PIHMA is built on two major themes: quality and professional excellence. PIHMA’s faculty reflect these themes by bringing their expertise to teaching and demonstrating the highest professionalism. PIHMA’s innovative curriculum and high caliber student body are also representative of these themes.