Welcome to Arirang University (ARU) the first institution of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to be established in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This website will provide you with information on our Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) program as well as some general information about the University. We invite you to visit us and we think you will see that we offer an excellent professional training program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Our mission is to prepare our graduates to be effective practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. By providing a strong cultural awareness of Oriental medicine, a solid understanding of conventional medicine, and extensive clinical training, ARU’s program provides students with the skills necessary to address a wide range of health issues, to counsel patients regarding health and wellness, and to work collaboratively with health care practitioners within a variety of clinical settings.
This is an exciting time to enter a career in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. People in the United States and around the world are increasingly embracing the time-honored art and science of this wonderful medicinal practice, while increasingly utilizing a broad range of alternative and holistic approaches to health and wellness. Our University is dedicated to providing you the best education and preparation possible.