Our History

The California Acupuncture College was originally founded in 1978 in conjunction with the National Acupuncture Association in Los Angeles, California. It was one of the first schools in the country to begin training students to become professional acupuncturists. After a number of years of inactivity, the CAC is proud to re-open its doors to again lead the profession of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine toward higher academic and professional standards. It is toward this goal that we have joined with Akamai University and function as one of the colleges under its university umbrella.


Akamai University is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). Akamai has been designated as an ASIC Premier University for demonstrating several quality areas of strength and good practice. ASIC is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), and sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC. It is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).


Our Mission

To integrate the principles of Oriental Medicine and its energetic concepts with the standards of Western Medicine. Our vision is that by a continual melding of these medical systems the highest level of health care can be achieved for the health and well-being of the entire planet.


Our Program

This current program is designed to continue and refine the education of graduates from existing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs who have not achieved the doctoral degree level.

Completion of this program will award the Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) degree to graduates from recognized programs for the training of acupuncturists and oriental medicine practitioners in the US as well as other countries.

Our Approach

This doctoral program is designed for working professionals who want to increase their knowledge and understanding, and advance their degree designation to a doctoral degree. All courses are taught on-line where individual students can progress at their own speed. The required dissertation is designed to teach research skills that will result in a publishable paper. This will help further the scientific investigation of the field of Oriental Medicine.

California Acupuncture College Staff

Our Faculty


Founder & CEO

One of the first licensed Acupuncturists in the US and one of the founders of the California Acupuncture College in 1978. Dr. Rosenblatt served on the Accreditation Commission for Oriental Medicine schools for 6 years and accredited many of the Acupuncture colleges in the US. He is past director of the UCLA Acupuncture Research Program and past coordinator of the Cedars-Sinai Complementary Medicine Program. His new book, The Birth of Acupuncture in America: The White Crane’s Gift (with Keith Kirts), has just been published by Balboa Press.


Dr. Kevin Lance Jones OMD

Vice President / Dean

Dr. Kevin Lance Jones, one of the first licensed acupuncturists, was an early graduate from California Acupuncture College and appointed valedictorian. After working at Professional Acupuncture Group, Kevin enrolled at the Beijing College of TCM in the Intensive Advanced Acupuncture Course. Later he finished his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree. He studied Auriculo-therapy with Dr. Paul Nojier. Dr. Jones practiced and taught in Beijing from 1997 to 2007 and returned with his family to Los Angeles.


Lead Volunteer

Lead Volunteer

Dr. Kathleen Rosenblatt OMD, PhD, LAc


Dr. Kathleen Rosenblatt, L.Ac. PhD, OMD studied at the Hong Kong College of Acupuncture and is one of the founders of the California Acupuncture College and the National Acupuncture Association. An international author, practitioner, musician and artist, Kathleen has been in private practice for forty-five years and specializes in anxiety and depression while treating physical pain and pathology. Formerly part of a psychologists team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers, she has developed Stress Relief programs including one for Veterans with PTSD.



CAC is an accredited program under the auspices of Akamai University.

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