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Lotus School Adds Advanced Degree in Acupuncture

In January 2021, the Lotus School of Integrated Professions is launching a master’s degree in acupuncture/Oriental medicine. Taught through the lens of classical Chinese medicine, it is designed to help students understand how a person moves through the phases of a day, month, season and life, and find balance with each. One of the missions of the school is intentional creation. This means quieting the mind and creating a life through intentional thoughts.

The acupuncture program will focus on the theories of how energy (qi) is created and moves through the body. Students will study qigong, massage, needling techniques, pulse taking and diagnostic techniques. The study of qi combined with the understanding of Chinese herbs will prepare graduates to confidently diagnose and treat patients, helping them find a place of balance in order to create optimal health.

The Lotus School of Integrated Professions has provided quality education in central Virginia since its founding as the American Institute of Massage by Dr. Joseph L. Schibner IV in 1996. Esthetics and master esthetics programs were added in 2016. With the status of an institute of higher education and its certificate to operate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the Lotus School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges with student clinics for massage, esthetics and master esthetics that are open to the public.

Location: 10960 Three Chopt Rd., Ste A. For more information, call 804-290-0980 or visit