There are many advantages to attending our College:
- KCCM has been providing quality education for 10 years and is well established in its community
- KCCM classes are small and personalized, providing individualized attention to each students needs
- KCCM offers two comprehensive courses of study; Oriental Bodywork (Massage) and Oriental Medicine.
- KCCM tuition is affordable and generally lower than most larger institutions
- KCCM prepares its graduates for national examinations and as a result our graduates who have taken national examinations in their field of study have a 100% pass rate
- KCCM and its affiliate Clinic the Evergreen Wellness Center, offer quality Traditional Chinese Medicine health care while providing comprehensive clinical training for our interns in Oriental Bodywork, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
- KCCM is located in Wichita, Kansas, the heart of the Mid-West. As the second most populated area of the State, the College is strategically located to serve students from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
- KCCM is located in a quiet residential, multi-family neighborhood offering a safe, quiet study environment for our students. Many students are within walking distance of the College. KCCM is also within walking distance to many commercial businesses.
- KCCM classes are developed to support adult students who may be required to work during their course of study.
KCCM is the only Oriental Medicine College in the five state area of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma. KCCM is a Private College dedicated to the service or our community and the advancement of Traditional Chinese Medicine education and healthcare.
KCCM is a member of the following organizations:
- The American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools (AMTACOS)
- Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional (ABMP)
- The Acupuncture Association of Kansas.
- Council of Colleges of Acupancture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
- Wichita Area Chambe of Commerce.
- Member of Better Business Bureau.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has seen phenomenal growth in the last ten years. There are an estimated 15,000 nationally certified acupuncturists practicing in the United States and most U.S. medical schools now offer courses in integrative care. The growing interest in Chinese Medicine is exhibited by the number of students enrolled in schools offering professional programs in Oriental Bodywork, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
In comparison the statistics are staggering:
- According to a 1999 Kaiser Survey, more than 69% of respondents have used complementary medicine, up from 34% in 1990
- In 1997 there were 629 million visits to complementary medicine practitioners compared to 386 million visits to mainstream primary care physicians
- According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, Americans using complementary therapies spend over $34 billion annually. This is more than all out-of-pocket expenditures for physician visits and hospitalizations.
- By 2001, the number of insurance companies covering Acupuncture treatments rose to over 14,000
- Massage Magazine reports more than one in four Americans report having a massage from a massage therapist in the past five years equaling 114 million visits each year spending a staggering $4-6 billion annually
- NCCAOM reports one of every 10 adults in the United States has tried Acupuncture