The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCTCM), located in Austin, Texas, offers master's degrees in acupuncture and oriental medicine. Founded in 1990 as the Texas Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin and her husband Paul Lin as the first acupuncture college in Texas.
In 1993, the Lin's released an English version of the ancient text The Essentials by Zhang Zhongjing called A Professional Guide to Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine. In the same year, Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin was appointed appointed by then-Governor Ann Richards to Chair the first Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners’ Education Committee.
The school became a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1994, and was accredited in 1996. The school's program was reaccredited in 2000. Recently, the school was awarded two consecutive "Best of the West" prizes by the TCM World Foundation, in 2000 and 2002.
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