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ABOUT CIHS Institutional


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CIHS is a proud NCCAOM provider. The NCCAOM is responsible for the development and administration of the Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine Certification Programs. The NCCAOM evaluates and attests to the competency of its National Board-Certified AcupuncturistsTM through rigorous eligibility standards and demonstration and assessment of the core knowledge, skills and abilities expected for an entry level practitioner of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.


CIHS is a proud member of AICCU. This organization works on behalf of the ICCU sector to articulate the principles and priorities of its institutions in the higher education ecosystem of California. AICCU provides a strong and visible presence at the state and federal level, as well as professional development opportunities for its member institutions’ senior leaders.

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CIHS is a proud member of the American Association of Colleges and Universities is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the vitality and democratic purposes of undergraduate liberal education. 



Bamboo Garden Wellness Center

CIHS is grateful for this partnership with Bamboo Garden,   a collective of Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioners in Encinitas, California. They practice science and spirit working together, and believe in the power of integrative healing modalities to enhance your mind, body and soul. Accessible and personalized care in-person or from the comfort of your home with their full-service integrative wellness center.

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The Soul of Yoga

CIHS offers a dual Masters Program in Integral Health and Yoga Therapy. This collaborative program with the Encinitas local studio, Soul of Yoga, which is San Diego’s only IAYT accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program. It  provides a comprehensive, three-dimensional study of the whole being – mind, body, spirit – utilizing the tools of yoga and holistic healing from an integrative and holistic perspective.  


The Society for Consciousness Studies

CIHS co-sponsored "Consciousness & Spirit II" hosted by the Yale Divinity School in 2019. The Society for Consciousness Studies is a professional scholarly organization that honors work of quality from any authentic scholarly tradition. The purpose of the organization is to bring together scholars and academic researchers interested in sharing ideas and approaches to the study of consciousness, with a preference for new paradigmatic approaches.

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The Gnostic Center

CIHS has an agreement with Gnostic Center of India to mutually accept students into particular aspects of each other’s programs, and CIHS is considering a possible study abroad program with GC.  In February 2019, GC will host CIHS leadership to a conference on International Integral Education.

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Institute for the Study of the Origins of Civilization

CIHS is an Affiliate Institute with the Institute for the Study of Origins of Civilization, of Boston University, for the purposes of collaborative research.

ABOUT CIHS Institutional Affiliations 4.

Psy-Tek Labs

CIHS is collaborative with Psy-Tek Laboratory for AMI and other subtle energy / biofield devices research and assessment.

ABOUT CIHS Institutional Affiliations 5.

Tamamitsu Jinja

CIHS is self-governed and operates independently of its founding organization, the Tamamitsu Jinja religious organization. CIHS is proud of its history with the Jinja and enjoys close ongoing relations with Tamamitsu Jinja as an Affiliate Institution.

The nature of Tamamitsu Jinja: The Inclusive-Integrative nature of Tamamitsu Jinja’s own stated mission further indicates structurally there should not be conflict between CIHS and Jinja regarding operational vision or academic freedom. As translated from the Tamamitsu Jinja website: “Religion is not perfect: We believe there is no absolute religion, no completed religion. Although God may be absolute. Even though religion is established in relation to God, as it is a human activity, I think there is no absolute religion, no completed religion. All religions are relative. …And we recognize that our own religion is also not complete. It is a contribution to the quest and realization of God’s intention, to keep seeking better religion and practice, that is our philosophy. …We do not bind or impose with ideology.”

Tamamitsu Jinja is a member of the International Association for Religious Freedom, and a member of Shin Sumiren Federation of New Religious Organizations of Japan: “Its basic philosophy is to build a world of peace and freedom with pillars of promotion of religious cooperation and adherence to religious freedom. And we are developing steady activities and efforts toward challenges human beings face such as abolition of nuclear weapons, development, human rights and the environment.”  (

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