L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MSTOM, DACM
License and Education
Aimee Higgins completed her Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at Pacific College of Health and
Science - Chicago. Aimee’s doctor of acupuncture and herbal medicine program of study
spanned five and a half years of over 3,500 credit hours with more than 600 clinical hours including an internship at the Heartland Pain Clinic. Pacific College’s degrees are accredited by WSCUC, the gold standard in regional academic accreditation. Aimee is a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the State of Illinois and certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle technique.
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
Neuropuncturist in Training
Neuropuncturists are acupuncture practioners who are focused on the human nervous system, the neuroscience of acupuncture, and clinical applications of electrical acupuncture for the most effective treatment plans and patient well being. A Neuropuncturist in training is a healthcare provider who has access to all of the Neuropuncture treatment protocols and prescriptions to support their patients. For more information, visit the NEUROPUNCTURE website.
VA Community Care Network (CCN) Provider of Acupuncture
Aimee AcuBalance is part of the CCN of high-performing licensed healthcare providers working with the VA to provide Complementary and Integrative Health Services (CHIS). Under CCN Veterans can schedule appointments with the support from local VA staff. Veterans can find out more about the Community Care Program to receive CHIS such as acupuncture. Helpful information click here