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Dongguk University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, United States
Dongguk University prides itself in an impressive faculty with international experience. Dr. Qiwei Zheng, editor of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, a top textbook in the field, has almost 40 years experience of researching, teaching, and practicing Integrative Medicine, TCM, and Acupuncture. 

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)



The roots of Dongguk University Los Angeles reach back to 1976 when Dr. Harvart R. Hongo began teaching the fundamentals of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Encouraged by his patients, Dr. Hongo took the initial steps toward his goal of combining research and educational pursuits, with the provision of charitable health services to the surrounding community. 

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Library services

With more than 10,000 volumes of books, 5,000 journals, and 250 videos relating primarily to Oriental medicine, our library offers a wealth of research resources to students and faculty.  Through our aggressive acquisitions program and donations from benefactors, our library continues to grow into a major asset to the Los Angeles area Oriental medical community. 

Medical services

DULA’s Oriental Medical Center (Clinic) includes 12 spacious treatment rooms with 1-2 beds per room, 4 consultation rooms, a full service herbal dispensary, a large intern lounge which frequently doubles as seminar room for in service trainings, and a conference room with computers available for internet research. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

Our meditation center is a quiet space reserved for reflection and therapeutic exercise.  Located on the fourth floor, it also features one of the best views from the campus of midtown Los Angeles.   


Effective 12 August 2017, the Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA) was placed on institutional Show Cause until August 2018 at which time their accreditation status will be terminated by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM or Commission) unless the institution is able to demonstrate why such action should not be taken. 

Los Angeles, California, United States