China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center（CBIATC） was set up in 1975 at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the approval of the State Council. Under the leadership of the Chinese government, WHO and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), it has developed into an authoritative organization of acupuncture training that is well known in the world.
More than 30 years ago, many foreign friends expressed their wishes to study acupuncture in China. The Chinese Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Trade asked the State Council for guidelines to run an acupuncture training course for foreign doctors. With the approval of the State Council and the full support of WHO, the training center