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Founded in 1977, South Baylo University is a leader in the growing field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is respected for success in balancing healing arts and science, combining integrative medicine with patient-centered care. For more than forty years, South Baylo University (SBU) has trained highly competent, caring healthcare providers who are able to design integrative treatment plans for their future patients with a solid foundation in Western and Asian medical science.

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President’s Message

Forty years ago, Dr. David J. Park founded South Baylo University. Our philosophy remains the same today as it was decades ago. We strive to instill three principal virtues: Value, Peace, and Professionalism.

South Baylo University is one of the oldest acupuncture educational institutions in the United States. You can feel the excitement of learning while you obtain a high quality education in Acupuncture, Herbology, and Oriental Medicine.

As a leader in Acupuncture and Oriental Medical education, South Baylo University pursues its mission in a student-centered environment driven to deliver an excellent education. South Baylo University harbors a strong commitment to patient care. Our love of technology means that our students benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques across the medical spectrum. Our faculty, students, and staff work together to advance knowledge of both Eastern and Western science. We are raising the bar for the next generation of doctors so that they in turn will improve the quality of education their successors attain. We seek to spur a virtuous cycle of learning and teaching that will endure for years to come.

As one of the finest and largest Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools in the nation, South Baylo University strives to offer you a challenging instructional program in your choice of three languages Chinese, English, and Korean.

Through its Research Center, South Baylo University attempts to discover more effective therapeutic methods and build on the ancient scientific foundations of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. South Baylo University supports faculty and students in their research endeavors, and ensures the integrity of its research through strict adherence to the highest ethical standards.

I sincerely hope you sense the true essence of South Baylo University through this website. We are a progressive university of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where experienced, caring faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching, student learning and high achievement.

Edwin D. Follick, Interim President

Biography of the President

Edwin D Follick was born in Glendale, California. He grew up in Los Angeles with a next door neighbor who was a chiropractor and department chair of physical education at a local high school. After graduating from Pasadena City College, he earned his BA and MA degrees at California State University Los Angeles in social science and education respectively. The MA in social science and MPA degrees were earned at Pepperdine University. Continued research in the social sciences enabled Dr Follick to complete advanced study at St Andrew’s Theological Intercollegiate London for which he was granted the PhD and DTheol degrees with dissertation submissions. The PhD dissertation was entitled The Cultural Influence of Mormonism in Early Nineteenth Century America, and the DTh thesis was Jonathan Edwards: A Study in Colonial American Theology and Philosophy. He subsequently served as a professor of theology before being elected a fellow.  After returning from military service as a chaplain’s assistant with the US Army air defense command in Chicago, he enrolled at the University of Southern California which ultimately led to the MS LS, MEd, and AdvMEd degrees for service as a library administrator. California state teaching credentials including the general secondary, librarianship, standard junior college, supervision, administration, and counseling have afforded Dr Follick an opportunity to complete a 38 year career with Los Angeles from junior high through junior college levels.  Later, study at California College of Law and Blackstone Law School resulted in the LLB degree, and with continued study the JD degree was granted for a thesis entitled The Element of Discretion Inherent in Administrative Adjudication. Service as a law librarian followed at Glendale University College of Law. Finally Dr Follick served as library director at Cleveland College Los Angeles in what is now Cleveland University Kansas City, and earned his DC degree; continuing at Cleveland he was appointed professor of jurisprudence, director of education, dean of student affairs, dean of education, and finally the rector as chaplain of the university. Upon being granted a third sabbatical from Los Angeles a study of business applications to professional schools was initiated at Antioch University Los Angeles which led to the MA thesis in organizational management titled Chiropractic Education: A Management Analysis of Professional Study for the 1990’s. Coming to South Baylo University 14 years ago it has been a pleasure to serve as a director of university libraries and at California University of Management and Science as well. Dr Follick has also taught classes in sociology, social welfare, world history, business law, organizational development, healthcare law, and business English. On February 15th 2018 it was an especial honor to be elected as the fourth president of South Baylo University.

Mission Statement


The Mission of South Baylo University is to expand the knowledge of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and serve the community through quality education, research, and patient care.


The Values of South Baylo University School of Oriental Medicine is to view Harmony as being its prominent value, exemplifying Harmony of Bodily Functions, Harmony of Mind and Body, and Harmony of Life and Nature. These are considered the founding principles of Oriental Medicine and Holistic Healthcare.


The Purpose of South Baylo University School of Oriental Medicine is to promote good health and wellness through education, research, and clinical practice.

Educational Goals

In order to fulfill its mission, South Baylo University is committed to the following goals:

1.  To prepare students with knowledge and skills in AOM to succeed in a healthcare environment.
2.  To provide effective and high-quality patient care through AOM and integrative healthcare.
3.  To promote and advance research, scholarly activities, and professional development.
4.  To prepare students to become leaders in the community and in their profession.

Rich History of AOM

South Baylo University (SBU) was established in 1977 in the City of Los Angeles as a post-secondary educational institution. The University encompassed two schools: the School of Oriental Medicine, and the School of Business Administration. In 1997 SBU spun off the School of Business Administration to California University of Management of Sciences while it remained as the School of Oriental Medicine.

The University moved to Garden Grove, California in the spring of 1982 and incorporated as a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation. In the fall of 1994, the University relocated to its present location in Anaheim, California. As a free-standing, accredited school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, SBU continued to grow and has become one of the largest and most prestigious AOM schools in the USA.

As a leader in Asian Medicine, SBU provides student-centered education and training based upon the core value of HARMONY. Harmony of Bodily Functions, Harmony of Mind and Body, and Harmony of Life and Nature are the very foundation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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