Category: Announcements

[09/23/2021] The Role of TCM & Acupuncture in U.S. Healthcare

An opportunity to appreciate the practicality and enduring value of traditional Chinese medicine from the perspective of our senior professors and practitioners.

In the past 37 years, Five Branches University has set the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) education and healthcare.

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Your Takeaways:
The New Opportunities For East and West to Collaborate
You’ll get to
  • Hear specific pearls of wisdom from our senior professors on the book: The Web that Has No Weaver [download read-only PDF]
  • Hear the 1st-hand info of how TCM practitioners helped patients with both pains and opioid addiction issues.
  • Hear about career options from our graduates

Note: We are hosting a raffle for a 10 hardcopy giveaway of The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk. Anyone who joins the event will be able to obtain a code of entry for the raffle. For a chance to win, you simply enter the code in a post-event survey to be included in the raffle draw. We look forward to seeing all of you at the event!

Special sections of the event include
  • Part I: Panel Discussion of The Web That Has No Weaver (30 minutes)
  • Part II: How our Santa Cruz Clinic Helps Address the Nationwide Opioid Crisis (30 minutes)
  • Part III: Our Alumni Share their Career Journeys, and Answer your Questions (30 minutes)
5:00 PM, Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 (Pacific Daylight Saving Time)


Ron Zaidman, Panel Moderator, The Book Study Forum:The Web That Has No Weaver

Joanna Chen Ping Chao & Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd, Panel Speakers in: How TCM helped Opioid Addiction Patients

Panel Speakers, The Book Study Forum:The Web That Has No Weaver

Doc Mitchell
Senior Professor

Jeffrey Pang
L.Ac., M.D. (China)
Senior Professor

Nicholas W. Hancock
Associate Dean

Panel Speakers in: How TCM helped Opioid Addiction Patients

Joanna Chen Ping Chao
L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)
Senior Professor, Academic Dean & Clinic Director
Faculty Since 1984
Jacquelyn Van Deusen-Byrd
L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)
Associate Professor
Faculty and Practitioner Since 2011
Adriane Dourte
Dipl. Ac., L.OM.
Doctor of Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
FBU Alumni


Medi-Cal Ups Acupuncture Payments For Addiction

Medi-Cal supports acupuncture for the treatment of pain to address problem of opioids
Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine completes a successful pilot program with the Central California Alliance for Health examining the efficacy of acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine for pain management.

Paths to TCM, Profiles of future TCM Practitioners

Who are those studying at Five Branches University? What motivates them to invest their time in learning Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture? Catch a glimpse of our student and alumni population. Get inspired by the experiences they have and begin where you’re at!

For Assistance:

San Jose campus

Campus:(408) 260-0208
Clinic:(408) 260-8868
1885 Lundy Ave., Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95131

Santa Cruz Campus

Campus:(831) 476-9424
Clinic:(831) 476-8211
200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

[09/30/2021] Bridge Program Info Session!

Join us September 30th at 2PM PST/5PM EST to learn about Five Branches University’s Bridge Program where Licensed Acupuncturists can earn either there DTCM or DAc degree in only one year (three trimesters totally 315 hours) earning them the Doctor Title.

At our event you’ll learn about what it takes to go through our program. You’ll get a preview of how our learning platform looks, get a detailed overview of our program, and get your questions answered in our Q&A session.

During the info session you’ll have exciting opportunity to virtually visit our campus and learn about our program.  You’ll be able to get insight on what it means to go through our program at our beautiful seaside school and clinic facility in Santa Cruz, gain insight from current students, and get your questions answered at a live Q&A Session.

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[10/17/2021] Redefine Health to Transform Lives: DTCM/MTCM Open House Event (online)

The Future Landscape of Healthcare – Be part of something bigger?
[Five Branches DTCM/MTCM Program]

Through a single program, earn your Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine and become a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.

Just a job or a work that is meaningful with a purpose.

Aging populations and changing disease patterns in this age of technological advancements redefined the future of healthcare – a focus on preventive, restoration, and maintenance of health through primary care to achieve optimal health.

Discover how TCM practitioners also as primary healthcare providers direct the healthcare system with preventive medicine and health maintenance with the belief that our bodies have self-healing power – The Essence of TCM.

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