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[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
Shawn Smolinski, LAc.
Associate Professor
Faculty and Practitioner Since 2012


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

[07/29/21] Online Info Session: Be Educated and Become a TCM Professional

Join us on the Admission Info Session of DTCM/MTCM Program before the Fall Enrollment

[FBU DTCM/MTCM program] Through a single program, earn your Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine and become a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.

Allow our Admission Team to guide and support you to your future at FBU. Education here continues with precise safety measures.

In the Session, we’ll be covering the following:

  1. An overview of the DTCM/MTCM program
  2. Application Process and Required Materials
  3. Access to a recorded class for a trial
  4. Updates on Fall 2021 classes

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