US Faculty

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine BAc (UK), College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, England Former Faculty, Traditional Acupuncture Institute, MD Faculty, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, FL Professor, Five Element Specialty, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Five Element Acupuncture

BS (China), TCM, Shanghai TCM University, China Former Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Shanghai TCM University, China Professor, MTCM and DAOM Program, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, CA Dermatology and External Diseases

MS (China), Acupuncture, Liaoning College of TCM, China Former Instructor and Acupuncturist, Department of Acupuncture, Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning College of TCM, China Former Research Professor, Eye Acupuncture, Acupuncture Association of America Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Chair, Department of Acupuncture, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Orthopedic Medicine and Pain Management Neuromuscular Medicine and Pain Management Specialization

MD (China), Shenyang University, China Diplomat in TCM, Chinese Acupuncture and Medical Institute, Hong Kong Former Pediatrician and Instructor, Dalian Children’s Hospital, China Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Pediatrics

MD (China), Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China Contract Acupuncturist, Kaiser Hospital, Santa Teresa Pain Management Center, CA Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Chair, Department of TCM Theory and Department of Herbology, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA EENT Oncology

BS (China), Shanghai TCM University, China Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Academic Dean and Clinic Director, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Chair, Department of Clinical Medicine and Department of Clinical Training, Santa Cruz, CA Pedagogy Oncology

PhD, Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene Former Research Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA Former Research Associate, Yale University School of Medicine, CT Research Associate, University of California, Santa Cruz Director of Research, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Research Methodology Pedagogy

MD, University of California, Davis Former Speaker, Radio Show - Health Matters Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, CA Treasurer and Board of Directors, Santa Cruz County Medical Society, CA Gynecology and Obstetrics Women’s Health and Endocrinology Specialization

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY MS, Statistics, California State University, Hayward Former Principal Physician, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc., Sunnyvale, CA Former Physician, Primary Care Clinic, The Permanente Medical Group, Milpitas, CA Professor, Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA Research Methodology Allergy and Immunology Oncology

Dr. Lichun Huang is recognized as the world´s top expert in the field of Auricular Medicine. She received the Recognition of Mastery and Lifetime Achievement Award at the World International Symposium on Auricular Therapy & Auricular Medicine. She received an award from the President of Italy, in recognition of the series of treatments given to him during his visit to China. She led the Delegation of the Chinese Acupuncturists to teach acupuncture skills to doctors in Cuba, and received the Friendship and Struggle Award and Certificate from Cuba´s President. Dr. Huang worked in the “301″ Military Hospital, the premier hospital in Beijing, for over 35 years before coming to the United States.

Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine, Supervisor of Postdoctoral Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, Former Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of California, Davis, Instructor at Dalian Medical University, China.

Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, Research Acupuncturist, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Faculty Member and Department Chair, Master Certified Qigong and Energy Medicine.

Functional Medicine, Apex Institute, Five Branches Institute of Acupuncture, East Asian Traditional Medicine, Hokkaido University.

Dr. Cheung received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis. He has been studying I-Ching since 1986, and he has been teaching I-Ching and related subjects at the School of Yimutology, a non-profit organization in Oakland, CA that was founded by him in 2006. He also obtained his MTCM degree from Five Branches University. He teaches I-Ching, Chinese History and Philosophy in Five Branches University under the DAOM and DTCM/MTCM programs

Dr. Chu specializes in the Master Tung painless Acupuncture methods in which he effectively treats pain and a wide variety of allergy and auto-immune diseases such as hives, eczema, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, food allergies, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Professor, Five Branches University, Former Faculty and Board of Advisors, Hawai’i College of Traditional Oriental Medcine, Specialist in immune issues, cancer, and epilepsy, Largely dedicated to women’s health, children, fertility, and pregnancy.

Adjunct faculty member at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Former Instructor at Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Former Instructor at Bastyr University, Former Staff Pharmacist at Alta Bates Hospital.

Senior Research Associate, Sociometrics Corporation, Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Practitioner, Research Advisor, Assistant Professor, Western Medicine Department at Five Branches University.

Faculty and department chair / clinic director in San Jose campus, Since 2004
Douglas Wang received his Medicine degree in 1982 from Qinghai University Medical School in China. He continued his medical studies at the International Psychiatrist Training Center offered through the WHO and Shanghai Psychiatry and Hygiene Center where he received the title of Neuro-Psychiatrist. He pioneered the first series of seminars for physicians treating substance abuse, and established the first substance abuse program in Qinghai Province; this program employed a combination of Western medical and TCM treatments for its participants.

Professor Wang earned his Master’s degree in TCM from ACTCM in San Francisco, Doctoral degree in TCM from Five Branches University. He has California state licensure, National acupuncture and Chinese herbology certificatios. Professor Wang has held numerous teaching positions in China and the U.S. including President of Bo-Ai Special Hospital in China and Director of the Chinese Bilingual Program, Assistant Dean of Academic Studies at ACTCM, clinic director at Five Branches University, San Jose campus and department chair of integrative medicine at Five Branches University.

Professor Wang specializes in stroke, paralysis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental illness, emotional / behaviors disorders, and drug addiction. He is in private practice, and his hobbies include hiking and skiing. Professor Wang teaches in the Departments of TCM Herbology, Clinical Medicine and TCM Clinical Training and is a senior faculty member of Five Branches DAOM program.

Dr. Yang received his M.D. from Beijing Medical University in China in 1968. He worked at Bethune Medical Science University as the chief surgeon. He came to the U.S. in 1987 and is a licensed acupuncturist. He has been a board director of CATCM and a professor at University of Herbal Medicine. He specializes in neurological diseases especially Parkinson’s Disease, sports injury, and unspecified pain.

Doctor Yee obtained her Master of Chinese Herb and Acupuncture in 2002 from Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science, and OMD in 2006 from South Baylo University. She is specialized in the methods of the Intelligent Turtle (Linggui Fa) and the Heavenly Stems (Feiteng Fa).