Five Branches University is the proud sponsor of the first English language documentary on the journey to legalization of the practice of Acupuncture in the State of California; Acupuncture Fever—the Road to Legalization in California a documentary by Doug Dearth.
Currently there are over 19,000 acupuncturists in California, which account for about a third of the number of acupuncturists in the United States. Forty years ago, legalizing Acupuncture in California was not an easy task.
Five Branches University was one of the first TCM schools to be accredited to offer a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today, most insurance companies in California cover acupuncture services. Stanford, UCSF, UCLA, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Kaiser, and many more hospitals, have Five Branches University Alumni employed in their acupuncture clinics