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About FBU

In 1984, Five Branches University became one of the first Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) colleges in the United States. Today, we are recognized as one of the world’s top TCM schools, providing the highest level of professional education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and integrative medicine in the U.S. and internationally.

We invite you to learn more about Five Branches, our exceptional faculty members — many with over 30 years of clinical experience — and our community of dedicated students and alumni.

Our Culture

With a global outlook and reach, our mission is to excel in TCM education, healthcare and research. For 36 years, this mission has developed a culture at Five Branches that inspires greatness.

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Our Location

Few geographical areas in the world can compare to the California Bay Area. Known for its stunning natural beauty, temperate weather, and diverse and progressive culture, the Bay Area is a highly desirable place to live.  

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Our Faculty

Our distinguished faculty play a significant role in the development of our programs, and in establishing our reputation as a leader in Traditional Chinese medicine education and healthcare. 

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Five Branches offers Traditional Chinese Medicine graduate and post-graduate degree programs in English and Chinese at its two California campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose — offering the highest level of TCM education. 

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Health Centers

At the Five Branches Health Centers, expert TCM practitioners treat over 180 patients per day, providing extensive clinical training for our students as well as exceptional public healthcare to the community.

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Our Alumni

Five Branches University recognizes our alumni as valuable members of our community and perfect examples of our commitment to excellence. We are proud of our graduates who have gone on to become esteemed practitioners, teachers, international lecturers and published authors.

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