Five Branches was founded in 1984, with the explicit intention to bring the highest-quality, authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) instruction to the Western world. We carefully selected distinguished faculty members who were trained in China and invited them to share their profound knowledge of Chinese medicine with our students. The history of Five Branches began when several of these extraordinary yet humble TCM practitioners accepted our invitation.
In the past 36 years, we have evolved from a small Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) college into a world-class TCM University. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni, those who have collectively shaped our history, have contributed greatly to the University’s mission. Here are a few of the milestones we have celebrated along the way.
Our First Ten Years – 1984 through 1993
A Time of Expansion – 1994 through 2003
An International Community – 2004 through 2013
A Growing TCM University – 2014 through 2021