At Five Branches, we understand that the pursuit of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a career and life path requires a unique dedication to study.
As you learn TCM, you will become immersed in a process that has evolved from thousands of years of discovery, study, practice and refinement of a profound system of medicine. You will be encouraged to explore “medicine” outside of the ordinary worldview.
As you examine your life, the environment, and the lives of your patients through the potent lens of Chinese medicine — the doorway to becoming a true TCM practitioner opens.
We support you through this process, providing the necessary academic and administrative structures, as well as the guidance and understanding to help you discover your individualized path to learning, and expand your capacity for both intellectual and personal growth.
Like the hero’s journey, discovering your bright potential and developing it into a successful career, is a rite of passage that Five Branches is proud to offer.
Engaging in the study of Chinese medicine offers you a promising career as well as the pathway to discover your deep values, and a true connection to health and well-being.
Become a professionally trained acupuncturist. Practice acupuncture in a private clinic or an integrative healthcare environment. Offer natural, preventative medicine, with a specialization of your choice.
From the first day you begin the program, you will work closely with expert faculty practitioners to receive hands-on clinical training, treating a wide range of patients with a variety of medical conditions.
The DAc/MAc curriculum offers comprehensive instruction and practical clinical experience in both traditional and modern techniques of acupuncture. The program integrates TCM research, Western biomedicine, and clinical training into a seamless academic experience.
The cornerstone of the DAc /MAc program is its distinguished faculty and the high-quality instruction they provide. In the classroom, they
carefully craft your course of study to help you become a highly-skilled acupuncturist in a modern healthcare environment.