Whether or not you have a background in healthcare, our program strives to equip students with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture knowledge required for competent care and management of modern patients. Who are those studying at Five Branches University? What motivates them to invest their time in learning Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture? Catch a glimpse of our student and alumni population. Get inspired by the experiences they have and begin where you’re at!
Current DTCM Student
Jessica Brophy, a practicing occupational therapist at a school district in the SF bay area, envisions her own practice where she can treat patients from the beginning to the end.
Arcadia recalls her journey from being a doula, to a Master’s student at Five Branches University, to joining various established practices and then creating the private practice she has had for 15 years, as she concurrently pursued her Doctorate degree.
A massage therapist for 18 years, Kendra seeks to expand her knowledge and healing tools by studying Chinese medicine and Acupuncture.
Joanne shares that at Five Branches, holistic medicine is an integrated understanding of both worlds: the East and the West, the traditional and the modern. When the two come together, healing becomes revolutionized.
Sarah Tang, a graduate from UC Berkeley, was intrigued by the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the healthy lifestyle of an acupuncturist.
Aaron Lee, a Certified Health Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist, shares his experiences treating an athletic patient population.
Crystal Brooks is a Navy Veteran. Five Branches University makes education accessible to qualified vetera
An Art of Healing in Traditional Chinese Medicine
By practicing Tai Chi (Taijiquan) on a daily basis, Donna Tse maintains high energy levels throughout the day, and recovers quickly from exhausting daily schedules.
Kelly Lake began studying at Five Branches University with interest to integrate Chinese Medicine into his practice of Martial arts, Taijiquan and Bagua Zhang.
With abundant opportunities for clinical training, Ruzica is transforming herself into a confident healer who will bring positive healing to many.
A TCM education has not only enabled Laura to look after her loved ones, but also empowered her to establish a creative and flexible career around improving the lives of others.