Information for Future StudentsClick here for guidance

DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

Paths to TCM

  • Why Five Branches?

Paths to TCM

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!

Jessica Brophy

M.S Occupational Therapy

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 Farber

Birth Doula & L.Ac.

FBU Alumni

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.

Kendra P. Wagers

Massage Therapist

FBU Alumni

A massage therapist for 18 years, Kendra seeks to expand her knowledge and healing tools by studying Chinese medicine and Acupuncture.

Joanne Ho

The Choice of TCM

Current Student

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

Life Style Changes

Current Student

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

Sports/Pain Management - FBU Alumni

C.A Licensed

Aaron Lee, a Certified Health Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist, shares his experiences treating an athletic patient population.

Crystal Brooks

Military Veterans

FBU Alumni

Crystal Brooks is a Navy Veteran. Five Branches University makes education accessible to qualified vetera

Donna Tse

Tai Chi Energetics - FBU Alumni

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 R. Lake

Material Arts & Chinese Medicine

FBU Alumni

Kelly Lake began studying at Five Branches University with interest to integrate Chinese Medicine into his practice of Martial arts, Taijiquan and Bagua Zhang.

Ruzica Ninkovic

San Jose: Beyond the Licensing Exams

Current Student

With abundant opportunities for clinical training, Ruzica is transforming herself into a confident healer who will bring positive healing to many.

Laura Yeh

Santa Cruz: An Enriching Journey

FBU Alumni

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.