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, 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.

Amy Rupprecht, a practicing doula, finds Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to fill in the gaps of Western Medicine when it comes to birth and postpartum processes.

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

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

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.

Rachel Silverstone was awarded 1st Place in the Nuherbs 2019 TCM Scholarship Program! She took the opportunity to study at a Daoist temple while teaching in China.

Maryam Arabpour, Doctor of Pharmacy, explored the different dimensions of medicine by studying Western medicine, Ayurveda, and now Chinese Medicine.

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 veterans and their dependents.

Juliet, a former Business Financial Analyst, became a Licensed Acupuncturist and TCM Clinic owner upon graduation from Five Branches University.