Experience Five Branches 2019

Five Branches University has been at the forefront of Traditional Chinese Medicine education and clinical services in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty-five years. We provide winning opportunities to advance your knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine where you could start an amazing career, or simply benefit yourself and your loved ones.
Come find your unique experience in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Grab your free spot now; spots are limited.


School Events

DTCM/MTCM Program Open House

Experience what it feels like to be a student at Five Branches University! Enjoy a tour of our campus, engage in clinical demonstrations, and participate in lectures by our teachers. The open house will provide a comprehensive understanding of our TCM education, an introduction to student activities, and also how to become a student.

Course Trial & Campus Tour

Prospective students can come for a campus tour, and even gain a chance to experience classroom culture on a regular school day to get a feel of student life at Five Branches. We also provide in-depth explanation of the DTCM/MTCM Program (application packets will be given).

Community Services

Come get a free treatment at our Community Health Service event! Consultation and treatment provided; whether you need one, or you simply want to try out acupuncture/acupressure. Both Licensed Acupuncturist and Internship Students will be available on site.

Student Organized Events

Student Lunch Forums

Our student-organized experience-sharing forums have received much attention and attendance! The event envisions a closer knitted student community where all could benefit from mutual experience and knowledge sharing. Sign up and join this event on Tuesdays at 12:15pm in Orchid Room!


Functional Movement

Our students, alumni, and staff have been participating in Functional Movement sessions coached by Son Doung. Son majored in Kinesiology, and also works as a Physical Therapy Aide (PTA) at the Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation. “We learn about health every day; we should at least keep ourselves fit and healthy,” Son remarks. Utilizing foam rollers and Thera-Bands, Son leads the exercises, incorporating techniques from his experiences in physical therapy. Sign up and join on Mondays at 11:00am!


Taichi for Everyone

Come learn and practice Taichi with Donna Tse, a Certified Taichi instructor, also winner at Taichi competitions. Taichi is a gentle exercise regimen derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts. It is a smooth, graceful form of exercise focusing on balance, body awareness, and deep breathing. Tai Chi is sometimes known as “meditation in motion”. Join on Fridays 6:00pm ~ 7:00pm.


Rhythmic Stretching

No dancing shoes nor dance talents needed. All are invited to come and participate in an enjoyable half hour experience in between lunch break. Fill your being with beauty. Cued by Maryam, students move rhythmically with coordinated steps to the background of Persian music. Join Maryam as she leads students to engage physically with music, inhaling and exhaling with each movement. Do you feel your music?

About Five Branches

What are the Five Branches of TCM?

The “Five Branches” represent the fundamentals of TCM treatment and can be adapted into one’s daily lifestyle to achieve longevity and a balanced stress free life. The Five Branches are acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina therapeutic massage, energetic exercise like qigong and taichi, and lastly TCM dietary therapy.

Event Locaiton Maps and Directions

Five Branches University Santa Cruz and San Jose have received full 7 years accreditation for both Master’s and Professional Doctorate programs: San Jose Campus | Santa Cruz Campus