ACTCM graduates are respected clinicians, authors, innovators, and teachers practicing at the top of their field. Many are pioneering new therapies and integrative treatments, founding new professional organizations, and bringing the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine into new areas of healthcare and new places around the world. Their paths are as diverse as they are distinguished, and they are committed to helping the next generation of ACTCM alumni attain equal achievements.
Get a glimpse into the exciting and diverse careers and opportunities our ACTCM graduates are pursuing. Our alumni specialize in areas like fertility, veterinary acupuncture, gaming addiction, pediatrics, sports medicine, skincare, oncology, mental health, and more. Read their stories and advice for soon to be Chinese Medicine practitioners. Get to know what motivates them—and be inspired!
Envisioning the Future: Alumni Spotlight Frank Griffo, MSTCM
Frank Griffo, MSTCM, LAc earned his master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005 from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). He has been in private practice for 15 years and started Griffo Botanicals,
Envisioning the Future: Alumni Spotlight Jennifer Ashby, DAOM
Our Envisioning the Future blog series gives you a glimpse of some of the exciting and diverse careers and opportunities our ACTCM graduates are pursuing. Our alumni share their stories, experiences, and advice with you. Get to
Envisioning the Future: Alumni Spotlight Dr. Kristina Yotive, DACM
Our Envisioning the Future blog series gives you a glimpse of some of the exciting and diverse careers and opportunities our ACTCM graduates are pursuing. Our alumni share their stories, experiences, and advice with you.
Acupuncture for the People: ACTCM Alum María José Montijo on Volunteering in Puerto Rico
María José Montijo is an ACTCM alum, singer-songwriter and harpist, and Puerto Rico native, who has been volunteering as an acupuncturist in Puerto Rico on and off since before Hurricane Maria. After the hurricane, María
Acupuncture with Animals: Q&A with ACTCM Alum, Ella Woods
As part of our alumni Q&A series, we sat down with MSTCM and DAOM graduate, Dr. Ella Woods, L.Ac. Aside from working with human patients, Ella dedicates a significant portion of her time working with animals.
ACTCM Alum Partners with UCSF to Shift Western Research Paradigm
After Developing a TCM Protocol to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease, Dr. Jennifer Ashby, DAOM, Proposes Clinical Pilot Study Research into the efficacy of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has come a long way in