Jonathan Wheeler currently runs a Private practice in Sacramento specializing in degenerative conditions and nourishing life (yang sheng) after working in private practice in San Francisco for over 20 years. He is didactic faculty at ACTCM and was previously a clinic supervisor at the ACTCM clinic from 2005-2020. He feels that one of the most satisfying aspects of teaching in Chinese Medicine is seeing a first-year student transform into a third or fourth-year student because they have matured and grown in ways that never could have been predicted. Jon is generally optimistic for the future of TCM because as the balance of yin and yang is achieved the real value of the medicine will be appreciated.
Classes Taught at ACTCM:
- Advanced Case Study Analysis
- AOM review
- Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ACTCM, San Francisco, 2017
- Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, ACTCM, San Francisco, 1999
Advice for new grads:
- If you find yourself not practicing after graduating, do whatever it takes to keep needling and prescribing herbs. Give your services away if you have to but don’t lose what you’ve gained by sitting idle.
Advice for those considering a career in TCM:
- Make sure you pursue this career for the right reasons. Do your research and find out what you’re getting into. Are you open minded or closed minded? Can you handle the challenges of learning a new way of thinking? How completely can you commit to four years of full-time study? Do you have the resources it will take to finish? But know this: If you decide to pursue the knowledge and understanding required to practice acupuncture, it will change you forever.