3 TCM Nutrition Tips to Help Students Stay Healthy this Fall

The autumnal equinox falls on September 22 this year, marking the official end of summer and beginning of fall. This is the time when the maximum yang…

How a UCSF MD is Integrating Acupuncture for Patients with Pain

The opioid epidemic is a growing issue in the United States, highlighting the struggle within the medical system to provide effective and non-addictive pain management options to…

Treating Internet & Gaming Addiction with Acupuncture, Q&A with Diana Yang, DACM Graduate

Ever feel like you’re constantly glued to your phone or computer? Scrolling through Instagram for hours? Candy crush got your hooked? For many, Internet addiction is a…

New Study Explains the Physiology of Acupuncture in Migraine Treatment

According to epidemiological research, severe headaches or migraines affect one in six Americans [1], and headaches in general were “reported to be the third-largest cause of years…

Can Acupuncture Treat Cancer?

An Interview with TCM Oncology Specialist Dr. Erlene Chiang For years, cancer patients have sought out traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to help counteract the harsh side effects…

Pu Huang: Fairy Dust for the Blood

Midway down the garden path of ACTCM, you will pass by our very own little wetland pond. Growing out of its shallow waters are many reeds, regal…

Q&A with DAOM Candidate Kenneth Scott Phelps

ACTCM DAOM Candidate, Scott Phelp Name Kenneth Scott Phelps, I go by my middle name Scott When and where did you go to school for your Master’s?…

Q&A With Paz Vizcarra, LAc, Adjunct Clinic Supervisor

As part of our faculty Q&A series, we sat down with clinic supervisor Paz Vizcarra. She’s best known among students as a spunky, energetic practitioner whose clinic…

Ai Ye Season: Harvesting Yang

An herb beloved by both Eastern and Western herbal traditions, Ai Ye or Mugwort (Artemisia Argyi or Artemisia Vulgaris), is an emblem of healing and protective power….

Mugwort plant from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) herbal garden.

Staying Healthy in Summer According to Chinese Medicine

As Summer Solstice Approaches, Health Is Where the Heart Is Welcome to Summer Summer solstice on June 21 marks the beginning of the season of abundance. Through…

People gathering outside for an evening pool party.