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…

Chinese Medicine is Gaining Ground in Mental Health Treatment

In a recent presentation at CIIS, Dr. Zhang-Jin Zhang, a professor at the University of Hong Kong with an expertise in Chinese and Western medicine, as well neuroscience, made the case for using Chinese medicine to treat neuropsychiatric disorders.

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…

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…

5 Takeaways from the ACTCM Opioid Integrative Talk

An estimated 140 people die from drug overdoses every day in the U.S. with about two-thirds of deaths linked to opioids. To address what is now considered…

From the Classroom: What Are the Benefits of Bone Broth on Gut Lining? Diet & Nutrition with Austin Gresham

Welcome back to From the Classroom, our weekly peek into classes at ACTCM. As this month’s spotlight on ACTCM’s Nutrition class comes to an end, Austin Gresham LAc….

An East-Meets-West Approach to Alleviating Society’s Pain

Acupuncture students at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) at CIIS fulfill clinical residency requirements alongside Western medical students. It’s 8am at Highland Hospital in…

From the Classroom: Prebiotics and Probiotics – How Do They Keep Us Healthy? Diet & Nutrition with Austin Gresham, L.Ac.

Welcome back to our blog series, From the Classroom, where we take a peek into some of the classes at ACTCM. This week Nutrition instructor, Austin Gresham…

From the Classroom: What Can pH Tell Us About Our Digestive Health? Diet & Nutrition with Austin Gresham L.Ac.,

Introducing our new mini blog series – From the Classroom, where we’ll take a peek into the classes at ACTCM. Each month, we’ll focus on a different…

TCM’s Transformative Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Morphine. Oxycodone. Hydrocodone. Codeine. We’re all familiar with the addictive drugs that make up the opioid crisis. It’s a deadly problem, with no easy solution. Traditional Chinese…