Health Coaches and Acupuncturists Team to Reduce Falls Among the Elderly

Balance Project student-researchers use Chinese medicine and Tai Chi to treat participants.

An innovative CIIS research project is exploring one of the most significant challenges to healthy aging: falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries--fatal and nonfatal--for elderly Americans. Falls can rob seniors of their independence and burden families; they also result in significant medical costs. A...

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…

ACTCM Challenges Healthcare Community to Develop Integrated Opioid Addiction Treatment Protocol

Chinese and Western Medicine Experts to Discuss Models of Care to Treat the Whole Person   SAN FRANCISCO — An estimated 170 people die from drug overdoses…

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…