Acupuncture, when administered by a fully trained and licensed Acupuncturist, is a safe and effective means of healthcare. It has been cited by the World Health Organization to successfully treat over 43 conditions, including pain, PMS, sciatica, neck/back pain, infertility, stress, insomnia, colds & flu, anxiety & depression, addiction, smoking cessation, headache, IBS and more! Because of its many health benefits, more and more Americans are using Chinese medicine for healthcare. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 42 percent of all Americans are using complimentary therapies like Chinese medicine, spending more than $34 billion annually.
According to Chinese medical practitioners, Qi (or energy) is conducted between the surface of the body and internal organs along pathways called Meridians. It is Qi that regulates spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. When the flow of Qi is disrupted through poor health habits, stress or other circumstances, disease can result. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help keep the flow of this energy unblocked, thereby helping to maintain a person's health.
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a non-profit institution located in San Francisco's Potrero Hill district. Founded 1980, ACTCM offers classes for the public, certificate programs in massage, and master's & doctorate degrees in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine.
ACTCM also has an on-site, low cost Community Clinic. The clinic operates on a sliding scale (based on income) and offers discounts for students and senior citizens. Services available at ACTCM's Clinic include: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage (Japanese Shiatsu and Chinese Tui Na), cupping, moxibustion, and nutritional consultations.
ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted "Best of the Bay" numerous times by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Please visit us online at: www.actcm.edu, or call us at (415) 282-7600 (College) or (415) 282-9603 (Clinic).