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$27 for an Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment (Up to $63 Value)
At the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine's teaching clinic, students hone their craft and heal their clients under the supervision of licensed California acupuncturists. Two-hour visits kick off with a patient interview that gives practitioners a sense of their wards' health concerns. A traditional Chinese physical exam follows, with practitioners checking pulses, inspecting tongues, and searching faces for signs of imbalance.
Finally, guests repair to a private room for the acupuncture proper, with practitioners inserting tiny needles according to each visitor's customized diagnosis. After insertion, guests relax for 20–30 minutes before the acupuncturist returns to remove the needles. If the practitioner deems extra herbal formulas necessary for health, they will also write prescriptions that can be filled at the center's dispensary.
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
A haven of holistic healthcare, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine has minted practitioners of the ancient healing arts since its founding in 1980. At the school, students absorb the delicate techniques behind such venerable practices as acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion. They learn the tools of the trade from their licensed teachers before honing their skills and sharing their craft with the community in the teaching clinic.
Outside, a garden gives students the opportunity to learn about the care and cultivation of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. An onsite dispensary crafts the carefully balanced herbal formulas that restore bodies to health.