Don F Gates
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Grand Acupuncture Center
3931 Grand Ave, 2nd Floor
Oakland  CA 94610

Chinese Medicine
All About TCM
Herbal Medicine
What is Qi?
The Qi Sensation
The Meridians
The Organs
Yin & Yang
About Me
My Background
Why I Practice TCM
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Our Clinic
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I received my Master of Science degree in traditional Chinese medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California. My degree program included over 3000 hours of clinical and classroom training, including extensive instruction in the theories and practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as it encompasses acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, massage, and energetics (tai chi and qi gong). Western principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology were also a significant part of our training.

In addition, I spent three months in an internship in Sichuan Province at the teaching hospital of the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top TCM schools in China. There, my time was divided mainly between the departments of cancer, diabetes, and liver/gallbladder disorders.

Professional Licensure
I am licensed by the California Acupuncture Board (Lic.# AC 8908) and am a diplomate in Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I remain an active professional member in good standing in both organizations.