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American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Holds Online Auction in a Bid for Community Health


The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is holding an online auction benefiting its community clinics on campus and across the Bay Area. Everything from ski lift passes, wine tours, tropical getaways and yoga classes are up for grabs.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco is hosting an online auction featuring some exciting deals on everything from exotic Caribbean getaways, passes to some of the Bay Area's most popular museums and aquariums to lavish pampering sessions at San Francisco's best spas. The auction, cleverly named “A Bid for Community Health” benefits ACTCM's community clinics which serve the Bay Area free of charge or by donation. The auction is from October 24th through the 31st and can be found here or at

“This auction has something for everyone to enjoy,” said Cameron Giles, communications coordinator for ACTCM. “Not only are you getting great deals on fun activities like dance classes and wine tours, the bidders are giving to a wonderful cause. It's a win-win”.

ACTCM educates over 250 Master's and Doctoral students who, on average, provide over 38,000 free and donation-based acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments to people who may not have access to integrative medicine.

ACTCM students work with patients at ACTCM's Community Clinic and five other Community Acupuncture Project (CAP) sites throughout the Bay Area including: ACTCM's Community Health Clinic, Berkeley LifeLong Medical Primary Care ,California Pacific Medical Center, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic , Jewish Home for the Aged, and the Community Ear Acupuncture Project.

Student interns serve patients from diverse populations with health complaints ranging from depression and anxiety, HIV/AIDS, pain management, rehabilitation, memory/hearing loss, and mental health.

100% of the proceeds from the auction will go directly into the community clinics, allowing the college to continue serving the Bay Area's organic healthcare needs for years to come. Without donations from the community, these clinics simply would not exist.

For more information about the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine or about “A Bid for Community Health” please visit the colleges website at or click the link above for a full list of items being auctioned.

About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine San Francisco

The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco since its inception in 1980. Its two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)—provide a truly exceptional professional education.

ACTCM's community clinics serve as a diverse and demanding training ground for their students, while providing affordable healthcare services to the community. ACTCM's certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Those who receive Bay Area acupuncture treatments are informed that sterile, disposable needles will be used. Because the needles are thin, solid and pliable, most people feel little to no discomfort. Patients typically feel energized and relaxed, and are given a recommended course of treatment and self-care based on a specific TCM diagnosis. ACTCM practices treating, among other ailments, allergy relief, pain management and fertility treatment in San Francisco.

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