About John

John Golden, DTCM, L.Ac.

  • California Board Certified Acupuncturist
  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Certified Five Element Acupuncturist
Portrait of John Golden reading a book

In clinical practice since 2009, John’s formal training began with his undergrad studies in Psychology at UC Davis, followed by Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Five Branches University. His internships have included the Five Branches Clinic and the Mental Health Client Action Network in Santa Cruz, treating a wide variety of aliments and injuries with emphasis on musculoskeletal pain management and emotional wellbeing. He also had the great privilege of doing an internship with doctors in various hospitals and clinics in Hangzhou, China. In addition to his TCM education, John has been a practitioner of Chinese and Western martial arts, including Shaolin Kung Fu, Ba Gua, Xing Yi, Tai Chi, and Qigong. 

When John is not in the clinic treating patients or caring for his children, he is often engaged in his life-long passion as a musician; or has a sword in his hand, practicing the art of historical Spanish swordsmanship known as La Verdadera Destreza.

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