Phil Garrison, MTCM, DAOM, teaches classics in the doctoral program. He received his master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Five Branches University in 2009, and his doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from PCHS in 2014. As a master’s student, he served as teaching assistant for the Huang Di Nei Jing class, participated in the first American class dedicated to the Si Sheng Xin Yuan (a Qing dynasty text on the classics), and was the recipient of the 2008 nuHerbs “Herbal Times” scholarship. Doctor Garrison is a former Herbal Consultant at K’an Herb Company and a former Instructor at Five Branches University, where he taught TCM Herbology-1 in the master’s program from 2011-2013. In 2011 and 2012, he served as Staff Acupuncturist at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic, a surfing event that draws the top professional surfers from around the world. He has a deep respect for the classics of Chinese medicine, and his doctoral research, Development of a Practical Curriculum for Ancient Chinese Literature: A Modified Delphi Approach to the Huang Di Nei Jing, was a pedagogical study of the foundational classic of Chinese medicine. In mid-2014, Dr. Garrison moved to San Diego county, where he currently serves as the Chief Science Officer at Immortality Alchemy, a Certified Organic supplement company.
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