Jim Cleaver, LAc

School of Classical Chinese Medicine






Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Tai Ji 



Diploma in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology,
Five Branches Institute, 1987

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CCM522   Acu-Moxa Points II                               
CCM523   Acu-Moxa Techniques II
CCM419   Chinese Language,History &
CCM429   Chinese Language,History &
CCM997E Shiatsu II (Short Form Front)                    
CCM806E Shiatsu V Long Form (Front)                      
CCM815    Tai Ji I Practicum Yang Style                    
CCM964E Tai Ji II Yang Style                             
CCM966E Tai Ji IV Yang Style



Jim Cleaver has a strong commitment to the psychology of healing and building client relationships to ensure the most efficient and complete healing process. Pain management and sleep disorders are areas of focus in his practice. His therapeutic approach combines acupuncture, Shiatsu massage, lifestyle counseling, Taiji and Qigong.     

Jim has been practicing Chinese medicine for over 26 years. He began his training in the therapeutic arts in 1973, apprenticing with a master of Shiatsu massage in San Francisco, CA.  In 1978, he received certification in therapeutic massage from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy, where he later served on the faculty as Shiatsu instructor. He received his Diploma in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology from Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California in 1987.

Since becoming a licensed acupuncturist, Jim has assisted in curriculum development and taught at Five Branches Institute, the Oregon School of Massage and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. In 1995, Jim brought his vision and teaching expertise to the National College of Natural Medicine School of Classical Chinese Medicine. 

As a trailblazer in the field, Jim has worked with well-known authors Nigel Weisman and Andy Ellis to edit and translate several notable Chinese medicine texts.  He has also written numerous CCM textbooks for NCNM, where he is a full-time faculty member and a supervising acupuncturist at the NCNM Clinic.

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