Brandon Horn PhD, JD, LAc.

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About Brandon Horn PhD, JD, LAc.   : 

Dr. Horn is a lecturer, researcher and clinician in the fields of acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition.  He received his Bachelor and Juris Doctorate degrees from Ohio State University.  His Master’s degree was earned at Samra University and his PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine is from the American University of Complimentary Medicine.  His dissertation topic was the derivation of classic five element theory using principles of quantum physics.  Brandon is one of the ECCM practitioners at the forefront of acupuncture research in infertility.  He currently practices and teaches in Los Angeles where he is on faculty at UCLA Medical Center and at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

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Education/ Licensure

1992 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1995 Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2000 Masters of Science Oriental Medicine (MSOM), Samra University, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), California

2000 Diplomate Herbal Medicine (Dipl. H), National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NY

2000 Diplomate Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac), National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NY

2007 Doctorate of Philosophy Classical Chinese Medicine (PhD), American  University of Complementary Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


Teaching Experience

2002 – 2007. On faculty at the American University of Complementary Medicine. Teaching experience includes courses in: oriental medical theory, herbal medicine, bioenergetics and biophysics, modern concepts in nutrition.

2002 – 2003. Lecturer OB/GYN and family medicinine residency programs at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Topic: understanding oriental medicine and gynecology.

2003 – 2007. numerous lectures on nutrition, acupuncture and infertility for various hospitals and organizations including Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Resolve and other reproductive medicine organizations, Mattel, Clinical Rounds with Designs for Health.

2008 – Present. On faculty at UCLA School of Medicine.



Published Work

Studies and Articles


Breast Cancer and Botanical Medicine. Alternative Medicine Alert. 2008; 2(6) 64-70. Gomberg S, Horn, B.


Acupuncture and IVF: New Evidence for an Unlikely Duo. Horn, B. Alternative Therapies in Women's Health. 2007 Vol. 9(2)81-88.


A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections. Horn, B, Yu, W., Alternative Therapies in Women's Health. 2008


Why we need to Change the Course of Acupuncture Research. Balk, J, Horn, B Journal of Chinese Medicine. June 2008.


A Pilot Study Evaluating the Combination of Acupuncture with Sildenafil on Endometrial Thickness: Yu, W., Horn, B, Presented at the Pacific Coast

Reproductive Society Meeting 2007 Apr 20.


A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Cross-Over Study Evaluating Acupuncture as an Adjunct to In-Vitro Fertilization: Quintero, (Yu, W., Horn, B, Fertility and Sterility Vol: 81, Supplement 3, April, 2004

Text book


Deriving Classical Five Element Theory: how insights from contemporary physics help us understand the mysteries of the five elements.

Author: Horn, Brandon

Edited by Kathryn P. White, PhD, Terry Oleson, PhD, Chris Wu, PhD

Published by AUCM Press 2007