Andrew Fitzcharles, MS, L. Ac.

We regret to inform you that Andrew passed away on April 18, 2017.  

Andrew graduated from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1989 and was licensed the following year. He had a lifelong interest in natural healing having spent some of his early years on a farm in Vermont and living in India.

In addition to his private clinical work, Andrew spent over eight years working with patients in the San Francisco public health clinic system at several clinics He also spent several years working in a hospital setting focusing on Acute Rehabilitation at the College Clinic of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM, Davies Campus) in San Francisco.

His passion for healing and exploring the limits of acupuncture caused him to be involved in a number of research projects including the treatment of menopausal hot flashes, depression, neuropathy and stroke rehabilitation. 

Throughout his career, Andrew taught students of Chinese medicine in a college setting. He also presented and taught Chinese medicine to Western Medical Doctors interested in the topic. He also served as Dean of The Masters program at ACTCM in San Francisco and Chair of its Acupuncture department.

Above all, Andrew was passionate about helping people. It was this passion that made him instrumental to the founding of Los Gatos Oriental Medicine. He is missed deeply by his family as well as by many friends and patients.

Los Gatos Acupuncture