The Essential Elements that Define Holistic Health

Holistic medicine is an ancient system of health care that dates back thousands of years ago, however the expression is of much more recent vintage. The word "holism" was coined by Jan Christiaan Smuts in 1926 to describe the concept that living beings are "greater than and different from the sum of their parts.” The word "holistic" wasn't widely used until the 1970s. … Read More

The Benefits of Giving and Receiving Shiatsu Massage

Posted April 26, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Alternative Medicine, Careers, Massage

Based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine, Shiatsu massage originated in Japan in the early 20th century. Unlike some traditional forms of massage that predate Shiatsu, the practice incorporated some Western and other holistic therapies. … Read More

The Benefits of Shiatsu Massage Therapy: Chronic Pain

Do you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain? Because mainstream pain medications can often have unpleasant side effects, many people are increasingly seeking options to help manage their chronic pain condition naturally. As a result, they are adding to their health care regimen ancient methods of healing like traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, herbal remedies, reiki and, of course, massage. … Read More

What Is Holistic Medicine?

Have you ever been in a conventional medical setting and got the feeling that you weren't being considered as a whole person? That your mental and spiritual needs weren't being factored into your health diagnosis and treatment? If so, you may have sought out or wondered about holistic medicine. … Read More

The Comprehensive Guide to Holistic Medicine Careers

Are you considering training for a job in massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care or a related field, but want to learn more? Holistic medicine careers have numerous benefits that make them attractive to those who are looking to start down a professional path or switch their focus mid-career. … Read More

Is Massage Therapy a Good Career for Me?

Posted April 11, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Careers, Massage

If you're already considering a career in massage therapy, there's probably a reason you're attracted to the field. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you. … Read More

Massage Therapy School: Everything You Need to Know

You have an inkling that you want to pursue a degree in massage therapy, but you aren't 100% sure yet. Maybe you know someone who works in the field and admire that person's lifestyle. Perhaps you are considering how to focus your future around a stable career. Potentially you want a job that provides more money, more flexibility and more independence. … Read More

Alternative Medicine Careers on the Rise

Posted April 04, 2017 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers, Massage

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