According to WHO (World Health Organization), acupuncture effectively treats 28 conditions and can have therapeutic value for a wide range of other ailments and disorders. Although acupuncture is often used as a primary therapy it is increasingly being integrated into combination treatment by conventional doctors.
Back pain, headache, stroke rehabilitation, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma are among the conditions that can improve with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is based on a holistic, energy-based health concept rather than a disease-oriented diagnostic and treatment model. One of the benefits of acupuncture is that the incidence of side effects is significantly lower than the adverse effects that may be experienced from allopathic medications or other conventional medical procedures.
Additional health conditions that improve with acupuncture include chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual cramps, weight loss, and infertility. Acupuncture strengthens general constitution. Many individuals receive the health and wellness benefits of acupuncture without experiencing any particular health condition.
Acupuncture can boost the immune system, reduce intake of pain medication and relieve stress symptoms. As a non-invasive therapy for joint pain, acupuncture can significantly decrease pain, stiffness and inflammation. Acupuncture is often utilized as a preventative form of medicine.
Register for Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine program classes today and discover your new career as an acupuncture physician. Fall semester classes begin September 8. Classes include: Asian bodywork, anatomy & physiology, herbal medicine, medical terminology, and clinical observation, among others.
AMC’s Master’s program in Oriental Medicine trains students to enable them to practice as primary and integrative health care providers. Students complete courses in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbology, tui na, and qigong. The program is designed and delivered by faculty with extensive clinical and research experience. Students receive comprehensive training in the foundational knowledge and skills of traditional Chinese medicine necessary to work competently in private practice.
For information about Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs call Joe Calareso, Admissions Director, at (305) 595-9500.