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Taoism: The Intellectual Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted August 09, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

In the previous article, we discussed the key differences between Western and Eastern Medicine. Western medicine takes a reductionist approach to the body, while Eastern Medicine takes a holistic approach. The reductionist approach in Western medicine is rooted in Enlightenment philosophy, while the holistic approach in Oriental Medicine is based on the Ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism. In order to properly understand Eastern Medicine, it is necessary to understand Taoism. … Read More

Western and Eastern Medicine: A Tale of Two Doctors

Posted August 07, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under oriental medicine, western medicine

Editor's Note: The following is a fictional story and is not meant to portray any actual people nor to give medical advice.  Dolores is a 34-year old married mother in Miami with 3 children. Recently, she lost her job and is stressed about her family being able to pay bills. She needs a new job, but knows she lacks the skills that will make her competitive in the job market. She’s not sleeping well and begins having arguments with her husband, which only makes her feel worse. She has also been overeating and spends a large part of her day on social media, instead of actively looking for a new job. Eventually, she just spends as much time in bed as possible. Dolores’ husband definitely notices the mood change and suggests that she should go see a doctor. Dolores knows she has the option of seeing either Dr. West or Dr. East. The two doctors are smart people, but have different approaches to treatment: … Read More

Increasing Demand for Acupuncture in America

Posted July 14, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture, News & Events

Holistic medicine treatments are on the rise in the United States and that includes the use of acupuncture. More and more Americans are looking for approaches that treat the whole person instead of just physical symptoms. According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that looked at a five-year period, acupuncture is one of the treatments that is on the rise.  … Read More

Five Steps on the Path to Holistic Health

Holistic health is more than just a way to treat illness or improve your wellbeing, it's a way of life. You may wonder what the path to holistic health looks like, given that it comprises every aspect of your being, including mind, body and spirit. It also involves more than visiting a holistic health practitioner — it involves taking charge of your own health and wellness. … 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

Pack the Pantry Food Drive 2016

Posted November 06, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Uncategorized

AMC is participating in the Miami Rescue Mission's “Pack the Pantry Food Drive”. … Read More

How to Treat PTSD Naturally

Military veterans and others experiencing PTSD — or post-traumatic stress disorder — may turn to traditional methods of medical treatment for help. Those methods could include therapeutic practices like cognitive behavior therapy, stress reduction techniques and prescription drugs. However, many have also found relief from PTSD symptoms by incorporating holistic health and complementary and alternative medicine approaches into their treatment plans. According to Social Worker Today: … Read More

Looking for Relief? Treat Back Pain With Massage

Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improves function, according to a new Annals of Internal Medicine trial. This is the first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage. The trial found that both types of massage worked well with few side effects. … Read More

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