Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

Chinese medicine is a system of health care developed thousands of years ago. Western medicine, while quite ubiquitous in the United States, is a much more recent phenomenon. "The development of medicine in Western nations follows the way of hypothetical deduction and the Eastern approach uses the inductive method," writes Dr. Julia J. Tsuei for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. "The Western approach clearly divides the health from the disease, yet the Eastern approach considers health as a balanced state versus disease as an unbalanced state." Whether you are looking for alternative or complimentary treatments to those offered by mainstream medical providers or are considering a career in in holistic health, it helps to understand some of the differences in Chinese medicine vs Western medicine. To learn more about some attributes of each system, read on. … Read More

Shiatsu Massage Therapy for Optimal Health

Posted October 13, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Alternative Medicine, Massage

Shiatsu, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles, incorporates Chinese medicine theory and practice, Japanese massage therapy traditions, and Western physiology and anatomy. Literally translated from the Japanese as "finger pressure," the practice works to treat a variety of ailments and improve and maintain optimal health. Shiatsu is a holistic practice that restores not only the physical body, but the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the patient. … Read More

How Asian Bodywork Is Used to Balance the Energetic System

Posted October 06, 2016 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Massage

The history of Asian bodywork Like acupuncture, Asian bodywork is an ancient practice, but has only been an officially recognized practice within traditional Chinese medicine for about 20 years, according to Acupuncture Today. "In 1996, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) developed the first certification program in Asian bodywork therapy, due in large response to members of the Oriental medicine profession," the publication states. "The NCCAOM now offers a written comprehensive examination in Asian bodywork therapy, in addition to its existing exams on acupuncture and herbal medicine." … Read More

Acupuncture for Immune System Treatment

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The Five Essential Substances in Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy

Wood, fire, earth, metal, water — you are no doubt familiar with these elements in a variety of contexts. But did you know that these five substances together make up the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine? Understanding this ancient health tradition requires knowledge of how these five essential substances underpin everything from the universe to the human body. … Read More

Shiatsu Certification at Acupuncture & Massage College

Are you wondering what kind of massage therapy program will allow you to change careers quickly but also give you an edge in the professional marketplace? You can complete a degree in the field of massage therapy with a Shiatsu certification in just over eight months at Acupuncture & Massage College. AMC’s Massage Therapy program is specifically designed for students seeking a career in the field of bodywork. The program takes 720 hours and 8 and a half months to complete, with 164 hours of supervised clinical practice included. … Read More

How to Get a Job after Acupuncture School

Posted September 15, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers

Now is a great time to get into the field of acupuncture. As the demand for alternative medicine and more natural approaches to health care increases, the industry is expected to continue to grow by as much as 32 percent by 2022, according to HealthCareCareers.com. Government legislation and insurance companies have begun recognizing acupuncture as a viable course of treatment for a variety of health issues on a more consistent basis, making the professional outlook rosy. But you may be wondering, once you earn your degree, how to get a job after acupuncture school. … Read More

What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical health care system comprised of a range of traditional therapies including, but not limited to: Acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition, tui na massage and exercises (tai chi and qigong). … Read More

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