What You Can Expect from Acupuncture School

Posted September 08, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers

So, you think you want to go to acupuncture school. You're excited about the ever-growing opportunities in the field of holistic health and want a career that helps others and offers you flexibility in your schedule and satisfaction in your work. But before diving into a new degree program, you'll want to know what you can expect from acupuncture school. … Read More

Chinese Medicine Helps with Treatment for Eating Disorders

Nearly 1 million men and women in the United States suffer from eating disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, including the two most common ones — anorexia and bulimia. Both disorders involve a perception distortion of body shape and weight. Anorexia is characterized by extreme weight loss; bulimia is characterized by binge-eating and compensatory factors such as purging and fasting. Conventional therapies for eating disorders include medical and psychological evaluation, medication and nutritional counseling. But if you're looking for treatment for eating disorders, Chinese medicine and other alternative therapies can help. … Read More

10 Signs You Should Invest In Switching Careers

Posted September 02, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Alternative Medicine, Careers

Do you dream of switching careers? No matter what your reason, you're in good company. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that over one in five workers were determined to find a new job this year, even if they had employment. Reasons for wanting a new job vary, but some common signs indicate you should probably seriously explore not just a new job, but a new career path. Consider investing in switching careers if you: … Read More

Why Holistic Health Careers Are on the Rise

Posted August 18, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers, Massage

If you're considering holistic health careers, now is a great time to get into the field. Holistic health considers a whole person and emphasizes the connection between their mind, body and spirit — more and more people want treatments that address all three, or therapies that compliment traditional medicine focusing on the body. A growing interest in wellness and healthy living has fueled an increase in the need for practitioners of massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and other complementary treatments. … Read More

What Is Acupuncture?

Editor's note: Updated 8/3/2017 for clarity of content. Acupuncture treatments and their ability to maintain well-being and health have a basis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a wide-set of related medical practices that originated in China almost 2,000 years ago. By 111AD, TheYellow Emperor's Inner Canon, had alre ady become an authoritative text in Chinese medicine, as it explained why people get sick and how to remedy it. According to the Canon, people get sick when Yin-Yang become unbalanced and that balancing it can be done through acupuncture.  While these concepts may seem foreign to Western readers, the Canon explains this by establishing a view of the body. … Read More

Can You Treat Thyroid Naturally?

Do you suffer from hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism or another ailment that affects the gland that regulates your body’s metabolism, growth, development and temperature? If so, you’re not alone. More than 20 million people in the U.S. suffer from thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association. That’s more than 12 percent of the U.S. population. Many people don’t even know they have thyroid problems. … Read More

Does Acupuncture Work for Anxiety?

An anxiety disorder is a common mental illness defined by feelings of uneasiness, worry, and fear. While it’s common for everyone to experience bouts of anxiety at various times, people with anxiety disorders feel an inappropriate amount of anxiety, which is greater and more frequent than what might be considered reasonable. … Read More

When Is the Right Time to Go to Acupuncture School?

Many people know they have a “calling” to do something meaningful with their lives and careers. They want to help people, and they want to make a difference in the health and well-being of others. This passion to be part of something greater than themselves drives the growing interest in careers in acupuncture. … Read More

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