What to Look for in Acupuncture Training Programs

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Herbal Medicine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Between 25 and 45 million people in the United States suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. Between 10 to 15 percent of people worldwide are affected by the disorder. Traditional Chinese medicine herbs may improve symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and distension caused by IBS, according to a Cochrane Library systematic review. Learn more about the disorder and how traditional Chinese medicine can help. … Read More

Finding the Right School of Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine offers a satisfying and rewarding career path. Most degrees in Oriental medicine take four years to complete, so you want to find a program in which you will thrive, along with obtaining the knowledge you need to pass licensure exams and flourish in the field upon graduation. Keep these considerations in mind when finding the right school of Oriental medicine: … Read More

How to Change Careers in 2 Years or Less

Posted August 25, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Education & Research, Massage

It's not uncommon to be "stuck" in a job or career that's not really what you want to do with your life. One of the things that holds people back from making a career change is the amount of time it takes – some fields require five to ten years of professional training before you can actually start working. … Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine Helps Symptoms of COPD

If you suffer from the common condition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may experience symptoms like coughing, fatigue and frequent respiratory infections. You may also have breathing issues, including shortness of breath, trouble catching your breath or wheezing, according to the National Institutes of Health. … Read More

Considering Massage for High Blood Pressure? It Helps

High blood pressure affects no small number of people — about 70 million people in the United States have the condition. That means approximately one in every three Americans, or 31.3 percent, has high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and nearly half of those aren't properly managing it. High blood pressure increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack, stroke and other serious health conditions, so it's important to get it under control. … 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

Holistic Health Careers: 3 Steps to Launch

Posted February 02, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Careers, Education & Research

Holistic health is a form of healing that focuses on the whole person – the body, mind, and spirit. It includes treatments that help people gain proper life balance, including acupuncture and massage therapy. … Read More

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