Massage Career Guide | A Real Look at Becoming a Massage Therapist

If you’re reading this, then you probably already know that being a professional massage therapist is the greatest thing in the world and that the only thing standing between you and a 4-hour work day that pays good money is the educational rite of passage known as massage therapy school. How hard can massage school be, after all? A few months of sitting in a desk, some hands-on practice, and then you’re guaranteed a job as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), right? … Read More

History of Acupuncture During the 1980s

Over the past few weeks, we've been covering the history of acupuncture in America. In the first installment of this series, we covered the early history of acupuncture in the West and discussed the first Europeans to come into contact with acupuncture. In the second installment, we discussed how acupuncture was introduced to the early American medical community. In the third installment, we discussed how acupuncture first entered the American mainstream during the 1970s and covered the early years of acupuncture as a profession. … Read More

The Five Vital Substances in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the human body is a collective of interrelated yin-yang systems. When these different yin-yang systems are in harmony, the body is healthy, but when there is disharmony, illness arises. There are three major yin-yang systems that are crucial to health known as the Functional Entities: … Read More

Yin-Yang in Traditional Chinese Medicine | Acupuncture and Massage College | Miami, FL

Yin-Yang in Traditional Chinese Medicine | Acupuncture School Blog Just like rationalism forms the basis for Western medicine, the Taoist philosophy of yin-yang forms the basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While many people have heard the term yin-yang or know it's famous symbol, few understand what yin-yang truly is, and even fewer people outside of our Florida acupuncture school know how it relates to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The typical yin-yang sign shows the interconnected duality of opposite forces. In Chinese philosophy, Yin-yang, which translates into “dark-bright,” describes the notion that everything in nature consists of two paradoxical phases or energies.  … Read More

History of Acupuncture During the 70s

Over the past few weeks, we have been covering the history of acupuncture in the West. In the last article, we covered the early history of acupuncture in America. We concluded with James Reston’s 1971 New York Times article that was responsible for generating a public interest in acupuncture. In this article, we’ll cover the history of acupuncture in the US from the 70’s until today. … Read More

Early History of Acupuncture in America

In the last blog, we covered the history of acupuncture in the West. In this article, we'll cover the early history of acupuncture in America. Acupuncture was first introduced in the US during the 1800s. While it is impossible to say who the first American to practice acupuncture was, one man, Dr. Franklin Baché, is credited as being the first American medical physician to practice and document his clinical experiences with acupuncture. Dr. Baché was an accomplished surgeon and great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. … Read More

A Brief History of Acupuncture in the West (Part I)

Posted April 18, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under history of acupuncture

For the past several weeks, we have been discussing the ins-and-outs of pursuing a career in acupuncture. However, while writing these articles, I thought it would be important to briefly discuss the history of acupuncture in the United States. … Read More

Where Can I work as a Massage Therapist?

After a yearlong journey, you have finally graduated from a massage therapy school in Miami, passed the MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination), and received your massage therapy license from the State of Florida Massage Therapy Board... … Read More

What Is the MBLEx Exam? Why Is it Important?

Posted March 25, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under massage school

The MBLEx (also stylized as MBLEX or Mblex) stands for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination. It is a standardized examination that tests the critical knowledge needed to practice massage therapy. The MBLEx is administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), which is recognized professional organization in the US that oversees the regulation of massage therapy practice. Since the MBLEx is nationally administrated by the FSMTB, passing the exam it has become a licensing requirement in 49 states, including Florida. … Read More

How to Save on Acupuncture School Tuition

Posted March 13, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Acupuncture and Massage College opened in 1983 as the first acupuncture school in Florida. For more than 30 years, we have seen countless graduates make positive changes in their personal and professional lives. … Read More

The Informal Florida Acupuncture School Directory

Posted March 04, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Disclaimer: The information provided in the table below is for informational purposes only and may not necessarily reflect the most up-to-date information about an educational institution or program. The information provided reflects information originally gathered on December 23, 2018. Please see citations and notes for more information. Furthermore, nothing in this blog post is intended to convey any negative or positive message about any institution. For the most up-to-date information about a particular institution or program, please contact each institution directly. While doing research on the cost of acupuncture schools, it quickly came to my attention that there were few credible sources that listed the tuition prices for ACAOM-accredited acupuncture schools on a state by state basis. … Read More

The Most Important Things to Look for in an Acupuncture School

Posted February 21, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College

If you’re set on becoming a licensed acupuncture physician in Florida (or elsewhere), then deciding which acupuncture school to attend is perhaps the most important career decision you can make. … Read More

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