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What is Shiatsu? A Comprehensive Intro to Shiatsu Massage

You've likely familiar with the term Shiatsu, and know that it's related to massage therapy, but don't know much more about it. In this article, we will explore Shiatsu in depth, including: The definition of Shiatsu History of Japanese Massage History of Shiatsu, Clinical evidence for Shiatsu, Studying Shiatsu in massage therapy school Massage Therapy career paths with Shiatsu  What is Shaitsu? Shiatsu, literally meaning “figure pressure,” is a Japanese massage modality that was invented by Tokujiro Namikoshi during the 1920s. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is considered a form of acupressure massage. … Read More

An Overview of the Acupuncture Profession Today

Over the past few weeks, we've been covering the history of the acupuncture profession in the US. We started by discussing how acupuncture was introduced in the West, and later learned how it was practiced in America during the 1800s, but then largely disappeared from the American consciousness until the 1970s, when it brought into the American mainstream by James Reston, a writer for the New York Times. … Read More

History of Acupuncture Profession during the 2000s

Westerners have known about acupuncture since the 1600s and Americans have been practicing acupuncture since the 1800s. … Read More

History of American Acupuncture: 1990s

Over the past few weeks, we have been covering the history of acupuncture in America. We began by discussing the first Europeans that came across Acupuncture in Asia, and how acupuncture made its way to America during the 1800s. … 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

Auricular Acupuncture Benefits: Healthy Heart

If you are looking to improve your heart health, your ear might hold the answer. Auricular acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that involves stimulating external points on the ear — and a study shows the technique can improve heart health.  According to research conducted by a team based in China and Austria, auricular acupuncture increases heart rate variability (HRV). HRV indicates the body’s ability to regulate the time interval between heart beats and to control the heart beat rate. … Read More

The Daily Life of a Holistic Health Practitioner

If you're contemplating careers in holistic medicine, you may wonder what your day-to-day professional life might look like. The truth is that there's no one specific formula to the daily life of a holistic health practitioner — and that's the beauty of it! If you thrive on diversity and helping people, holistic health is likely a great choice for you. … Read More

Holistic Health Definition: The Essential Elements | Acupuncture and Massage College | Miami, FL

Editor's Update-Dec 2017: We have an updated and in-depth blog series on Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine.    Holistic medicine is an ancient system of health care that dates back thousands of years ago, however the expression is of much more recent vintage. The word "holism" was coined by Jan Christiaan Smuts in 1926 to describe the concept that living beings are "greater than and different from the sum of their parts.” The word "holistic" wasn't widely used until the 1970s. … Read More

What Is Holistic Medicine? |Acupuncture and Massage College| Miami, FL

Have you ever been in a conventional medical setting and got the feeling that you weren't being considered as a whole person? That your mental and spiritual needs weren't being factored into your health diagnosis, treatment, and overall health? If so, you may have sought out or wondered about holistic medicine. … Read More

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