Hailin Wu, OM Clinical / Faculty Supervisor, Program Director

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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

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

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

A Day in the Life of an Acupuncturist

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are natural and effective healing systems that have existed for thousands of years. In the last 50 years, practice of these system have spread all over the world, and the growing interest has increased the demand for more acupuncturists. With this demand have come more questions about what exactly acupuncturists do, and specifically what is a day in the life of an acupuncturist like? … Read More

Cosmetic Acupuncture: Refresh with Natural Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

An increasing number of people in Western countries are exploring alternative medicine as part of their medical care. In 2007, 38% of Americans 18 years or older used some form of alternative medicine. With the rise in popularity of alternative medicine has come an increase in the use of alternative medicine for cosmetic treatments, including cosmetic acupuncture and natural facial rejuvenation acupuncture. … Read More

Exploring New Uses: Acupuncture for Depression, Sleep Apnea

For individuals experiencing depression, acupuncture can stabilize moods and combat stress-induced fatigue. Acupuncture also can be utilized as a primary or complementary therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea and many other sleep disorders. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its symptoms are associated with depression, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read More

Improving Mainstream Care With Acupuncture

According to the JAMA Archives of Internal Medicine, there are many ways to make mainstream health care more efficient: Limiting the prescribing of antibiotics for certain respiratory infections, avoiding imaging for low-back pain and osteoporosis screening, and not ordering cardiac screening tests in low-risk patients. … Read More

3 Flexible Careers in Alternative Medicine

A big draw for many to this industry is the flexible careers in alternative medicine. Because there are so many different routes one can take in the field, you often get a degree of freedom not afforded to those in other industries. The alternative medicine industry is a great option for people who want to work in a field that promotes health and balance, not just for clients, but also practitioners. … Read More

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