Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions

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Consumers Choosing Traditional Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

More than a third of Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for therapeutic or preventive health care, according to the National Institutes of Health. Complementary and alternative medicine covers a range of practices and treatments that includes: … Read More

What to Look for in Acupuncture Training Programs

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Finding the Right School of Oriental Medicine

Posted November 29, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Holistic 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

What You Can Expect from Acupuncture School

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

How to Find Fulfilling Careers with Flexible Hours

Your schedule: Busy. Your obligations: Numerous. Your work life: Unsatisfying. … Read More

5 Tips for Finding a New Career at 50

1. Consider your calling … Read More

Flexible Careers for Mothers: Massage Therapy

Posted July 19, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions

Busy moms know that creating a regular, predictable schedule can be a challenge. That makes working typical office hours or any kind of full-time shift difficult, if not impossible. … Read More

How to Research Acupuncture Training Programs

Posted July 12, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions

So, you want to be an acupuncture practitioner. Where do you start? Some of the first questions you may have are whether now is a good time for you to make a career change, whether the job is really a good fit for you and how to research acupuncture training programs. Doing online and in-person research, and also connecting with a reputable acupuncture college, can help answer questions you have. … Read More

How to Learn Massage Therapy

Have you ever wished you could set your own work schedule? Or earn extra income doing something you love? Maybe you want to own your own business, or have dreamt of working abroad. If so, earning an associates degree in massage therapy could be your first step down an exciting new career path. … Read More

Is Becoming a Massage Therapist the Right Career for Me?

Choosing to change careers can be a daunting task. Making the right decision comes down to identifying your goals and priorities, determining what excites and energizes you, and capitalizing on the skills and interests you have. … 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

Tui Na Massage for Sports Medicine

Tui na massage is a hands-on body treatment that brings the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into balance. Because it is so effective at manipulating the energy or life force of our bodies, athletes are embracing the power of tui na massage for sports medicine. … Read More

Smart Career Move: The Future of Acupuncture is Bright

Ever since President Nixon visited China in 1972 and saw firsthand the power of acupuncture, the popularity of this ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine has grown significantly. With continued acceptance and increased recognition, the future of acupuncture appears beyond bright. If you’re considering becoming a professional acupuncturist, the timing is perfect. … Read More

5 Personality Traits of Acupuncture School Students

Every year, people throughout the country begin their acupuncture educations, embarking on a career in this ancient, yet cutting-edge, field of alternative medicine. While the practice draws people from all walks of life, at many ages and stages, there are qualities acupuncture school students all share. … Read More

Holistic Health Careers: 3 Steps to Launch

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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