Traditional Chinese Model of the Human Body | Acupuncture and Massage College

The Human Body in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) In the first article of the series, we discussed how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was a form of holistic medicine, since it focused on healing the physical and non-physical aspects of the human condition. In the second article, we discussed how the different doctrines of Taoism set the intellectual foundation for TCM. In this article, we will discuss how these ideas form the TCM view of the human body, which is taught alongside Western anatomy at our acupuncture school in Florida. … 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

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 Therapy

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

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

Massage Therapy Curriculum at Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL

Posted January 28, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage Therapy

In a previous article, we discussed the core massage therapy courses required by the State of Florida. In all, the courses numbered 500 hours in total classroom hours. However, since most massage therapy programs have longer curriculum, it is helpful to analyze an actual curriculum as an example. In this article, we will analyze and evaluate the massage therapy school curriculum of Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, Florida. This way, you can get an accurate idea of what our program courses are like. … Read More

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