Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

Chinese medicine is a system of health care developed thousands of years ago. Western medicine, while quite ubiquitous in the United States, is a much more recent phenomenon. "The development of medicine in Western nations follows the way of hypothetical deduction and the Eastern approach uses the inductive method," writes Dr. Julia J. Tsuei for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. "The Western approach clearly divides the health from the disease, yet the Eastern approach considers health as a balanced state versus disease as an unbalanced state." Whether you are looking for alternative or complimentary treatments to those offered by mainstream medical providers or are considering a career in in holistic health, it helps to understand some of the differences in Chinese medicine vs Western medicine. To learn more about some attributes of each system, read on. … Read More

How Asian Bodywork Is Used to Balance the Energetic System

Posted October 06, 2016 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Massage

The history of Asian bodywork Like acupuncture, Asian bodywork is an ancient practice, but has only been an officially recognized practice within traditional Chinese medicine for about 20 years, according to Acupuncture Today. "In 1996, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) developed the first certification program in Asian bodywork therapy, due in large response to members of the Oriental medicine profession," the publication states. "The NCCAOM now offers a written comprehensive examination in Asian bodywork therapy, in addition to its existing exams on acupuncture and herbal medicine." … Read More

Acupuncture for Immune System Treatment

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What is Qi (Chi) Energy?

Posted September 22, 2016 by Dr. Chuanxin Wang - OM Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Acupuncture

Update-Dec 2017:  A new, more in-depth article on Qi (chi) has been published. Click here to view it. You may have heard the words "qi" or chi" with regard to acupuncture and alternative medicine. But do you even know how to pronounce it, let alone understand the concept? If you've ever wondered: "What is (qi) chi energy?" then read on. Understanding this important concept will help you better comprehend how Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture work. … Read More

How to Get a Job after Acupuncture School

Posted September 15, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers

Now is a great time to get into the field of acupuncture. As the demand for alternative medicine and more natural approaches to health care increases, the industry is expected to continue to grow by as much as 32 percent by 2022, according to Government legislation and insurance companies have begun recognizing acupuncture as a viable course of treatment for a variety of health issues on a more consistent basis, making the professional outlook rosy. But you may be wondering, once you earn your degree, how to get a job after acupuncture school. … Read More

What You Can Expect from Acupuncture School

Posted September 08, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Careers

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

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

Acupressure Points: How Do They Work in Massage?

Posted August 30, 2016 by Emmanuel Rodriguez, LMT & filed under Acupuncture, Massage

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