Top 5 Benefits of Tuina (Tui Na) Massage

A type of massage that is becoming more and more popular for both practitioners and clients is Tui Na massage, or Tuina massage. Pronounced “twee-nah,” Tui Na massage is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that addresses specific patterns of disharmony in the body. Here are five benefits of Tui Na massage people are discovering every day. … Read More

Massage For Tension Headaches

Typically, tension headaches are treated with analgesics that relieve symptoms temporarily. One of the main causes of tension headaches is the presence of trigger points. … 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

Benefits Of LomiLomi Massage

A Polynesian massage therapy treatment that originated in Hawaii, lomilomi is a holistic massage therapy system traditionally practiced by the islands’ healers or kahunas. Lomilomi utilizes medicinal plants, massage, breath exercises, and meditation. Lomilomi is also known as Hawaiian temple bodywork, temple style or traditional style lomilomi massage. … Read More

5 Myths About Alternative Medicine Careers

While constantly increasing in popularity and use, alternative medicine can still seem like unchartered territory. And alternative medicine careers are often not immediately viewed as viable, professional ways to work in the field of health care. … 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

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

From Depression to Hypertension, Yoga Benefits Overall Health

Posted February 29, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

Many people realize the yoga benefits of spiritual awareness. Yoga is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine in treating health disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and neuropsychiatric disorders. … Read More

Acupuncture for Pain Has Extra Benefit of Sharpening Memory

The brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning, and comprehension (cognitive function) starts to deteriorate after age 45, according to research published on bmj.com. … Read More

Need Relief? Try Acupressure For Back Pain

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Conventional Medicine Benefits From Alternative Therapies

Posted February 16, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

In a recent survey from UCLA and the University of California, San Diego, researchers measured medical students' attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional medicine would benefit by integrating complementary and alternative therapies. … Read More

Healing Holistically: Understanding Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine focuses on treatments that address the whole person, rather than treating illness or disease as an isolated incident. Any illness or disease that occurs is viewed as a dysfunction of the person as a whole. The holistic physician takes into consideration physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual, or lifestyle factors that may be contributors or causes of ill health. … Read More

More Yoga Benefits: Relief for Fibromyalgia

Posted January 21, 2016 by Renee Skuban, MT Clinical / Faculty Supervisor & filed under Holistic Medicine

Practicing yoga benefits a variety of health conditions, including fibromyalgia. Yoga reduces the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia, according to a new study by York University researchers. The study is the first to look at the effects of yoga on fibromyalgia, specifically its cortisol levels in women. … Read More

Massage Offers Key Relief for Back Pain

Posted January 14, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine, Massage Therapy School

Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improves function, according to a new Annals of Internal Medicine trial. This is the first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage. The trial found that both types of massage worked well with few side effects. … 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

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