Increasing Demand for Acupuncture in America

Holistic medicine treatments are on the rise in the United States and that includes the use of acupuncture. More and more Americans are looking for approaches that treat the whole person instead of just physical symptoms. According to a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that looked at a five-year period, acupuncture is one of the treatments that is on the rise.  … Read More

January 2017 Events

Posted January 05, 2017 by Carmen Bailey, Administrative Coordinator & filed under News & Events

Monday, January 16, 2017: Meditation Day at AMC at 11:00am and 8:00pm in each classroom. Join us for Mediation Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a sign of unity and to represent values of peace, justice and love. … Read More

Pack the Pantry Food Drive 2016

Posted November 06, 2016 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Uncategorized

AMC is participating in the Miami Rescue Mission's “Pack the Pantry Food Drive”. … 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

Preparing For Health Care Reform

Posted October 19, 2011 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Holistic Medicine

Patient demand for care from safety-net providers (such as community health centers and public hospitals) in Massachusetts has increased, even though the number of patients with health insurance also increased following the state’s passage of health care reform, according to a report in JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine. … Read More

Republican Budget Ends Medicare

Posted July 07, 2011 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Holistic Medicine

An April 15th vote in favor of the House Republican budget ends Medicare and slashes Medicaid spending by $1.4 trillion. This will have a major, adverse impact on seniors. Medicare is primarily intended for people over 65 years of age, and the Medicaid program is the largest single payer of long-term care, including half of all nursing home costs. “The Republican budget ends Medicare, raises the cost of prescription drugs for seniors and cuts nursing home care for seniors and the disabled,” says U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), explaining why he voted against the Republican Budget and for the Democratic budget alternative. “It makes college more expensive for America’s students, kicks children out of Head Start, and makes us more dependent on foreign oil. It then takes all the money it ‘saves’ from those lopsided cuts to the middle class and the poor and shovels it to the biggest oil companies in the world, the wealthiest American taxpayers and corporations that ship our jobs overseas.” Republican budget key points: • Ends Medicare. • Gives tax cuts to oil companies and the wealthy. • Takes money from middle class and low-income seniors. • Reduces resources for children and the disabled. “The Republican budget is unfair and unbalanced and makes the wrong choices for our economy and our future,” says Miller. While seniors bear the brunt of the proposed Republican health budget cuts, many millions of children will also be harmed. Middle-class families will be denied real help that they need for health insurance to protect themselves. “It is ironic and outrageous that these cuts are included in a budget that also extends huge, unneeded tax cuts for the wealthiest people in America,” says Miller. … Read More

Military Service And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Military service is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder in some veterans and is also associated with multisymptom illness, gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and psychiatric problems such as anxiety disorder, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine, the latest update in a series of reports on the Gulf War and veterans' health. Some veterans suffer a range of symptoms whereas others experience specific, isolated health problems or no ill health. It is likely that post-traumatic stress disorder and multisymptom illness result from the interactions between environmental exposures and genes, and genetics may predispose some individuals to illness. Veterans who continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and multisymptom illness deserve the very best that modern science and medicine can offer to speed the development of effective treatments, cures and prevention. Fridays from 1pm to 4pm, veterans can receive free acupuncture treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic, located at 10506 N. Kendall Drive, Miami. Acupuncture can be an effective addition to treatment regimens for PTSD, alleviating symptoms including: • Insomnia. • Stress. • Anxiety. • Depression. If you are a veteran, call today to schedule your free acupuncture appointment at (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

Free Veteran Clinic on Fridays

Fridays from 1pm to 4pm, veterans can receive free acupuncture treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic, located at 10506 N. Kendall Drive, Miami. Call (305) 595-9500 to schedule an appointment. Classified as an anxiety disorder, PTSD can result from the experience or witnessing of traumatic or life-threatening events such as terrorist attack, violent crime, torture, genocide, natural disaster, and military combat. Symptom clusters of PTSD include re-experiencing of the event (intrusive memories, flashbacks), emotional numbing, behavioral avoidance of trauma-related stimuli, and hyper-arousal (difficulty sleeping, irritability, being easily startled). According to the National Center for PTSD (US Department of Veterans Affairs), about 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in recent war zones experience combat-induced PTSD, a categorization of PTSD more difficult to treat than PTSD caused by other traumas. Acupuncture can be an effective addition to treatment regimens for PTSD, alleviating symptoms. PTSD symptoms acupuncture treats include: • Insomnia. • Stress. • Anxiety. • Depression. If you are a veteran, call today to schedule your free acupuncture appointment at (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

Stress and the Sexes

Posted March 23, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Holistic Medicine

Stress can contribute to the development of numerous chronic diseases, including depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and aging disorders. Women and men’s brains handle stress differently; altering the way each gender may experience these diseases, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers looked at the brain activity of healthy men and women while they viewed stressful images. Women underwent the scanning twice, once during the beginning of the menstrual cycle and once during ovulation, and their results were then compared to the men’s results. Brain activity in response to stress was similar in men and women at the beginning of the women’s menstrual cycle. However, the response to stress was much higher in men than women during ovulation. “We found that women have a natural hormonal capacity to regulate the stress response in the brain that differs from men,” says lead study author Jill Goldstein, PhD. “Diseases that are affected by stress often present differently in men and women,” says Goldstein. “Understanding gender differences in stress regulation can provide clues to understanding the nature of these chronic health disorders and can provide the basis for sex-specific treatments for these diseases.” Stress symptoms may include: • Concentration difficulties. • Moodiness. • Irritability. • Generalized aches and pains. • Fatigue. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and massage for stress management as well as a wide range of health conditions. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

Folic Acid May Improve Asthma and Allergies

Posted October 29, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Holistic Medicine

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AMC’s Low-Cost Community Clinic

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage Increasing

Posted August 21, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, Holistic Medicine

According to statistics released in July 2009 from a nationwide government survey, U.S. adults spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket over the previous 12 months on visits to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and purchases of CAM products, classes and materials. … Read More

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