Our alumni often make the news, but we've been seeing more stories than usual recently. In case you missed them elsewhere on the web or television--
1) Jaime Ralston-Wilson, who single-handedly spearheaded one of the first full-time in-patient acupuncture programs in a hospital in the US, demonstrated acupuncture for KING 5 in western Washington and was interviewed for an article by Seattle Children's Hospital.
“In inpatient settings, patients are so often at the mercy of what needs to be done, but with acupuncture, patients and families can be in control of their care,” says Ralston-Wilson. “If they want to think about it and try one needle, they can try one needle. If they want us to place a needle in our own arms, we’re happy to do that so they can see what it looks like."
2) Marta Briseno has set up a clinic in Guadalajara, Mexico. An article on her practice and the field in general was published in the most widely-read newspaper in the city.
Marta says that "the clinic, Luna de Oriente, has been open since the second week of November, 2014, and it has been a great success so far.
"People are very interested in Oriental Medicine and they have welcomed us very nicely. We have 4 treatment rooms and are starting to get quite busy, we feel proud and very grateful to PCOM."