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Don't Let Stress Dominate Your Life...Find a Bit of Peace and Healing This April During Stress Awareness Month

SAN DIEGO NEW YORK, and CHICAGO, (March 28, 2012) -- Monday, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day.  If you have unnecessary stress in your life (for most of us, that’s true), now is the time to take control.  On average, 110 million people die every year due to a stress related cause.  Oriental medicine offers a wide array of treatments and techniques you can use to combat stress.

5 Techniques Oriental Medicine Uses to Treat Stress:

  • Massage:  Massage relieves tension in the body, clears the mind, and increases oxygen flow, which in turn can boost the immune system.
  • Acupuncture:  This technique targets specific pressure points to free up blocked energy in the body and by doing so can alleviate symptoms caused by stress such as: headaches, high blood pressure, muscle tension and more.
  • Aromatherapy:  Certain essential oils such as lavender for example, have a calming effect and are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream aiding in stress reduction.
  • Herbology:  There are several Chinese herbal remedies commonly used for combating stress, irritability, and anxiety, with no harmful added chemicals.
  • Meditation:  Studies show that mediation is able to lower stress and bring down blood pressure, while re-wiring the brain in a sense helping the individual to separate his/her mind from focusing on stressful thoughts.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) hosts a number of licensed alternative medicine professionals who would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about what Oriental medicine can do to help relieve some of the stress in your life. Our experts can elaborate on any of these points and provide specific examples or techniques to try at home.  This month is the perfect time to heighten stress awareness and prevent stress-related health problems.

About Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and largest accredited institutions training professionals in the areas of Oriental medicine, acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbal medicine. Founded in 1986, with the mission of training primary healthcare providers in the field of Oriental medicine. Pacific College has campuses in New York, San Diego, and Chicago, and features an esteemed faculty of professors from around the globe that conduct ongoing research and educate approximately 1,000 students every year. Pacific College is accredited by ACAOM and its graduates are eligible for state licensure and national certification. PCOM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). (ACCSC’s scope does not extend to PCOM’s doctoral programs).