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Answer the call to a new direction. Pacific College offers you the education and hands-on experience you need to become a highly qualified practitioner, ready to adapt to the new demands that face the healthcare industry. Our programs in massage, acupuncture and holistic nursing welcome those who share our passion for holistic healing and the power to change lives exponentially.

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San Diego
Begin a new career that will fulfill others as well as yourself! At this event...
July 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Discover a medicine with ancient principles in a cutting edge community. At...
July 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
September 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
September 3, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
New York City
Carve a path for yourself that reflects your passion for healing. Join a like-...
July 15, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Explore the variety of Eastern and Western massage styles offered at Pacific...
July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Carve a path for yourself that reflects your passion for healing. Join a like-...
August 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
15 PDA/CEUs NCCAOM Approved Practitioners: $330 | Students: $150 Early Bird...
September 19, 2015 - 9:00am to September 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Chicago
Come learn about the professions and how our programs prepare you to be one of...
July 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
September 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
September 3, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
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On September 17th, PCOM's own Tracie Livermore won the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year award! Tracie has been on faculty at PCOM San Diego since 2002...
Another amazing PCOM alumnus makes the news. We're thrilled for Andy Rosenfarb, LAc, who just appeared on Dr. Oz! Andy specializes in East Asian medicine for eye care. Check out Andy's recent Dr. Oz...
We are so proud! Pacific College alumnus, Dylan Jawahir, LAc, is featured on the Huffington Post today. Dylan talks about "5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Entrepreneurship" Dylan is the...
Running a clinic takes more than knowing how to perform acupuncture. Learn from PCOM Alumna Kimberly Thompson, LAc, the tricks of the trade (marketing, accounting, social networking, and more!) in...
Summer, the most Yang time of year, is finally arriving. Summer is symbolic of fire, heat, beaches, outdoor activities, and moving outward in nature and in our lives. It represents expansion and activity, abundant energy and longer days. The Summer Solstice on June 21st provides a poignant example of the cyclical nature of Yin and Yang energy. One is never without the other and as soon as a peak is reached, the cycle reverses itself. The long hot Yang days of summer are accompanied by more outdoor activity and fun. Simultaneously, Yin energy strengthens as each night grows a little longer. In six months our winter will begin, and once again each night will grow shorter.
I would describe Five Element or Five Phases theory as both a context and a lens, applied with intent to diagnose and treat a patient. “Five elements” and “five phases” are terms that have been used interchangeably, with slightly different meanings. “Five elements” describes five compository forces occurring in Nature, namely, earth, wood, metal, water and fire. Some scholars prefer to use the term “phases” rather than “elements,” in order to convey the morphing and co-affecting properties of the elements, and avoid portraying them as being static.
I was sitting at the desk in my office when a woman in her seventies suddenly appeared in the doorway and asked me, “Excuse me, do you treat cancer patients?” As I was looking for the right words to form my answer, the woman made that task easier for me. “You see, my husband has lung cancer, and he is undergoing chemotherapy. His doctor is happy with the results because my husband’s metastases have stopped spreading. Before starting the treatment, however, he was active and energetic, but now he spends most of the day in bed. Can acupuncture help?”
Have you ever experienced a burn that instantly felt better once you put ice on it? After a few minutes of relief, it is natural to assume that removing the ice would not cause an increase of pain, so you remove the ice. Surprise, the burn becomes more intense and the pain sinks deeper into your body. You reapply the ice. This goes on for a while. Ice goes on, ice comes off to surprise you with burning pain. On again, off again. Finally you can remove the ice and the pain will have sufficiently subsided. Trauma works the same way in that it continues to trickle into your body unless you stop it. If left unchecked, this silent, toxic force seeps deeper continually over the course of years.
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