Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel Proclaim October 24, 2011 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day
CHICAGO (October 21, 2011) – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in downtown Chicago is pleased to invite the public to celebrate the benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine on October 24, 2011, from 12-3 pm. The College will offer lectures and presentations on Asian bodywork and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) and Feng Shui, among others, and will provide free ear acupuncture treatments and Tui Na massages. All lectures and treatments are free in honor of the day that both Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel have officially proclaimed “Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day.”
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. These Eastern therapies have a long and rich history as components of a comprehensive traditional medical system that has been used for thousands of years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well being. Indeed, 65 to 80 percent of the world’s population and approximately 42 percent of all Americans utilize complementary medicine, and the majority of U.S. medical schools now offer courses on complementary medicine. Moreover, nearly one out of every 10 adults in the U.S. has tried acupuncture, and the number of the nation's insurers covering acupuncture treatments almost tripled between 1992 and 2001.
“We are excited and gratified that both the City of Chicago and State of Illinois have chosen to recognize the growing relevance of acupuncture and Oriental medicine as valuable treatment modalities within the healthcare system,” said Dr. Ed LaMadrid, campus director of PCOM in Chicago. “Consumers looking to better manage their health are increasingly seeking out an array of Eastern and Western medical modalities to both heal disease and cultivate wellness, and these proclamations validate this important trend.”
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is also supported by a unique international partnership of professional associations and educational institutions in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Visit PCOM on October 24, 2011 from 12-3 pm at 65 East Wacker Place in Chicago or call (773) 477-4822 for more information.
About Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is committed to meeting the growing demand for integrative health practitioners through a unique education that incorporates both Eastern and Western approaches to healing disease and cultivating wellness. PCOM’s comprehensive accredited programs include certificates, undergraduate and graduate programs in Asian Bodywork and Massage Therapy, Asian Holistic Health, and Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine – all taught with a strong foundation in and practical understanding of Western medicine. Students can build confidence and expertise through extensive clinical experience at on-site clinics and at externships in integrative care settings. With campuses in San Diego, New York, and Chicago, thousands of alumni and over 200 faculty members, students and graduates can tap into a network of distinguished professionals for lifelong learning and career opportunities.
PCOM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). (ACCSC’s scope does not extend to PCOM’s doctoral programs). PCOM’s Master's and Doctoral degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).