Welcome to the Future of Healthcare
Be a part of the transformation. Choose a field that is creating change. With increasing healthcare costs and an aging population, the healthcare industry is shifting and adapting to new demands. More patients are seeking Eastern medical therapies for care, while Western medical facilities are incorporating Oriental medicine at unprecedented rates. As the field of Oriental medicine continues to grow and gain acceptance, so does the need for qualified practitioners. At Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, we provide you with the tools you need to fill this demand and thrive as a practitioner. You design your path to success by choosing from the array of programs we offer that are rooted in Chinese and integrative medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and massage.
The profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine has adapted rapidly with modern healthcare changes. In many ways, acupuncture has one of the broadest scopes of practice in medicine today. An acupuncturist can legally treat most illnesses affecting any part of the body. Most acupuncturists are trained in the practice of therapeutic exercise, bodywork and Oriental body therapy. Others include Chinese herbology and nutrition in their training. All should have a solid foundation in modern clinical medicine. Originating in China, Oriental medicine has been practiced since antiquity. Rooted in the ancient philosophies of Taoism and Confucianism, Oriental medicine practitioners use herbs, acupuncture, massage therapy and other modalities to prevent and treat a myriad of conditions and diseases.