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Community involvement and outreach are an integral part of the PCOM experience; another reason students choose to study Oriental medicine at Pacific College.
Naomi Broering, dean of libraries, along with the Pacific College library will be collaborating with the Public Health Services, Health & Human Services Agency, of the County of San Diego (SDPHS) to share disaster health information and increase awareness of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources available to first responders and health workers in times of crisis. Learn more!
The Oriental Medicine Newspaper is an original publication of Pacific College, featuring in-depth articles written by our expert faculty and notable professionals in the field of Chinese medicine and massage therapy.
Published semiannually and circulating to more than 40,000 interested readers, professionals, practitioners, bodywork therapists, and patients, OM News is one of PCOM’s proudest, most successful achievements.
Learn more about the Medicinal Herbs Project happening down at Wild Willow Farm with Pacific College Faculty Member Miles Thomas. Check out some Chinese medicinal herbs that you too can grow! Let us know what you think and if you'd like to get involved. Volunteers are always welcome!
Ayurveda is an ancient healing tradition that views a person’s physical and emotional well-being as being based on the proper balance of vital energies. Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine share this fundamental belief in the importance of balanced energies. As one might imagine, both of these traditions view weight fluctuations in terms of how balanced a person’s mind, emotions, diet, digestion, metabolism and appetite are. Any imbalance here can lead to undesirable weight gain or weight loss. As the theory goes, only when the vital energies - in TCM, this energy is called “qi”, and in Ayurveda, these multiple energies are called “doshas” - are properly balanced, will weight naturally come into balance, as well.
Ayurveda emphasizes how to adapt with nature to prevent the disease process from starting, and to ensure that health is maintained. Ayurveda offers three basic pillars: diet, sleep and exercise (yoga). In regard to eating, Ayurveda views ingestion as a very broad term, not just limited to the ingestion of food, but to the experience. In Ayurveda, food can be the number one preventative medicine. Each individual's psycho-physiology is taken into account and then he or she is offered a proper diet plan. According to Ayurveda, diet should support your physiology and lead to strong mind. A strong mind promotes clear thinking. Clear thinking always produces useful activity, which ultimately leads to the fulfillment of desires. This is how good eating habits can promote the greatest happiness and satisfaction in life, and that is why adults often have to start all over (de-learn) and relearn how to eat right. It’s common for people to form poor eating habits as children, but it’s never too late to take on a healthy outlook.
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Our Oriental Medicine newspaper is one of our proudest accomplishments, featuring in-depth articles on Oriental medicine written by our faculty and other noted authorities in the field. Published twice yearly and circulated to over 40,000 acupuncturists and other interested readers, this publication of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is growing quickly in popularity.
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