Pacific College of Oriental Medicine recently had the pleasure of seeing another of its students find success in the practice of Oriental medicine. On February 27, 2008, Janet Tsai, an alumni of Pacific College's San Diego branch, demonstrated cosmetic acupuncture on the popular program 'Rachael Ray's Daytime Talkshow.' As well as an alumni, Janet Tsai is a faculty member at Pacific College in New York where she teaches in the Acupuncture and Bioscience departments. As a licensed acupuncturist in three states (New York, New Jersey, and California) Tsai serves as a Clinic Supervisor at the Pacific College Acupuncture Clinic.
The practice of cosmetic acupuncture is both ancient and up-and-coming. While the Chinese have been practicing secrets to a youthful glow for thousands of years, the American public is just now realizing the amazing aesthetic benefits acupuncture can offer. On Rachael Ray's talkshow, Janet Tsai applied half a dozen miniature needles around Rachael's face. Tsai stated "The needles I'm putting in around the forehead are going to help with the circulation and the blood flow, so it brings more oxygen to the area." Having the needles applied is not only painless, but for many, it's a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.