Alum Dr. Kerry Boyle Named Small Business Person of the Year in Vermont

Congratulations to Pacific College alumna Dr. Kerry Boyle, DAc, LAc, a 2020 graduate of PCHS’ online Doctorate Completion Program (“transitional doctorate”), who has been named the 2024 Vermont State Small Business Person of the Year! In 2008, Dr. Boyle founded her practice, Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in Vermont. Since then, they’ve expanded to three …

Alum Dr. Pia Franco Featured in “SD Magazine” on Cosmetic Acupuncture

Congratulations to Pacific College alumna Dr. Pia Franco on her feature in San Diego Magazine! Dr. Franco first graduated from Pacific College’s San Diego campus with her master’s of science in acupuncture, then continued on to earn her doctorate in acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture certification from Pacific College. The author of the article received a …

Dr. Gudrun Wu Snyder, PCHS Alum, Discusses Facial Acupuncture and Ear Seeds on WGN News

Congratulations to Pacific College alumna Dr. Gudrun Wu Snyder, DAc, LAc, DiplAc (NCCAOM), MSAc, for her feature on WGN, a major TV news channel in Chicago! In Dr. Snyder’s feature, which aired on International Mind-Body Wellness Day, she educated listeners about the benefits of facial acupuncture and ear seeds. Dr. Snyder earned her doctorate in …

Emily Tepper Dove into the Future of Integrative Medicine with an Acupuncture Doctorate

Dr. Emily Tepper, DAc, LAc, CST, CD, graduated from Pacific College’s unique Doctorate Completion program. Designed for working practitioners, this online program offers an integrative healthcare focus, can be completed by taking as little as one course per semester, or by enrolling full-time and completing in as few as two semesters! “The PCHS Doctoral Program …

Holly Ledbetter, New York Massage Alum, Shares Unique Techniques for Working with Queer/Trans Patients

“I am a queer trans licensed massage therapist and an alum of Pacific College. My practice, True Bearing Bodywork (@truebearingbodywork), specializes in supporting people through times of discomfort or change. This includes working with trans and queer folks specifically around surgeries, prenatal and postpartum clients, folks living with chronic pain, and those at end of …

Celebrating Pride with Sam Fish, PCHS Alum and Now Faculty

Everyone is welcome here at Pacific College and Sam’s message is a reminder of the beauty in a “found family.” Professor Fish graduated from Pacific College in 2015! After graduation, he worked with UC San Diego’s Center for Integrative Medicine where he primarily focused on family medicine, general care, chronic pain management, and oncology support. …

Amy Lathrop: October Student Spotlight Winner for the FACE Cosmetic Acupuncture Program

Amy recently graduated from the FACE program, a certification program designed for licensed acupuncturists to provide cosmetic acupuncture treatments. She is also a full-time Faculty and Clinic Supervisor at Pacific College and treats patients at Kind Health Group in San Diego. “It is with great honor that I nominate Amy Lathrop as the October Student …

Sandra Chiu, Pacific College Alum, Interviewed by Well+Good on Cosmetic Acu

September 21, 2023 Sandra Lanshin Chiu, LAc, MSTCM, a PCHS alum who earned her acupuncture master’s from our New York campus in 2005, was recently interviewed by Katie Baxter for an article on cosmetic acupuncture in Well+Good, a publication that reports upon and highlights wellness and lifestyle trends. “Over time, Chinese medicine developed to treat …

13th Annual Alumni Award Winners

As integrative medicine continues to gain recognition and support, it is imperative that we identify models and best practices, as well as challenges and opportunities for growth in integrative healthcare. Pacific College works with the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health to educate our communities about advancements, trends, and best practices in pluralistic healthcare. Alumni who …

Sandra Chiu, Pacific College Alum, Featured by Mindbodygreen

March 17, 2023 Sandra Chiu, LAc, MSTCM, Pacific College alumna and founder of Lanshin, was recently featured by Mindbodygreen in an episode of the podcast Clean Beauty School and an accompanying article. The podcast episode, “The problem with gua sha ‘hacks’”, hosted by Alexandra Engler, Mindbodygreen’s Beauty Director, discusses what the beauty industry is getting …