Pacific College of Oriental Medicine to Change Name to Pacific College of Health and Science

SAN DIEGO, CA — Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is announcing today that effective January 1, 2020, it will be formally changing its name to the Pacific College of Health and Science. The change reflects the interests of the school’s students, faculty, and alumni that now extend well beyond Chinese medicine. The time has …

CULTURE Magazine on Pacific College’s New Medical Cannabis Certificate

In an October 3 2019 article, CULTURE, a magazine covering entertainment and lifestyle trends in the medical cannabis community, took a look at Pacific College’s new online Medical Cannabis Certificate program–the first accredited, college-level certificate of its kind in the nation. Students of the online program can expect to learn how to coach patients on …

Pacific College and Oaksterdam University Partnership Aims to Educate Healthcare Industry on Medical Cannabis Regulation and Therapeutic Properties

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), a leader in integrative healthcare education, is the first regionally-accredited institution offering a college-level Medical Cannabis Certificate for Healthcare Professionals. Starting this term, in addition to the core classes presented by their doctoral faculty, Pacific College is partnering with Oaksterdam University (OU), America’s first cannabis college, to offer its …

Acupuncture Effective for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

In a new study, the largest of its kind to date, researchers compared the effectiveness of acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy (using sleep restriction, stimulus control, cognitive restructuring, relaxation training, and education) for the management of insomnia in a group of 160 cancer survivors. Both reduced the severity of the insomnia over 20 weeks, and …

New Study Finds Electro-Acupuncture Effective in Inflammatory Pain Reduction

Previous studies have shown that acupuncture can reduce inflammation, but the actual mechanism of the reduction is still not well-explored. In this new study, researchers conducted an investigation of distal electro-acupuncture at LI 4 on inflammatory pain in the hind paws of mice. Instead of simply testing whether acupuncture would reduce inflammation, they were attempting …

ABC 10News on Pacific College’s First-Ever Medical Marijuana Certificate Program

September 10, 2019 San Diego’s ABC 10News interviewed Pacific College President Jack Miller on the school’s new three-semester Medical Cannabis Certificate program, the first of its kind, which enables healthcare professionals to responsibly and effectively prescribe medical marijuana to their patients. The segment aired this morning. “We thought it was important for health care professionals …

Cannabis Travels the World as the US Descends into Reefer Madness

By Denise Foster, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, Adjunct Faculty at PCOM-NY In 1937, all cannabis-related drug production and prescription means in the United States ceased with the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act. Scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and physicians were no longer able to use cannabis. Why was cannabis unusable? Not because cannabis was made illegal. …

Our Congee Calling

By Karen M Taylor, LAc Due to today’s fraught political climate and frenzied pace of life, Americans are experiencing increased levels of worry and stress. The New York Times recently reported that “in the United States, about 55 percent of adults said they had experienced stress during ‘a lot of the day’ prior, compared with …

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Treatment Strategies

By Neil R. Gumenick, LAc, MAc (UK) In prior articles, this author has detailed the importance of diagnosing a patient’s primary elemental imbalance (aka Causative Factor or “CF”) via odor, color, sound, and emotion. Once we have cleared any and all of the energetic blocks to acupuncture treatment strategies efficacy, in this system of medicine, …