Acupuncture’s Inclusion in Federal Health Policy

Public Service Announcement The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Task Force recently wrote a report entitled, “Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations,”  This report is open for public comment until Monday, April 1st, 2019. The Good News:  In this draft, the Task Force very …

PROVIDING YOUR PATIENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

A great way to increase patient satisfaction, improve treatment outcomes and receive more money for your services By East Haradin-Phillips, DAOM, LAc “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you  said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou (This applies to your treatments as well.) After I …

THE BIRTH OF ACUPUNCTURE ACCORDING TO ROSENBLATT AND KIRTS

The Birth of Acupuncture in America: The White Crane’s Gift is a book on a topic that receives surprisingly little in-depth attention: the origins of clinical acupuncture in the United States. With the West Coast cultural revolution of the 1960s and 70s as a backdrop, this book explores history in an intentionally lighthearted yet significant way. …

Ask the Experts Features Kiera Nagle, PCOM-Chicago Faculty, on Prenatal Massage

Kiera Nagle, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Chicago Campus Director of Asian Holistic Health and Massage Therapy, was recently interviewed by Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine on the benefits of prenatal massage. What are the benefits, according to Nagle? Almost too many to count, including “improving relaxation, sleep and digestion, minimizing nausea, decreasing swelling and supporting a …

5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in an Herbal Pharmacy

Helpful tips from Pacific College alumnus and herbalist Justin Penoyer, LAc 1. How often do you prescribe herbs? In general, I recommend waiting to invest in an herbal pharmacy until your practice is more established, so you can evaluate the types and quantities of herbs you’ll be using. I see many new practitioners move locations in …

Chinese… Japanese… Is Acupuncture All the Same?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Chinese and Japanese acupuncture? Is one better than the other? Maybe you’ve never had acupuncture before and you’re not sure who to go to…well, today we’re going behind the scenes to uncover some of the unique qualities that distinguish these two acupuncture styles. First off, let’s look …