12 Skills You Need to be A Successful Yoga Teacher

A yoga instructor has a number of functions and obligations that range from preparing lessons for classes and demonstrating poses to less glamorous ones like cleaning the studio. Of course, good instructors will have technical knowledge, but skilled teachers will go above and beyond by combining technical skills with a love for their work. Consider these 12 must-have …

8 Clever Ways to Style Your Scrubs this Halloween

Whether you are looking for something to wear as a nurse or healthcare professional or want to put an old pair of scrubs to good use, they make an excellent base for many spooky and just plain cool Halloween costumes. Medical scrubs are more than just clothing that identifies someone as a healthcare professional during their shift. They help protect patients from contamination …

A Brief History of the Department of Professionalism

Panel Discussions available on PCHS YouTube Channel Fall 2020: Professionalism and How It Influences Your Success Winter 2021: Embodying Core Values at Pacific College and Beyond Spring 2021: Influence of Professionalism on Clinical Success Department Chairs (as of Fall 2021) Aimee C. Holdwick, DAOM, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), LAc (San Diego) – [email protected] Lamya A. Kamel, …

The Maternal Tradition of “Sitting the Month”: Traditional Chinese Medicine Postpartum Care

By Dr. Lily Yeh Gillespie Growing up with my family in Taiwan, consuming herbal foods was part of our daily life. When my menstrual cycle started at the age of fourteen, my mother began cooking herbal medicine. Intrigued neighborhood aunties would visit and ask why, and mother proudly shared that I was “becoming an adult”. …

Traditional Medicine in the Era of Telehealth

By Galina V. Roofener LAc, AP, DiplAc (NCCAOM), DiplCH (NCCAOM) Thousands of years ago, during the time of the Yellow Emperor, the most advanced diagnostic technologies available to physicians were observation, palpation, questioning, and listening, recorded in handwritten notes. This was enough for many generations of practitioners, but in the modern world of rapidly changing …

Practice Passion: 6 Strategies to Establish Solid Boundaries

By Dr. East Phillips, DAOM, LAc According to one of my favorite thought leaders, Brené Brown, people with strong boundaries are the most compassionate[1]. What do you think of that statement? Does it seem counterintuitive to you? It often seems to me as though many of us lack solid boundaries because we don’t want to …

Groundbreaking FDA-Approved Study: Mushrooms and Chinese Herbs for COVID-19

HOT TOPIC! COVID RESEARCH: MACH-19 | Mushrooms and Chinese Herbs for COVID-19 Top researchers at the University of California have launched a groundbreaking FDA-approved clinical trial to study natural medicine to fight COVID-19. In a recent live panel discussion hosted on Pacific College’s YouTube channel, we had the opportunity to hear from the UCSD and …