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 …

How Do You Treat Post-Traumatic Stress in Your Clinic?

This article was slightly edited from one published as a Clinical Pearl in The Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists, Vol 6, No 2, Spring 2019. By Alaine D. Duncan, MAc, DiplAc Chinese medicine (CM) is a powerful modality for treating dysregulation caused by traumatic stress. Our foundational premise of opposing poles of energy …

Getting Your Holistic Nursing Certificate

How to Get a Holistic Nursing Certificate Online  Holistic nursing is one of the most promising health care specialties. Its rise is made possible by passionate individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to ensure holistic practitioners receive the respect they deserve. This effort has revealed the need for holistic nursing certification to establish and demonstrate a high level …

The Science Behind Acupuncture

A Quick Breakdown: The Science Behind Acupuncture  Acupuncture treatments use thin needles to activate areas on the body that are connected to pain and discomfort. While this treatment modality is gaining in popularity in modern healthcare, it is not a new method. In fact, acupuncture has been around for centuries. If you are considering embracing acupuncture either …

Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles

By Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, MS, MM, and MichelAngelo, MFA, CTM This article, based upon our book Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles, published by Singing Dragon UK in March 2020, focuses on a creative synergy of acupuncture needling with the vibrational qi of tuning forks in treatment protocols for face and body. The …

Composting and Human Digestion: the Interdependency of Microbiome Systems

 Qihui Jin, LAc, Kimberlie Wilson, LAc, DACM,,and Yichao Rui, PhD Classical Chinese medicine (CCM) perceives the body through a paradigm of the rot-and-ripen function of the stomach, the transform-and-transport function of the spleen, the combustion function of the lungs, and the descension of waste through the u organs. All of these functions are essential elements …