Self, Community and Nation: Health Justice in the Wake of Anti-Asian Violence

In the wake of the recent rise in Anti-Asian violence, East-Asian medicine colleges and our student, faculty, and alumni communities throughout the U.S. are sharing in the grief and outrage and grappling with what we can do. At Pacific College the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is analyzing and addressing college community education, curriculum, …

Practice Passion: Do These Things Turn You On?

By Dr. East Phillips, DAOM, LAc Cold showers, intermittent fasting, running, nootropics, music, surfing, dancing to EDM, high-intensity sports, creative outlets such as painting or starting new companies, kittens, funny movies, having fun with my kids, weekend getaways with my husband, laughing with family and friends, girls’ weekends and Marie Kondo-like organizing the heck out …

On the Shoulders of Giants: Gleaning Clinical Pearls from Unknown Clinicians

By Dr. Tom Ingegno, DACM Isaac Newton is credited with having said: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Several of my teachers have used the Chinese adage “when drinking water, remember the source.” These statements ring true in traditional East Asian medicine, as all practitioners have gained …

Trauma 2020: Where We Wear It and How We Treat It

Adapted with permission from Acupuncture Today By Shellie Goldstein, DACM, AP (FL), LAc (NY) As we round the corner into 2021, the consequences of 2020 still linger. Last year’s public health, political, and cultural incidents have left scars of trauma on many of our patients. A recent 2020 Global Wellness Institute poll stated that, for …

“The Body Remembers”: Alleviating the Long-Term Impact of Injury with Japanese Scar Therapy

By Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, MS, MM, DiplAc (NCCAOM) Scars are the causes of prolonged effects that an injury continues to have on the body. Despite the outward appearance of healing, patients continue to suffer from the residual impact of scar tissue formation long after the initial trauma, and experience chronic pain and disability, both …

Lunar New Year and Support for our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Dear Pacific College Community, Wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous Lunar New Year and Year of the Ox. In reflecting on Lunar New Year and the rich Asian history and culture that is part of our foundation as a world community and as a college, we stand with our Asian American and Pacific …