Oncology and Early Palliation: The Role of Cannabis

Feb 12th, 2020 By Carey S. Clark, PhD A landmark study by Rowland, Schumann, and Hickner (2010) found that earlier initiation of palliative care leads to better outcomes for patients with aggressive non-small cell lung cancer. The oncology patients who received earlier palliation, defined as palliation initiated at onset of treatment (or in this case …

“Shenocide”: Three Protocols for the Treatment of Psychospiritual Aspects of Opioid Addiction

By Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, MS, MM, DiplAc, NCCAOM “Shenocide” is a coined word, describing the killing of the spirit or shen. Opioid addiction, which effectively destroys the patient’s shen, is responsible for a growing number of deaths worldwide. Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Some relevant statistics: In 2011, an …

Wellness Marketing 101: Get Comfortable with Marketing Your Brand

By Johanna Kirvesmaki, LAc The field of wellness seems to be growing like bamboo these days. There’s no shortage of new wellness trends, products, or healing modalities. The number of holistic practitioners is growing, too–a sign that our society is putting more confidence in and value on the tried and true medicine of nature. While …

Health and Human Performance Coaching | The Perfect Career?

What is Health and Human Performance Coaching (HHPC)? Health and human performance coaching is more than just health coaching. Think about the range and infinite variety of human performance. Optimal health increases our chance of success in any endeavor, however HHPCs don’t stop there especially when the client’s goals extend beyond personal physical well-being. HHPC …

Peak Performance | Health and Human Performance Coaches

An internet search of the concept of “peak performance” reveals an almost entirely athletic focus. However, coaching clients can and do seek peak performance in many and sometimes every domain of human life: intellectual, interpersonal, financial, and more. They may want better communication with spouses and children. They may be seeking a more fulfilling sex …

Biometrics for Health and Human Performance Coaches

Until recently, biometrics was most commonly associated with the use of physical or behavioral characteristics (such as fingerprint or voice patterns) especially as a means of verifying personal identity. However, today, through affordable tools like Fitbit, the Oura ring, and lab tests, clients and health and human performance coaches can track daily activity, pulse rate, …

Biohacking for Health and Human Performance Coaches

For coaches whose clientele includes individuals with performance goals well outside the norms of average, healthy individuals, biohacking will be a frequently encountered concept. Health and human performance coaches should become familiar with many of the tools and techniques at the disposal of high performers today. As importantly, the coach should understand the biohacking mindset, …

Pacific College: New Name, Expanded Vision, Same Values!

Pacific College’s degree offerings have expanded from a few certificates in 1986 to include doctorates and master’s in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, a bachelor’s degree in holistic nursing, associate degrees in massage therapy, a holistic nursing certificate, and an advanced certificate in Chinese herbology for licensed acupuncturists. More recently, Pacific was approved by the prestigious …

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 …