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 …

Massage Therapy During the Pandemic: Is It Safe?

Living through a pandemic is stressful. The stress relief benefits of a massage are anecdotally well known—and gaining traction in scientific study—but is it still safe to pursue treatment during a pandemic? Massage therapy enthusiasts are understandably worried about the potential for infection. The good news? With proper precautions, it’s still possible to enjoy a safe massage and …

Four PCHS Faculty Present at the 2021 AHNA Conference

Our PCHS faculty has represented us well at the AHNA conference this year! Here are the abstracts of what they presented: Cannabis Care: The Holistic Nurse’s Role Carey S. Clark, Ph.D., R.N., AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN An overview of the human mammalian endocannabinoid system, the holistic nurse’s role in working with cannabis patients, and how cannabis …

Delta-8: An Increasingly Popular Cannabinoid on Hemp Product Menus

By Medical Cannabis Program Interim Chair Eloise Theisen, NP, AGPCNP-BC There is an increase of Delta-8 THC products hitting the market and consumers are curious about the new emerging cannabinoid. In recent months, nurses have gotten a lot of questions about Delta-8, which is sold in many states. Though Delta-8 is made from hemp, its …

Massage Types: Their Benefits and Origins

Many people appreciate the benefits of an expert massage, but what they may not know is that massage therapy is a medical practice with a growing number of practitioners and patients. When implemented as part of an overall wellness plan, massage therapy can reduce inflammation and pain, decrease problems with mood and depression, and help patients achieve a …

Hiring! Community Relations Manager

Pacific College is deeply committed to its relationship with its community, both internal (students, alumni, faculty, staff) and at large (partners, local neighborhoods, professional organizations). We are seeking a Community Relations Manager to help us nurture and expand these relationships within the field of integrative/holistic healthcare and beyond. ** NOTE: In order to better connect …

Scholarships for Asian American / Pacific Islander Students

Adapted from a BestColleges.com article by Christina Payne The term “Asian American” embraces many different ethnicities and a broad range of socioeconomic needs and academic success rates. First-generation and low-income Asian American students face relatively high college dropout rates, but scholarships and grants can provide much-needed financial aid without adding to low-income students’ financial burdens. …

Is Acupuncture School Worth the Investment? Weighing the Pros and Cons of this Career Choice

If you have a passion for natural healing, a career in acupuncture could be a good fit. Yet you may have some questions. How long is acupuncture school? How much does acupuncture school cost? These are valid questions and worth considering as you look forward to a potential career in acupuncture. Let’s take a look …

Yahoo! Health’s Michele Promaulayko Recommends Shellie Goldstein’s Microcurrent Facial Treatments

Dr. Shellie Goldstein, chair of the new FACE program at Pacific College, integrates massage, acupuncture, and microcurrents for a novel facial treatment Yahoo! Health’s Michele Promaulayko highly recommends Shellie Goldstein’s customized facials. As Shellie is both a facialist and an acupuncturist, her treatments can integrate many different disciplines. On Promaulayko, she began with a combination …