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 …

Answering Clinical Questions by Investigating the Research Evidence: An Acupuncture/Atrial Fibrillation-Based Example

By Leslie McCoy, DAOM and Anna Smith, DACM  Atrial fibrillation (AF) has emerged as a nascent global epidemic that poses a growing global disease burden.1,2 In the United States, AF affects approximately 9% of those aged 65 years or older.3 It is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia and is acknowledged as one of the …

Report of Findings of a Clinical Case on Lyme Disease

By Deidre Chupalio Acupuncture has been around and able to treat a multitude of mysterious symptoms and illnesses over its 3000-year history, including the most common vector-borne disease in North America, Lyme Disease (LD). LD is transmitted by ticks infected with the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. The course of the disease varies among individuals, with the …

The New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee held its inaugural meeting on October 20, 2020. The following faculty, staff and students will help move this important work forward: Chicago: Faculty Chair of Bioscience, Zenzile Pearson (Staff Student Advisor), Ouinette (Afiba) Wallace (Student) San Diego: Aimee Holdwick (Faculty Chair Department of Professionalism), Ivy Pratt (Student), Beatrice Smith (Staff, VP Financial Aid) New …

Chicago Campus Coronavirus Update

Pacific Chicago Students, Faculty and Staff, Between yesterday and this morning, we had a fifth and sixth reported confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Both of these individuals were already quarantining from school and had not been on campus since 10/31/20.  As a result, no new campus exposure related quarantines are being issued.  However, these new cases underscore the importance …

Medical Cannabis Certificate Alumni Highlight: April Hatch MSN, RN

Medical Cannabis Certificate Alumni Highlight: April Hatch MSN, RN During the Spring of 2020, I was looking to further my education in medical cannabis. I had several courses under my belt, spent time with Dr. Dustin Sulak in Maine, had experience working with cannabis patients, but was looking for a higher-education program that would allow …

Medical Cannabis Highlight with Eloise Theisen

On November 3, all five states that had cannabis legislation on the ballot passed. Arizona, South Dakota, New Jersey, and Montana approved adult-use, and South Dakota and Mississippi passed medical cannabis use. We now have 35 states plus the District of Columbia with medical cannabis laws and 15 states plus the District of Columbia that …