PROVIDING YOUR PATIENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

A great way to increase patient satisfaction, improve treatment outcomes and receive more money for your services By East Haradin-Phillips, DAOM, LAc “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you  said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou (This applies to your treatments as well.) After I …

THE BIRTH OF ACUPUNCTURE ACCORDING TO ROSENBLATT AND KIRTS

The Birth of Acupuncture in America: The White Crane’s Gift is a book on a topic that receives surprisingly little in-depth attention: the origins of clinical acupuncture in the United States. With the West Coast cultural revolution of the 1960s and 70s as a backdrop, this book explores history in an intentionally lighthearted yet significant way. …

Ask the Experts Features Kiera Nagle, PCOM-Chicago Faculty, on Prenatal Massage

Kiera Nagle, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Chicago Campus Director of Asian Holistic Health and Massage Therapy, was recently interviewed by Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine on the benefits of prenatal massage. What are the benefits, according to Nagle? Almost too many to count, including “improving relaxation, sleep and digestion, minimizing nausea, decreasing swelling and supporting a …

5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in an Herbal Pharmacy

Helpful tips from Pacific College alumnus and herbalist Justin Penoyer, LAc 1. How often do you prescribe herbs? In general, I recommend waiting to invest in an herbal pharmacy until your practice is more established, so you can evaluate the types and quantities of herbs you’ll be using. I see many new practitioners move locations in …

Chinese… Japanese… Is Acupuncture All the Same?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Chinese and Japanese acupuncture? Is one better than the other? Maybe you’ve never had acupuncture before and you’re not sure who to go to…well, today we’re going behind the scenes to uncover some of the unique qualities that distinguish these two acupuncture styles. First off, let’s look …

Chinese Medicine for Fall: Feel Your Best with Advice from the Experts

The official first day of the fall season was Sept. 22. While fall weather can vary dramatically by location, one sign of autumn is common in every climate: it’s dry. We caught up with Pacific College faculty member and acupuncturist, Dong Ji, OMD, PhD, LAc, at our San Diego clinic to find out what this …

TCMCeuticals® Clinical-Based TCM Formulas: An Interview with Dr. Jipu “Dan” Wen, Founder of TCMzone

By Jennifer Knapp Jennifer Knapp: Hi, Dr. Wen. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about our newest brand of professional herbal formulas, TCMCeuticals. I’m so excited about this new offering from TCMzone and would like to share some of your insights on this novel approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Let’s get …