Pacific College’s Doctoral Program gets Glowing Reviews in First Semester

Though the first semester of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine ‘s doctoral program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine is barely half over, both the students and faculty participating in the program are already excited about its opportunities for advanced study. “The program starting now has been received very enthusiastically by the students, and all of …

Acupuncture for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

The term “functional disorder” refers to a disease or disorder in which a body part functions in an abnormal manner. The functional gastrointestinal disorders affect many people around the globe, of different age groups, and of all genders. Western physicians have determined that functional gastrointestinal disorders are the single most common illness found in most individuals in …

Women with Disabilities Find Relief with Acupuncture

Despite the recent importance being placed on women’s health issues , the fact that many women with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other disabilities do not know how to obtain basic medical and emotional care often goes overlooked. Luckily, not by everyone. In an effort to provide respectful, high-quality medical services for women with physical disabilities …

Tai Chi as a Beneficial Exercise for Seniors

By Michelle Fletcher More and more seniors are becoming physically active–reaping the countless health benefits associated with regular exercise. If power walking and your run–of–the–mill strength building exercises are uninteresting, the no–impact Chinese exercise Tai Chi is an excellent way to tone muscle, increase endurance, and gain balance In a recent study in Annals of …

Acupuncture Proves a Step in the Right Direction

At most hospitals and recovery centers, when a spinal cord injury ( SCI) patient regains motor function and/or the ability to walk, it is considered a miracle. At Project Walk , it’s considered the expected result of hard work and dedication. For licensed acupuncturists and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine graduates Mike Akong, Donna McAdams …