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 …

Pacific Sports Massage Clinic Scores with Students

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage students got a chance to practice their skills, not only on real patients, but on serious athletes dealing with sport related injury . Eighteen members of the San Diego and Palomar Triathlon Teams received complementary massage sports injury treatment from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Sports Tui Na class …

PCOM Proud to Play Role in IL. Dry Needling Legislation Victory

Addition of this technique without any educational standards or meaningful oversight of the practice would expose the public to undue risk of harm. “Our passion helped us win out—because we truly knew we were in the right. We want patients to have access to effective treatments with practitioners who are thoroughly trained in the techniques they are providing,” says Miller. PCOM thanks the Department for its attention to this issue, as well as all the groups and individuals who have helped in this effort. Particular thanks on this effort are extended to Steve Morrill and Curt Fiedler of Morrill and Associates who have helped guide communications and who have spearheaded this work for all of the professional communities, Lindy Camardella and Claudette Baker who joined Dr. Miller in facilitating this process, as well as to Jeannette Hoyt who spent many hours organizing and promoting this effort, and Mary Rogel for being a champion of the community for many years.

Acupuncture to Ease the Side Effects of AIDS Drugs

As drug cocktails continue to be used as a course of treatment for those who have HIV and AIDS, more patients are suffering through debilitating side effects that are caused by these medications. Often patients complain of a wide range of symptoms including, night sweats, nausea, vomiting, depression, insomnia, anxiety, peripheral neuropathy, muscle pains, and …