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 …

TCM During Summer

The Five Element Theory serves as a major diagnostic and treatment tool in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It is based on the observation of the natural cycles and interrelationships in the environment and within ourselves.  For example, there are five environmental elements – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood – each corresponding with certain body organs, …

Massage Beneficial for Older Athletes

By Michelle Fletcher, B.A. It seems alternative and mainstream publications alike are praising the benefits of massage therapy. From those overcoming chemotherapy to colicky newborns, millions are reaping the many benefits of this ancient and practiced art form. Professional athletes are among the largest groups who participate in regular massage therapy treatments. Whether a weekend …

Chinese Extract May Yield Diabetes Treatment

Traditional Chinese Medicine is fast emerging as one of the most potent treatment for diabetes. A new research report published by Bradford B. Lowell from Harvard Medical School, Michael Wheeler from University of Toronto, and Chen-Yu Zhang from Nanjing University, show that Gardenia fruit extract can effectively help treat type II diabetes. The fruit extract …

Acupuncture Aids Those Recovering from Substance Abuse

By Michelle Fletcher, B.A. Recent medical studies and research have led to the discovery of acupuncture’s abilities in the fight against substance abuse. Clinical success stories and anecdotal evidence strongly suggest that acupuncture can alleviate many of the serious symptoms of withdrawal, thus facilitating detoxification and encouraging acute addicts to continue treatment. Detoxification clinics across …

TCM Student Launches The Pulse of Oriental Medicine

According to a 1998 survey in the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 42 percent of all Americans are using complementary therapy , spending more than $27 billion annually. The fastest growing of these treatment options is traditional Oriental medicine. Americans have begun to recognize that Oriental medicine provides great insight into many health …

A Pointed Approach to Changing the Worlds

“Acupuncture can change the world,” said Robin Tiberi, Clinical Director of the Pacific Center of Health, San Diego ‘s longest-running acupuncture clinic and the original practice site for the students and faculty of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Tiberi is putting that conviction to work at the Peace Clinic, an informal, drop-in clinic offering …