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Pacific College Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Leader in Oriental Medicine

May 2006 In 1986, the only Oriental medicine college in San Diego, California Acupuncture College (CAC) closed its doors, leaving many students and faculty without an academic institution in which to practice their medicine. In order to ensure that Oriental medicine would continue to be taught in San Diego, four faculty members from the defunct …

Herbal Naturopathy

By Malcolm Simmonds Herbs and naturopathy are two approaches that complement one another to form a whole system of healthcare – herbal naturopathy. To see how, it is useful to look at some of the significant features of the two individual disciplines. Herbs For thousands of years herbs were the principal form of medical treatment. …

Trends in Graduate Education: Younger Students Attending National Acupuncture College

Since the start of Oriental medical/ acupuncture education in the United States in the 1970s and until recently, most students entering Oriental medicine school already had established careers in health care and other fields. But there is a new trend in education. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has been educating health care providers since 1986. …

Acupuncture and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis of Depression and Anxiety

Depression is a condition that involves both the mind and the body and affects how a person feels, thinks, and behaves, and may make a person feel anxious and apathetic. Many people who suffer from depression or anxiety complain of muscle pain, headache, upset digestion, fatigue, and loss of interest, among other things. Traditional Chinese …

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 …