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PCOM Receives WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

May 5, 2015 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is proud to announce that it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students. WSCUC commended the college for its commitment to …

Alumni in the News

Our alumni often make the news, but we’ve been seeing more stories than usual recently. In case you missed them elsewhere on the web or television– 1) Jaime Ralston-Wilson, who played a major part in the development of one of the first full-time in-patient acupuncture programs in a hospital in the US, demonstrated acupuncture for …

Pacific College Partners with TCMzone

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) is proud to announce our new partnership with TCMzone, LLC, a leading herbal medicine company. TCMzone, located in Tempe, AZ, will be producing PCOM-labeled, proprietary herbal formulas. Jack Miller, president of Pacific College, and Dr. Dan Wen, president of TCMzone, gave a joint talk on October 16 to introduce …

PCOM New York Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Advances to Candidacy for ACEN Accreditation

We are thrilled to announce that the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BS Completion Program) is now a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN is responsible for accrediting nursing education programs, and achieving ACEN candidacy is a significant milestone …

The Pacific Center for Lifelong Learning is Now Open!

Pacific Center for Lifelong Learning is a new facet of Pacific College. The Pacific Center has something for everyone, from our Personal Growth classes that are accessible to the general public, to our Continuing Education Courses for certified practitioners. We’re even getting ready to offer Certificate Programs to boost your resume. We’re dedicated to the …

Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the most debilitating conditions that an estimated 5.8 million people in the U.S. suffer from.  The disease manifests itself in symptoms that involve muscle aches, pain, weakness, and joint stiffness.  It also involves unexplained fatigue, making it difficult for patients to move or perform normal daily activities.  Although fibromyalgia symptoms may …

Massage Therapy Can Strengthen Preterm Infant’s Immune System

Preterm infants are exposed to a number of stresses in pre-natal facilities including loud noises, bright lights, and the drawing of blood. Stresses like these can negatively impact an infant’s immune system. Massage therapy can help. Massage therapy has been used to reduce stress in premature infants and to improve cellular immunity. Usually isolated in …

Traditional Chinese Medicine to Lower Blood Pressure

By Kathleen Rushall Traditional Chinese medicine is a large practice composed of many aspects. There is acupuncture (the use of small needles to free and aid one’s qi), qi gong (a self healing art that combines meditation and movement), massage therapy, herbs, and various manners of meditation, to name a few. Each practice has specific …