Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, biomedical science

7 Careers You Didn’t Know You Could Pursue with a Biomedical Science Degree

Biomedical sciences (BS) are the foundation of knowledge for all health care professionals, and as such, an undergraduate degree in this field is surprisingly versatile and can prepare you for a wide range of career and post-graduate educational options. In a biomedical sciences course of study, you’ll learn about everything from human anatomy and physiology, to genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition, kinesiology, and more. Not only can a BS degree be a stepping stone to traditional medical school, there are an increasing number of medical research, nutrition science, and biomedical engineering careers available to BS graduates.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, AOM practitioner

Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Acupuncture: What’s the Difference?

Acupuncture is becoming more widely accepted as an effective means of treatment within the traditional health care system. According to an American Hospital Association survey, forty-two percent of hospitals offering complementary and alternative medicine, provide acupuncture as an outpatient service.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Alternative Medicine, natural treatment, complementary medicine, Integrative Health Care

How the Opioid Epidemic Could Change the Future of Health Care

The opioid epidemic, officially announced in 2016, has commanded much attention. Now considered a “national emergency,” efforts to address the issue are already underway. As various government institutions, health care facilities, and nonprofit organizations prepare action plans, one trend is clear: physicians will certainly attempt to prescribe less opioids than in previous years. But for the nearly 50 million Americans who experience chronic pain, how will physicians now approach their pain treatment? 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Alternative Medicine, Campus Visit Day, integrative health

Explore Your Future in Integrative Health at Campus Visit Day on November 4!

If you’re considering a career in health care, attending Campus Visit Day at National University’s Illinois campus is a great opportunity to explore a variety of programs in complementary and alternative medicine.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Naturopathic Medicine, natural treatment

5 Reasons Why Naturopathic Medicine is Safe for You and Your Family

For the millions of Americans with chronic conditions, naturopathic doctors are offering new perspectives and treatment options that are quickly becoming a first line of care. This growing popularity has led to more support among legislators to license NDs in states across the country.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, integrative health, complementary medicine

Dr. Anna Jurik discusses fibromyalgia and the advantages integrative medicine can offer

Lady Gaga recently came forward about her struggle with fibromyalgia, a unique syndrome that is not yet well understood by the medical community.

Once thought to be a psychological disorder, it wasn’t until 1981 that a scientific study confirmed fibromyalgia is a real medical condition. However, stigmas surrounding the condition still exist. In hopes of raising awareness, Lady Gaga is featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” which explores her struggle with the chronic condition.

As the diagnosis of the condition has increased, the medical community seems to have become more accepting of the syndrome. However, there are still some physicians who do not believe fibromyalgia is a real condition.

In the Q&A below, Anna Jurik, DC, MS, RD, LDN, an attending clinician at the NUHS Whole Health Center in Lombard, Illinois who specializes in women’s health, sheds light on four important questions about fibromyalgia.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Massage Therapy, Career Guide, Certification in Massage Therapy

A Career Guide to Becoming a Massage Therapist (Downloadable Resource)

If you are looking to pursue a career as a massage therapist you more than likely have a lot of questions about the industry, career outlook, how to select a program, and the best way to successfully and easily navigate the admissions process.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Medicine, Campus Visitation

Jumpstart your career in Chiropractic Medicine at NUHS on October 14!

Are you considering a career as a chiropractic physician? We, at National University of Health Sciences, know that preparing for a career in medicine can be challenging. That is why we offer many opportunities for prospective students to visit the campus and learn about our programs.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Medicine

5 Universal Myths About Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic medicine is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on natural, non-invasive, evidence-informed practices of disease prevention and health promotion. Through a broad scope of assessment and treatment modalities such as manipulation, functional medicine, physical rehabilitation therapy, targeted nutritional and botanical treatment, acupuncture, and diet/lifestyle management, chiropractic medicine can effectively treat a wide range of conditions and improve overall health.

Over the last few decades, chiropractic medicine has become more widely accepted by the conventional medical community. Unfortunately, there are still a number of myths and misconceptions that affect the public’s view of chiropractic care.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, natural treatment

7 Ways My Career in Naturopathic Medicine Has Changed My Life

Upon entering the healthcare profession, I knew I wanted a position where I could give patients the time and empathy required for healing. I wanted to implement treatments which recognized the mind-body connection and addressed the root cause of disease.

I now work in concert with medical doctors at the Center for Integral Health in Lombard, IL, where we do just that. By using modalities such as homeopathy, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling, we are able to achieve deeper, long-lasting health. Receiving my degree in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences, has made this rewarding work possible. It has also made a profound difference in the way I view my health, as well as the care I expect for my family and the greater community.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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