Massage Therapy

How to Make a Successful Second Career in Massage Therapy

Did you know that 82% of massage therapists began in the field as a second career? Mark McCray broke out of a stressful career and into massage therapy after graduating from the certification program at National University of Health Sciences in 2002.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

5 Myths About Acupuncture Treatments and Their Effectiveness

Acupuncture is defined as a healing practice that stimulates certain parts of the body to alleviate pain. The practice of acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. In fact, this ancient healing technique is over 3,000 years old! It is based on the insertion of thin, sterile needles into strategic points on the body that lie along specific energy meridian pathways.

Acupuncture is popular in the United States because of its use to alleviate pain, prevent disease, and promote wellness. This common treatment, although offering its numerous benefits and advantages, has its fair share of misconceptions.

Despite acupuncture’s popularity, there remain some misconceptions. Below are 5 of the most common myths surrounding acupuncture.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Chiropractic Medicine

13 Things Practicing Chiropractic Physicians Would Have Done Differently in School

It’s said that “hindsight is 20/20”. While this may be applied to many areas of life, if you are considering a medical career or are currently a medical student, learning what professionals already working in the field would do differently may not just save you time, but also valuable financial resources.

Read on to learn what practicing chiropractic physician, Alex Tauberg, a successful 2016 National University alumnus, has to say about the things he would go back and change if he could while he was still a student working towards becoming a chiropractic physician.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine

4 Advantages of Enrolling in a Dual Degree Program at National University

When starting a career in any field, it’s important to set yourself apart from the competition. Within complementary and alternative medicine, earning a degree in more than one health field can be especially advantageous, not just among future employers but your future patients.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Naturopathic Medicine, Graduate Student Stories

The Making of a Naturopathic Doctor

The following blog is a guest post by Molly Harmon, third year medical student at National University of Health Sciences. Molly’s article first appeared on the website of the Indiana Association of Naturopathic Physicians (INANP). It offers valuable insight for students working towards becoming a naturopathic physician and shares her journey from a unique perspective.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Chiropractic Medicine, Healthy Tips

4 Ways Chiropractic Medicine Can Provide Lasting Benefits for Young Athletes

Today’s young athletes work harder, longer hours, and push through injury more than ever before.

Traveling sports start at a younger age, which usually means more practices per week and tournaments multiple weekends per month. Tee ball starts by age 4. Travel baseball and football begins by age 8. Kids committing to one sport, also called specializing, is seen by middle school.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Oriental Medicine, Healthy Tips

Oriental Medicine Tips That Will Help You Survive Allergy Season 2018

Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans. While the exact causes of allergy symptoms remains uncertain, most agree that allergy symptoms are due to inflammation after the immune system pathways encounter allergenic materials in the environment. These allergenic materials are often from plant pollens, animal dander, insect venom, or certain foods.

Aside from taking over-the-counter and prescription medication, here are several natural approaches that can improve your allergy symptoms this season. 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Naturopathic Medicine

What It Really Means to Be a Naturopathic Doctor

The following blog first appeared as a featured article for the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges in December 2017. We hope you will enjoy this up-close and personal account of what it means to choose naturopathic medicine as one’s calling and become a naturopathic physician.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Healthy Tips

How to Tell the Difference Between a Fad Diet and a Food Movement

Although definitions may vary slightly, what many can agree on as “fad diets” are when an individual nutritionally adheres to a set diet in order to lose weight in a brief period of time. This said diet usually lacks overall sustainability, long term health benefits, or focuses on any other aspect of health promotion like exercise. Food movements on the other hand take into consideration research and apply the principles to everyday life, making a sustainable change or changes for the betterment of life and health. The short term goals of both might be to lose weight, but the long term goal of a food movement is to create a healthy lifestyle.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Graduate School Information & Events

6 Benefits of Attending Campus Visit Day this Spring

Making the decision to visit a college campus is always full of excitement and perhaps a little nervousness. You’re feeling excited to see the campus, meet new people, and learn first-hand what your future could hold. On the other hand, you may be feeling a little bit anxious about discussing program requirements, figuring out your financial aid options, and having all your questions answered. This is perfectly normal!

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018