Acupuncture

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
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Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

How Oriental Medicine Can Help You Avoid a Cold or the Flu

Even though it's cold and flu season, not everyone gets sick.  If you're able to fend off a contagious cold or flu, it may be because you have strong Wei Qi (pronounced "way chee"), according to oriental medicine experts. On the other hand, if you seem to catch every virus going around, you may have weak Wei Qi.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

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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Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

A Career Guide to Becoming an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioner  (Downloadable Resource)

If you are looking to become an acupuncture and/or oriental medicine (AOM) practitioner 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, July 26, 2017
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Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine Trends

How Acupuncture Can Promote Your Overall Health and Wellbeing This Year

Research has proven that acupuncture can improve a person’s well-being by stimulating the body’s healing processes, making it an important component to an integrative health care plan. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has determined that this non-invasive health care treatment is safe and effective when it comes to helping patients overcome a variety of ailments.

From pain management to stress reduction, experts are finding that the positive effects of acupuncture are broad and far-reaching. Patients can experience not only physical wellbeing, but also an improved state of mind and a more balanced emotional state, after they have undergone acupuncture sessions. So if you have been hoping to enhance your health this year, finding a qualified acupuncturist could be just what you need to get the relief you’ve been waiting for, without the use of strong prescriptions or invasive procedures.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy

The Value of Pursuing a Career in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

In a world where technology and business are growing, so are chronic disease, obesity, depression, and anxiety. Nowadays, people are searching for ways to improve their quality of life. With interest in fitness and wellness on the rise, the mainstream media has helped spread awareness of how complementary and alternative medicine can be utilized to improve health.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine

Exposing the Hidden Values of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine may be an ancient form of medicine, but its uses have kept pace with today’s modern medical advances. In some cases, oriental medicine can be a more effective treatment than conventional medicine (and less harmful, too).

The health community widely recognizes that acupuncture and oriental medicine can effectively treat several conditions. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and oriental medicine as effective for over 43 conditions under nine major health categories.

Through this and other research findings, the western world is now discovering (and proving) the types of clinical benefits that people in Asian countries have been experiencing with oriental medicine for years.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Massage Therapy

4 Alternative Medical Careers that Help Change Lives

Most people who enter the medical field do so, at least in part, because they hope to have a positive impact on the lives of their patients. As demand increases for alternative medicine in its various forms, National University of Health Sciences is proud to offer the opportunity to pursue an education in holistic, evidence based, patient centered health care that goes beyond the limits of traditional Western medicine. Below are four such careers:

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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