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By Joni Renee Zalk, MSc, LAc
My Masters thesis was titled, "The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine," which highlighted several reasons why it is hard for these two worlds to mix. On the other hand, it gives some practical advice and examples on how to effectively integrate so one knows it is not unattainable. The very word integration requires partnership for the act to occur. How can we as alternative health care providers continue to provide partnership, despite the odds?
By Kelley Pendleton, DC
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics. Therefore, when you graduate with your certificate, degree, or diploma, you may be very skilled in your chosen discipline, but feel ill-equipped to run and market your healthcare practice.
By Editorial Staff
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) recently announce it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students.
By Marilyn Allen, Editor-at-Large
Former President Ronald Regan said, "When the tide rises all boats float." The tide is rising for the acupuncture profession. Many forces outside the profession are helping the tides to rise.
By Felice Dunas, PhD
All medical systems have clumsiness in them. If the technique isn't, the practitioner is. Everyone in every form of medicine is striving to improve. That is why we call it practice.
By Gene Bruno, OMD, LAc, FNAAOM
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif. Although veterinarians are able to treat animals with acupuncture in almost every state, licensed acupuncturists are very limited in their access to treating animals.
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