Acupuncture , Integrative Medicine , integrative health , Research

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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Naturopathic Medicine , Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine , Career Guide

A Career Guide to Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor (Downloadable Resource)

If you are looking to pursue a career as a Naturopathic Doctor, 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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Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Alternative Medicine , Chiropractic Medicine , Naturopathic Medicine , Acupuncture , Oriental Medicine , Massage Therapy

The Value of Pursuing a Career in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2017

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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Alternative Medicine , Massage Therapy , Sports Medicine , Women's Health , Pediatrics

4 Massage Therapy Specializations Worth Considering

For many health care providers, incorporating massage therapy into their practices is a new and effective way to help their patients maintain health or recover from illness. Patients understand the value of massage. After all, almost 40 million adult Americans had a massage at least once between 2014 and 2015 according to the American Massage Therapy Association Consumer Surveys . However, what many people don't know is that massage therapists often specialize in specific areas of practice.

But why choose to specialize?

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Doctor of Chiropractic , Chiropractic Medicine , Career Guide

5 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Deciding to pursue a career as a chiropractic physician is a big decision — choosing where to earn your degree can be an even bigger decision when you consider the important questions listed below.

Many people are unaware that there are distinct differences in philosophy among chiropractic schools. Some schools focus exclusively on adjusting as the primary treatment for all patient conditions, adhering to a more traditional “chiropractic philosophy.” While others teach students to use modern medical science, evidence-based treatments, medical diagnostics and laboratory tests, and never hesitate to refer or co-manage a case with an MD or other health care practitioners, when required.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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Chiropractic Medicine , Chiropractic students

The Real Reasons I Chose to Study Chiropractic Medicine at NUHS

Like many other students earning their doctor of chiropractic degree, I grew up going to a chiropractic physician. My mother, who had been in a car accident, experienced an amazing recovery and took our family to the same chiropractic physician from that time forward.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Medical Careers , Master of Science in Oriental Medicine , Oriental Medicine

How Combining Eastern and Western Medicine Makes You a Better Oriental Medicine Practitioner

Western and Eastern medicine both offer unique perspectives fundamental to health care today. You may be surprised to learn just how many Oriental medicine practitioners are already working integratively at health care facilities across the United States. Many prestigious medical centers including Mayo Clinic, University of California San Francisco, and Duke University Medical Center currently offer Oriental medicine and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments to their patients.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Alternative Medicine , Massage Therapy

5 Reasons to Get a Massage Therapy Certificate in your Gap Year

Your last semester of high school can be simultaneously exciting and terrifying: on the one hand, you’re about to graduate, and the world is going to open up to you in an entirely new way. On the other hand, the adults in your life are constantly asking what you’re planning to do with your life after graduation.

If you’re one of the growing numbers of people who have decided to participate in a gap year, you’ll have more time to figure out your future. By taking a year-long break after graduating high school, you have a wonderful opportunity to explore your options and maximize your personal growth before heading to college. An excellent option during this time is to pursue a massage therapy certificate, which will benefit you in the five ways described below.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Alternative Medicine , Naturopathic Medicine

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Naturopathic Medicine Program

Once you decide that you are interested in a career in Naturopathic Medicine, you’ll be faced with the task of choosing a program that will best prepare you to become a successful naturopathic physician. Not all naturopathic medicine programs are created equally. While most schools will give you training in naturopathic therapies, the caliber, depth, and rigor of the program can vary.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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Doctor of Chiropractic , Chiropractic Medicine

How Much Money are Chiropractors Really Making Today and Why

Despite being over a hundred-year-old discipline, chiropractic medicine continues to grow and evolve. Today some of those changes are taking place in practice, and the amount of compensation chiropractic physicians (DCs) are now bringing in as a result.

The latest salary and expense survey from Chiropractic Economics shows that significantly more DCs are choosing to work in multi-disciplinary and integrated settings than in previous years. Depending on what type of setting DCs work in, they may be bringing in significantly more compensation than average.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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