Alternative Medicine , Chiropractic Medicine , Sports Medicine

5 Reasons Why Chiropractic Treatments Are Important for Athletes

Chiropractic care is one of many forms of natural health care, specifically a non-invasive, drug-free alternative that can help patients find relief from a variety of musculoskeletal issues. Athletes in particular, can greatly benefit from chiropractic treatments both before and after they practice and perform.

Professional sports leagues including Major League Baseball (MLB) along with the National Football League (NFL) have recognized these benefits for years, with most teams employing their own official sports chiropractor. National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) graduates Marc Legere, DC, and Randy Cybulski, DC , (who himself was an NFL player earlier) have also treated these professional athletes in private practice.

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Wednesday, May 31, 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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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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Alternative Medicine , Doctor of Chiropractic , Nutrition , Chiropractic students

What I Want You to Know About My Decision to Go to Grad School for Alternative Medicine

My decision to go into the healthcare field was simple: I wanted to help people. The real challenge, however, was narrowing down the many career options into the one that aligned best with my interests.

As I considered a career in health care, I took the time to learn about the future of the industry. I learned about the demand for complementary and alternative medicine was increasing and that, because of this demand, more alternative medicine practitioners could be found working alongside MDs in hospitals, clinics, education, and research. Encouraged by this, I also considered other aspects of becoming a natural health care practitioner.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Alternative Medicine , Medical Careers , Integrative Medicine

3 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Program in Alternative Medicine

As complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) continue to become popular and sought-after methods of treatment, the demand for CAM practitioners also rises. In the last blog post, we discussed  four alternative medical careers that help change lives, including chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, as well as massage therapy. For anyone considering a career in these growing fields, there are three things you should consider when selecting a program:

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Alternative Medicine , Medical Careers , Chiropractic Medicine , Naturopathic Medicine , Acupuncture , Statistics , Oriental Medicine , Massage Therapy , Integrative Medicine

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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