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  • Introducing the Janet Tsai Memorial Scholarship Recipients

    Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-NY is delighted to announce the four recipients of the Janet Tsai Memorial Scholarship.

    Recipients were nominated by Pacific College faculty and staff and were chosen based on their interest in and commitment to women’s health and women with disabilities.

    Janet was an alumna and faculty member at Pacific College who supervised at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Initiative for Women with Disabilities off-site internship. Janet was a very special member of our Pacific College community who will be remembered as a beautiful and vibrant spirit who brought light and warmth to the college and to the profession. She was a gift to us all.

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  • What to Eat This Fall According to Chinese Medicine

    What to Eat This Fall According to Chinese Medicine:

  • Balancing Yin & Yang with Aromatherapy

    We are part of Nature and channeled into the cycles of Nature. Hence the Five Element theory, which provides us with a set of correspondences by which we can link our physical and psychological characteristics with the seasons, the elements, times of day, specific foods, animals and so on. In ancient rural China this was a far simpler process than in our modern Western highly urbanized society and yet the rules remain unchanged. The health and sense of wellbeing of the individual is in direct relationship with his or her social and environmental matrix. This includes such factors as the quality of our food and water, the air we breathe, weather conditions, relaxation, sleep, work, exercise and relationships of all kinds.

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  • Which elemental personality are you?

    Which elemental personality are you?

  • Massage Therapy for Tendonitis

    Tendonitis is the infinitesimal tearing of the tendon fascicles due to overuse of the tendon, resulting in inflammation and irritation and thereby causing pain in the affected area.

    Treatments for tendonitis are rest, icing, discontinuation of heavy activities and application of anti-inflammatory medicines, with surgery as the last alternative. Massage therapy is also becoming extremely common as a cure for tendonitis. 

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  • Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

    Adrenal fatigue often occurs when people are stressed out at work or home. During periods of excessive stress, our adrenal glands become overworked and produce excess levels of cortisol in response to the body’s fight or flight response. This prevents the adrenal glands from producing other hormones we need.

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  • Holistic Nursing: More Opportunities to Heal

    Florence Nightingale was born nearly two hundred years ago, and her nursing insights are still in use today. In addition to her contribution of “environmental nursing”, in which she drove significant hygienic reform in hospitals, Nightingale was ahead of her time in her connection of the mind and body. One of the founders of what’s known today as a holistic approach to medicine, Nightingale recognized the importance of caring for the whole person. She was one of the first in Western medicine to encourage a patient’s preventative and self-care.

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  • Why Not Eat Octopus?

    Why Not Eat Octopus?:



    Silvia Killingsworth on the ethics of eating an animal that has been characterized as “the closest we’ll get to meeting an intelligent alien”:

    “It is impossible for us to fully know the inner lives of octopuses, but the more we continue to study them and other forms of life, the…

    What do you think? Should we stop eating animals we know are somewhat intelligent? Where do we draw the line? Or is vegetarianism, or even veganism, the inevitable ethical conclusion?

  • An Ayurveda Diet for Stress Relief & Weight Loss

    Ayurveda is an ancient healing tradition that views a person’s physical and emotional well-being as based on the proper balance of vital energies. Ayurveda and Oriental medicine share this fundamental belief in the importance of balanced energies. Both traditions view weight fluctuations in terms of how balanced a person’s mind, emotions, diet, digestion, metabolism and appetite are. 

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