This past weekend was so NICE! My husband and I were able to
enjoy the weather strolling around Geneva before we buckled down to
study. Yes, it's finals time already. Time flies when you're having
fun. I have a few finals this week and the rest next week. But
before I talk anymore about me I have a big secret...
National University of Health Sciences' Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine Program has been accredited by the NCCAOM!! Oh my gosh, I
think I was the last to hear because apparently the word has been
out for a while. All of our administrators' hard work paid off. We
will be accredited until 2016 when NCCAOM will come to recheck all
of the checkpoints.
NUHS has the opportunity to be the best AOM university in the
U.S. We have the facilities to do much research, which
unfortunately is lacking in our field. We have a few clinics, and
most importantly we have a cadaver lab in which we are able to
dissect a human body to experience where all of the muscles and
organs are and how the needles can affect those structures. No
other AOM university has that.
During break I will be studying for my first board test, the
biomedicine portion. This exam is only offered 3-4 times a year so
I have scheduled to take it in May. It won't be so bad because it
will refresh everything I have learned from the last five years
Also during break, my husband and I will be office shopping
again because we have 5 more months until we graduate. It's
exciting but scary at the same time.
Laura is in the picture modeling the Po Sum oil many students
use to do their bodywork, which includes guasha, tuina or cupping.
There are many oils to choose from but usually one with a viscous
texture factor is good. All of the mentioned modalities are good
for treating sore muscles, colds, constipation, and much more.