Going back to school to complete a doctorate degree doesn’t have to be a challenge. For those with a Master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine, the new Doctor of Acupuncture completion program (DAc-C) at NUHS can be a surprisingly quick way to enhance your acupuncture practice.
The Future of Integrative Health
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Exploring acupuncture’s promising impact on treating schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder
Schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder (DID) are serious mental health disorders that can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Many might not consider incorporating complementary and alternative medicine as part of the treatment plan. However, new evidence is emerging about how acupuncture can successfully treat several mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. A case report recently published by NUHS faculty Brett Martin, DC, MPH, MSAc, and a former intern shows promise for using acupuncture to treat both schizophrenia and DID, too.
The holidays are a time of joy, celebration, and cherished moments spent with loved ones. But for many of us, they also signal the start of a season filled with travel, indulgence, and potential health challenges. Whether you are road-tripping or traveling by plane or train to visit family or friends, maintaining your well-being can sometimes feel like a daunting task.
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays coming up, it may be wise to prioritize your digestive health. Both holidays are often associated with indulgent and rich foods, which can sometimes be a strain on the digestive system. Aside from helping you avoid being overstuffed or lethargic, healthy digestion can also ensure proper nutrient absorption. It may even affect your energy levels.
In recent years, acupuncture has become increasingly well-accepted within the medical community. Many hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers offer acupuncture as a complementary or alternative treatment option alongside conventional medical treatments. This is due to a growing body of scientific research on acupuncture’s effectiveness. Many studies have shown positive outcomes for pain management, stress reduction, nausea, and other conditions.
According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. Integrative oncology is an emerging field that uses these treatments and is becoming increasingly popular amongst octors and patients alike.
Whether you schedule an individual visit or choose to participate in a visit event like NUHS Day or Student for a Day, each visit to National University of Health Sciences is a unique, hands-on experience with many interactive opportunities. You’ll get to talk directly with current students, faculty and even our President Dr. Joseph Stiefel.
Self-care has become a relatively new focus within the workplace. It can mean different things to different people. Ultimately, it’s about learning how to make space for ourselves when we feel emotionally dysregulated. It’s making sure we’re taking time to take a breath and understand what’s going in our bodies.
This summer, unusually high amounts of wildfires across Canada had millions in the United States, particularly in the Midwest, dealing with some of the worst air quality in the world. Since Canada’s wildfire season lasts from May to October, many different areas of the United States could continue to experience poor air quality.
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