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He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.
-Chinese Proverb

In the world of East Asian medicine, diet plays an equally important role as medicine does.

Learn more about the importance of diet and nutrition in regards to alternative medicine HERE!

Do you want to learn more about holistic health? Visit our website or call one of our clinics to schedule a massage or acupuncture appointment today!

-PCOM

It’s the Friday Wrap Up!

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has its very own lingo and is based on the idea that all phenomena of the universe and nature can be broken down into five elemental qualities.  Take a look at this fun graphic to familiarize yourself with these elements and the vocabulary of TCM!

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has its very own lingo and is based on the idea that all phenomena of the universe and nature can be broken down into five elemental qualities.  Take a look at this fun graphic to familiarize yourself with these elements and the vocabulary of TCM!

Curious About Acupuncture?

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Are you curious about acupuncture? Are you considering trying acupuncture for the first time? If you are not familiar with East Asian medicine and the ancient practice of acupuncture, you may feel a little hesitant to take the leap into the world of alternative medicine.

 Thoughts concerning acupuncture may pop into your head including:

  • "I’m afraid of needles."
  • " I don’t think it works."
  • "It’s more expensive than Western care."
  • "I don’t know where to go or who to see."

Take a look at our article (that addresses the above statements) to learn more about acupuncture and familiarize yourself with East Asian medicine! We are here to provide you with insight into your holistic healthcare options.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment for a treatment, make sure to give one of our clinics a call. We are here keep you healthy and bring healing into your life.

Happy Tuesday, all!

-PCOM

It’s the Friday Wrap Up!

Himalaya Project Annual Fundraiser: INDIEGOGO LAUNCH PARTY!

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WHO: The Himalaya Project

WHAT: INDIEGOGO LAUNCH PARTY!

WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 2014/ 6-9 pm

WHERE: Revolution Brewing in Chicago

WHY: Help start the Dolpo School of Tibetan Buddhist Medicine! By doing so, you will provide sustainable access to healthcare for a community in need while preserving Tibetan medicine.

Tickets for the Indiegogo Launch Party are on sale now! Click HERE to purchase your tickets and save $10 on your entrance fee through Eventbrite.

This fabulous event (which runs from 6-9 pm) includes:

  • Premiere of short film at 7 pm
  • Choice of five craft beers and three appetizers
  • Auction: items from Nepal
  • Live music

Purchase your tickets today! This event will be one to remember!

Juicy News!

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This week, Juice Wave, San Diego’s first organic juice truck, came to PCOM to provide our students with fresh juice and smoothies to help them through finals! It’s important to eat healthy snacks to keep our brains alert and functioning.

If you were unable to get your smoothie or juice fix this week there’s no need to worry! The Juice Wave truck will be on our PCOM SD campus every Wednesday from 10 am - 2 pm.

To all of our wonderful students: We wish you luck on your tests and believe in you 100%!

Love,

PCOM

The Healing Power of Food

We live in a hustle-bustle world and often experience high levels of stress. Significant amounts of stress can lead to anxiety, but the great news is that there are ways to alleviate anxiety symptoms. Did you know that food can be used to combat anxious feelings?

Check out these foods that have the power to keep your anxiety at bay:

  • Whole grain foods
  • Seaweed
  • Blueberries
  • Acai berries
  • Almonds
  • Chocolate
  • Maca Root

Learn more about these amazing foods HERE!

Acupuncture and massage are also excellent remedies to ease stress and other mental and physical ailments. Make sure to call one of our clinics to schedule an appointment for a truly healing experience!

-PCOM