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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE – THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING ANCIENT CHINESE MEDICINE

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE – THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING ANCIENT CHINESE MEDICINE

I have just completed a masters course at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and it was without doubt one of the most fascinating years which I have spent in education. This is the leading Oriental medicine college in the USA and they offer a number of masters, doctorate and short courses which you can enjoy. The college focuses on both the learning of medicinal practices as well as laying a focus on the administration and management side of healthcare, something which benefits many going into the medical field after studying. It is the high level of focus on theories principals and clinical applications of Chinese medicine which sets this place apart from the rest, and if you wish to study this traditional practice then this is the place to do so. 

If you do decide o study Chinese or Oriental medicine then here are just some of the benefits which you will be able to count on. 

Good For Your Health 

Learning about Oriental medicine will not just help you to offer healthcare and treatments to friends, family and clients, but you can also count on having better health yourself. This is because self-care is a vital part of practicing medicine and you must be both an example to your clients, and someone who believes in what they have been taught. After learning so much about the body and how you can affect it, you will by nature ensure that you look after your own health more than before. 

Hands-On 

This is a topic which involves hands-on work and whether you are working as a practitioner or an acupuncturist, you will be using your hands to work wonders for your clients. Many people who study this do so because they don’t want to be sat behind a computer in an office, they want to interact with their clients and actually do something. 

Job Satisfaction 

Those who go on to work both in Oriental medicine and the current healthcare system can count on a great amount of job satisfaction. In the case of Oriental medicine this satisfaction not only comes from helping to heal and treat patients and clients, but also through the teachings which you can offer your clients about this ancient practice. 

Lifelong Learning 

Although we refer to this as traditional medicine and whilst there may not be any more new advancements, the field is so vast and deep that you will never stop learning. I had a tutor at the college who spent 30 years studying Oriental medicine here in the USA. Three years ago he told us that he went to China to train under someone who had rich knowledge of this field and he said that he felt as if he didn’t know a thing, such was the level of new information. 

This is a brilliant course to study which can offer you a huge range of benefits which will stay with you for a lifetime. 



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