Feb 2011 Newsletter

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

The Year of the Rabbit has arrived! On February 3, 2011, the Chinese New Year celebration will begin, complete with traditional lion dances and incredible firecrackers. In essence, Chinese New Year is about spending time with family, gift giving and the much anticipated holiday feast.


2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle. People born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011 are all Rabbits. According to Chinese Zodiac, the Rabbit is the sign for serenity. Rabbits are private and introverted, and like their animal counter-parts, are quite calm. They do not exhibit aggressive behavior and will avoid confrontation at all costs. Classy and sophisticated, they like artistic ventures, and are quite intelligent and quick, paying close attention to what's happening around them.


All three campuses of Pacific College are celebrating Chinese New Year. Festivities include free acupuncture and massage treatments, workshops and demonstrations, with an information session for interested potential students.

The San Diego campus kicked off their celebration on January 29th with workshops on Tai Ji and Qi Gong, along with auricular acupuncture. The Chicago campus will host their celebration on February 5th, where they'll feature an herb tasting bar, and the New York campus will follow on February 12th, hosting an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary film, 9000 Needles. With all the excitement taking place, it's sure to be a New Year's you won't want to miss!

For more information, click on a campus near you!



 Acupuncture for Substance Abuse 

Acupuncture combined with substance abuse counseling and group therapy programs is effective for treating drug and alcohol users. It produces a calm, yet alert feeling, reduces withdrawal symptoms, and decreases future cravings. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners use techniques like acupuncture, herbal remedies, and massage to treat and prevent disease and illness in the human body.


Auricular acupuncture is popular among practitioners who treat substance abuse patients. The practitioner positions thin needles on points in the ear while the patient relaxes for 20 to 30 minutes.  READ MORE 

Massage Therapy for Diabetes

There are several forms of massage for lower back pain. Classic (Swedish) massage and Thai massage have been proven to relieve chronic lower back pain. Classic massage is a technique that relaxes muscles in the area in receipt of the massage therapy through the application of pressure. The area is rubbed in the direction in which blood flows back to the heart. Thai massage, on the other hand, is a technique which pulls and stretches the area of the back and neck. Massage oils may be used to reduce friction during massage. 


The back and neck constitute a large part of the body. These two areas are prone to tension accumulation and when this occurs, it can cause the affected individual great physical and psychological pain.   READ MORE

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