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Pacific Symposium has been an annual meeting of minds, uniting Eastern medical professionals from across the world since 1987. This world class conference brings acupuncture practitioners, massage therapists, students, and professors together to exchange industry information in a beautiful retreat setting at the Catamaran Resort and Spa in San Diego, California.  


Pacific Symposium has consistently delivered cutting edge speakers at the forefront of the integrative health community, and this year is no exception. Giovanni Maciocia, Lillian Bridges, Arnaud Versluys, Shoji Kobayashi, Jeffrey Yuen, and Matt Callison are some of the widely respected experts who will present seminars and lead interactive workshops covering a myriad of timely Oriental medicine topics. From fertility, facial reading and diagnosis, Qi Gong, and aging, to traditional Tui Na massage, there will be something for everyone. Pacific Symposium is proud to present Pete Egoscue as this year's Keynote Speaker.  


Egoscue will discuss how he developed his unique therapy method that relieves chronic pain, and encourages peak physical performance for the young, the old, the athlete, the non-athlete, the famous, and the infamous. Egoscue's method is based on the body's functional design - or posture. Known as "The Posture Guy", Egoscue is the author of six books and has been successfully helping people relieve themselves of chronic pain for over thirty years. We look forward to sharing another illuminating week with you at Pacific Symposium 2012!  

Celebrate NAAOM Day this October!  

The use of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the U.S. is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 38.3% of adults (83 million people) and 11.8% of children use alternative forms of medicine, and the American Hospital Association reported that the current medical model of healthcare is shifting to a focus on overall wellness and prevention. North American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is Friday, October 19th, 2012.


Celebratory and educational events for Oriental medicine will take place in mid to late October throughout the nation, marking the ninth annual observance of North American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, which was conceived by the National Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as part of a national campaign to educate the public about the benefits of acupuncture and Asian healing. Pacific College, New York will be celebrating NAAOM Day from 5:30-8:30pm on the 19th. In addition to free acupuncture relaxation and stress relief, festivities in New York's Flatiron District will include Qi Gong and energy exercise workshops, a talk about nutrition and health tips for Autumn, and tea tasting. READ MORE

Facial Acupuncture: Natural Age-Defying

A fundamental belief of Chinese medicine is that health begins on the inside. How you treat your body, what you eat, how you feel, the way you think...all of this plays a factor into your health. The root of wellbeing is an internal balance. However, that's not to say that it's not visible on the outside. You can get a healthy glow from eating right or working out, and studies have shown that there are many Chinese medicine tips that can defy signs of aging. See some of them here:


8 Natural Anti-aging Secrets from Asia


But did you know that acupuncture can also be used as a natural alternative to chemical anti-wrinkle treatments, such as botox? Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to treat over forty-three conditions including allergies, asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel, depression, and infertility. A less-known course of acupuncture treatment is facial...READ MORE

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