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TCM for Travel

Human beings love to travel – in 2019, a total of 2.3 billion individuals took trips in the United States alone. We travel for many reasons: to experience new people, places, and cultures, to broaden our horizons, to escape our everyday lives, and to see the world through new eyes. But nothing ruins a good […]

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TCM for Pain Managment

Written by Zhenni Jin Pain, one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, has posed serious challenges for public health and healthcare systems. Including discrete pain episodes and longer durational pain, around 9 to 12 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. Many of which have high-impact chronic pain that has created profound difficulty in […]

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Migraine and Traditional Chinese Medicine

A migraine is a complex neurologic disorder characterized by significant disability due to pain and symptoms associated with attacks. According to the World Health Organization, migraines are the eighth-most disabling disease worldwide, the most burdensome neurologic disease, and responsible for 5.6% of years lost to disability. The disability includes missed school or work, inability to […]

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Chinese Medicine for Stress Relief

How Stress Affects the Body Our bodies are hardwired to handle stress, but over time too much stress takes a toll on the body.  When we feel threatened the sympathetic nervous system is activated causing the heart rate to increase, the pupils dilate, and blood to be directed towards the extremities. Digestion can temporarily shut down. This […]

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- A tribute from Pam Ferguson (AOMA's ABT dean emerita)      Sherry – a longhorn graduate and long-time campaigner against the death penalty – was also an ardent pet rescuer. She had a wit second to none. Time in her office was always informative, and loads of fun. Mutual friends and I met Jim and […]

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Some of the Amazing Women of AOMA who are Transforming Lives

Women’s History Month, first beginning as Women’s History Week in 1981, honors the contributions women have made to a variety of fields, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women throughout history. AOMA is fortunate to have several brilliant women acupuncturists in our Professional Clinic, all of whom are […]

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New Year Resolutions for 2021

Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 brings health, prosperity and happiness for everyone. 2020 was different in many ways and even though the new normal has settled in, there are many health related New Year resolutions to make 2021 better. Both our north and south clinics are open at this time with covid-19 safety […]

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Checking in on Pam Ferguson, former Dean of Asian Bodywork Therapy at AOMA.

Give us a brief synapse on your latest book, which we understand is going live on Amazon very soon.  CROSSING LINES is now live on Amazon as an e-book! Later on a paperback will be available. But as the work is set during the week of Halloween/el Dia de los Muertos - I was keen to launch […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Rocio Lopez, LAc

Tell about your journey with TCM and Acupuncture and how your education at AOMA made a difference. I was first exposed to TCM when I was treated for migraine headaches years ago. Back then; my intention was to obtain a graduate degree in psychology so studying alternative medicine was not in my plans. However, the […]

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A Necessary Change for the Better

In recent weeks you may have noticed some small yet important changes in the world of Acupuncture, Acupuncture school, and AOMA. Although still the same degree our Master’s, which for years was known as a MAcOM is now called the MAc, and our Professional Doctorate has gone from DAcOM to DAc. In both cases the […]

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