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Courtesy of Mark McKenzie, Executive Director of ACAOM, the article “Moving Beyond Medications: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Management and Well-Being.”

Moving Beyond Medications: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Management and Well-Being In response to the current public health crisis of opioid abuse, overdose, and death, many organizations have issued guidelines and recommendations for treating pain, including the former Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide” campaign. Similar to other guidelines, this campaign recommends non-pharmacological approaches as first line… Read More »

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The Eastern Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Eastern Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, EJCAM, is a peer reviewed journal affiliated with the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. EJCAM however acts independently from the school in pursuit of its own mission.   At EJCAM we consider the center of alternative medicine to be the medicine that derives from indigenous… Read More »

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Celebrating 20 Years at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine

It has been 20 years since the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (ESATM) was established. In our 20 years, the Eastern School family has grown and we are grateful for the present students, alumni, faculty, staff, board members and the broader traditional medicine community that have helped us arrive at this wonderful milestone.… Read More »

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocol for Acute Pain in the Hospital Setting

By Dr. Thomas Kouo, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM Academic Dean of the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine Bloomfield, New Jersey “Give me something for the pain Give me something for the blues Give me something for the pain when I feel I’ve been danglin’ from a hang-man’s noose Give me something for the rain… Read More »

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ESATM Traditional Herbal Program 2017

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine exist as historical counterparts intersecting often and combining to provide medicine that philosophically endows the basic principle of yin/yang. Acupuncture, using needles to puncture the skin to affect the internal processes of the body is balanced by the working of herbal medicine which improves health from the inside-out. Chinese herbal… Read More »

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5 Traits in Transitioning from Acupuncture Student to Acupuncture Practitioner

5 Traits in Transitioning from Acupuncture Student to Acupuncture Practitioner If you’re in acupuncture school working on building a career in contemporary medicine, you’ve taken the first step. As with most professions, one of the keys to a successful career in acupuncture is being a successful student before you start practicing. Self-starting. Those who set… Read More »

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Spring 2017 is Here!

  SPRING春 The three months of Spring are characterized by effusion and outreaching. Heaven and earth are both being engendered, and together engender life; the ten thousand things prosper at this time. [During Spring] one should sleep at night and wake up early; [a person] walks through the courtyard with long strides. Let the hair… Read More »

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NJAAOM Sees a Victory in the NJ Dry Needling Law

As seen on NJ.com courtesy of NJAAOM Photo courtesy of Jason Sargis President NJAAOM A Cedar Grove businessman pushed to protect the integrity of his industry and the safety of acupuncture patients. Jason Sargis, who has owned Total Acupuncture on Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove since 2015, serves as president of the New Jersey Association… Read More »

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Top 5 Acupuncture School Questions Answered

  Have you realized the power of Eastern medicine and decided to pursue a career in acupuncture? The first step is to turn your passion into knowledge with a solid education at a reputable acupuncture school. As you search for the institution that will guide you in your exploration of this ancient wisdom and holistic… Read More »

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Pioneer Chinese doctor was a municipal treasure in John Day

Article courtesy of Offbeat Oregon Settlers in John Day in the late 1800s learned the healer of Kam Wah Chung could cure diseases others couldn’t; all his patients survived the fatal Spanish Flu epidemic in 1919 The Kam Wah Chung building in John Day, as it appears today. (Image: Finetooth/Wikimedia) By Finn J.D. John —… Read More »

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