Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
There are over 50 Acupuncture Schools in United States. Acupuncture laws differ from state to state, therefore, each acupuncture school entails its own philosophy and instruction outline. Acupuncture School education and training is approximately 3,000 credit hours. Because there are varying therories of Acupuncture, some schools teach 5-Element style of acupuncture as opposed to more familiar TCM style. While some acupuncture schools have mandatory herbal curriculum, other acupuncture schools list this course-study as an option.
The main purpose of attending an acupuncture school is to be educated and trained to be healers in art, to learn science and philosophy of acupuncture, and to be instructed in herbal and Oriental medicine. Attaining a professional license as an acupuncturist is rewarding in many ways. One not only learns to heal others but also learns to heal himself - spiritually, mentally and physically.
Fundamentally, all aspects of traditional Oriental medicine are introduced in first year of academic instruction. This includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, anatomy, body therapy, biosciences and Tai Chi. This prepares aspiring acupuncturist for clinical apprenticehsip. During second year at an acupuncture school, classroom experience teaches in-depth philosophy of acupuncture practice, Oriental medicine and advance needling techniques.
Massage Therapy SchoolsWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
Massage Therapy Schools are fastest growing elements in healthcare training. There are nearly a thousand massage therapy schools and training courses in US, alone. Beside massage therapy schools there are several community, technical and University Colleges that offer massage instruction courses as well.
With so many varieties of massage therapy schools and over 200 massage techniques, one should try different massages to see which s/he might be interested in learning. A trial apprenticeship with an established massage professional is a unique way to see if you really want to learn and practice massage. For training, you can expect to pay regularly, hourly charge for massage therapy.
Massage Therapy Schools offer beneficial, healing techniques to potential practitioners. Because massage is most natural of ways to heal, massage therapy schools expand our knowledge on our instinctual, nurturing human touch. Studies ultimately reveal that touch reduces stress and depression, alleviates pain and reinforces immune system. Simply, massage therapy schools teach us to touch therapeutically. Massage Therapy Schools not only instruct us how to heal, but there are several massage associations that support and promote benefits of each massage therapist.