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SOURCE Southern California University of Health Sciences
Southern California University Of Health Sciences Celebrates World AOM Day On October 24th With Free On-Campus Treatments For Stress Relief, Insomnia, Pain Relief, Smoking Cessation And More
WHITTIER, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), the nation's leading post-graduate college for chiropractic, acupuncture and oriental medicine, joins practitioners and organizations around the globe to celebrate the practice and proven benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) on World AOM Day, Thursday, October 24th.
The SCU College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine invites the public to experience this remarkable form of medicine firsthand with complimentary treatments from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and also from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on the Glen at the scenic SCU Campus. Complimentary food and snacks will also be provided. Southern California University of Health Sciences is located at 16200 E. Amber Valley Drive, Whittier, CA 90604.
SCU practitioners will offer consultations and free ear seeds on acupuncture points for those suffering the following conditions: Stress Management, Smoking Cessation, Pain Relief, Weight Management, Allergies, Insomnia, Decreased Memory, and General Well-Being Issues. SCU practitioners will consult and treat each case individually with utmost care and discretion.
Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, has a long history of use in China. In modern times, it has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, or chemicals in the brain that produce a sense of relaxation and work as the body's internal natural pain killers. Stress relief and a decrease in anxiety are commonly reported benefits of ear acupuncture. It can also treat many health problems including addiction, mood disorders, obesity, and pain.
The acupuncture points on the ear help to regulate the body's internal organs, structures, and functions. Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated with needles or ear seeds. Ear seeds are derived from the vaccaria plant and are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left on the ear for a few days or up to one week.
A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) found that approximately one in ten adults have received acupuncture at least one time and 60% said they would readily consider acupuncture as a potential treatment option. The NCCAOM sponsors World AOM Day annually and is a non-profit organization established in 1982 that validates entry-level competency in the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through professional certification. Additional information on World AOM Day is available at: http://aomday.org.
"Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are natural, non-pharmaceutical practices that date back thousands of years and deliver real relief to millions of people around the world every day," says SCU President Dr. John Scaringe. "SCU is the country's leading college for acupuncture medicine, and we invite the public to join our celebration of World AOM Day and personally experience the tremendous benefits of these effective and painless treatments."
About The Southern California University of Health Sciences
The Southern California University of Health Sciences was founded in 1911 as one of the first institutions in the United States with a dedicated focus on chiropractic, acupuncture and health sciences. The school has become a premier university preparing the next generation of health practitioners in these disciplines. Acupuncture is among the mostly widely integrated forms of alternative medicine and embraced by millions of patients across North America.
For over a century, SCU has prepared men and women for successful and significant careers in patient care. Located on a beautiful 38-acre campus in Whittier, California, about 20 miles Southeast of Los Angeles on the border of Orange County, SCU students enjoy a quiet suburban atmosphere and the advantages of being near a large city. The school offers a dual degree program in Chiropractic and Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The SCU Los Angeles College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), and the SCU College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is endorsed by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Both programs are also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). SCU also offers a Diagnostic Imaging residency program, a Chiropractic Sports Medicine residency program, and is also the only school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in North America to offer an on-campus anatomy lab, radiology lab and extensive hands-on experience. The School of Professional Studies (SPS) at SCU offers two certificate programs in Massage Therapy and Ayurvedic Medicine which are also recognized by WASC.
For information on the Southern California University of Health Sciences, please visit: http://www.scuhs.edu.
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