They’ve had success in life. Long careers full of laudable accomplishments at the top of their fields. Engineers who successfully rose with the tech surge of Silicon Valley. Product Managers who keenly oversaw the development of their creations. Marketing Directors who effectively differentiated their product from all other brands. They are women and men who have worked tirelessly to keep up with cutting-edge technology throughout their profession so that their families may live comfortable lives. They’re practical people who have relied on quantitative data, science and technology, and proper planning to meet their end goals in life.
And then they decide to become acupuncturists. At first, I could not understand why such a surprising amount of the student body at the University of East-West Medicine comes from corporate America. It seemed almost ironic to me that people who have spent their lives relying on up-to-date quantitative data would then choose to pursue a second career grounded in tradition and intuition. The majority of these students wouldn’t bother using an operating system that is 20 years old (think Windows ’95), so why would they use a medicinal system that is over 5,000 years old? While the answer isn’t the exact same for every person, I have found a few...read more.
As a way to help spread awareness of Traditional Chinese Medicine and promote UEWM’s programs, the Admissions Department regularly attends outside events while hosting booths and offering free medical check-ups. During these events, we often encounter interesting individuals with fascinating medical stories. The concerns and ailments that these people face are likely shared by many others. The OutReach Files aims to document these stories while shedding light on general health issues which may be affecting our own lives, or that of a loved one.
Not too long ago I was hosting a booth at a health fair... read more.
A wonderful two days full of speeches and workshops by some of the world's finest Tai Chi practitioners.
The licensing exam is coming up! Do you know what to study?
Did you know: Acupunture and Oriental Medicine is extremely individualized. For example, 20 people with a flu may all have different acupunture points chosen as part of their treatment!
Dr. Amy Chan discusses the benifits of TCM when dealing with cervical health.
A brief guide to meditation created by UEWM student Christian O. Sy.
UEWM clinic patient Leslee testifies to the efficacy of acupuncture in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on Kbay radio.