The practice of wellness and alternative medicine has had a profound impact on healthcare in our society, and in New Jersey for several years. For so many people unable to find relief through contemporary western medicine, acupuncture has become a popular and sustainable medical alternative.
Founded in 1997, the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, is the only college in New Jersey offering aspiring acupuncture clinicians with an accredited program. The institution has been approved for many years by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and provides a licensure program for graduates intending to practice in New Jersey. Our new program, to award the
degree of Master’s in Acupuncture now provides the significance and prestige of an advanced medical credential.
In her announcement, Aida Morales-Almanzar, the College’s President said “recent college graduates, plus those interested in a rewarding second career; as well as credentialed health care professionals like chiropractors and physician’s assistants, are ideal candidates for the new master’s program. We are proud of this important milestone as it will advance the study and practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in our
Found in the college’s name is the term traditional medicine. The word traditional concerns the thousands of years of practice of Oriental healing (the correct reference to Eastern medicine) as a safe and effective way of dealing with pain, injury and illnesses. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine both define and explain the single most powerful instinct within the human body—the will to live.
“A big commitment of the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine is to serve the local community. Under the guidance of the college’s licensed clinic supervisors, our intern clinic is open to the public at convenient times to treat a wide variety of ailments. Along with regular open houses, the college offers lecture programs for the general public on a variety of health related topics such as smoking cession and
healthy eating.” Morales-Almanzar added.
“Humans inherently strive to preserve balance,” states Dr. Thomas Kouo, the college’s Academic Dean. As our society reaches outward to discover and embrace an age of technology providing lifestyles blessed with convenience and choices, our human instincts are turning introspective suggesting reflection on the truths and
wisdom of the past. As modern medicine provides new and innovative ways for us to diagnose, monitor, and even modify the body,” Dr. Kouo added, “we long to re-engage with the always-present biorhythms and natural circulation of the body’s intelligent and intricate energies that have sustained our race for millennia. Our new master’s program dedicates a significant study section to these perspectives”.
The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine is located in a modern learning-centric facility at 440 Franklin St. 5th floor, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.
For more information please contact
Aida Morales-Almanzar, 973-746-8717 ext. 15