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It's Easy as Pie to Apply

How long have you been considering becoming an acupuncture physician? Many people hesitate for three to five years! Why so long of a wait? The reason is simple: Seeing that it's a master's degree program is intimidating to some. They may think they do not have the time or qualifications to see it through to the end.

Prioritize Your New Career and Plan a Path

“I would do X if I had more time.”

You know you would excel at your ideal career, and you're certain you could complete the degree program, but you believe you lack the time. The truth is, we allow time to rule us. Some time-consuming activities are out of your control, such as work, family obligations, or buying groceries. It's also natural to want to simply unwind after completing these tasks.

“Just one more episode first.”

“Maybe if I wake up early enough.”

We are proud of our Acupuncture Physician graduates at “the coating ceremony”.

There are a lot of thoughts that go into deciding on a college, and a degree program. Can I afford it? Can I manage daycare for my kids? Will my job work around my school schedule? Can I handle the classes and the homework? All excellent questions for certain.  People of all ages and backgrounds come into our college wanting to become an Acupuncture Physician, but they all have the same worries. It’s understandable; the choice to go back to college, later in life for many, is a difficult one. But, it’s all worth it in the long run.

What is your word for 2020?

What is your word for 2020? Mine is “Begin.”
According to Merriam-Webster, it means, “To do the first part of an action: go into the first part of a process.”1

We all have those actions that we know we need to take in order to grow and develop. Sometimes, starting them is the hardest part.

New Year’s Resolutions Start Today

Do you have a New Year's resolution yet? With 2020 right around the corner, now is a great time to consider what improvements could be made to your professional life.  Many of us say we want to make better financial decisions, but with our busy day-to-day lives, this goal often becomes difficult to reach. Why not try making a decision about your career instead? Unlike other New Year's resolutions, completing a new career program has concrete steps to follow and could allow you to complete other goals successfully in the future.

The importance of Magnesium

Dr. Jenna Peterson, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine instructor at EWCNM, shares the importance of magnesium in your diet.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more about enrolling in our program to become a natural healer, or if you would like to visit our clinic or herbal pharmacy.

National Financial Aid Day - October 16

National Financial Aid Day, October 16, 2019 recognizes the contribution of all financial aid staff who help students realize their college dreams. 

FAFSA forms are not easy to comprehend, which is why our school has financial aid staff dedicated to assisting students complete these and other financial forms.  Do you need assistance seeing if you qualify for FAFSA, grants, scholarships, military options or other tuition assistance? Contact our admissions department, who will arrange an appointment for you to personally meet with a member of our financial aid team.

Graduate Highlight - Dr. Shin Fukuda

“I want to be an athletic trainer for a professional baseball team.” This was the goal Dr. Shin Fukuda, AP, set for himself at age eighteen. Although the path to this career seemed challenging and the destination far away, Dr. Fukuda was relentless in the pursuit of his dream. He attended East West College of Natural Medicine and became a Licensed Acupuncture Physician. Today, he is a full-time athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Acupuncture Is More Popular Than Ever

Acupuncture Is More Popular Than Ever—Here Are 4 Proven Benefits to Know About – by Claudia Fisher, August 13, 2019

Our Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program includes a comprehensive curriculum which includes acupuncture with point location.  Our students are prepared to take the national board exams which can lead to becoming an Acupuncture Physician.