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  • Concepts of Qi

      The Concept of Qi No concept is more elusive in Chinese medicine than the concept of Qi.  Most scholars feel that the meaning of this term is so vague and indefinite that it should not be translated at all.  In practice, however, many acupuncturists refer to Qi as “energy,” and to acupuncture in general as […]

  • Is Acupuncture Safe for Children?

    Is Acupuncture Safe for Children? The continually growing body of evidence that acupuncture, the traditional Chinese technique of inserting hair-thin needled into strategic points on the body, is safe with no adverse effects and some real benefits: Relieving muscle aches, migraines, stomach cramps, respiratory troubles, and even emotional trauma. Is acupuncture safe for them? Every […]

  • More Americans try acupuncture for pain relief.

    With all the worry about pain medications and addiction, it’s no wonder Americans are increasingly trying alternative medicine like acupuncture to alleviate their discomfort. A common stance against acupuncture is that the ancient practice is a placebo effect. But there is strong scientific studies showing acupuncture can soothe back and knee pain, quiet migraines and […]

  • Time Magazine article explains how Acupuncture works!

    You Asked: Does Acupuncture Really Work? A recent meta-analysis coauthored by Andrew Vickers a biostatistician at Memorial Slaon Kettering Cancer Center, which examines existing research on a topic compared acupuncture treatment to standard medical treatment for musculoskeletal pain, chronic headaches, and osteoarthritis. It also compared real acupuncture to “sham” acupuncture.  When comparing legit acupuncture to […]

  • Frustrated with Your Current School?

    Transfer To MCOM Are you frustrated with your current school? Do you feel that your current school is not allowing you to enjoy balance in your life? If so, transferring to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM) may be the best option for you. Every year, MCOM receives transfer students from many schools. Some […]

  • Authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine can only be taught with a strong clinical emphasis. That is where this college stands heads and shoulders above other TCM Schools. If you want to learn to become an acupuncture technician that follows protocols like a robot, this is not the school for you. If you want to learn the […]

  • We Offer a Stable & Reliable Schedule

    Every year, students transfer to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM) because their previous college was unable to coordinate their graduation to fit within the time frame that they were originally promised when they started school. At MCOM we know our course schedule for the next 5 years. We are able to take your […]

  • Recipes for wind patterns

    Recipes for Wind Patterns During the fall and winter months, our bodies can become more susceptible to the exogenous elemental factors that can cause us to become ill. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, a common cold is most often classified as wind cold or wind heat. This usually happens in cold season. A Patient has symptoms […]

  • What is Wei Qi

    What is Wei Qi? Wei Qi is a classification of Qi that is otherwise known as our protective Qi. It is our first line of defense against external factors that cause illness. The stronger and more nourished our protective qi, the healthier and more resistant we are to external pathogens that cause illness. In traditional […]