TCM Points Location

Learning TCM points location can seem like a daunting task but that’s why I’m glad I’m learning it at PCOM. TCM Points Location I’m a little past halfway through the Points Location 1 class. First we learned the basics and concepts of where the channels run and how they interract …

Iron Palm

Whether you are doing kung fu or taiji as a martial art or for health you should think about doing some iron palm training. Doing this training properly will not only accomplish the obvious thing of making your hands stronger for striking things but it can also help to densify …

Integrated Medicine

Integrated Medicine I am studying for my DAOM at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at their Chicago location. What that really means is that I am studying what we like to call integrated medicine. While our focus is on Oriental treatment methods we also learn how we can fit …

Oriental Medicine

I’ve started my second term going part time at PCOM studying to be a doctor of Oriental medicine. At this point I am just putting my head down and digging in for the long haul. I could get through the program faster if I’d come up to full time but …

World Tai Chi Day in Chicago

World Tai Chi Day in Chicago Focus Tai Chi and The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) are happy to announce a public event we’re calling World Tai Chi Day 2016. If you want to learn some tai chi or qigong then you should plan to spend World Tai Chi …

Beef Marrow Broth

Acorrding to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) jing, or vital essence is crucial to our being able to remain youthful and vital and they say it is very difficult to replenish. Beef marrow broth is a great way to gather more jing and fortify the kidney essence that we all need …

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) views all food as medicine. It can be good medicine or not so good depending on what it is. In today’s society, our lifestyles commonly include long hours, supplemented by the cheapest of foods and topped off with less rest than our systems need. This can …

Tai Chi Cures Depression

Is it possible that tai chi cures depression? Today is a challenging time to be alive. Not only do we hear almost constantly about how dangerous it is to be out in the streets and how often we see in the news that unarmed men and women can be gunned …