A holistic approach to fibromyalgia Part 2

In Part 1 of our fibromyalgia series, I talked about my journey to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and joint hypermobility through a maze of conventional medicine. After arriving at a conclusion, many questions remained unanswered. Why didn’t my physicians ask me about my diet? Why didn’t my physical therapists suggest yoga? Is meditation effective for […]

A holistic approach to fibromyalgia | Part 1 | ACHS.edu

Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other nebulous energy-zapping conditions can be difficult to diagnose and treat. The symptoms are far-reaching and can be indicative of a myriad of other imbalances and illnesses, so often a patient with symptoms of insomnia, brain fog, inflammation, depression, fatigue, and consistent unexplained pain is sent on a merry-go-round of […]

Erica Rhodes, ACHS Scholarship Recipient

Erica Rhodes, ACHS Scholarship Recipient

I chose the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) for holistic health education for several reasons. ACHS is a very military-friendly college which is important to me as an active duty Soldier. I am impressed by the great electives offered in the M.S. in Complementary Alternative Medicine Program (CAM), which allows me to explore a […]

Complementary Alternative Medicine Cancer Resources

How to Find Credible Complementary Alternative Medicine Cancer Resources The Internet is full of resources; some reliable and up-to-date, others…not. How can you be certain a resource is trustworthy? One method to evaluate if a resource is credible is called the CRAAP Method[1]. CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. When evaluating the […]

Jump Start Your Holistic Health Career Skills with 3 New Online Classes

**This blog post was updated December 2016 to reflect more recent information.  American College of Healthcare Sciences is proud to announce that it will offer a new writing and information literacy course, ENG 100 College Writing, Research Literacy, & Critical Thinking, in time for Summer Semester starting May 20, 2013. (Note, ENG 100 was originally three individual five-week, […]

Natural Medicine is Making History

Doesn’t it seem like everyone is talking about holistic health and natural medicine these days? The U.S. healthcare system is beginning to incorporate prevention and natural approaches into the healthcare system, something our community has been moving toward for a very long time! We’re paying attention, and so is the mainstream media and medical community. […]

ACHS Grads and Alumni: Reaching for the Stars to Heal the World

As an educator, watching my students achieve their goals is an immense joy. Completing a certificate, diploma, or degree in holistic healthcare is an outstanding accomplishment, and it is something to take pride in and celebrate. Here at ACHS, our job doesn’t stop at commencement. We care about the long-term success of our students and […]

Scholarship Recipient is Celebrating Achievements

ACHS is continuing the theme of celebrating our students by introducing you to Krysta Merrill, an  ACHS Adult Skills Education Program Scholarship (ASEP) recipient for June 2013. You can learn more about this scholarship (partnered with Imagine America) in our earlier blog posts or by visiting the ACHS scholarship page. Krysta is pursuing an Associate Degree […]

Wellness on the Rise: 3 Holistic Practices Sweeping Modern Healthcare

For years, complementary medicine has taken heat from the allopathic medicine world. Cutting terms like “quack” and “witch doctor” have been thrown around brutally, but the stigma is finally beginning to shake off. With more data showing the benefits of holistic healthcare, more patients are turning to alternative treatments. I recently read an interesting article […]

Holistic Health Advocacy Starts with You — Stay Informed

Are you drawn to study or use holistic healthcare? It seems like everyone is talking about holistic or alternative healthcare these days. The U.S. healthcare system is beginning the process of looking at the impact of integrative or complementary and alternative medicine, and incorporating concepts of wellness, prevention, and natural medicine into the healthcare model.

Do You Need a BS to take the MS in CAM?

There is significant evidence that students with a bachelor’s of arts degree have a good probability of success in graduate science courses such as anatomy/physiology, chemistry and other similar courses, which are part of our Master of Science curriculum in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine program at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. Furthermore, additional […]