This is your chance. If you have a passion for health and wellness, and a deep desire to help those around you live and feel better, there is currently an exploding field of medicine ripe with opportunity. Learning, embracing, and teaching its methods will not only enlighten and vivify others, it will also produce a profound spiritual transformation within you. What is this magical field of medicine, that not only transforms patient, but also practitioner?
Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used to effectively manage and treat disease in many cultures for thousands of years. Western culture and medicine are finally coming around too; better late than never. Currently ½ of all Americans use some form of alternative medicine, and this multi-billion dollar industry only continues to grow. All main hospitals, such as Kaiser in the Bay Area, now have an acupuncturist on staff. Obamacare includes provisions for acupuncture, as does all California insurance. Doctors all across the country are including alternative medicine into their treatment, and have found it to be especially effective for conditions such as cancer, pain, and even many psychological disorders like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
So how do you get into this exciting, up-and-coming field? Five Branches University is one of the best acupuncture schools in the entire country. President Ron Zaidman, a deeply intelligent, caring, passionate, and realized man, presides over both campuses. He does an amazing job of inspiring others and cultivating knowledge and understanding. He has seen hundreds of graduates go on to fun, fulfilling, and lucrative careers in the US and all over the world.
Because it is a fast growing field, demand for practitioners is increasing at a time when supply is low. Whereas fields like nursing and doctoring are heavily impacted and highly competitive, the field of acupuncture and herbal medicine is wide open and available to all those with a true passion for healthcare.
Once a licensed graduate of Five Branches University, many professional opportunities await. You can work at a hospital, or be a part of a health collective at an integrated group practice. You can even start your own practice. Indeed, autonomy and independence are two of the most exciting parts of being an acupuncturist. In addition, the career comes with a high quality of life because of the deeply fulfilling nature of the work and the balanced life it both teaches and provides. The best practitioners are those who personally embody and employ the wisdom and methods they teach. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also be a very lucrative career, with country-wide pay rates increasing. Pay rates are competitive with other health care jobs, and those working in hospitals or at private practices can often earn six figures and beyond.
Don’t miss the point on this. If you are interested in learning more about Five Branches University and the exploding field of acupuncture and herbal medicine, the university is holding an open house on June 18th, from 6pm to 8pm at San Jose campus. Come meet faculty, graduates, and clinicians and hear their stories of transformation and success. Prepare to be inspired.