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It can be difficult to build a new life in a busy world with the demand of responsibilities, bills, and family. You might be thinking that you do not have time for school while balancing work, family commitments, and the day-to-day pull of life.
PIHMA can help make it possible…with our flexible schedule of classes where students can attend on alternating weekends and evenings, or some weekdays. With our unique schedule we have helped many with their dreams of becoming an Acupuncturist come true. We are committed to helping you reach your goals of joining the ranks of one of the most dynamic, rewarding, and engaging careers in the medical field.
Acupuncture is among the fastest growing healthcare fields. With increasing numbers of studies supporting the use of Acupuncture for a growing number of health and wellness issues, consumers are making the choice to include Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) in their healthcare regimes. Many Americans choose to integrate their healthcare choices, adding the wellness and recovery capacities of AOM to their allopathic care because of its results and the unique caring and training of Acupuncturists. As an Acupuncturist, you will find that this medicine is exciting, amazing and effective, which explains why it has endured for thousands of years and is used by the majority of the world’s population. Your ability to observe and understand the body, mind and spirit of your patient makes you uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the public and bring much-needed healing to others. Acupuncturists are skilled at relieving pain, chronic disease, restoring balance and improving health, leading to longevity and positive well-being.
PIHMA graduates typically establish their own practice, while others. find employment in hospital settings, integrative practices working with other health professionals, and others in the health and spa industry. Some devote time to helping the disadvantaged or work in post-traumatic stress or addiction centers. While many choose to create their own practices and “be their own boss”, the field is growing for those who wish to focus solely on the practice and allow others to manage the business. One such growing opportunity is Modern Acupuncture, a new delivery system providing community acupuncture directly to the public in a franchise model. Acupuncturists can be employed with salary and benefits and also have the opportunity to invest in the franchise as well. Other notable employers of PIHMA graduates are the Banner Hospitals (now called Honor Health), cruise ships sailing internationally, and the Phoenician, the Sanctuary, and Kierland resorts.