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Dorene Petersen, President and Founder of the American College of Healthcare Sciences, holds a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Otago University, New Zealand, a Diploma in Natural Therapeutics from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in Auckland, New Zealand, and is a certified acupuncturist with specialized training in Chinese herbal medicine and moxibustion. In addition to her work as President and co-Education Director of the College, Dorene also teaches courses for... Full Bio
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American College announces hire of Dr. Arianna Staruch, ND, as Academic Dean by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Portland, OR—July 15, 2009—American College of Healthcare Sciences has hired Dr. Arianna Staruch, ND, to serve as Academic Dean effective July 1, 2009. Dr. Staruch will overse ... Read on »
ACHS raises lavender awareness by sponsoring two educational events in July by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will host two educational events in July to raise awareness about the benefits of growing lavender and its applications. ... Read on »
Rosemary distillation at ACHS yields high quality essential oil by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine ACHS President Dorene Petersen led a rosemary distillation on the American College campus Wednesday, June 17. From the ACHS Botanical Teaching Garden, Dorene and ACHS student ... Read on »
ACHS sponsors 30 AHA memberships for the first 30 students who enroll by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Portland, OR — On May 27, 2009, the American College of Healthcare Sciences pledged to sponsor 30 memberships to the American Herb Association (AHA) for the first 30 new stude ... Read on »
Nutritional and Herbal Tips for Women Experiencing Menopause by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Menopause is the natural cessation of menstruation and ovulation, which typically occurs in women ages 40-55. Though menopause is sometimes called the “change of life,” it d ... Read on »
Make Your Own Herbal Body Care And Culinary Oils by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Plants provide us with a rich array of therapeutic ingredients known as active constituents. Many aromatic plants are packed with specialized cells containing essential oils ... Read on »
We know to filter water. But should we be filtering our cosmetics too? by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Hormone-altering chemicals in your makeup? Could be. The FDA does not require cosmetics manufacturers to test their own personal care products for safety. And yet, we buy it. ... Read on »
How much water do we really need to be healthy? by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How much water do we really need to be healthy? The answer: It depends. The amount of water a person needs is dependent on many factors, such as where they live, how active t ... Read on »
Foraging for wild, medicinal plants and herbs by ACHS Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Foraging for wild food is not a "I just happened to see it" activity anymore. More and more websites are sprouting up with tips about what and how to forage native plants in y ... Read on »