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Medical Marijuana And TCM

Posted Apr 14 2011 2:26pm

• Medical marijuana is now a $1.7 billion market, according to a new report from See Change Strategy LLC, an independent financial analysis firm that specializes in new and unique markets. In addition to the medical use of marijuana, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can enhance wellness. Originating in China, TCM has been practiced for more than 2,000 years.
• Approximately 24.8 million people are eligible to receive a recommendation and purchase marijuana legally under state laws, and 730,000 people actually do. Medical marijuana markets exist in seven states (California, Colorado, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico) and will open this year in five more (Arizona, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia).
• Current marijuana markets will double in the next five years. The two major drivers of growth will be patient access (the number of legal patients will rise) and regulatory clarity (states will adopt regulation and license processes that facilitate the sale of medical marijuana).
• “Medical marijuana markets are rapidly growing across the country and will reach $1.7 billion this year,” says Ted Rose, editor of the report. “We undertook this effort because we noticed a dearth of reliable market information about this politically charged business.”
• Through its various modalities, TCM enhances the body’s healing abilities. The practitioner utilizes TCM therapies to rebalance yin and yang by restoring the natural flow of qi. Traditional Chinese medicine tailors therapy to harmonize emotions and the spirit (shen).
• Some of the conditions TCM treats • Acute and chronic pain conditions.
• Stress.
• Sleep disorders.
• Addictions.
TCM is a comprehensive medical system comprised of a range of traditional therapies including: Acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition, tui na massage, and exercises (tai chi and qigong).
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.

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