Licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, board-certified herbalist and author of groundbreaking weight-loss study brings 25 years of experience to post
CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2010 -- As any doctor of acupuncture will tell you, location of points is crucial to treatment. And to acupuncturist Dr. Edward Lamadrid, location is also crucial to his career---which is why he recently relocated from New York to Chicago, Illinois, to take the helm of a prestigious medical school.
Lamadrid has been appointed chief operating officer and campus director at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. He also is a member of the teaching faculty.
"As an alumnus of Pacific College," said Lamadrid, "I am both honored and thrilled to be leading the school into the next decade and beyond. American medicine is embracing Oriental techniques more than ever, so now is an exciting time to be part of this institution and the innovative programs it offers."
Pacific College offers programs in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, integrative medicine and massage. Specialties include shiatsu, tui na, Thai massage, qi gong, tai ji, meditation and natural nutrition. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as certificate programs and continuing education for practitioners.
A licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist and board-certified herbalist, Lamadrid has more than 25 years of bodywork experience. He holds master's and doctorate degrees in acupuncture and herbal medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Lamadrid is the founder of the Integrative Health Studio in New York's Upper West Side and specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, fertility, and weight management. He offers acupuncture, medical massage and Kinesio Taping as well as provides consultations on feng shui. The overall mission of Lamadrid's practice is to employ healing arts to transform the roots of emotional consciousness, heal the physical body and awaken the spirit.
Moreover, Lamadrid is the developer of an acupuncture-based weight-loss treatment program. In 2008, he conducted a study on the treatment program in New York City and is preparing the study results for publication.
"Doctors, researchers, scientists, insurance companies and patients are all coming to the same conclusion," said Lamadrid. "Oriental medicine is effective tool in treating illness."
About Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Founded in 1986, Pacific currently has more than 1,100 students attending its campuses in San Diego, California; New York; and Chicago, Illinois. In 1999, the Illinois Board of Higher Education approved Pacific College as the first graduate program in Oriental medicine in the state. All campuses house large professional acupuncture and massage clinics with herbal pharmacies for student training.