Herbs Go Downtown: New Herbal Medicine Clinic Launches in the Financial District at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Part of a Growing National Trend
New York, NY, May 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- A new Chinese Herbal Clinic in New York’s Financial District, at 110 Fulton Street, has been launched by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the largest college of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the U.S. . Patients from throughout the New York area can now access low cost herbal treatments in the Financial District as a stand alone healthcare option on Wednesday mornings, or in coordination with Acupuncture Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The College Clinic is one of the busiest Oriental Medicine Clinics on the east coast, treating over 30,000 patients annually on-site, in addition to patients treated with acupuncture and/or herbs off-site at area hospitals, health clinics, and community organizations.
Chinese Herbs, in the news recently, with Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal both reporting on the growing trend of major medical institutions like The Cleveland Clinic incorporating Herbal Medicine into their offerings, are increasing in popularity. “Patients come for everything from dermatology to gynecology and from chronic fatigue to chronic headaches and stress,” reports Pacific College-NY Campus Director Malcolm Youngren. “They appreciate having a natural and gentle healthcare option which has less side effects than many other healthcare options, when practiced under the supervision of a Licensed Oriental Medicine practitioner.” “We advise all patients, of course, that they should also consult a physician regarding any conditions for which they are seeking help. We work with patients who are trying natural options, as an alternative to more drastic measures like surgery or pharmaceutical treatments,” he adds, “or as a complementary measure to improve the outcome of surgeries or decrease side effects of medications.”
Pacific College’s experienced Oriental medicine practitioners work with patients to determine the root causes of their medical conditions, and develop an individualized herbal treatment plan. Training to become a Nationally Certified Oriental Medicine practitioner requires at least 5 years of college. Patients may go home with raw herbs that can be cooked into a tea to drink, or herbs that are granulated or in the form of pills or topical ointments. Chinese herbal formulas are surprisingly affordable compared to pharmaceutical options. Herbal shift appointments the College Clinic cost only $26 plus the cost of the herbs.
For more information or appointment at the Pacific College Clinic, call 212-982-4600 or check www.pacificcollege.edu