Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Admission Information for International Students

Like all prospective students an international student must first submitt an application with the required supporting documentation to the NYCTCM admissions office. Your application is reviewed to determine if you have the qualifications to enroll. An international student must provide a TOEFL score as part of the supporting documentation ( internet based test score of 65 is required ) to NYCTCM.

If you meet the requirements to enroll we will issue a letter of acceptance offering you admission to the program. At that time we will also request that you complete and notarize a financial statement to document financial resources available to cover your first year tuition and related school expenses plus living expenses.

NYCTCM does not have dormitories. All students live off campus and commute to school. You will need to obtain off campus housing on your own. When your admission file information is complete and we have your financial statement we will issue the I20 to be used for you to secure your visa.

Your first priority is to take the TOEFL exam and list us as as a school to receive your test score. Our school code for TOEFL test results is ( 8698). Information about what you must get to us as part of your application to enroll is available on our website on the NYCTCM application page. Or, we can send you an admissions packet.

For more information see the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Admissions page. An application is downloadable.

NYCTCM Open House dates

Open House & Guest Student visits

Prospective students are invited to attend an NYCTCM Open House for an overview of the Acupuncture school & Traditional Chinese Medicine school programs, a tour of the facility, open discussion, and information on the application process.

Or arrange to visit NYCTCM as a guest student — attend classes, meet with faculty and students, and experience a complimentary acupuncture treatment in the NYCTCM teaching clinic.

Fall Trimester dates: September, 2008 to December, 2008. Now is the time for new and transfer prospective students to prepare for fall enrollment.

Mineola Open House events - this is the last Open House before Fall Trimester begins.

Location: NYCTCM, 155 First St., Mineola, NY 11501

Dates: August 7, 2008: Thursday evening, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Contact: Please call (516) 739-1545 to reserve your spot or email

Prospective students are welcome to call ahead to schedule an appointment with admissions and financial aid before or after an Open House they plan to attend. They may also attend classes after the Saturday Open Houses.

New Student Orientation

New student orientation will be held at the Mineola campus on August 23, 2008 from 10:30 am

Classes start for new level one students on September 5, 2008

Late registration: August 10 through September 12, 2008

Additional Free Parking

For those attending a Saturday Open House event in Mineola: if the NYCTCM parking lot is full, additional parking is available free on Saturdays in the Village of Mineola Municipal Parking Garage on Main Street located directly across the street from the NYCTCM parking area.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

TCM FInally Honored by FDA

FDA has acknowledged that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is part of an efficacious and complete medical system as involving "whole systems of theory and practice that have evolved independently from or parallel to allopathic (conventional) medicine."

The newly-released Guidance for Industry on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products and their Regulation by FDA had not included traditional medicine in its compilation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) but now traditional medicine including TCM has finally gained the same level of respect as conventional Western medicine.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in association with FDA said that complete medical systems such as TCM reflect cultural diversity and the innate healing properties of the body, and represents healing techniques which tap the mind, body and spirit.

Chen Keji from the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine applauded FDA's acceptance of TCM theory and of its curative function, adding that this had come after the popularity of CAM in the US.

( by Huang Shan, August 3, 2007)

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Tai Chi Sword Classes at NYCTCM in Mineola, Long Island, NY

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mineola, Long Island, NY is pleased to announce the opening of a new Tai Chi Course, 32 Tai Chi Sword, to the public. The course will be starting in September, once a week, for 10 sessions in total. We will only charge $60 as an administration fee for this 10-session class. The class is offered on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 pm starting September 10.

World Tai Chi Champion, Mr. Sitan Chen, will be the instructor for this Community Tai Chi Sword Course. You will have this special opportunity to learn Tai Chi Sword from a Master.

This is a great opportunity. Don’t miss it. Limited to 20 participants for this course. Please send a check for $60 payable to NYCTCM by September 6, 2008 or see New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Community page for more information.

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
155 First St.
Mineola NY 11501

Tel. 516-739-1545

Benefits of Acupuncture

Western studies have found evidence that the traditional acupuncture points conduct electromagnetic signals. Stimulating the acupuncture points causes these signals to be relayed to the brain at a higher than normal rate. These signals in turn cause the brain to release pain-relieving chemicals known as endorphins, and immune system cells to weak or injured parts of the body. Other studies have shown that acupuncture activates the release of opioids into the central nervous system. Opioids are also analgesic, or pain-relieving compounds.

The purpose of acupuncture is to rebalance opposing energy forces in different parts of the body. In the United States, acupuncture is most widely used to treat pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders, but it has also been used in the treatment of substance abuse, and to relieve nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture appears to alter the chemical balance of the brain itself by modifying the production and release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. Acupuncture has been documented to affect certain involuntary body functions, including immune reactions, blood pressure, and body temperature...

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