Saturday, September 20, 2008

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture School

Authentic Training in 5000-Year-Old Healing Arts

The New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NYCTCM), New York's premier institution of authentic Chinese Medicine, teaches acupuncture and herbal medicine much as they are taught in China, while helping students relate this approach to the evolving practice of Western Medicine in the U.S. The fully-accredited three-year Masters Program in Acupuncture and four-year Masters Program in Oriental Medicine (acupuncture plus Chinese herbology) prepare students for licensure and professional practice within New York State and throughout the U.S.

Herbal Certificate Program for Acupuncturists

NYCTCM's Herbal Certificate Program trains licensed acupuncturists and graduates of acupuncture programs in the skills needed to add Chinese herbology to their practices.

Small classes with faculty trained in China

The excellent faculty, most of whom were trained in China and have extensive teaching and clinical experience in both China and the U.S., combined with small classes and master-apprentice type teaching relationships in the school’s teaching clinics, mean that this ancient knowledge is carefully transmitted to the students who will make up the next generation of master practitioners.

Flexible scheduling; two convenient locations

NYCTCM offers flexible scheduling with classes mostly on weekends and a friendly family-style atmosphere that encourages stress-free learning. The main campus, located in Mineola, Long Island, is easily accessible by LIRR, bus and auto. For Manhattan-based students, the Manhattan clinic/classroom facility offers the possibility of completion of up to 50% of the program in Manhattan. The Manhattan Clinic is open 4 days per week, and a limited number of classes are offered there on weekday evenings.

NYCTCM accepts new and transfer students at the beginning of each trimester, in September, January and May. Prospective students must have at least 60 college credits and proficiency in English before applying for NYCTCM admission.

NYCTCM is accepting applications for the Winter 2009 trimester.

Call 516-739-1545 for Open House and admissions information or email:

AAAOM: Acupuncture Schools List

Find an Acupuncture School & an Acupuncture School Clinic

AAAOM has a complete list of Acupuncture Schools in U.S., and lists of Acupuncture School clinics where the affordable acupuncture and Chinese herbal consultations are available to the public. The list of acupuncture schools is for the benefit of both the acupuncture and lay-community.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tao of Fertility on the Today Show

Explains acupuncture used as complementary technique to enhance fertility.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Accredited Acupuncture Schools - List

Listed are links to every ACAOM-accredited and candidate acupuncture program in North America. By clicking on a link, you'll not only be able to contact a school; you'll also learn about each school's mission and educational objectives; read a brief history of the institution; and find more information on the school's degree programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Acupuncture Today is a good site for all kinds of information about acupuncture for your health, the acupuncture profession, and acupuncture education.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Acupuncture School - NYCTCM - Open House

Open House & Guest Student visits at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

NYCTCM's Open Houses

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.

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.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cornsilk - Yu Mi Xu, cooling summer drink

I found an article in the Meet the Herbs section of Everydayhealthtcm blog about making a summer drink from corn silk. It looked delicious, but I decided to try it before posting about it. I did as they suggested, putting the light golden raw cornsilk into a jug overnight. It turned pale yellow color.

It was delicious, like drinking a fresh ear of corn.

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