Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Hosts "Asthma Day 2000"
Asthma is the most common chronic condition in the United States , affecting an estimated 15 million people and costing $5.8 billion annually in treatment. In an effort to promote a safe and effective complementary natural asthma treatment , Pacific College of Oriental Medicine hosted "Breath & Relax - Asthma Day" at their New York campus on March 19 th 2000. This event, co-sponsored by the Student Government and the Professional Health Services Clinic, focused on the treatment and education of those who suffer from a type of asthma . Acupuncture and herbs for asthma have had significant success rates. "We were interested in choosing an illness that afflicted patients across the board with no discrimination in sex, race or age," said student government president Barbara Roesch. "We wanted to select an illness that had a high success rate with treatment through traditional Chinese medicine . Because of the prevalence of asthma in this region, we were interested in providing the community a service by educating the public in the benefits of being treated with TCM."