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Asthma Day 2000

WHO/WHAT:
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine will be sponsoring a free clinic day devoted to the education and treatment of those who suffer from asthma. Featured lectures will include: the treatment of asthma with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, asthma self-care and Western Medicine, nutrition and asthma, and the use of Qi Gong (gentle Chinese exercise) in the treatment of asthma.

WHEN:
Sunday, March 19, 2000
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
915 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10010

WHY:
As of 1994, an estimated 14.6 million Americans had asthma, a 33% increase from 1990. Total medical costs for asthma treatment are placed at $5.8 billion annually
While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications. Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used, or as the adjunct to other medical treatment forms in many medical disorders. The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health both recognize the use of acupuncture in the treatment of respiratory disorders including asthma. Acupuncture is free of the side effects associated with asthma medications, and often results in fewer attacks.

CONTACT:
Reine Deming (212) 982-3456
Rebecca Wilkowski (800) 729-0941