Free Acupuncture & Workshops at Pacific College NY Chinese New Year Celebration, February 12th

By Pacific College - May 14, 2015

January 11, 2011

Cynthia Neipris
(212) 982-3456
[email protected]


New York, NY – Free activities for the public to celebrate Chinese New Year will be hosted on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, including free sample acupuncture treatments, Qi Gong/movement workshops, massage demonstrations, talks on winter health tips and the upcoming Year of the Rabbit.  From 10:00am-12:00pm, an Info Session about careers in massage and acupuncture will be held, followed by celebratory activities, open to all, from 12:00-3:00. Also featured, will be a showing of the award-winning documentary film, 9,000 Needles, from 2:30-4:30.

Engaging Activities and Learning Opportunities

The public is also invited to tour the campus, get tongue evaluation for health, and meet with staff to learn about acupuncture, herbs, and massage, and for those interested, about careers in the field.

“This is a great chance for community members to experience acupuncture treatments in a friendly setting, and to learn more about how Acupuncture and Massage work,” according to Gina Lepore, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s New York campus. “Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare because it offers natural, effective treatments for a reasonable cost for a variety of ailments from pain to anxiety to women’s health conditions, and for prevention as well.”

The use of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is at an all-time high in the U.S. according to a recent survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), an estimated 3.1 million Americans used acupuncture and Oriental medicine in 2007, a 50 percent increase since 2002.

Traditions and Symbolism of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.  The Chinese year 4709 begins on February 3, 2011. At Chinese New Year celebrations, people wear red clothes, decorate with red paper, and give children “lucky money” in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.

For more information, a schedule of activities for the Chinese New Year celebrations, or for information about Pacific College’s Programs please call (212) 982-3456 x229 or check

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