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About the College

New York College of Health Professions, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, is one of the leading colleges of Holistic medicine in the US. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a Continuing Education Certificate program in Holistic Nursing for RN's. All programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and the College has institutional accreditation by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education, a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The institution has been a leader in holistic education for over 25 years.
New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234 (518) 474-3852 

Education

Transforming health care begins with education. The schools of New York College of Health Professions provide the highest standards of education and training in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Holistic nursing for future generations of Holistic practitioners. The future of the College is even more exciting that its’ past.  With the acquisition of a modern medical faculty in China that enables students and faculty to visit China, as well as alliances with major medical institutions in the US, New York College is breaking new ground and affording its students a superior learning experience.

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Health Care

The Integrative Health Center
The Integrative Health Center is the professional family clinic of New York College offering the skills and services of licensed, experienced holistic practitioners. For over 25 years, this fully integrated clinic has provided patients with natural, minimally invasive therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, many modalities of massage therapy such as European, sports, Reiki, Shiatsu, reflexology, pregnancy massage, amma massage, chiropractic, Holistic nursing and nutritional counseling. Special patient programs exist for smoking cessation, weight loss and cancer support.

The Academic Health Care Teaching Clinics
The Academic Health Care teaching Clinics offer fully supervised holistic treatments to the community at affordable rates, while providing a clinical internship for our student practitioners.  Treatments include Swedish massage, amma massage, acupuncture, herbal consultations and recommendations and holistic nursing.

Research

Scientific studies, nationwide and abroad, continue to show the effectiveness of holistic modalities, and authorities in government and in the biomedical community are showing interest.

In March 2002, the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine issued its final report.  In it, the Commission addressed the coordination of research to increase knowledge about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) products.  It stated that “establishing a strong scientific base in CAM is necessary for acceptance and inclusion of safe and effective CAM therapies in health care.”

Additionally, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has increased funding for CAM research from $116 million in fiscal year 1999 to $247.6 million in fiscal year 2002.

New York College continues to solicit funds for research to explore new ways of combining Oriental healing methods with current Western scientific methods in diagnosis and treatment, further validating and supporting the field of holistic medicine.