Oriental Medicinal Herb Dispensary
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine of NYCC
Seneca Falls Health Center
Oriental Medicine Dispensary
- Prepare loose herb, concentrated granule and prepared herbal formulas requested by NYCC approved clinicians
- Ship orders to clinicians and patients, or coordinate pick-up at our Seneca Falls location (Herbal Formula Recommendation Form)
- Student, faculty, employee and alumni discount on all orders
- Explain clinician’s instructions to patient
- Provide an interactive learning environment for students
Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable herbal products from reputable vendors and our inventory includes:
- Granules – single – (KPC & Blue Light)
- Granules – formulas – (KPC & Blue Light)
- Loose herbs – (Spring Wind & Plum Flower/Mayway)
- Prepared Medicinals – (Blue Poppy, ITM [Pine Mountain, Seven Forests, White Tiger], Plum Flower, Golden Flower, Health Concerns, HerbMax, Herbal Times, Integrative Therapeutics, Kan Herb Co., Yao/Yin Care, Zheng Gu Tui Na, and various Asian Patents)
The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College features its own professional, full-service herbal dispensary that fills orders by professional recommendation only. The dispensary serves the various school clinics including the Seneca Falls Health Center, Campus Health Center, Rochester Outpatient Health Center, and Trumansburg Acupuncture, as well as the practices of MSAOM alumni and other qualified practitioners. Practitioners can place orders via email, facsimile or in person at our Seneca Falls Health Center clinic location.
The dispensary is managed by a full-time Dispensary Manager (who is an MSAOM graduate) and offers work-study positions for MSAOM students.
In addition to its patient care services, the dispensary also serves as a training facility for the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s MSAOM interns and is the site for the Herb Dispensary Practicum class. We have a large dispensary kitchen allowing dispensary staff and students to traditionally prepare (pao zhi) raw herbs as well as compound products such as topical applications, liniments, compresses, salves, soaks, and powdered herbs. Through the Dispensary Practicum course (MSAOM 9th trimester) students learn and practice common preparation techniques for Chinese herbs and formulas including decoctions, tinctures, medicinal wines, ointments, medicinal soups, congees, powders, drafts, pills, pastes, syrups, medicated pancakes, soft extracts, topical liniments, washes, plasters and enemas. Students refine pure moxa wool from the raw mugwort plant, practice traditional preparation (pao zhi) techniques, engage in domestic cultivation of herbs in the medicinal herb garden, and discuss dispensary management and political/regulatory issues.
We are the largest Oriental Medicine dispensary in Upstate New York and carry over 365 high quality raw/loose herbs from China, over 375 granulated formulas and single herbs, and a selection of over 350 prepared medicinals. Our suppliers are selected for the high quality of their products, their quality assurance measures, and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices. Our raw herbs are among the finest pharmaceutical grade available, and our vendors monitor that all agents are harvested and processed with the highest standards available. No endangered species of any kind (plant or animal) is used.
The FLSAOM Oriental Medicine Dispensary incorporates an extensive electronic database addressing product tracking and inventory. This system allows the dispensary to track lot and batch numbers of every product and individual herb purchased and dispensed. This level of quality assurance and patient protection is not readily available in many other dispensary settings. We believe that the FLSAOM Dispensary is leading the Oriental Medicine profession in this aspect of dispensary management.
The FLSAOM Oriental Medicine Dispensary is a prime example of NYCC’s mission of commitment to academic excellence, quality patient care, and professional leadership.