The Center for Chinese Herbal Therapy at Mount Sinai focuses on researching the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including herbal medicines and acupuncture, on specific allergic disorders: asthma, food allergies, and atopic dermatitis.
The mission of the center is to:
- Explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.
- Train complementary and alternative medicine researchers.
- Disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals.
We have ongoing clinical trials for asthma and food allergies, and are planning trials in other areas. The center also provides services for patients interested in TCM, but do not qualify for any of the clinical trials.
The center has also established a Botanical Chemistry lab with advanced equipment and technology to better understand the combination of the herbal products and to develop novel pharmaceutical drugs.