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TCM Dermatology September 22-25, 2017Sep 20 2017

Hong Chen MD (China), Ph.D. MS
Dr. Hong Chen received her medical training from Luzhou Medical College in China. She also obtained a master degree in TCM gynecology from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Ph.D. in TCM dermatology from the same school. Dr. Chen also did postdoctoral research on Chinese herbs and neuronal regeneration in Biochemistry Department, New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen has practiced and taught TCM in various schools in both China and the US. She has published many research studies in TCM dermatology and gynecology. She currently practices TCM in Miami area.
TCM has become increasingly popular as a mode to treat skin disorders. Dr. Hong Chen’s class will give a general introduction to using TCM to treat dermatological disorders, to discuss the application of TCM for eczema, psoriasis, acne and urticaria. This course will provide an overview of the rationale, efficacy, mechanism of action of TCM treatments and the safety of acupuncture in dermatology.
Course Objectives of the course include:
• To introduce the anatomy of skin structure.
• To familiarize students with the description and differentiation of skin lesions.
• To teach the students how to do diagnosis and treat the common skin diseases: psoriasis, eczema, urticaria and acne.
• The safety and contraindication of acupuncture when treating skin diseases.

DAOM TCM Gastroenterology August 25 – 28, 2017Aug 25 2017

DAOM TCM Gastroenterology August 25 – 28, 2017
Haihe Tian MD (China), MS, Ph.D.
Dr. Haihe Tian graduated from Beijing University of Chinese medicine with bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees. His doctoral advisor, Dr. Dong Jian Hua, was a well-known TCM master who specialized in the treatment of warm diseases (Wen Bing) using “light medicines to treat acute diseases”, “softening the hard”, using sweet and warming medicines or sweet and cooling medicines and emphasizing on Yin tonification. Dr. Tian started to practice and teach acupuncture in America since 1997. He has treated over 100 thousand patients in China and in America. He specializes in treating gastroenterologic, geriatric, allergic and immune diseases.
Dr. Tian had served as Board member of American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM), the largest national Acupuncture association, committee of herbal medicine; Academic dean, clinical Director and professor of TCM school in Tampa bay; National certified CNT instructor; CCAOM (TCM schools association) committee member of Doctoral program, herbal medicine, core courses and CNT; ACAOM (TCM schools accreditation) site visitor; Acupuncture Today new TCM books reviewer. He had published 60 professional papers and 20 medical books as an author or co-author. He also has offered over 300 times CEU seminars at national and state levels’ conferences. He is the president of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine American Alumni Association (BUCMAAA), the president of TCM American Alumni Alliance (TCMAAA).
Gastroenterological diseases are very common in the clinics. Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide good results for these diseases. Even it has more advantages than that of western medicine. Dr. Tian’s course is composed of four major parts : 1) a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the G.I. system and TCM treatment. 2) Professor Dong Jian Hua’s valuable clinical experience I G.I. 3) Images of G.I. 4) Abdominal physical exam. Plus actually clinical cases studies also will be included.
Course Objectives:
1. To introduce the basic anatomy and physiology of G.I.
2. To familiarize students with the diagnostic methods and differentiation of the related symptoms.
3. To teach the common terminology used in Western Medicine as well as in TCM.
4. To teach the students how to do diagnosis and treat the common diseases in the department of Gastroenterology.
5. To teach the students how to use acupuncture and herbs for the related treatments.

Holistic Perspective to Autism Spectrum Disorders July 14-17, 2017 Harry Hong MD (China), Ph.D. MS, L.Ac.Jul 07 2017

Holistic Perspective to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Harry Hong MD (China), Ph.D. MS, L.Ac.

Dr. Harry Hong was originally trained as a medical doctor in Beijing University of Chinese medicine. He finished residency in Peking Union Hospital in Beijing China before coming to the States where he received his M.S. degree in molecular biology from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Medical College of Ohio. He also received IRTA fellowship from the National Institute of Health and did research there on osteoarthritis. He also studied asthma in the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Since 1998, Dr. Hong has practiced holistic medicine in Chicago area and south Florida. With his unique background of both Chinese medicine and Western medicine, Dr. Hong provides a one-of-the-kind holistic program to address immune dysfunction and energy imbalance. He specializes in treating sensitivity related illness, allergy, asthma, autism and autoimmune diseases with integrative therapies including electrodermal testing, allergy desensitization, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and nutritional supplementation. Dr. Hong also teaches doctoral level courses in Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine since 2003 and has published a few research papers in professional journals about integrative studies on Chinese medicine and Western medicine.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has increased over the past several decades. Inflammatory autoimmune response plays a major role in the pathogenesis for this condition. Dr. Hong’s course updates the current research on neuroendocrine control of the immune response and neuroinflammatory process and introduces a holistic perspective to the pathophysiology for the condition. It also teaches students how to treat ASD children with a combination of natural therapies including Chinese medicine, homeopathy, modern energy medicine and nutritional supplementation.
Course Objectives:
• To familiarize students with autism spectrum disorders, its symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis and prognosis
• To review current biomedical research on neuroendocrine control of inflammatory immune response, the possible cause for ASD
• To teach common terminology used in both Western medicine and Chinese medicine to diagnose and treat ASD and related illnesses
• To introduce a variety of techniques to test and diagnose ASD related conditions
• To teach students how to treat ASD with different natural modalities such as Chinese medicine, homeopathy, modern energetic medicine and nutritional supplementation.

OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 3:00pm-8:00pmJul 07 2017



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TCM Hepatology June 23-26, 2017 Mingyu Sun MD (China), Ph.D. MSJun 14 2017

Dr. Mingyu Sun received her medical training from Liaoning College of Chinese Medicine and obtained a master degree in Chinese medicine from the same school. During 2000 and 2003 she studied in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and received her Ph.D. in Chinese medicine. She also did post doctorial research training from Fudan University and the University of California at Los Angles. Dr. Sun is currently a professor and chief physician in Zhuguang Hospital, Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Sun has practiced and taught Chinese medicine for 16 years. She also led or participated in more than 20 research projects, set and implemented research goals or applied for funds, timely reviewed of projects and portfolio, identified new research targets; composed the key subject document and established the items; instructed undergraduate and graduate student’ study and research. Her main research interest is Chinese medicine for liver disease.

Hepatology is one of the major clinical specialties in the traditional Chinese medicine. It is unique in theory, rich in the therapeutic methods and significant in the clinical curative effects. Dr. Sun’s course is composed of two major parts : 1) a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the unique organs related to hepatology; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some of the major diseases based on certain symptoms in the department of hepatology, including NAFLD and liver cirrhosis. A comparative study of the differences between western medicine and TCM will also be included in the course.

The course objectives include

  • To introduce the basic anatomy and physiology of hepatology
  • To familiarize students with the diagnostic methods and differentiation of the related symptoms
  • To teach the common terminology used in Western Medicine as well as in TCM
  • To teach the students how to do diagnosis and treat the common diseases in the department of hepatology
  • To teach the students how to use herbs for the related liver diseases

Practical Aspects of Integrative Practice – 4 CEU’s / Laws and Rules Update 2017 – 2 CEU’s / Medical Errors and Safety – Specific to Herbal Practice – 2 CEU’s Amy Sear A.P., Dipl OM (NCCAOM) Sunday August 20, 2017 – 9am – 6pmMay 31 2017

The goal for the Practical Aspects of Integrative Practice course is to give attendees a deep and rich knowledge of an insiders experience of working in an integrated care model.  The Laws and Rules Update 2017 course is required for renewal of  the Acupuncture License.  Medical Errors and Safety –  Specific to Herbal Practice will cover the most important aspects to increasing safety and reducing harm for the acupuncturist that prescribes or sells herbs or supplements.  Amy J. Sear, A.P, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) completed her Oriental Medicine education from the Acupressure Acupuncture Institute in Miami, FL. Amy served as President of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) from 2004 to 2010 and currently teaches at two schools in Florida. She is the first employee of the Integrative Medicine Department at Memorial Health Systems in Broward County, FL, and has over ten years experience with integrative practice.


Masters China TripMay 24 2017

Presenting Dr Yanmian Atom Certificate

Presenting Dr Yanyi Atom Certificate

Dr Yanmian teaching Acupuncture Class

Presenting Grandmaster Yanlin Atom Certificate

Grandmaster Yanlin talking about Du Meridian

Presenting Dr Shi Yanjun Atom Certificate

Atom Students learning Tuina at Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Medicine Cabinet

Presenting Dr Shi Yan Shi Atom Certificate

In front of Shaolin Medical Center

Acupuncture Moxa Treatment at Shaolin Temple

Atom Stundents learning Cupping

Herbal Clinic in Dengfeng

Atom students learn Tai Chi at Shaolin Temple

Atom Students at Shaolin TempleMasters China

ATOM Students visit Shaolin Temple for Chinese Medicine Program

Last Summer, seven students from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine went on a 3 week educational trip to visit the world famous Shaolin Temple in Henan, China.

The 1,500 year old temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered to be the birthplace of Wu Shu and Chinese Martial Arts.

In addition to their Kung Fu, Shaolin Temple has centuries old herbal formulas that have been kept secret and are still being produced and sold under the label of Shaolin Medicine. Traditionally, the medical center was only open to the monks. In recent times, they have opened it up to treatments for visitors from around the world. People have traveled far and wide to try their ancient medicine. They’ve even had dignitaries like Vladimir Putin as one of their more well known patients.

This was the first ever group medical trip to be allowed in to learn Shaolin Medicine.

Typically, they only offer treatments at the medical center and short lectures to visitors. English is not spoken in the area and it’s very difficult to find a decent translator with experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine Terminology.

The students from the group stayed at a Kung Fu academy inside the Shaolin Temple National Park grounds, which is only 5 minute walking distance from the original temple. Their daily routine consisted of waking up for meditation at 5:30am, Qi Gong and Tai Chi practice from 6am-7am, Breakfast at 7am, Morning Kung Fu Training from 8am-11am, Lunch at 12pm, Chinese Medicine class from 2pm-4pm, Afternoon Kung Fu Training from 4pm-7pm and dinner at 7pm. On the weekends, students had free time for hiking the sacred Songshan Mountain, visiting Dengfeng for shopping and Tuina treatments and sight seeing at other well known UNESCO sites such as the Longmen Grottoes and the White Horse Temple near Louyang.

The Shaolin Medicine classes were taught by Monks and Doctors from the temple and covered subjects such as; Medical Qi Gong, Tuina Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Guasha, Feng Shui for Longevity and the relationship between Martial Arts and Medicine.

At the end of the trip, the students presented their instructors with certificates from ATOM in appreciation for their teachings and for their dedication to the Shaolin Medicine Program.

The trip was organized by ATOM student Jonathan M. Fields of Integrative Medicine US and Martial Arts Instructor at Lost Legacy Mma. In the fall of 2017, Mr. Fields will be organizing another trip to Shaolin Temple to continue studying in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, QiGong and Shaolin Medicine. Any students or graduates interested in going, please contact him at: 954.531.8146 or jfields136 (at) hotmail (dot) com

TCM Immunology / Oncology and Integrative Medicine May 19-22, 2017May 12 2017

Xiaodong Chen MD (China), Ph.D.

Dr. Xiaodong Chen is one of the leading TCM research scientists in China. He received his medical degree from Yangzhou University School of Medicine in 1986 and obtained a master degree in Chinese medicine from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1993. He also had a Ph.D. from Fudan University School of Medicine in 1996. During 1997 and 2008, Dr. Chen had post-doctoral and research fellowship training from various institutions in China, Germany and the United States. From the year of 2008, he has served as professor of immunology, oncology and traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine and director of Department of Cellular and Molecular Immunology in Tong Ji University.

Dr. Chen’s main research interests include 1) Immunology: clinical study on TCM treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as sleeping disorders, asthma and multiple sclerosis; 2) Oncology: clinical study on TCM treatment of cancer, such as lung cancer, blood cancer and melanoma; 3) Cellular and molecular biology: basic research on biological mechanisms of TCM therapies including herbal medicine, acupuncture and physical massage; 4) Globalization and modernization of TCM in both clinical practice and basic research.

Over the years of TCM research, Dr. Chen published numerus research papers and received many awards and research grants. In this course, Dr. Chen will teach basic theories of integrative medicine, the integrated Chinese medicine and western medicine, one of the unique disciplines in the field of medical science. It combines the basic theories, technological methods and clinical application of TCM, western medicine, and also modern biological sciences. This course is composed of four major parts:

  1. General introduction to the basic theories and research progresses of immunology, pharmacology, and integrative medicine;
  2. Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases;
  3. Basic research on biological mechanisms of traditional Chinese medicine therapies;
  4. Diagnosis and treatment of human cancer diseases with TCM theories and herbal formula.


Mar 31 2017

The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) will be hosting several Continuing Education Seminars for license renewal that comply with the mandatory state required hours for Medical Errors (2), Biomedical Sciences (5), Florida Laws and Rules (2) and General Hours (21).  Please see our seminar flyer for specific details of each seminar.

Seats are limited, so your advance payment by Visa, MasterCard, Check or Money Order is appreciated.  If you will be paying by Visa or MasterCard, please contact the Registrar at 954-763-9840 extension 207.

Licensed Acupuncturists…………..$120.00

ATOM Alumni……………………….$100.00

Outside Acupuncture Students…..$60.00

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday March 14, 2017, 3:00pm-8:00pmMar 10 2017

Come join us for an Open House and learn about our school and how you can become an Acupuncture Physician and earn your Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in just 36 months (4 academic years)!

Tour our College Intern Clinic
Free Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis (if time permits)