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Doctoral TCM Neurology (Neurodegenerative Diseases) October 21 – 24, 2016Oct 17 2016

Daniel Wang-Yi Jiao MS, DAOM

Dr. Daniel Jiao received his MS in TCM (1993) and DAOM (2009) both from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). He served as commissioner and chairman for National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for nine years and board of directors for ACTCM for twelve years. Dr. Jiao has experiences of clinical practice and teaching in Chinese medicine for more than twenty years.

TCM Neurology is one of the major clinical specialties in Chinese Medicine. It is unique in theory, rich in therapeutic methods and significant in clinical curative effects. This course is composed of two major parts: 1) a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the unique organs related to neurology; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some of the major diseases based on certain symptoms in the field of neurology. A comparative study of the differences between western medicine and TCM will also be included in the course.

ATOM Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation AgainSep 21 2016

 

Ft Lauderdale, FL – THE ATLANTIC INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE (ATOM) is pleased to announce that, effective August 13, 2016, the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has renewed ATOM’s status as an accredited institution for ACAOM’s maximum seven-year reaccreditation period, through August 2023.  Consistent with ACAOM’s policies governing disclosures of accreditation status to the public, ATOM makes the following official disclosure:

The Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Program of the  Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine is accredited under Master’s degree standards, by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55347; phone 952-212-2434; fax: 952-657-7068/

 

For additional information please visit our website at www.atom.edu or call us at 954-763-9840.

TCM Nephrology September 23 – 26, 2016 Chen Wang MD (China), Ph.D.Sep 07 2016

Dr. Chen Wang graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1989 and continued his study in the same university with his Masters and Ph.D. in the field of Chinese medicine in nephrology. He is currently professor and chief physician in the nephrology department of Shuguang Hospital affiliated to Shanghai university of Chinese medicine.
Dr. Chen Wang is specialized in the integration traditional Chinese and Western medicine in nephrology including the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), urinary tract infection (UTI), nephropathy syndrome (NS), chronic renal failure (CRF), diabetic nephropathy (DN), hypertensive nephropathy (HTN) in traditional Chinese medicine. He has 25-years of clinical experiences in treating kidney diseases and published numerous research papers.
Dr. Chen Wang’s course is composed of two parts: 1) general introduction the definitions, pathogenic factors and pathogenesis to chronic nephritis, chronic renal failure, urinary tract infection, nephropathy syndrome, IgA nephrology, diabetic nephropathy and urolithiasis related to some of common diseases of nephrology; 2) Essentials for diagnosis, syndrome differentiation and treatment of common diseases according to different types in the department of nephrology. A comparative study of the differences between western medicine and Chinese medicine as well as experiential prescriptions will also be discussed in the course.

TCM Immunology (Sub-Optimal Health – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) August 19-22, 2016 Tianfang Wang MD (China), Ph.D.Aug 03 2016

Dr. Tianfang Wang is one of the leading TCM researchers and educators in China. She received her MD (China), MS and Ph.D. degrees all from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and had more than 30 years of practice, research and teaching experience in Chinese medicine. Dr. Wang is currently the director of the Department of TCM Diagnostics, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Tianfang Wang’s main research interests in TCM include 1) clinical and experimental studies of standardization of symptoms and syndromes; 2) pathophysiological basis of symptoms and syndromes; and 3) pathogenesis and clinical prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, sub-health diseases, women-disease and psychiatric disease. Over the past 20 years she has led many research projects supported by the university, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Chinese government funding. Dr. Wang has published hundreds of research papers and books in the field of Chinese medicine.

Being a professor and doctorial adviser, Dr. Wang has taught numerous courses in both Chinese and English in the field of TCM diagnostics, syndrome differentiation and Chinese herbal medicine. She has also supervised more than 80 master, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students on experimental and clinical study of Chinese medicine.

Dr. Tianfang Wang has also seen patients regularly at affiliated hospitals and clinics of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses primarily on internal medicine with special expertise in Sub-optimal health state, chronic fatigue syndrome, psychiatric diseases such as depression and anxiety, sleep disorders and gynecological diseases such as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrheal, amenorrhea, infertility, premenstrual syndrome and menopausal syndrome.

Dr. Tianfang Wang’s course, Sub-Optimal Health – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, teaches students with 1) the introduction to the sub-optimal health state and chronic fatigue syndrome in both West and Chinese medicine perspective; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some commonly seen sub-optimal health states including fatigue, sleep and emotional problems in both West and Chinese medicine. The research of the intervention effect of Chinese medicine on fatigue-predominant sub-health (A randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical study and a cohort study) and the basic classification of body constitution will also be included in the course.

The course objectives include

  • To introduce the basic knowledge of sub-optimal health, body constitution, chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • To familiarize students with the differential diagnosis of sub-optimal health and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • To teach the students how to do diagnosis (including the pattern identification) and treat the commonly seen sub-optimal health states (fatigue, sleep and emotional problems) and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • To teach the students how to use herbs for the related treatments.

Dr. Tianfang Wang’s lecture introduces up-to-date research activities and teaching standard in Chinese TCM universities. Her knowledge and experiences in Chinese medicine benefit American students in both clinical practice and scientific research.

Student Testimonies

“Fantastic information with great attention to details and consideration of the research requirements for this program. Please bring her back. Thank you.”

“Once again great teacher. Thank you!”

“I really enjoy this class. Thank you!”

Advanced Auricular Medicine on July 22-25, 2016 with Tom Corbin Ph.D. L.Ac.Aug 03 2016

An expert in auricular therapy with more than 20 years of teaching and clinical experience, Dr. Tom Corbin from the  Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach taught the ATOM DAOM Advanced Auricular Medicine Module on July 22-25, 2016.

Dr. Corbin discussed and demonstrated the latest clinical protocols and technical advancements in Auricular Medicine, as an advanced technique for both diagnostic and treatment effectiveness.

Some Student Testimonies

“Dr. Corbin presented his years of experience in an understandable manner. Although he is so advanced, he knows how to communicate with others, no matter what level they are in.”

“I really enjoyed the course and looking forward to applying the auricular techniques I learned in class to my future patients.”

ATOM DAOM at this years FSOMAJul 18 2016

Allyson Wilson, DAOM, AP – Assistant DAOM Director will be at ATOM’s booth with information about the DAOM and the Ph.D. opportunity with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Dr Wilson I will be at the booth all of the time.    She will be answering questions about these programs.   She will also be joined by various currently enrolled DAOM students for people to talk to about the programs.

 

OPEN HOUSE 3:00pm-8:00pm, June 23, 2016 and July 14, 2016Jun 22 2016

COME JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE:

TOURS OF ATOM COLLEGE AND CLINIC

MEET AND SPEAK TO OUR STUDENTS, FREE TONGUE & PULSE DIAGNOSIS

BECOME AN ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN
•    Next Class starts in  September 2016
•    Complete your Bachelor of Health Sciences & Master’s of Oriental Medicine in 36 months (4 academic years)
•    Federal Student Aid Available
•    Approved for Veteran Training
•    Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
•    Approved by the California Board of Acupuncture

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:00pm-8:00pmApr 04 2016

COME JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE:

TOURS OF ATOM COLLEGE AND CLINIC

MEET AND SPEAK TO OUR STUDENTS, FREE TONGUE & PULSE DIAGNOSIS

OBSERVE AN ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT (if time permits), LEARN HOW IT’S DONE AND WHY IT’S SO EFFECTIVE

BECOME AN ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN
•    Next Class starts in May 2016
•    Complete your Bachelor of Health Sciences & Master’s of Oriental Medicine in 36 months (4 academic years)
•    Federal Student Aid Available
•    Approved for Veteran Training
•    Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
•    Approved by the California Board of Acupuncture

The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine participated in the Green Planet Festival at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.Mar 02 2016

Green Planet Festival February 27, 2016 The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine participated in the Green Planet Festival at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Our booth was very busy. We had 125 people visit our booth. We were so busy we even had a waiting list to receive tongue & pulse diagnosis. In addition to demonstrating tongue and pulse diagnosis, we gave people the opportunity to Enter-to-Win a free acupuncture treatment and most people jumped at the chance. The patrons that did visit our booth and experienced our students demonstrating tongue & pulse diagnosis, were impressed with the information they received. This event included everything from food, art, music, and even yoga classes. The Green Planet Festival turned out to be a very busy event for us. We were able to enlighten many people about the benefit of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and how it works!