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News Release : Doctoral Program Agreement Between Shanghai University International Education College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Atlantic Institute of Oriental MedicineNov 11 2015

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The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (“ATOM”) and the International Education College of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (“IECSHUTCM”), a top-ranked China-based TCM university, signed an articulation agreement on November 4, 2015 providing eligible students in ATOM’s DAOM program with a unique opportunity to pursue IECSHUTCM’s Ph.D. program in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Students attending ATOM’s DAOM program now have the option of achieving the highest level of TCM training recognized in China, the Ph.D. degree.  Following completion of 2-academic years of study in the DAOM program, eligible DAOM students will stand as candidates for an additional one-year of rigorous study in both the US and in Shanghai, including completion and defense of a dissertation required for the award of IECSHUTCM’s Ph.D. degree.

According to IECSHUTCM’s press release “The program will mainly target doctoral students in the US, who have finished their first two years of Ph.D. study at ATOM, and offer them a one-year research opportunity at SHUTCM.”   Under the agreement, ATOM students would be required to declare their intent to pursue IESHUTCM’s doctoral degree program at the time of DAOM program enrollment.
ATOM’s DAOM Director, Fu Di stated “IECSHUTCM entered into this agreement following a careful review of ATOM’s DAOM curriculum and determined that the modules offered in ATOM’s DAOM program satisfy a substantial portion of the curriculum requirements for IESHUTCM Ph.D. program.  We are honored that our DAOM program is so well designed that IESHUTCM determined that it meets the high standards for doctoral education expected by this highly esteemed University in China.”

IECSHUTCM’s teaching and clinical faculty will train doctoral students at ATOM’s campus in Fort Lauderdale, and Ph.D. program candidates will also be expected to complete a portion of their studies at IECSHUTCM in Shanghai, China.

“Today’s articulation agreement creates extremely valuable education opportunities for ATOM DAOM students,” said Johanna Chu-Yen, ATOM’s President.  “We at ATOM have been working to create seamless education pathways for our students to pursue the highest level of training in the field of TCM for the benefit of their patients, and this pact is another very important step toward that goal.  We are honored to work with Shanghai University of TCM, an institution that shares the Atlantic Institute’s vision for quality TCM education and training.”

The Vice Chair of ATOM’s Board of Directors agrees.  “Our agreement will take first tier acupuncture and Oriental medicine education into the new Millennium. While acupuncture, as a component of Oriental medicine, has ancient roots, which have evolved over thousands of years focusing on correcting disharmonies and functional disturbances in the body, western medicine stresses the treatment of symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery.  Twenty-first Century patients are increasingly seeking treatment for their medical conditions in the most efficient, efficacious and cost-effective ways.   Doctoral programs, such as those offered by ATOM and IECSHUTCM, that effectively meld Eastern and Western Medicine provides the best of both worlds, ensuring that both approaches will be pursued in the care of patients. This agreement constitutes a milestone on that path.”

Licensed practitioners who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are encouraged to contact Allyson Wilson, DAOM at 954-763-9840, Ext. 230;

The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine was founded as a school of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1994.  ATOM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and offers both a Master’s in Oriental Medicine and a post-graduate Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (“DAOM”) program.
The Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (“SHUTCM”) is a University of TCM approved by the China Ministry of Education.   The University has eighteen subsidiary colleges and departments, three directly affiliated hospitals, four indirectly affiliated hospitals, twenty two subsidiary research institutes, fifteen research centers, and one healthcare-education-research consortium consisting of nineteen TCM institutions in Shanghai.  SHUTCM has a reputation for being among the most respected TCM Universities in the world. The International Education College in the University (IECSHUTCM) is the college in this university responsible for the training of international students and practitioners.

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THE BASICS OF TUNG ACUPUNCTURE: Join us for this rare opportunity to learn from a direct disciple of Master Tung.Nov 11 2015

Dr YoungFor the first time in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Wei Chieh Young will teach a bilingual course on the basics of Tung Acupuncture, sharing his insights from over 40 years of clinical experience. A disciple of Grand Master Tung Ching-Chang, Dr. Young was the first to publish a fully developed book of Tung’s Acupuncture Points. He developed and expanded on Master Tung’s theories and has been teaching Master Tung’s points since 1972. Dr. Young has over four decades of clinical experience and has written several best-selling books. This class will cover the treatment of pain by using the most useful points from Tung’s Points and 14 primary channel points. This bilingual course will be taught by Dr. Young in Mandarin and translated into English by his long-time translator Dr. Christine Chang. You do not want to miss this very special opportunity!


Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

100 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 250

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Sunday, December 13, 2015

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Seminar Fee

$150 – Outside Licensed Acupuncturists

$120 – ATOM Alumni

$80 – Outside Acupuncture students

Eight Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

will only be given to Licensed Acupuncturists.



There is limited seating for this seminar. Payment will not be accepted at the seminar. You must make your Visa or MasterCard payment to the ATOM Registrar at 954-763-9840 extension 207 by Friday December 11, 2015.




November 18, 2015 OPEN HOUSE !Oct 23 2015

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine invites all those interested in a career in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to our OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, at 100 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Currently enrolling for January 2016 Class.

 Come join us to discover how Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can help improve your health and quality of life!

 Tour ATOM College and Clinic

  • Meet and speak with our students and physician/teachers
  • FREE  Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis
  • Observe an Acupuncture treatment
  • Learn how it’s done and why it’s so effective.

 Become an Acupuncture Physician! Next Class starts January 4th, 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.

 Visit our website and Call 954-763-9840, or email  for more information today!

Japanese Meridian Therapy Techniques for the Treatment of Fertility (4 Hours) Cameron Bishop, DAOM, L. Ac Sunday 7/26/2015 at 2:00pm – 6:00pmJul 22 2015

Sunday 7/26/2015 at 2:00pm – 6:00pm

This class review the treatment strategies of Kyoro Nakada for fertility who has been practicing acupuncture over 30 years. He is President of the Toyohari Association of Japan. This class discusses theory, moxa, EV, root treatments, the treatment of Oketsu, and Muno treatments.

Seminar participants are eligible to receive continuing education (CEU) credits for Florida licensing purposes.

To register: Contact Millie: 954-763-9840 ext. 207 or email:

Outside Licensed Acupuncturists…………..$120.00
ATOM Alumni………………..……………………...$100.00
Outside Acupuncture Students………………..$60.00
ATOM Faculty……………….……………………..…$50.00

Acupuncture for Infertility and IVF: A Practical Approach (4 Hrs) Sunday at 9:00am – 1:00pmJul 22 2015

Sunday 7/26/2015 at 9:00pm – 1:00pm

This class will review the mechanisms and published clinical trials supporting the use of acupuncture as adjunct therapy for infertility and IVF.
This class will also discuss practical treatments for various infertility and IVF patients based on clinical experience.

Seminar participants are eligible to receive continuing education (CEU) credits for Florida licensing purposes.

To register: Contact Millie: 954-763-9840 ext. 207 or email:

Outside Licensed Acupuncturists…………..$120.00
ATOM Alumni………………..……………………...$100.00
Outside Acupuncture Students………………..$60.00
ATOM Faculty……………….……………………..…$50.00

SUNDAY, August 23, 2015: If you suffer with Eczema or Psoriasis: free consultation & acupuncture treatmentJul 22 2015

If you suffer with Eczema or Psoriasis, ATOM’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program invites you for a “free consultation & acupuncture treatment” (herbs not included).  Patients are seen by Licensed Acupuncturists & supervised by  an expert in that field. Treatments are observed by the class. Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM), 100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale.

Please call for an appointment: 954-763-9840 ext. 201.

Upcoming Seminars: A Practical Presentation of Florida Laws and Rules and Key Herbs in Integrative OncologJun 27 2015

Amy J Sear, A.P, Dipl. O.M:
A Practical Presentation
of Florida Laws
and Rules (2 Hrs)

Key Herbs in Integrative
Oncology (6 Hrs)

A Practical Presentation of Florida Laws and Rules (2 Hours) Amy J Sear, A.P, Dipl. O.M
Every renewal cycle, Amy designs a new course – fulfilling the requirement for 2 hours on FL Laws and Rules for the Acupuncture profession.
Each time she provides an explanation of everything that is new since the last renewal, as well as the potential upcoming future changes.
She also picks specific topics, within all of the many Laws and Rules, and focuses on them – with simplicity, clarity and a definite practical
emphasis. This year she will provide focus on these topics:
• What is new since last renewal • Potential future changes • What things you can, and can’t, have staff do in your office
• Independent contractor considerations legal ones, illegal ones, taxes, patient medical records, etc information of value to both/either sides
of this relationship
•. Tips and practical advice on what to do and how to handle a discipline complaint or charge against you

Key Herbs in Integrative Oncology (6 Hours)
Herbs play an ever increasing role in Integrative Oncology. This course will provide and cover all of the most important, most well recognized
herbs – for use at various times throughout the Cancer journey. Organized, focused, and loaded with information: about when, when not, and
how. Herbs will be discussed from the chinese medicine perspective, but also extensive information relating to documented modern
biomedical knowledge will be highlighted. Focus will be mostly on individual herbs, but some noteworthy formulas for use in Integrative
Oncology are included, as are numerous resources for future learning.
Amy is one of few experts in this topic nationwide. And she is an experienced and well respected speaker. This is a unique opportunity to
get great information, chiseled down by an expert.