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Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and Kidney Yin-Yang Balance November 20-23, 2020Nov 18 2020

Harry Hong Ph.D. L.Ac.
Dr. Harry Hong was trained in China as a medical doctor specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. He practiced Chinese medicine in Peking Union Hospital in Beijing, China, before coming to the States in 1989. He received his MS in molecular biology from the University of Idaho and his PhD in biochemistry from the Medical College of Ohio. He also did postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Health and at the Medical Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hong has been practicing holistic medicine for more than 20 years in Chicago and south Florida. He also teaches doctoral level courses at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Functional medicine focuses on the optimal functioning of the body and the root cause of the disease with biomedical research and holistic believes. It shares holistic philosophy with Chinese medicine yet with a different approach to modern diseases. This lecture teaches Chinese medicine practitioners basics of functional medicine and nutrition. It introduces a new perspective to understand Chinese medicine with scientific terminology and up-to-date medical research. Adrenal fatigue syndrome is one of the most important theories in functional and natural medicine. It provides crucial understanding on the pathophysiology of common illnesses such as fatigue, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, mood disorders and inflammatory conditions. This lecture gives an overview of the adrenal stress response and its correlation to Chinese medicine Kidney Yin-Yang balance. It also teaches how to help adrenal fatigue syndrome naturally.

TCM Immunology October 23 – 26, 2020Oct 16 2020

Daiyi Tang MD (China), MS, Ph.D.

Dr. Daiyi Tang graduated Chengdu University of Chinese medicine with his bachelor’s and master’s degree in China. He also received his Ph.D. in the field of integrated Chinese medicine with Western medicine from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, a well-known Western hospital in China. He received post-doctoral training in the Department of Physiological Sciences of the Eastern Virginia Medical School specializing renal and cardiovascular diseases including diabetes and hypertension.

Dr. Tang has many years of experience in teaching TCM schools in the United States including the schools in New Mexico, New York, Minnesota and Florida. He currently has private practices in Miami area and teaches in both ATOM and Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami. Dr. Tang is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture (international peer-reviewed English journal) and has published many research papers in his field. He specializes in treating chronic diseases of immune systems with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

The human immune system is a complex network of special cells and organs. The abnormally low activity (immune deficiency) or over-activity of the immune system (allergies and autoimmunity) will cause immune system disorders. Immune deficiency diseases, such as AIDS, decrease the body’s ability to fight invaders. Immune system’s overreaction to a non-threatening foreign substance (food and inhaled particles) will cause allergic diseases, such as allergic asthma, eczema. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. Autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and so on. Due to the difficulty and complexity of treating immune disorders, integrated Chinese and western Medicine have been widely used and received much attention as successful therapies in their treatment. This course is composed of two major parts: 1) a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the unique organs related to immune disorders; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some of the major diseases based on certain symptoms in the department of immune system; especially the emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of integrated Chinese and Western Medicine.

TCM Gastroenterology II September 25 – 28, 2020Sep 25 2020

Haihe Tian MD (China), MS, Ph.D.

Dr. Haihe Tian graduated from Beijing University of Chinese medicine with bachelor, 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. With some advantages over Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine provides good results for these diseases. This course has two part I and II. The part II is composed of (1) the other G.I. conditions and treatment strategies, such as:  Helicobacter Pylori infection, Leaky Gut Syndrome, GI motility and Neurological factor in GI, ; ( 2) TCM for fatty liver  (4) Acupuncture applications in  GI diseases;  (5) COVID-19 and GI.

The objectives of this course include

  • To review the basic anatomy, physiology and pathology of GI gut and glands.
  • 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 Gastroenterology.
  • To teach the students how to use acupuncture and herbs for the related treatments.

We now offer night classes!Sep 21 2020

We now offer night classes!
Can’t go to school during the day….
Don’t put it off any longer!
We now offer night classes!
Our Winter Class is the only time of year we offer evening classes.
Don’t miss out and have to wait another year to start studying to become an Acupuncture Physician!
If you have a passion for helping people, then this is the time to take that next step toward a new career as an Acupuncture Physician!
Contact us to find out how to complete your Bachelor of Health Sciences
& Master of Oriental Medicine degrees in 36 months!
Enroll now! Winter class starts January 4, 2021

Winter 2021 (starts Jan.4, 2021)
Monday 6-10pm
Tuesday 6-10pm
Wednesday 6-10pm
Thursday 6-10pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

Contact the Admissions Office at 954-763-9840 Ext. 213 or 217 for more information

Daytime classes are available for Spring and Fall enrollment
100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-9840

DAOM: Advanced Auricular MedicineAug 17 2020

Advanced Auricular Medicine

Aug 21-24, 2020

Tom Corbin Ph.D. L.Ac.

Dr. Tom Corbin graduated from the Community School of Traditional Chinese Health Care in 1995 and licensed to practice acupuncture for more than 20 years. He also received advanced acupuncture training from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and a Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine from Open International University for Complementary Medicine affiliated with Medicina Alternativa.

Dr. Corbin has taught auricular and body acupuncture courses in ATOM since 1999 and worked as acupuncturist in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach since 1998. He specializes in auricular medicine, vibrational and functional medicine. Dr. Corbin also participated in acupuncture research for the treatment of hepatitis, peripheral neuropathy and osteoarthritis.

Dr. Corbin’s Advanced Auricular Medicine course concentrates on acquainting the participants with the basic skills to use advanced techniques and devices to enhance their clinical outcomes whether they use auricular therapy as an adjunct or primary therapy. In addition, the latest advances in the modality are demonstrated as well as clinical protocols for most of the common pathologies treated by acupuncturists. The course also introduces Auricular Medicine as an advanced technique known for both treatment and diagnostic effectiveness.

Course objectives are follows:

  1. To acquaint participants with the most researched and advanced auricular locations to improve clinical outcomes.
  2. To familiarize attendees with protocols used in auricular therapy as both a singular modality as well as an adjunct therapy useful in any clinical case.
  3. Gain knowledge of the reasoning behind which of the most common auricular stimulation techniques to use and to gain familiarity with them thru practice.
  4. Develop clinical skills in the utilization of auricular devices that include electro auricular point localization and stimulation, low level laser stimulation and practice of the Vascular Autonomic Signal.
  5. Develop ways to analyze hindrances (blockages) to treatment effectiveness and develop ways to gain effective treatment outcomes.
  6. Practice with auricular protocols that have demonstrated success treating common clinical presentations.

Dr. Corbin’s Advanced Auricular Medicine course teaches not only the common auricular therapies according to Chinese and Germen theories, but also auricular medicine, a highly sophisticated assessment system using ear as a medium to facilitate healing with functional and vibrational medical approaches. Students benefit from the course by obtaining first-hand knowledge of this advanced healing system and applying learned techniques in their clinics right away.

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.”

“Dr. Corbin is fantastic! Too bad we didn’t have more time to go over rest of the material! Superb! Thank you!”

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


TCM Gynecology July 24– 27, 2020 Ming Jin MD (China) Ph.D.Jul 21 2020

TCM Gynecology July 24– 27, 2020 Ming Jin MD (China) Ph.D.

Dr. Ming Jin graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1982 and continued her study in the university and obtained a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Chinese medicine thereafter. She also practiced TCM in Shanghai for many years and participated in initial clinical research using Chinese medicine in conjunction with Western medicine to increase the overall success rate for IVF.

Dr. Ming Jin established Ming Qi Natural Healthcare Center in 1991 with offices in both Manhattan and Queens of New York City. One of the specialties of Dr. Ming Jin is the treatment of Infertility using Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture alone, or in combination with the IVF procedure. Over the past 25 years, she has successfully treated over 760 infertility patients. Dr. Ming Jin has also taught classes and clinical training programs to TCM students and practitioners, and given numerous public speeches in educational series in TV and for public health organizations.

Gynecology is one of the important courses in TCM Clinical Medicine. In Dr. Jin’s course, students will learn not only about the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological diseases, but more importantly, to master the prevention of common gynecological diseases. Students will become familiar with women’s physiological characteristics and pathological changes and understand a variety of factors of gynecological diseases related to male physiology and pathology. Her course focuses on healthcare for pregnant women in addition to fetus growth and development. Women’s healthcare issues — from puberty, menarche, sexual health, proper contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and menopause — are addressed in this clinical gynecology course of Chinese medicine.  Preventive care of sexually transmitted diseases between couples as well as genetic diseases between mother and child, important features of TCM gynecology, will also be specifically mentioned in the courses.

DAOM: Research Methodology With Dr Jennifer BrettJun 18 2020

Research Methodology

June 19-22, 2020

Jennifer Brett, ND, L.Ac.

Dr. Jennifer Brett received her doctor of naturopathic medicine in1987 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. She also had training in traditional Chinese medicine in 1988 from Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (Now Tri-State College), NYC. Dr. Brett is licensed to practice both naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Since 2001, she has been the director of the Acupuncture Institute, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dr. Brett has been a well-known educator and teacher in the field of Chinese medicine in the US. She has been teaching research methodology, practice management and TCM courses in various schools across the country. She is also member of various TCM boards, councils and committees as well as editor of professional journals.

In Dr. Brett’s lecture, the basic principles of clinical and laboratory research are examined with a special emphasis on the applications of acupuncture and oriental techniques in the research setting. Application of research to case evaluation and evidence-informed practices will be emphasized.

Course objectives include:

  1. Understand research terminology
  2. Demonstrate fluency in information literacy
  3. Use a collection of research databases to locate acupuncture and medical information
  4. Read and critically review a research paper
  5. Understand the significance of evidence-informed practices in acupuncture practice & research
  6. Compare well designed studies with poorly designed studies by evaluating study design, appropriateness of participants, clinical significance of outcomes measures
  7. Recognize general & specific outcome measures used in research
  8. Understand research ethics and informed consent
  9. Compare different types of research
  10. List methodological challenges to acupuncture research
  11. Understand the basic approach to integrating western in vivo and in vitro biomedical studies with TCM practice.


Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine


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Fall 2020 class starts
September 8, 2020
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Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
100 E. Broward Blvd, Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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TCM Pulmonology and Classics of Wen Bing Theory May 15-18, 2020 Youchang Hu MD (China)May 14 2020

TCM Pulmonology and Classics of Wen Bing Theory

May 15-18, 2020

Youchang Hu MD (China)

Dr. Youchang Hu graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1983 and continued his Graduate study in the same university in the field of Shang Han Lun. He has rich experience in practice Chinese medicine from both China and the US. He also teaches Chinese medicine in Florida College of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Hu’s lecture will focus on respiratory system and exogenous diseases. Respiratory disorder is one of the major clinical specialties in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This part of the lecture is composed of two sections: 1) general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of respiratory system; 2) diagnosis and treatment of major diseases for respiratory system. A comparative study of Western medicine and Chinese medicine will also be included in the course.

Wen Bing theory in clinical practice and research is the foundation of the differentiation and treatment of exogenous diseases in TCM. This course will also teach classical Wen Bing theory from three major aspects: 1) foundations of differentiation patterns and instituting treatment; 2) the clinical applications of classic formulas; 3) the formation and development of Wen Bing theory.

TCM Mental Healthcare DAOM April 24 – 27, 2020Apr 23 2020

TCM Mental Healthcare

April 24 – 27, 2020

Joseph Changqing Yang MD (China), Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Changqing Yang graduated from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in 1984 and continued his study in the same university for his Master degree in the field of diagnosis and human constitution in TCM. He also obtained a Ph.D. in psychiatry and neuroscience from Kobe University in Japan. Dr. Yang has practiced Chinese medicine in California since 2002. He also teaches TCM in Emperor College of TOM and Yo San University of TCM.

In Dr. Yang’s course of TCM Mental Healthcare, students identify patients with mental disorders and understand clinical signs and symptoms of major psychological disorders for the diagnosis and treatment applications. The treatment includes the acupuncture, herbal strategy, TCM psycho care, and mental health preservation. Additional topics such as patient-practitioner relations, communication skills, and multicultural sensitivity are also discussed. The clinical cases will be provided in the course with demonstration.