Essentials of Medical Acupuncture
Dec 13-16, 2019
Guan-Yuan Jin, MD (China) , L.Ac
Dr. Guan Yuan Jin is a well-known scholar in the field of medical acupuncture. He graduated from Zhejiang Medical University, China, in 1983, where he later taught physiology and engaged in numerous researches on acupuncture. After coming to the US in the late 1980’s, Dr. Jin finished a post-doctoral fellowship in radiology at Medical College of Wisconsin and practiced acupuncture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since then. With over 50 years of rich clinical and research experiences in both Chinese and Western medicine, Dr. Jin has taught around the world about his theory of “Acu-Reflex Point Acupuncture”, system medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. He has also authored and co-authored numerous academic books and research articles.
By exploring critical challenges committed in acupuncture clinic and clarifying the scientific essence (Reflex Zones) of the meridians, Dr. Jin’s course will introduce a novel theory of “Acu-Reflex Point Acupuncture – ARPA”, analyze the strategies and present detailed techniques in treating tough cases with various indications of acupuncture to maximize the effectiveness.
Objectives of the course include:
- To introduce the scientific basis of acupuncture therapy including main therapeutic functions and mechanisms of acupuncture.
- To teach students with a novel theory of medical acupuncture: Acu-Reflex Point (ARP) Acupuncture (ARPA) and distribution rules of ARPs.
- To teach students the essentials of electric acupuncture in the clinic to treat common diseases.
- To familiarize students with therapeutic strategies and techniques for somatic, visceral, and central disorders applying ARPA.
- To help students raise the overall clinical efficacy of acupuncture in treating tough cases.
CNS Degenerative Diseases and TCM Nov 22– 25, 2019 Chong He MD (China), MS, Ph.D.
Dr. Chong He graduated from Nanjing University of Chinese medicine with bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. degrees. He also had post-doctoral training from the Department of Pharmaceutics Science, University of Sciences in Philadelphia. He had research and work experience in Germany and UK as well. Dr. He has extensive experiences in teaching and practicing Chinese medicine. He specializes in treating chronic neurological diseases with Chinese herbs and acupuncture. Currently Dr. He has his own practice in Ft. Lauderdale area and teaches in Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine.
CNS degenerative diseases are series of neurological diseases. They are mostly incurable diseases in the world yet, however are notorious in bringing rise to extreme poor living quality to their victims. Currently, alternative medicine still plays important role in dealing with these diseases. In this course, Dr. He will show the students how to do diagnosis and treat CNS degenerative diseases in the way of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The course includes:
• General introduction of neurological diagnosis.
• Central nervous system exam and diagnosis.
• Introduction to CNS degeneration diseases in TCM view.
• Discussion on Parkinson’s disease, diagnosis, treatment, case study and comment.
• Discussion on MS, its diagnosis, treatment, case study and comment.
• Discussion on ALS, diagnosis, treatment, case study and comment.
The Atlantic Institute Of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) is proud to announce that our institute currently has the #18 lowest student loan default rate in Florida, and the #361 lowest student loan default rate in the United States!
Dear Board of Directors, ATOM students and staff,
November 6, 2019
On October 29th 2019 we experienced the loss of our Executive Director Mr. Dort Bigg.
Mr. Bigg was with us since 2012 and he will be missed tremendously.
Our Vice-President Dr. Fu,Di will assume all responsibilities and duties of Mr. Bigg’s
position as Executive Director.
Dr. Johanna Yen
Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
Many thanks to our wonderful guest speakers and all who attended the 3rd North American TCM Symposium. Held on Sunday, October 20th, The Traditional Chinese Medicine Symposium included special guest speakers such as,
Prof. Sihua Gao, ph.D ,
Xiumin Li, MD, MS,
Ruanjin Zhao, Ph.D., AP.,
Yunming Xu, MD,
David Dahui Wang, M.D.(China), Ph.D, L.Ac,
Hongjian He, AP,
and Harry Hong, Ph.D. L.Ac.
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Celebrate Acupuncture Oriental Medicine Day
Oct. 24, 2019
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis
Qi Gong & Yoga demonstrations/classes
October 25 – 28, 2019
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. 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.
- To introduce the basic anatomy and physiology of G.I.
- 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.
September 20-23, 2019
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.
August 23-26, 2019
Xiaoxiong Shen Ph.D. LAc.
Dr. Xiaoxiong Shen received his medical degree from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine with a master’s degree in 1987 and obtained a Ph.D. from Mie University of Japan in 1997. During the year of 1997 and 2000, Dr. Shen had post-doctoral and research training from various institutions in Japan and the United States. He had also been a professor in South Baylo University for 4 years. Since 2007, Dr. Shen has been practicing Chinese medicine in his own clinic in California. He is specialized in treating female disorders.
Dr. Shen’s course presents an overview of TCM gynecology to understand with anatomy, physiology and pathology of female reproductive system from the perspective of Western medical and Chinese medicine integration. This is a general introduction to the key points of diagnosis, differentiation and unique TCM treatment strategies for several clinic common gynecological diseases, such as abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve. TCM and acupuncture intervention for IVF are also discussed.
Acupuncture Application- Layer Diagnosis
July 26-29, 2019
Baixiao Zhao MD (China), Ph.D. M.M.
Dr. Baixiao Zhao is one of the leading TCM researchers and educators in China. He received his medical training from Shaanxi College of Chinese Medicine and obtained a master degree in acupuncture and moxibustion from the same school. During 1990s he studied under Professor Jiasan Yang, a well-known acupuncture master worldwide, and received his Ph.D. in acupuncture and moxibustion from Beijing University of Chinese medicine. Dr. Zhao had been the dean of the School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for ten years. Currently he is the dean of the School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Zhao’s main research interests in Chinese medicine include 1) the role and mechanism of the burning products in moxibustion with moxa; 2) clinical research on acupuncture anesthesia and its mechanism based on craniotomy. Over the past 20 years he has led many research projects and published many research papers and books in the field of Chinese medicine. Dr. Zhao has also taught numerous courses and given presentations worldwide in acupuncture and moxibustion. He has also supervised numerous master, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students in the field.
Over the years of practice and teaching acupuncture and moxibustion, Dr. Zhao developed his own understanding and theory in diagnosis and treatment of acupuncture, the Layer Diagnosis theory and related treatment method. In this course, Dr. Zhao will teach the essential concept of the theory and discuss the basic skills of meridian examination for application of acupuncture in clinical settings. The meridian examination of each part of the body will also be included in this course.
The course objectives include
- To introduce the concept of the “Layer Diagnosis and Treatment Method” in acupuncture based on ancient classics and clinical practice
- To introduce the basic skills for meridian examination
- To familiarize students with the application of meridian examination in diagnosis and treatment of acupuncture
- To teach the students how to do diagnosis and treat the common diseases with acupuncture
- To teach the students how to use acupuncture and herbs for the common diseases