News & Announcements

AnnouncementNov 06 2019

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.

Thank You,

Dr. Johanna Yen

President

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

3rd North American TCM Symposium 2019Oct 28 2019

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.

 

 

 

 

2019 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine DayOct 22 2019

Do You Suffer from…….

¨ Neck, shoulder or back pain?

¨ Sciatica or joint pain?

¨ Arthritis or fibromyalgia?

¨ Asthma, allergies, respiratory?

¨ Digestive problems?

¨ Infertility, PMS or menopause?

¨ Acne, eczema, herpes, shingles?

¨ Quit smoking or lose weight?

¨ Depression or anxiety?

    

    IF SO…   

 we can help you!

                 

      Celebrate Acupuncture Oriental Medicine Day

Oct. 24, 2019

10:00AM – 4:00PM

FREE    

Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis

FREE

Chinese Tea

FREE

Qi Gong & Yoga demonstrations/classes

TCM Gastroenterology October 25 – 28, 2019 Haihe Tian MD (China), MS, Ph.D.Oct 13 2019

TCM Gastroenterology

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.

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.

TCM Dermatology September 20-23, 2019 Hong Chen MD (China), Ph.D. MSOct 02 2019

TCM Dermatology

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.

TCM Gynecology August 23-26, 2019 Xiaoxiong Shen  Ph.D. LAc.Aug 19 2019

TCM Gynecology

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, 2019Jul 29 2019

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

 

Tong Ren Herbs Continuing Education Series for the 2019-2020 Acupuncture License RenewalJul 22 2019

 The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine Presents the Tong Ren Herbs Continuing Educations Series for the 2019-2020 Acupuncture License Renewal

Florida Laws & Rules / Medical Errors / Practical aspects of Documentation by Amy Sear, A.P., Dipl., O.M. (NCCAOM) :7 Continuing Education units

1)  Florida Laws and Rules Update for Renewal (2 hours):  This course, fulfilling the requirement for 2 hours of FL Laws and Rules for the Acupuncture profession, starts with “What is New Since Last Renewal”, and “any potential upcoming future changes”, and then the bulk of the presentation dials in deeper to a few selected practical topics. This class is appropriate for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

2)  Medical Errors:  Increasing Safety, Decreasing Risk (2 hours):  This class is laid out in a very practical way and provides a step by step approach to medical errors.  It includes information from scenarios, how we can learn from them, and easy things to do to prevent them. Besides just safety, this course covers risk management, and will specifically help the attendee lower the likelihood of practice related claims against them.

3)  Practical Aspects of Documentation (3 hours):  This course will provide numerous practical ways to enhance your documentation. The techniques you will learn will make your records and documentation faster, more articulate, more professional, and will provide better defense and protection in the case of a legal accusation.  The information is instantly usable and appropriate for anyone in any size or type or practice.

Amy Sear, A.P., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) is an experienced speaker and is valued for her organized, practical, and information filled presentations. She completed her Oriental Medical education from the Acupressure Acupuncture Institute in Miami, FL, where she received awards for outstanding achievement in academics and clinical practice. Amy served as President of FSOMA from 2004 to 2010, and currently teaches at two schools in Florida.  She has taught practical and clinical continuing education since 2000, and is considered an expert in laws, safety, ethics, and documentation. She is the first employee of the Integrative Medicine Department at Memorial Healthcare Systems in Broward County, FL, and has over fifteen years’ experience in Integrative practice. She brings her years of respected teaching experience to these topics in order to help others.

  • Date:  August 4, 2019  / Time:  9am-6pm   
  • Outside Licensed Acupuncturists $130.00 /  $150.00
  • ATOM Alumni $105.00 /  $130.00
  • Outside Acupuncture Students $85.00 /  $110.00 (No Refunds)
  • ATOM Master’s  /  DAOM Students $50.00 /  $75.00 (No Refunds)
  • Discounted price if paid by July 21, 2019

Introduction to Low Level Laser Therapy by Tom Corbin, A.P., R.T. :16 Continuing Education Units

This class will introduce Low Level Laser Therapy and cover over the two day class the definitions of laser therapy, biological functions of lasers, laser physics and important terms. Additionally discussions on how lasers function as a carrier of information, laser needles and the research and outcomes associated with them. Students will be presented with auricular laser research and demonstrations, as well as applications in dermatology and cosmetics.

Dr. Tom Corbin, A.P., R.T. is a certified acupuncturist and was trained in both the United States and Nanjing, China. Dr. Corbin currently teaches and does research in acupuncture with a concentration on auricular medicine. In addition to his position as a registered trainer for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), he has also taught auricular medicine for international societies. Dr. Tom Corbin has been using lasers since 1995 when he worked as a consultant for laser manufacturers in the Russia and Germany. Dr. Corbin specializes in Auricular Medicine, which is a frequency specific healing modality using the auricle for both diagnosis and healing. Low level laser is a very important tool and new insights into its effective qualities bring it to the forefront of Integrative Auricular Medicine. Dr. Corbin has been with the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine since 1995 and continues to research new an important therapies available to Florida licensed Acupuncture Physicians.

  • Date:  September 14 & 15, 2019  / Time:  9am-6pm   
  • Outside Licensed Acupuncturists $350.00 /  $375.00
  • ATOM Alumni $290.00 /  $315.00
  • Outside Acupuncture Students $170.00 /  $195.00 (No Refunds)
  • ATOM Master’s  /  DAOM Students $100.00 /  $125.00 (No Refunds)
  • Discounted price if paid by August 30, 2019

Laboratory Medicine and Common Chronic Diseases by Selvon Nanan, M.D. : 8 Continuing Edication units

To familiarize Students and Practitioners with knowledge of Basic Laboratory Testing in Western Medicine.  These include screening tests performed in Well Checks as well as disease specific screening and diagnostic testing. E.g. CBC, CMP liver, Renal function, Thyroid testing, Lipid screening and other lipid testing, Urinalysis; Prostate and Breast cancer screening.  Additionally, basic EKG will be introduced as well as three common chronic diseases:  Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular diseases will be addressed.  At the end of the Seminar, participants should have a clear understanding of Basic Laboratory testing and interpretation of screening and diagnostic tests, common disease profiles, indication for testing and interpretation of results.

Selvon Nanan, MD, graduated from Rutgers Medical School/RWJ, N.J, in 1978, Dr. Nanan did his Post Graduate Medical Specialty Training at School of Medicine of NY State University 1978–1981. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Fellow of AAFP.  He was Medical Director of the Residency Program at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital at SUNY, Stony Brook School of Medicine, from 1981 to 85. He served as Chief of Family Practice, supervising physicians at CHC in Dade and Broward counties in 1985. He conducted a Private Practice in Plantation, Florida 1988 – 2008 and was on Staff at Florida Medical Center- South, Westside RMC and Plantation General Hospital. At PGH, Dr. Nanan served two terms as Chairman, Dept of Family Practice. He received a Physician of Distinction Award, Best Practice-Patient Care and Service by Blue Cross in 2002 – 2003. He is currently an attending Physician at Light of the World Clinic, Fort Lauderdale and also an Adjunct Professor, Western medicine at ATOM.

  • Date:  November 3, 2019  / Time:  9am-6pm   
  • Outside Licensed Acupuncturists $130.00 /  $150.00
  • ATOM Alumni $105.00 /  $130.00
  • Outside Acupuncture Students $85.00 /  $110.00 (No Refunds)
  • ATOM Master’s  /  DAOM Students $50.00 /  $75.00 (No Refunds)
  • Discounted price if paid by October 19, 2019

 Location for all seminars:

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, 100 East Broward Boulevard, Auditorium (2nd Floor), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

  • Please contact Kevin Clark or Adriana Pagani for all inquiries and to make your payment:

954-404-7495 or send email to ceu@themovingqi.com

  • SAVE THE DATE!

September 7 & 8, 2019:  The Wu Project

October 5 & 6, 2019:  Efrem Korngold, OMD, Lac – Five Phase Medicine:  Philosophy, Paradigms and Praxis.  Detailed information will follow soon…

 

 

TCM Immunology/Oncology and Integrative Medicine June 21-24, 2019Jun 21 2019

TCM Immunology/Oncology and Integrative Medicine June 21-24, 2019

Xiaodong Cheng MD (China), Ph.D.
Dr. Xiaodong Cheng 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. Cheng 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. Cheng’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.
Oncology is one of the unique disciplines and the major clinical specialties in traditional Chinese medicine. It combines the basic theories, technological methods and clinical application of TCM, which is unique in the therapeutic principle, rich in the approaches and significant in the curative efficacy. This course is composed of two major parts: 1) a general introduction to the basic theories and research progresses of oncology of TCM, such as tumor immune evasion, immunotherapy, and regulation of TCM; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some of the major human cancer diseases with TCM theories and herbal formulas. The scientific research progresses in the biological mechanisms of the therapies with TCM and integrative medicine will also be included in the course.