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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Differential Diagnosis & Integrative Management of Common Lower Extremity Problems April 23-26, 2021Apr 21 2021

Xinru Qian MD
Dr. Xinru Qian graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1982 specializing in Chinese medicine. She obtained her MS degree from Shanghai First Medical Hospital in 1988 in the area of tongue inspection and disease. She practiced and taught in Chinese medicine a few years before coming to the States in early 1990s. In America, Dr. Qian has had a rich experience in the field of medicine including training and practicing as a nurse, medical intern, resident, fellow, and last, a physician. Her training and interests also cover both Chinese and conventional Western medicine. Dr. Qian has been a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist and a New York State certified physician acupuncturist since 2000. She also teaches medical acupuncture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Dr. Xinru Qian specializes in neuromuscular disease and neurorehabilitation using acupuncture in conjunction with conventional approach. Her lecture will concentrate on differential diagnosis and integrative management methods for musculoskeletal problems of the lower extremities, which are common conditions in acupuncture clinics. Understanding their basic medical background, distinguishing different disease diagnoses, and formulating an appropriate management plan can greatly benefit the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion. In this course, she will discuss traditional Chinese medicine treatment for the lower extremities’ Bi syndrome, anatomical and structural treatment methods, general Lower extremity problems, foot, and heel problems, ankle sprain, knee problems, and iliotibial band problems. The goal of this lecture is to enable acupuncturists and other health care providers to expand and update their knowledge and treatment options for common disorders of the lower limbs.

Integrative Medicine for Respiratory Diseases March 19-22, 2021Mar 22 2021

Zunli Mo MD (China), Ph.D : Integrative Medicine for Respiratory Diseases
Zunli Mo is a licensed acupuncture physician in Florida. He graduated from Shanghai University of traditional Chinese Medicine in 1982 and worked in Shu Guang hospital which is affiliated university hospital as an internal physician. He obtained his master degree in pharmaceutical science in national institutes of natural sciences, Japan. His research field was to study the effect of Chinese herbs on chronic renal failure by using rat model. Later, he obtained his PhD in medical physiology in Kyushu University, Japan. His research field was effects of vasopressin and angiotensin II neurons in the rat dorsa motor nucleus of the vagus, in vitro by electrophysiology. He finished his post doctor training in Rutgers University in 1999. Later he worked in Pfizer pharmaceutical company as a principle scientist in safety pharmacology department. In 2005, he opened Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine clinic in St Louis. Now he is working in Miami Cancer Institute for treating cancer patients in support center as an acupuncture physician.
Dr. Mo’s lecture provides the basis for therapeutic management of respiratory diseases. The course teaches the students the structural and functional abnormalities leading to pathology of the respiratory system. Using a problem-solving approach of TCM, the students will apply knowledge of TCM and Western Medicine to help patients in their daily clinic.
By the end of the course, students will be able to understand integrative medicine, the diagnosis and differentiation of common cold, influenza, asthma, acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis and COPD, and the pattern of cough, phlegm and wheezing in TCM. The students will be able to apply TCM formula and acupuncture to treat respiratory diseases.

TCM for Difficult Diseases: February 19 – 22, 2021Feb 18 2021

Guanhu Yang Ph.D., O.M., L.Ac.
Dr. Guanhu Yang had his medical training from Zhejiang University of Chinese medicine and received his master’s degree from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. He also obtained his Ph.D. in the field of internal medicine from Kanazawa Medical University in Japan. He worked as research associate in Pulmonary Biology Division of Children’s hospital Medical Center and as professor in SHI Traditional Chinese Acupuncture School in Ohio. Dr. Yang serves in numerous committees and boards. He also has published widely in the field of TCM clinical study. Dr. Yang teaches in many TCM colleges in both China and the United States.
Dr. Yang currently has a private practice in Ohio. With many years of experience in teaching and practicing TCM in the United States, he specializes in treating difficult chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and Ménière’s syndrome with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. In his lecture, he introduces symptoms, diagnosis, etiology and pathogenesis of above diseases and teaches students how to treat those difficult cases with Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture Application – Tung’s Acupuncture Point lectureJan 25 2021

January 22-25, 2021
Dr. Christine Chang
Dr. Christine Chang obtained her Master of Traditional Chinse Medicine degree from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2001 and received Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the same institution in 2005. She has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbs since then. Dr. Chang also teaches acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in various schools in California. She has been the interpreter of Dr. Weichieh Young, a well-known scholar for Master Tung’s acupuncture for many years. She also participants in and serves as board of directors for various national organizations and associations in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
In this course, Dr. Chang introduces Tung’s style acupuncture point location, theory and applications. She also teaches Tung’s acupuncture needling technique and treatment principle. Students will also learn diagnosis and treatment with Tung’s style technique and gain knowledge of quick diagnosis and formulate the point combination for various diseases.

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!
ENROLLING NOW FOR THE WINTER CLASS!
LEARN HOW TO BECOME ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN IN 36 MONTHS!!!
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
ATLANTIC INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE
100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-763-9840 www.atom.edu

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.