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TCM Classics – Shang Han Lun December 15-18, 2017Dec 15 2017

Dr. Wei-Chieh Young (a.k.a Wei Jie Yang)
Dr. Wei-Chieh Young is a direct-line disciple of Master Tung Ching-Chang, a great acupuncture master who developed well-known Tung style acupuncture. Dr. Young also received training of Chinese medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and obtained doctoral degree in Shang Han Lun. He has had more than 30 years of clinical and teaching experiences with more than 300,000 patient visits and authored 30 books on various aspects of Chinese medicine.
Dr. Young was an intelligent and diligent student of Master Tung’s. He developed many new techniques and theories based on Master Tung’s teaching and Chinese classic Nei Jiang. He applied his theories to explain Master Tung’s acupuncture technique. In 1975, Dr. Young published “Zhen Jiu Jing Wei” (The Longitude and Latitude of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), the first book ever documenting Master Tung’s points with expanded theories and clinical experiences. Master Tung highly commended the work and gave his encouragement.
After Master Tung passed away, Dr. Young continues the journey of dedicating in glorifying, broadening and heightening Chinese medicine and Master Tung’s Acupuncture. The theories developed and expanded by Dr. Young and his clinical experience he shared complete the Master Tung’s Acupuncture system. With his efforts, the effect and value of Master Tung’s Acupuncture is affirmed worldwide. It becomes a popular acupuncture technique, especially in Taiwan, China, Korea and the United States.
In this course, Dr. Young discusses his study and interpretation to Shang Han Lun. Shang Han Lun is a one of the greatest classical medical treatise in the history of Chinese Medicine. It was compiled by Dr. Zhang, Zhong-Jing towards the end of the Eastern Han dynasty period. As the cornerstone of Chinese Medicine, it was the first school of thought to introduce the concept of pattern differentiation and its corresponding treatment protocols. From time to time, the mastery of Shang Han Lun is essential for any scholar or practitioner whom wishes to master Chinese Medicine. Shang Han Lun is a masterpiece assimilated from the contributions of many top physicians from the previous dynasties (Qin Han dynasty).

DAOM Summer AbroadNov 12 2017

In the Summer season of 2017, three DAOM Doctoral Students from Atom traveled to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Kung Fu in China.

They returned to Shaolin Temple and visited the medical clinic where they studied last year. In the small town of Dengfeng, they went to a well known clinic and got lessons and treatments from local experts in Cupping, Tuina and Moxibustion. After, they spent one month studying Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Plum Flower and Shaolin Kung Fu in Yunnan Province among the spectacular Honghe rice terraces. They visited medical hot springs, tasted local herbs, fruits and medicinal meals. They took weekend trips to see some of China’s most remote ethnic minorities, were entertained by their music and enjoyed ancient villages and one of the biggest cave systems on earth.

After, they spent a week at a Kung Fu convention organized by the government run Chinese Wu Shu Association and trained with the number one Meihua Quan (Plum Flower Boxing) Grandmaster in the country, Han Jian Zhong. They learned the medical Meihuazhuang Qi Gong system and other traditional forms.

The Medical Qi Gong retreat was organized by DAOM student and Atom Grad, Jonathan M. Fields of Integrative Medicine US, who teaches Chinese Martial Arts locally and founded the program last year.

DAOM student, Ilyas Hamid, arranged a week long internship at the Beijing Gu Lou Hospital. The Hospital is renown for being the first Chinese Traditional Medicine Hospital in Beijing and was started by descendants of the imperial doctors. At the hospital, they studied Pediatrics, Tuina, Herbs, Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Cupping, Dermatology and more.

After the Hospital, the students went to train with the son of the famous Dr. He, who rediscovered Fire Needling. The technique is being used in clinics all over China with great outcomes of success.

They also went to visit the campus and affiliated hospitals of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, which has over 5,000 students in the Downtown campus. The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine has recently made an agreement with BUCM to cooperate on a PhD program for its DAOM students. In the evening, the Doctors observed at the private clinic of Dr. Zhao Bai Xiao, the president of the Acupuncture and Moxa Department at the University.

For future retreats and studies abroad, contact Integrative Medicine US or ask at ATOM for more info about the Hospital and PhD program.

If you are suffering from any kind of pain:Nov 08 2017

ATOM’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program invites you for a * free consultation & acupuncture treatment.

Patients are seen by Licensed Acupuncturists & supervised by an expert in that field. Treatments are observed by the DAOM class. Schedule an appointment today: 954-763-9840 ext. 201.

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM)

100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100,

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

*if herbs are prescribed they will be sold at regular ATOM clinic prices.

TCM Psychology (PTSD) October 20 – 23, 2017Oct 16 2017

TCM Psychology (PTSD)
October 20 – 23, 2017
Daniel Wang-Yi Jiao MS, DAOM
Dr. Daniel Jiao was originally trained for tradition Chinese medicine in China and received his MS (1993) and DAOM (2009) both from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM). He served as commissioner and chairman for National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for nine years and board of directors for ACTCM for twelve years. Dr. Jiao has extensive experience of clinical practice and teaching in Chinese medicine for more than twenty years.
Psychology is one of the major clinical specialties in the traditional Chinese Medicine. It is unique in theory, rich in the therapeutic methods and significant in the clinical curative effects. Dr. Jiao’s course is composed of two major parts: 1) A general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the unique organs related to Psychology; 2) The diagnosis and treatment of some of the major diseases, especially post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), based on certain symptoms in the department of Psychology. A comparative study of the differences between western medicine and TCM will also be included in the course.
Course Objectives:
· To introduce the basic anatomy and physiology of Psychology.
· 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 Psychology.
· To teach the students how to use acupuncture and herbs for the related treatments.

OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 3:00pm-8:00pmOct 09 2017

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TCM Dermatology September 22-25, 2017Sep 20 2017

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.

DAOM TCM Gastroenterology August 25 – 28, 2017Aug 25 2017

DAOM TCM Gastroenterology August 25 – 28, 2017
Haihe Tian MD (China), MS, Ph.D.
Dr. Haihe Tian graduated from Beijing University of Chinese medicine with bachelor’s, 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.

Holistic Perspective to Autism Spectrum Disorders July 14-17, 2017 Harry Hong MD (China), Ph.D. MS, L.Ac.Jul 07 2017

Holistic Perspective to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Harry Hong MD (China), Ph.D. MS, L.Ac.

Dr. Harry Hong was originally trained as a medical doctor in Beijing University of Chinese medicine. He finished residency in Peking Union Hospital in Beijing China before coming to the States where he received his M.S. degree in molecular biology from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Medical College of Ohio. He also received IRTA fellowship from the National Institute of Health and did research there on osteoarthritis. He also studied asthma in the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Since 1998, Dr. Hong has practiced holistic medicine in Chicago area and south Florida. With his unique background of both Chinese medicine and Western medicine, Dr. Hong provides a one-of-the-kind holistic program to address immune dysfunction and energy imbalance. He specializes in treating sensitivity related illness, allergy, asthma, autism and autoimmune diseases with integrative therapies including electrodermal testing, allergy desensitization, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and nutritional supplementation. Dr. Hong also teaches doctoral level courses in Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine since 2003 and has published a few research papers in professional journals about integrative studies on Chinese medicine and Western medicine.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has increased over the past several decades. Inflammatory autoimmune response plays a major role in the pathogenesis for this condition. Dr. Hong’s course updates the current research on neuroendocrine control of the immune response and neuroinflammatory process and introduces a holistic perspective to the pathophysiology for the condition. It also teaches students how to treat ASD children with a combination of natural therapies including Chinese medicine, homeopathy, modern energy medicine and nutritional supplementation.
Course Objectives:
• To familiarize students with autism spectrum disorders, its symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis and prognosis
• To review current biomedical research on neuroendocrine control of inflammatory immune response, the possible cause for ASD
• To teach common terminology used in both Western medicine and Chinese medicine to diagnose and treat ASD and related illnesses
• To introduce a variety of techniques to test and diagnose ASD related conditions
• To teach students how to treat ASD with different natural modalities such as Chinese medicine, homeopathy, modern energetic medicine and nutritional supplementation.

OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 3:00pm-8:00pmJul 07 2017

DISCOVER HOW ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE CAN HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE!

COME JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE:
TOURS OF ATOM COLLEGE AND CLINIC
MEET AND SPEAK TO OUR STUDENTS,
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BECOME AN ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICIAN
• Next Class starts in September 2017
• Complete your Bachelor of Health Sciences & Master of Oriental Medicine degrees 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

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
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Tel. (954) 763-9840 ext.213 E-Mail: admissions@atom.edu Website: www.atom.edu

TCM Hepatology June 23-26, 2017 Mingyu Sun MD (China), Ph.D. MSJun 14 2017

Dr. Mingyu Sun received her medical training from Liaoning College of Chinese Medicine and obtained a master degree in Chinese medicine from the same school. During 2000 and 2003 she studied in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and received her Ph.D. in Chinese medicine. She also did post doctorial research training from Fudan University and the University of California at Los Angles. Dr. Sun is currently a professor and chief physician in Zhuguang Hospital, Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Sun has practiced and taught Chinese medicine for 16 years. She also led or participated in more than 20 research projects, set and implemented research goals or applied for funds, timely reviewed of projects and portfolio, identified new research targets; composed the key subject document and established the items; instructed undergraduate and graduate student’ study and research. Her main research interest is Chinese medicine for liver disease.

Hepatology is one of the major clinical specialties in the traditional Chinese medicine. It is unique in theory, rich in the therapeutic methods and significant in the clinical curative effects. Dr. Sun’s course is composed of two major parts : 1) a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the unique organs related to hepatology; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of some of the major diseases based on certain symptoms in the department of hepatology, including NAFLD and liver cirrhosis. A comparative study of the differences between western medicine and TCM will also be included in the course.

The course objectives include

  • To introduce the basic anatomy and physiology of hepatology
  • 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 hepatology
  • To teach the students how to use herbs for the related liver diseases