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TCM Rehab – February 21-24, 2020 – Sanhua Leng, PT, DPT, CMP, L.AcFeb 22 2020

February 21–24, 2020

Sanhua Leng PT, DPT, CMP, L.AC

Dr. Sanhua Leng graduated from Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with his degree of Bachelor of Chinese Medicine and received his Master of Chinese Medicine degree from Tongji Medical College in China. He also obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy in Dominican College in New York. Dr. Leng has been practicing acupuncture and physical therapy in New York since 2012. He has published numerous books and articles on his theory of counter stimulation therapy for pain syndrome, and lectured nationwide on integrative neuro-acupuncture.

Dr. Leng’s lecture incorporates neurology knowledge into acupuncture, enhances students’ understanding of dynamic acupoint concept, meridian concept (C nerve network model), and promotes students’ palpation skills (five bodies palpation technique, acupoints Ben-Biao match technique) and acupoint determination with position adjusting techniques. Treatments of pain syndromes, stroke, multiple Sclerosis, Bell’s Palsy are to be discussed and demonstrated with neuro-acupuncture concepts.

Upon the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the acupoints and meridians in traditional acupuncture by using neurology knowledge;
  2. Understanding the phenomenon of De Qi, Fire-Mountain, Cold-Inducing Acu-therapy with neurology knowledge.
  3. Master Five bodies palpation techniques to precisely determine acupoint’s locations in specific patient in time efficient way;
  4. Master Biao-Ben matching techniques to determine distal acupoints in specific patient in time efficient way;
  5. Apply the above knowledge to the management of pain syndromes, stroke, Bell’s palsy, Multiple Sclerosis.


Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

                   100 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33301

Tel. (954) 763-9840        Fax (954) 763-9844

E-Mail:  Atom@Atom.Edu       Website:  www.Atom.Edu

      Don’t put it off any longer!


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!

Spring class starts May 5, 2020

                                                       Spring 2020 Class schedule

Tuesday          1pm-10pm

Thursday         9am-5pm

Friday               9am-5pm

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


Come join us in celebrating the  Chinese New Year!Jan 27 2020



Come join us in celebrating the

 Chinese New Year!

The year of the Rat

The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine invites you to discover how Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help improve your health and quality of life.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

FREE Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis


$10 off Acupuncture Treatment*

*for Acupuncture treatments received between Jan.28-Jan.31, 2020 only!

Herbs not included

 For more information about the event call (954) 763-9840   Ext. 213

 100 E. Broward Blvd, Suite 100 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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


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


Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis


Chinese Tea


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