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TCM Nephrology September 28–October 1, 2018Oct 01 2018

TCM Nephrology

September 28–October 1, 2018

Chen Wang MD (China), Ph.D.

Dr. Chen Wang graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1989 and continued his study in the same university with his Masters and Ph.D. in the field of Chinese medicine in nephrology. He is currently professor and chief physician in the nephrology department of Shuguang Hospital affiliated to Shanghai university of Chinese medicine.

Dr. Chen Wang is specialized in the integration traditional Chinese and Western medicine in nephrology including the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), urinary tract infection (UTI), nephropathy syndrome (NS), chronic renal failure (CRF), diabetic nephropathy (DN), hypertensive nephropathy (HTN) in traditional Chinese medicine. He has nearly 30-years of clinical experiences in treating kidney diseases and published numerous research papers.

Dr. Chen Wang’s course is composed of two parts: 1) general introduction the definitions, pathogenic factors and pathogenesis to chronic nephritis, chronic renal failure, urinary tract infection, nephropathy syndrome, IgA nephrology, diabetic nephropathy and urolithiasis related to some of common diseases of nephrology; 2) Essentials for diagnosis, syndrome differentiation and treatment of common diseases according to different types in the department of nephrology. A comparative study of the differences between western medicine and Chinese medicine as well as experiential prescriptions will also be discussed in the course.

Students’ Comments:

“Dr. Wang presented very good material – good balance of Western & Chinese medicine, and very knowledgeable.”

Harry Hong Ph.D. L.Ac.: Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and Kidney Yin-Yang Balance August 24-27, 2018Aug 20 2018

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and Kidney Yin-Yang Balance
August 24-27, 2018
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. After coming to the States, 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. 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 Oncology July 20-23, 2018 Hailei Zhao MD (China), Ph.D. MSJul 18 2018

Hailei Zhao MD (China), Ph.D. MS
Dr. Hailei Zhao was graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) in 1998. After graduation, he has completed the residency and worked as a TCM physician specialized in the treatment on digestive cancers in Longhua Hospital, SHUTCM. Dr. Zhao has also obtained a Ph.D. in the field of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine from the same university and a master’s degree in public administration from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Zhao has served the SHUTCM as the associate dean of academic affairs and clinical training. He acted as the deputy dean of International Education College in SHUTCM since 2012. His research interests include the integration of TCM into conventional medicine, the mechanism of treatment on digestive cancer by TCM. He specializes in the treatment of gastroenterological cancer, including gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, and pancreatic cancer. Since December, 2016, he has acted as the associate director of Confucius Institute, Augusta University, U.S.A.

In his lecture, Dr. Zhao introduces basic knowledge of TCM oncology including its history, understanding in causes of cancer, common manifestation, TCM diagnostics, treatment principle on cancer, etc. During the course, TCM interventions for common cancer such as the colon and rectal cancers, gastric cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer will be introduced. In addition, the basic knowledge and development on cancer treatment in western medicine will also be discussed.

DAOM Advanced Auricular Medicine June 22-25, 2018Jul 13 2018

Advanced Auricular Medicine

June 22-25, 2018

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.

DAOM Research Methodology May 18-21, 2018May 16 2018

Research Methodology
May 18-21, 2018
Jennifer Brett, ND, L.Ac.
Dr. Jennifer Brett received her doctor of naturopathic medicine in1987 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. She also had training in traditional Chinese medicine in 1988 from Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (Now Tri-State College), NYC. Dr. Brett is licensed to practice both naturopathic medicine and acupuncture. Since 2001, she has been the director of the Acupuncture Institute, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Dr. Brett has been a well-known educator and teacher in the field of Chinese medicine in the US. She has been teaching research methodology, practice management and TCM courses in various schools across the country. She is also member of various TCM boards, councils and committees as well as editor of professional journals.
In Dr. Brett’s lecture, the basic principles of clinical and laboratory research are examined with a special emphasis on the applications of acupuncture and oriental techniques in the research setting. Application of research to case evaluation and evidence-informed practices will be emphasized.
Course objectives include:
1. Understand research terminology
2. Demonstrate fluency in information literacy
3. Use a collection of research databases to locate acupuncture and medical information
4. Read and critically review a research paper
5. Understand the significance of evidence-informed practices in acupuncture practice & research
6. Compare well designed studies with poorly designed studies by evaluating study design, appropriateness of participants, clinical significance of outcomes measures
7. Recognize general & specific outcome measures used in research
8. Understand research ethics and informed consent
9. Compare different types of research
10. List methodological challenges to acupuncture research
11. Understand the basic approach to integrating western in vivo and in vitro biomedical studies with TCM practice.

Differentiation and Treatment of Exogenous Diseases April 20-23, 2018Apr 18 2018

Youchang Hu MD (China)
Dr. Youchang Hu graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1983 and continued his Graduate study in the same university in the field of Shang Han Lun. He has rich experience in practice Chinese medicine from both China and the US. He also teaches Chinese medicine in Florida College of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Hu’s lecture will focus on exogenous diseases in Chinese medicine. Wen Bing theory in clinical practice and research is the foundation of the differentiation and treatment of exogenous diseases. It is the bridge between theories and clinical practice. This course is composed of three major parts: 1) foundations of differentiation patterns and instituting treatment; 2) the clinical applications of classic formulas; 3) the formation and development of Wen Bing theory.

TCM Mental Healthcare March 23 – 26, 2018Mar 16 2018

March 23 – 26, 2018

Joseph Changqing Yang MD (China), Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph Changqing Yang graduated from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in 1984 and continued his study in the same university for his Master degree in the field of diagnosis and human constitution in TCM. He also obtained a Ph.D. in psychiatry and neuroscience from Kobe University in Japan. Dr. Yang has practiced Chinese medicine in California since 2002. He also teaches TCM in Emperor College of TOM and YOSA University of TCM.

In Dr. Yang’s course of TCM Mental Healthcare, students identify patients with mental disorders and understand clinical signs and symptoms of major psychological disorders for the diagnosis and treatment applications. The treatment includes the acupuncture, herbal strategy, TCM psycho care, and mental health preservation. Additional topics such as patient-practitioner relations, communication skills, and multicultural sensitivity are also discussed. The clinical cases will be provided in the course with demonstration.

OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2018 3:00pm-7:30pmFeb 22 2018

TUESDAY, MARCH 6th, 2018



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Press Release of ATOMFeb 22 2018

Mr. Zhou, Xingguang, Mr. Sun, Jing and Mr. Wu from the Chinese Central Television Station (CCTV) visited, interviewed and video-taped the executives, students and facilities on the campus of Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine between February 1, 2018 and February 4, 2018. They first interviewed Dr. Johanna Yen, the President and the Founder of ATOM and the heads of all the departments. They then talked to Dr. Xu, Renliang, Chair of the ATOM Board of Directors together with all other Board Members. This team spent the whole day talking and discussing with the Atom students they would encounter on the campus. Some of the students were eager to conduct the conversations with our visitors using the little Chinese they have learned in class. That was indeed a very lively atmosphere! The three visitors were courageous enough to ask for the acupuncture treatment performed by supervised students at the ATOM Intern Clinic. This is a great encouragement to the present ATOM students.
The only remaining original donor, Mr. Yu, Wenxiao, was very excited to meet the friendly reporters from the motherland. On the morning of the fourth day, the CCTV team interviewed the Chinese representatives of the TCM practitioners in South Florida. They travelled the distance from different cities just to greet the honorable countrymen from China. For the opening, Dr. Yen recited the poem “Umbilical Cord Blood¬¬¬ — the Source of life” to express our profound feelings towards the motherland.
We are so grateful to CCTV, and through the reporting, we would like to show our gratitude to all of our supporters in China. Thanks for not forgetting about us!

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
Florida, USA

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation February 23-26, 2018Feb 19 2018

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation February 23-26, 2018
Xinru Qian MD (China)
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 including acupuncture for common knee problems. The course will start from reviewing detailed knee anatomy, followed by exploring efficient physical assessment methods to differentiate the diseases. Then the literature of highlight conventional knee management principles will briefly reviewed, and the acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medical treatment methods will be introduced and emphasized. The goal of her course is to enable acupuncturists and other health care providers to expand and update the knowledge and treatment options for common knee diseases.