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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


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.

TCM Pediatrics April 26-29, 2019 Yonghong Jiang MD (China)Apr 21 2019

TCM Pediatrics
April 26-29, 2019
Yonghong Jiang MD (China)
Dr. Yonghong Jiang received her medical training from Shandong University of Chinese Medicine. She also obtained a Master degree from Medical College of Shanghai Jiaotong University and a Ph.D. from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine. She has 20-year of experience in teaching and practicing pediatric Chinese medicine in China. Currently she is an associate professor in Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Jiang also had experience as visiting scholar in France, Germany and the United States.
Dr. Jiang’s primary specialty is pediatric pulmonary diseases, such as mycoplasma pneumonia, chronic cough, asthma, recurrent respiratory tract infections, as well as anorexia, sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome, enuresis, and so on. She also published research papers in professional journals.
Pediatrics 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. Jiang’s course is composed of three major parts: 1) summary of Pediatric Basis and Diagnostic Method; 2) TCM Treatment of Common Pediatric Diseases; 3) Common External Therapy. The students successfully completing this course will have acquired basic knowledge and diagnostic and methods related to pediatric as well as the ability to treat common pediatric diseases. Understand auricular points or Tuina therapy for common pediatric diseases.

TCM Cardiology March 22 – 25, 2019 Mei Xian Jiang MD (China)Mar 22 2019

TCM Cardiology
March 22 – 25, 2019
Mei Xian Jiang MD (China)
Dr. Mei Xian Jiang graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1982 and continued her study in the university with a Master’s degree in Chinese medicine. She started to work in the Department of Cardiology in Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital since 1986 and currently is a senior professor of Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine and chief physician of the Shu Guang Hospital.
Dr. Jiang is specialized in the integration traditional Chinese and Western medicine in cardiology, including TCM treatment of chronic heart failure, coronary heart diseases (angina pectoris, post myocardial infection), premature beat and hypertension etc. She also researched and published in professional journals in the field of TCM cardiology.
Dr. Jiang’s course introduces the theory and therapeutics of TCM in preventing and treating the heart diseases. It sums up the knowledge about TCM pathogenesis of heart disease for thousands of years, and the experiences in treating the heart diseases. The course is divided into three parts: 1) The knowledge about physiology and pathology of the circulatory system; 2) The etiology and pathogenesis (TCM) of heart disease and syndromes, and the commonly used treatment principles and prescription as well; 3) The therapeutics of TCM for common cardiovascular diseases, and several clinical trials about appraising clinical efficacy to prove the advantages of TCM in treating heart disease.

Free Tai Chi ClassesMar 13 2019

ATOM is Offering Wellness Classes FREE of Charge!
Tai Chi Classes
Health Benefits of Drinking Tea
Learn about Acupressure
Seminars- Various Seminars to Improve Your Health Classes are subject to change!
Coming Soon!

Tai Chi Classes Staring March 11th
Dates & Time:
Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

Emperor’s Internal Classics (Huang Di Nei Jing) February 22-25, 2019 Di Fu MD/Ph.D. (China)Feb 21 2019

Emperor’s Internal Classics (Huang Di Nei Jing)
February 22-25, 2019
Di Fu MD/Ph.D. (China)
Dr. Di Fu is professor and vice president of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. He received his medical training from Heilongjiang University of TCM and obtained master degree in clinical oriental medicine from Eastern College of TCM and doctoral degree in medicine from Heilongjiang University of TCM. He has extensive teaching experiences in both China and the US. He taught CME courses on acupuncture in the University of Miami, School of Medicine. Dr. Fu also published numerous books and research papers in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
This course introduces general pathogenesis in occurrence of diseases, general ways to keep healthy, and general principles in the treatment of diseases, which are set up in Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classics (Huang Di Nei Jing) and closely related to proper application of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. This course also discusses the physiology, etiology and pathology in ancient TCM perspective, by applying the established knowledge base to the “actual practice”. The emphasis is on how Huang Di Nei Jing theories center around the Yun Qi, or cosmic Qi activities.
Students successfully completing this course will obtain a more systematic way of analyzing clinical cases, making practical use of 5Y6Q theories. Students are expected to master translating a given date into 5Y6Q system, determining the affected triangles, analyzing the pathological nature, and designing and/or selecting the suitable treatment per 5Y6Q.