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Masters China TripMay 24 2017

Presenting Dr Yanmian Atom Certificate

Presenting Dr Yanyi Atom Certificate

Dr Yanmian teaching Acupuncture Class

Presenting Grandmaster Yanlin Atom Certificate

Grandmaster Yanlin talking about Du Meridian

Presenting Dr Shi Yanjun Atom Certificate

Atom Students learning Tuina at Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Medicine Cabinet

Presenting Dr Shi Yan Shi Atom Certificate

In front of Shaolin Medical Center

Acupuncture Moxa Treatment at Shaolin Temple

Atom Stundents learning Cupping

Herbal Clinic in Dengfeng

Atom students learn Tai Chi at Shaolin Temple

Atom Students at Shaolin TempleMasters China

ATOM Students visit Shaolin Temple for Chinese Medicine Program

Last Summer, seven students from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine went on a 3 week educational trip to visit the world famous Shaolin Temple in Henan, China.

The 1,500 year old temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered to be the birthplace of Wu Shu and Chinese Martial Arts.

In addition to their Kung Fu, Shaolin Temple has centuries old herbal formulas that have been kept secret and are still being produced and sold under the label of Shaolin Medicine. Traditionally, the medical center was only open to the monks. In recent times, they have opened it up to treatments for visitors from around the world. People have traveled far and wide to try their ancient medicine. They’ve even had dignitaries like Vladimir Putin as one of their more well known patients.

This was the first ever group medical trip to be allowed in to learn Shaolin Medicine.

Typically, they only offer treatments at the medical center and short lectures to visitors. English is not spoken in the area and it’s very difficult to find a decent translator with experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine Terminology.

The students from the group stayed at a Kung Fu academy inside the Shaolin Temple National Park grounds, which is only 5 minute walking distance from the original temple. Their daily routine consisted of waking up for meditation at 5:30am, Qi Gong and Tai Chi practice from 6am-7am, Breakfast at 7am, Morning Kung Fu Training from 8am-11am, Lunch at 12pm, Chinese Medicine class from 2pm-4pm, Afternoon Kung Fu Training from 4pm-7pm and dinner at 7pm. On the weekends, students had free time for hiking the sacred Songshan Mountain, visiting Dengfeng for shopping and Tuina treatments and sight seeing at other well known UNESCO sites such as the Longmen Grottoes and the White Horse Temple near Louyang.

The Shaolin Medicine classes were taught by Monks and Doctors from the temple and covered subjects such as; Medical Qi Gong, Tuina Massage, Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Guasha, Feng Shui for Longevity and the relationship between Martial Arts and Medicine.

At the end of the trip, the students presented their instructors with certificates from ATOM in appreciation for their teachings and for their dedication to the Shaolin Medicine Program.

The trip was organized by ATOM student Jonathan M. Fields of Integrative Medicine US and Martial Arts Instructor at Lost Legacy Mma. In the fall of 2017, Mr. Fields will be organizing another trip to Shaolin Temple to continue studying in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, QiGong and Shaolin Medicine. Any students or graduates interested in going, please contact him at: 954.531.8146 or jfields136 (at) hotmail (dot) com

TCM Immunology / Oncology and Integrative Medicine May 19-22, 2017May 12 2017

Xiaodong Chen MD (China), Ph.D.

Dr. Xiaodong Chen 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. Chen 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. Chen’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.

Over the years of TCM research, Dr. Chen published numerus research papers and received many awards and research grants. In this course, Dr. Chen will teach basic theories of integrative medicine, the integrated Chinese medicine and western medicine, one of the unique disciplines in the field of medical science. It combines the basic theories, technological methods and clinical application of TCM, western medicine, and also modern biological sciences. This course is composed of four major parts:

  1. General introduction to the basic theories and research progresses of immunology, pharmacology, and integrative medicine;
  2. Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases;
  3. Basic research on biological mechanisms of traditional Chinese medicine therapies;
  4. Diagnosis and treatment of human cancer diseases with TCM theories and herbal formula.


Mar 31 2017

The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) will be hosting several Continuing Education Seminars for license renewal that comply with the mandatory state required hours for Medical Errors (2), Biomedical Sciences (5), Florida Laws and Rules (2) and General Hours (21).  Please see our seminar flyer for specific details of each seminar.

Seats are limited, so your advance payment by Visa, MasterCard, Check or Money Order is appreciated.  If you will be paying by Visa or MasterCard, please contact the Registrar at 954-763-9840 extension 207.

Licensed Acupuncturists…………..$120.00

ATOM Alumni……………………….$100.00

Outside Acupuncture Students…..$60.00

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday March 14, 2017, 3:00pm-8:00pmMar 10 2017

Come join us for an Open House and learn about our school and how you can become an Acupuncture Physician and earn your Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in just 36 months (4 academic years)!

Tour our College Intern Clinic
Free Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis (if time permits)


TCM Pediatrics February 24-27, 2017 Jian Er Yu MD (China)Feb 10 2017

Dr. Jian Er Yu, graduated from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine, currently serves as the director and professor of the Pediatric Institute of Shanghai Academy of Chinese Medicine. He is also the chief pediatrician in Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Yu specializes in pediatrics of Chinese medicine and has led many research projects supported by Chinese government and national foundations. Dr. Yu has authored more than 50 research publications and compiled 3 textbooks as chief editor.

Pediatrics is one of the major clinical specialties in traditional Chinese Medicine. It is unique in theory, rich in the therapeutic methods and significant in the clinical curative effects. Dr. Yu’s course is composed of two major parts: 1) a general introduction to basic knowledge including physiological characteristics, diagnostic and therapeutic methods of Pediatrics of TCM; 2) the diagnosis and treatment of common and special diseases with TCM theory and methods.

The course objectives include

  • To introduce the physiological characteristics of pediatrics.
  • To familiarize students with the diagnostic methods and differentiation of syndromes.
  • To teach the common terminology used in Western Medicine as well as in TCM.
  • To teach students how to diagnose and treat the common diseases in pediatrics.
  • To teach the students how to use acupuncture and massage for the related diseases.

Baixiao Zhao MD (China), January 20-23, 2017 Ph.D. M.M. Acupuncture Application- Layer DiagnosisJan 27 2017

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 is currently the dean of the school of acupuncture and moxibustion, 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

Acupuncture Application – Tung Style Advanced December 9-12, 2016Jan 20 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 there. 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.

This course is one of the two courses given by Dr. Young in ATOM. The course objectives include

  • Tung’s Point: hand 11. and 22. points, foot 55. and 66. points
  • Five Shu (transportation) points ( Wu Shu Xue 五輸穴)
    1. Application on view point of location and time of Five Shu Points
    2. Application on philosophy of Jing-Luo and five body tissue of Five Shu Points
  • Five Shu (transportation) points
  1. According Five Shu Point theory to transform into “ One-Needle technique”
  2. Application on holographic view and Yi-Jing theory of Five Shu Points
  3. Young’s special experience on application of Five Shu Points
  • Theory of “ One-Needle Technique”
  • One Needle Technique and pain syndromes

We are proud to announce that ATOM Alumnus Dr. Rodney Dunetz, of our Master’s and Doctoral program, was appointed to the Florida Board of Acupuncture by Governor Rick Scott.Nov 23 2016

We want to congratulate Janine Margewicz who was also appointed by Governor Scott and will join Rodney on the Florida Board of Acupuncture.

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Acupuncture

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Dunetz and Janine Margewicz to the Board of Acupuncture.

Dr. Rodney Dunetz, 59, of Delray Beach, is an acupuncturist and founder of Dunetz Wellness Center. He succeeds Mary Teisinger and is appointed for a term beginning November 14, 2016, and ending October 31, 2020.

Janine Margewicz, 42, of Winter Garden, is an acupuncture physician at SunRise Acupuncture and West Orlando Acupuncture. She fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning November 14, 2016, and ending October 31, 2019.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

MASTERS OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY November 17th, 2016 3:00pm-7:00pmNov 14 2016






  • Next Class starts in  January 2017
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TCM Immunology November 18 – 21, 2016 Daiyi Tang MD (China), MS, Ph.D.Oct 31 2016

Dr. Daiyi Tang graduated Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in China.  He was also awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1998 in the field of integrated Chinese medicine and Western medicine from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, a well-known Western hospital in China.   He also 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 teaching experience in TCM programs throughout the United States, including TCM colleges located in New Mexico, New York, Minnesota and in Florida.  He currently operates private practices in the Miami area and serves as an instructor at both ATOM and the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami.  Dr. Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture (an international peer-reviewed TCM journal published in the English language) and has published many research papers in his field.  He specializes in treating chronic diseases of the  immune system with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.