Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What is ACAOM?

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), (formerly the National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - NACSCAOM) was established in June 1982 by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). Its mission is to foster excellence in acupuncture and Oriental medicine education. The Commission acts as an independent body to evaluate first professional master’s degree and professional master’s level certificate and diploma programs in acupuncture and first professional master’s degree and professional master’s level certificate and diploma programs in Oriental medicine with a concentration in both acupuncture and herbal therapies for a level of performance, integrity and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public they serve.

The Commission establishes accreditation criteria, arranges site visits, evaluates programs that desire accredited status, and publicly designates those that meet the criteria. The accrediting process requires programs to examine their goals, activities and outcomes; to consider the criticism and suggestions of a visiting team; to determine internal procedures for action on recommendations from the Commission; and to maintain continuous self study and improvement mechanisms. The Commission is the sole accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit professional master’s degree and master’s level programs in the field. ACAOM is also a charter member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.

ACAOM provides a list of accredited acupuncture programs in the U.S.

Dr. Richard Tan Seminar CE program at NYCTCM

Seminar 4-1: Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1, 2, 3

Time: 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday, 10/03

Fee: $180; fee for NYCTCM alumni or other school students, $162. fee for NYCTCM students: $135

Seminar 4-2: Advance Balance Method - Dr. Tan’s Strategy of 12 Magical Points

Time: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday, 10/04

Location: 155 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501

Fee: $180; fee for NYCTCM alumni or other school students, $162. fee for NYCTCM students: $135

Hotel information:

Holiday Inn - Westbury
369 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514
Tel: 516-997-5000
Fax: 516-997-3623
Reservation through (516)997-5000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY
Special rate for "NYCTCM Richard Tan Seminar Traditional" at $159.00 per room per night plus tax. The cut-off date is September 1, 2009. Any guest that calls after the September 1, 2009, cut-off date will be subject to availability and standard rate of the hotel. There will be a complimentary continental breakfast served from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM for up to two people per room.

Day 1: This course provides the basic training on the Five Systems of the Balance Method, based on Ba Gua relationships, as well as the Chinese Clock, which contain logical processes for determination of the meridians to needle and an easy-to-use dynamic format to outline the treatment. Students will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice and develop effective treatments. Then, a detailed explanation of the Mirroring and Imaging Formats will be explained to assist participants in effective point selection.

Day 2: The strategy of 12 Magical Points is perfect for treating difficult internal disorders. Designed especially for cases with no pain, moving pain, or pain in several channels, this unique pattern covers the 12 meridians in one treatment using only twelve needles. This course includes a step-by-step guide to use the 12 Magical Points and the patterns of the points. Twenty-four studies based on real cases are included to demonstrate the extraordinary results!

To reserve your spot please go to to download the registration form, and mail it in with your payment to

CEU program
New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
155 First St
Mineola, NY 11501

Dr. Tan's website

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New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Teaching Clinic offers low-cost affordable Acupuncture and Chinese Healing Arts to the community. Our senior students are mentored by licensed Master acupuncture instructors about your diagnosis and treatment.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ban Is Advised on 2 Top Pills for Pain Relief -

Ban Is Advised on 2 Top Pills for Pain Relief - "By GARDINER HARRIS
Published: June 30, 2009

ADELPHI, Md. — A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the world, because of their effects on the liver."

The two drugs combine a narcotic with acetaminophen, the ingredient found in popular over-the-counter products like Tylenol and Excedrin. High doses of acetaminophen are a leading cause of liver damage, and the panel noted that patients who take Percocet and Vicodin for long periods often need higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect.

Acetaminophen is combined with different narcotics in at least seven other prescription drugs, and all of these combination pills will be banned if the Food and Drug Administration heeds the advice of its experts. Vicodin and its generic equivalents alone are prescribed more than 100 million times a year in the United States.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

How to Give Chinese Tui Na Massage: Asian Massage Techniques : Neck and Shoulders Technique: How to Give Chinese Tui Na Massage

Encounters with Qi: exploring ... - Google Books

Encounters with Qi: exploring ... - Google Books

Amazing stories of Qi in this book by David Eisenberg, M.D. He went to China with Bill Moyers for the PBS TV series 'Healing and the Mind'.

Healing And The Mind

Meditation and Stress

Chi demonstration from HatM #1

A clip from "Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers" Vol.1 Featuring David Eisenberg and a demonstrations of Chi by Shi Ming.