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The Eastern School offers Continuing Education classes and seminars that are open to licensed acupuncturists as well as current students.

Eastern School Of Acupuncture And Traditional Medicine* is pleased to welcome:


World Renowned Acupuncturist & Teacher

Course Topic: To Be Determined

Presentor: Kiiko Matsumoto, the world-renowned acupuncturist and teacher, will offer master classes at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. Internationally known for her scholarly work in acupuncture, Matsumoto is recognized for her ability to integrate the work of the Japanese Masters into a coherent and clinically effective style.

Date & Time: June 11, 2017 from 9:00am-5:30pm

Please contact administration@esatm.edu to register

Upcoming Dates (Topics TBD):
Sunday, June 11, 2017 (Topic TBD)
Sunday, September 24, 2017 (Topic TBD)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 (Topic TBD)


Course Topic: Foundations of German Auricular Acupuncture

Course Description: This two day seminar on the first of the four levels of auriculotherapy presents the most recent advances in the utilization of ear reflex points for the alleviation of pain, addiction and stress related disorders. This course provides fundamental knowledge of somatotopic correspondence of the physical body to the inverted fetus pattern represented on the external ear. The historical, theoretical, and anatomical localization of the German System of Auriculotherapy will be presented, as well as recent German localizations important to neurological mechanisms of auricular pain relief. Specific auricular treatment plans for the relief of myofascial, visceral and neuropathic pain will be described on the first day, with the second day more focused on substance abuse disorders and psychosomatic distress. Both didactic presentations and hands-on training will facilitate a deeper understanding of the auriculotherapy practices that allow optimal integration to the microsystem of the ear to the macrosystem of the body.

Presenter: Tom Corbin is an Acupuncture Physician specializing in Auricular Acupuncture and currently heads the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital Chronic Pain Acupuncture Program the first program of its type in the VA system. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute and received his advanced trainings in China and Germany. Following an extensive study in German Auricular Medicine, Mr. Corbin has researched and specialized in the use of that system for pain and addiction. Mr. Corbin has taught Ear Acupuncture at Medical Universities, Chiropractic Colleges and abroad. He has done research in Auricular techniques in drug court settings and for the treatment for the treatment of HCV / HIV and is a National Trainer for the National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA). Dr. Corbin currently is a consultant in the teaching and use of low level laser therapy in the ear microsystem.

Date & Time: Level 1 April 29 and 30 2017 (9:00-5:00pm both days)
Attendance for both days is required in order to receive PDA credits from NCCAOM

Course Registration Fee:
$350.00 for practitioners
*$350.00 for students not attending ESATM
$300.00 for ESATM Alumni
$300.00 for NJAAOM Current Members
*$300.00 for ESATM students

Licensed Acupuncturists must provide their license number when registering for this event.

*Students are not eligible to receive PDA points.

Location: Eastern School of Acupuncture, 440 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Bloomfield, NJ 07003


Current practitioners will receive 14 continuing education units (PDA points) for completion of the each level program.

To register, please fill out this registration form and email it to the administrative staff at administration@esatm.edu or fax your registration form to 973-746-8714. You can also mail in your check with your completed registration form to Eastern School of Acupuncture, 440 Franklin Street, Suite 500, Bloomfield, NJ 07003.

Register early! Class sizes are limited.


Topic: Ethics and AOM Safety Regulations

CEUs: 2 hours in Ethics, 2 hours in Safety (NCCAOM)

Michael Taromina, Esq. is the Chair of the NCCAOM's Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and co-author of the Code of Ethics, Grounds for Discipline and Procedures for Upholding Professional Conduct. He has an extensive background of legal representation, education and advocacy for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine throughout the country.

In the sensitive, highly-regulated, highly-competitive field of health care, an ethical misconduct complaint, safety violation/citation or lawsuit is not always a result of a practitioner's intentionally bad behavior or lapse of judgment. Experienced and careful AOM practitioners routinely find themselves facing the prospect of damaging professional disciplinary actions, safety violations and/or litigation because they simply failed to receive proper training and utilize effective risk management strategies to maintain a lawful, ethical and safe practice. This program will begin with a detailed overview of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) newly revised (effective 1/1/2016) Code of Ethics, Grounds for Professional Discipline and Procedures for Upholding Professional Conduct. From there, analysis will be conducted of the relevant state codes, laws and regulations impacting an AOM practice. Attendees will learn the common ethical, safety and legal pitfalls from real AOM cases throughout the country and effective risk management, safety and problem prevention strategies from an expert attorney with decades of experience in the field of AOM.

If administered by a licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture has proven to be safe and effective. There is however significant risk in the performance of this medical procedure such as; infection, unforeseen reactions, pain and inadvertent injury. This course will provide the attendee with basic training in minimizing risk to and maximizing safety of the patient. It will offer analysis of the prevalent federal and state agencies that govern safety regulations impacting an AOM practice both in an individual and group setting.

Please Contact the Erika Burgos at the Eastern School for Additional Information

*The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey Department of Education.