A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
Bachelors' of Arts in Medical Humanities from Montclair University. This Medical Humanities program investigates the human experience of health and illness. The Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary field, one that lies at the intersection of the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, the biomedical sciences and the caregiving disciplines.
The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine is New Jersey's first acupuncture school. Founded in 1997, the College is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine that offer such programs.
The core curriculum of the Eastern School acupuncture program includes a thorough grounding in the principles of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, as well as the fundamentals of TCM; including Meridian Pathways, Point Location, and Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis. Another educational objective for the Eastern School of Acupuncture reflects the belief that the best practitioners are often those who have a working knowledge in several different acupuncture modalities.
Once a patient is evaluated by the licensed physical therapist and a treatment plan is assigned, the PTA will work directly with patients on therapeutic exercises designed to help them regain full mobility, strengthen their muscles and improve coordination.
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work with patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have injuries or health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform daily activities. The PTA works under the supervision and direction of the physical therapist (PT) to implement a treatment plan that will help those individuals regain their strength and live healthier, fuller lives. A Physical Therapist Assistant can administer various physical modalities, such as soft tissue massage, electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasounds, to help relieve pain, improve circulation and decrease swelling in the muscles. For individuals who need more intensive rehabilitation, PTAs can provide training for using assistive devices, such as crutches, canes, or prosthetics.