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Contemporary Asian Healing

By John Amaro, LAc, DC, Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM), Dipl.Med.Ac.(IAMA)

John A. Amaro DC, FACC, FIAMA, Dipl.Ac. (IAMA)(NCCAOM), LAc, is an internationally known author, lecturer and practitioner beginning his practice of Acupuncture and Chiropractic in 1971. He has led 13 diplomatic Acupuncture study tours of The People's Republic of China escorting more than 500 doctors and practitioners. He has personally studied Acupuncture in nine separate Asian nations.

He has received Certification in Acupuncture through the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic in 1973. This was one of the first Acupuncture postgraduate education programs for physicians in North America commencing in 1972.

He has been certified by the Waseda Acupuncture College in Tokyo, Japan in 1974 and graduated from the Chinese Medical Institute, Kowloon, China in 1976. He had previously taken postgraduate studies at the Tai Chung Medical School Taipei, China 1973.

He received Diplomate status from the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture in 1980. Received Diplomate (Dipl.Ac.) of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture (NCCA) 1985, which has since added the designation "Oriental Medicine" making it the NCCAOM.

Dr. Amaro was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the American College of Chiropractic (FACC) in 1997. He has served on the editorial board of The American Chiropractor magazine since 1980. He has been a columnist for the international publication, "Dynamic Chiropractic" since 1988 as well as a columnist for "Acupuncture Today". He has had over 200 articles published internationally.

As president and head professor of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, he has presented over 1,200 educational symposiums in over 25 years of teaching globally.

He was appointed by the Governor of Arizona to serve on the development and creation of the Arizona State Board of Acupuncture serving as its first Chairman.

Dr. Amaro has served on the Graduate School faculty of seven colleges and universities and has lectured at Los Angeles University of Health Sciences, Shanghai Medical University, Beijing Medical University and the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People's Republic of China.

He has appeared in over 100 television and radio interviews and more than100 magazine and newspaper interviews in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia since 1973.

He is the developer of the Electro Meridian Imaging Diagnostic computer software for acupuncture electronic diagnosis which has taken medical scientific acupuncture into a new level of development. He was the innovator and developer of the acupuncture jet lag treatment approach which has been accepted internationally in affecting the ill effects of trans-continental and oceanic jet aircraft flight.

Dr. Amaro is the Founder of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture and The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture which more than 20,000 physicians have achieved "Fellowship" (FIAMA) or have taken specific postgraduate work in Euro/Asian acupuncture. In addition, over 5,000 Clinical Assistants have received the status of "Clinical Technician".

He has served as a consultant to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners which has established the first national certification examination specific for the Chiropractic profession. In addition, he is a founding director and executive officer of the American College of Acupuncture of the American Chiropractic Association.

He brings to the podium a level of expertise which few have attained. He has been described as one of the nations most dynamic speakers. In addition, patients from four continents have visited his personal clinic for treatment in Carefree, Arizona.

Previous Articles

Finding Clues in Unexpected Places
     March 15, 2013 (Vol. 31, Issue 06)
The Sphenoid, Acupuncture and Healing
     June 3, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 12)
How to Succeed: Secrets of the Masters
Rules to Guide Your Practice and Your Life
     September 9, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 19)
The Atlas Vertebra and Acupuncture
     January 15, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 02)
The Ultimate Acupuncture Point Formula for Relieving Low Back Pain
     February 26, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 05)
Spinal Hua Tuo Therapy
     November 18, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 24)
Real vs. "Sham" Acupuncture: Challenging Recent Negative Research
     September 9, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 19)
Battlefield Acupuncture for the Clinical Practitioner
     June 17, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 13)
When Patients Discontinue Care
     February 12, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 04)
Focused Healing and Personal Success
Attracting What We Do or Do Not Want
     November 18, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 24)
Who Owns Acupuncture? Can It Be Owned?
     September 23, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 20)
When Acupuncture Becomes "Dry Needling"
     June 3, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 12)
Answering the Question: "Now What Do I Do?"
     February 12, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 04)
A Simple, Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Acupuncture
     October 26, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 22)
An Acupuncture Reflex System Used in Classical Chiropractic
     April 24, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 09)
The Spinal Subluxation and Its Treatment by Acupuncture
     February 13, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 04)
Ear Acupuncture: "Which Ear Do I Treat?"
     November 20, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 24)
How to Be Extremely Successful in the Practice of Acupuncture
     September 1, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 18)
The Treatment of Chronic Pain
     June 4, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 12)
Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine
     March 12, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 06)
The Low Back Thru Asian Eyes
     January 1, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 01)
Why Every Full-Scope DC Should Practice Acupuncture/Meridian Therapy
     September 1, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 18)
An Extremely Effective, Simple Cold and Flu Treatment
     February 26, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 05)
The Bottom Line
     January 29, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 03)
The Frog in the Well Knows Not of the Great Ocean!
     December 15, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 26)
So, When Are You Going to Have a Baby?
     September 13, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 19)
Shark Attack!
     July 14, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 15)
The Caduceus, Chakras, Acupuncture and Healing, Part II
     June 2, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 12)
The Caduceus, Chakras, Acupuncture and Healing, Part I
     April 21, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 09)
The Power of Innate Acupuncture Point Selection
     March 10, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 06)
Electro-Meridian Imaging (EMI): Case Histories
     December 16, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 26)
Thank You, ACA!
     November 4, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 23)
Contemporary Acupuncture Diagnosis: Electro-Meridian Imaging
     September 24, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 20)
52 Cents on the Dollar
     July 1, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 14)
Breath of the Dragon: How to Create a Successful Life
     May 20, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 11)
Acupuncture Orthopedics: The Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity
     January 14, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 02)
Acupuncture Orthopedics
     November 5, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 23)
Lumbar Spine When All Else Fails
     September 1, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 18)
DCs Who Perform Acupuncture -Turf War, or Question of Training?
Point-Counterpoint
     May 21, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 11)
Who Are Your Heroes?
     January 15, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 02)
Taking Back Chiropractic
     September 4, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 19)
The Pulse Points from the Second Century A.D.
     June 12, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 13)
The "Forbidden Points" of Acupuncture!
     May 1, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 10)
The Eight (Hui) Influential Points
     March 20, 2000 (Vol. 18, Issue 07)
The Korean Four Point System
     November 15, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 24)
Acupuncture Diagnosis in a Chiropractic/Medical Practice
     October 18, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 22)
Legal Precedent
     August 23, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 18)
Do Chiropractors Have the Right to Practice Acupuncture?
     July 12, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 15)
"What Points Do You Use For ________?"
     May 31, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 12)
War, What Is It Good For?
     March 8, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 06)
Ear Acupuncture (for Any Practitioner)
     January 26, 1999 (Vol. 17, Issue 03)
The "Zen" of Referrals
     December 14, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 26)
So, You Think You Know Acupuncture?
     November 2, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 23)
"I Can Pass This Test" ... True or False?
     September 21, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 20)
Contemporary Asian Healing
Acupuncture Analgesia
     June 29, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 14)
Is This a Conspiracy?
     May 18, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 11)
The Luban Observation
     January 12, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 02)
Acupuncture Statistics ... Very Interesting!
     December 1, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 25)
The Most Important Terms Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
     October 20, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 22)
An Historical Perspective of Acupuncture
     July 28, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 16)
Happy Birthday
     May 5, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 10)
Drinking from the Jade Fountain
     March 24, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 07)
"Reflections" of Eight Years (87 Articles) in Dynamic Chiropractic
     February 10, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 04)
Confucius Says
     January 14, 1997 (Vol. 15, Issue 02)
Inflammation and Acupuncture
     October 21, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 22)
"Now That We Have It, What Are You Going to Do About It"?
     September 12, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 19)
Hua Tuo, Mei Hua, and Palmer -- Chiropractic's Asian Connection?
     July 29, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 16)
Cerebral Acupuncture (for Neurological Syndromes)
     May 6, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 10)
Welcome to 1996: "The Year of the Rat"
     February 12, 1996 (Vol. 14, Issue 04)
Asian Healing Techniques
Contemporary or Traditional Chinese Medicine?
     November 20, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 24)
Acupuncture or Meridian Therapy: Are They the Same?
     September 1, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 18)
How I Almost Blew It
     July 17, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 15)
Why Acupuncture Now?
     June 5, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 12)
The Mysteries of Chinese Qigong
     April 24, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 09)
My Encounter with the "Wolfboy"
     March 13, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 06)
The Importance of Intent
     January 30, 1995 (Vol. 13, Issue 03)
Asian Healing Techniques
Pearls of Wisdom
     December 16, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 26)
The First 50 Words
     November 4, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 23)
Edema and Swelling -- What Can Be Done?
     September 23, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 20)
The Most Notable Secret
     August 12, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 17)
Relieving Motion and Morning Sickness
     July 1, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 14)
WARNING! This Article Is Not for the Weak of Heart
     May 20, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 11)
Controlling Allergies
     April 8, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 08)
"Supercharging" the Immune System
     February 25, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 05)
Joyful Sleep
     January 14, 1994 (Vol. 12, Issue 02)
Asian Etiquette
     December 17, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 26)
Pearls of Wisdom
     September 24, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 20)
My Favorite Procedure
     August 13, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 17)
K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simply Simple)
     July 2, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 14)
The Chakras and the Flying Seven
     May 21, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 11)
When the Student Is Ready -- The Teacher Shall Appear
     April 9, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 08)
Pain Management Points -- Illustrated
     February 26, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 05)
Meridian Therapy -- Pain Management
     January 15, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 02)
The Best of Feeble Excuses
     November 20, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 24)
Tricks of the Trade
     October 23, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 22)
Acupuncture and Scope of Practice
     September 25, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 20)
The Ease of Treating Addictions with Acupuncture
     September 1, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 18)
Take It from "Old Dad Chiro"
     June 19, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 13)
Acupuncture and Emotions
     May 8, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 10)
Why Should I Learn "Meridian Therapy"?
     April 10, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 08)
"Shotgun Acupuncture" -- Is It Okay?
     February 14, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 04)
So When Are You Going to Have a Baby?
     January 17, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 02)
For Your Eyes Only
     December 20, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 26)
The Eclectic Frontal Headache Clinic
     November 22, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 24)
Ayurveda, Part I
     September 1, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 18)
Sharing Chiropractic and Acupuncture in China
     August 2, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 16)
Out of Africa
     July 5, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 14)
Lasers -- Have We Been Duped?
     June 7, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 12)
"What Do I Do Now?"
     May 10, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 10)
The Modalities of Acupuncture
     May 10, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 10)
Phoenix and Dragons and Tigers and Turtles or How to Save a Life
     March 15, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 06)
1991 -- The Year of the "Goat"
     February 15, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 04)
The Most Important Notes of Acupuncture -- Part IV
     January 18, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 02)
The Most Important Notes of Acupuncture -- Part III
     December 19, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 26)
"The Most Important Notes of Acupuncture"
Part I-A
     October 24, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 22)
"The Most Important Notes of Acupuncture", Part I
     September 12, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 19)
So What If --
You're Overweight, Smoke and Drink Too Much?????
     July 18, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 15)
"Now Hear This" -- Part 3
     June 20, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 13)
"Now Hear This" -- Part II
     May 23, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 11)
Seven Years and Seven Months Ahead of Schedule
     February 28, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 05)
Korean Hand Acupuncture -- Part V
     January 31, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 03)
Korean Hand Acupuncture -- Part 2
     January 3, 1990 (Vol. 08, Issue 01)
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