Thomas E. Turpen, DOM, R.Ac., CCH is a master practitioner of acupuncture with over ten years of experience; and was the first registered acupuncturist to practice in Ohio. Highly trained in all the branches of Oriental medicine, his particular areas of expertise are in acupuncture physical medicine utilizing very specialized techniques for pain management and mind-body medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a former vice-president of the Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. A graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Turpen received advanced acupuncture training in a WHO (World Health Organization) collaborative program in Beijing, China. There he treated patients in inpatient and outpatient settings focusing primarily on neurological disorders and physical medicine. Prior to coming to Ohio, he was a physician in private practice in Albuquerque dedicated primarily to pain management. He is board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is board certified in clinical hypnotherapy by the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnosis. Also a trained in homeopathic medicine, he is a graduate of the British Institute of Homeopathy in Canada, and is certified in Homotoxicology by the International Society for Homotoxicology in Baden-Baden, Germany. Beyond his foundational training he constantly strives to expand his understanding through continuing medical education. He has completed a number of programs in pain management and rheumatology including Harvard Medical School~!@#$s CME program in pain medicine. In addition to his practice of acupuncture, he is a Reiki Master, a 27-year practitioner of kung fu and tai chi as well as various Taoist arts and sciences. He has deeply studied East Asian philosophy for about 20 years, and is a practitioner of Chan (Chinese Zen) and Tibetan Buddhism.
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