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Continuing education

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Anthony has entered a doctoral program for acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The degree is a DAOM (Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). He attends AOMA (Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin), traveling to Austin, TX every seven to eight weeks. Spring 2018 marked the two-thirds point: he no longer needs to travel to Texas! The rest of his studies will be externship work and his dissertating project: a historical review of ancient acupuncture and moxibustion techniques and their applicability to modern disorders. 

Part of this degree study entails externships. So far Anthony has studied with sinologists at Cornell's "Chinese Medicine and Healing: Translating Practice," a four-day colloquium this past June. He hopes to continue with the fall meetings of this auspicious group of Chinese scholars.

Another update: Anthony will be traveling to China from 21 September to 04 October to take part in an intensive taijiquan seminar. The traveling group is organized by his old friend Ke Zang, with whom Anthony taught at NYCC's acupuncture program. The WuHao style of taijiquan will be studied, both in Beijing, and in the town of origin, Guangfu, Handan.

I recently returned from China. My friend Ke Zang had entered his three accompanying students in the 14th TaiJi International Competition in Handan, Hebei. After working with these folks for less than a week, I offered to join in the event. We took first place in the small group international division. This trip also counts for some requirements toward completing the doctoral degree at AOMA in Austin, TX. In addition, Grandmaster Zhang, my friend's shifu, awarded me a special plaque for skill and dedication to taijiquan and Chinese medicine.