Certifications

Education in Chinese Medicine – MITCM
After three years of Masters level education, Lauren graduated from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a certification in Acupuncture.   She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).   She maintains her acupuncture license through the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture . Practitioners such as Lauren who keep their NCCAOM diplomate status current, demonstrate an exceptional commitment to professional development and are continually upgrading their clinical skills through additional training every year.

Diplomate of Acupuncture “Dipl. Ac.” – what does it really mean?
certifications1A 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.

Chinese Herbal Medicine – MUIH
After obtaining her licensure in Acupuncture, Lauren continued her study of Oriental Medicine through the successful completion of a 2 year Chinese Herbal Medicine program hosted by the Maryland University of Integrative Health (previously known as the Tai Spohia Institute). In addition to studying herbal therapies with senior practitioners and master herbalists she has completed many continuing education classes in herbal studies as well as acupuncture. She incorporates herbal therapies while working with her clients/patients. image

Shanghai University of TCM Certificate Program
During the Summer of 2002, Lauren was very fortunate to be able to participate in a Graduate study program hosted by the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is located in Shanghai, China. This acupuncture certificate program included classroom as well as hospital related studies.   During this time, Lauren learned many things not typically taught in acupuncture schools located in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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