About the Columnist
John A. Amaro, DC, FIAMA, Dipl. Ac. (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.
Dr. Amaro 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 was certified by the Waseda Acupuncture College in Tokyo, Japan in 1974 and graduated from the Chinese Medical Institute in Kowloon, China in 1976. He had previously taken postgraduate studies at the Tai Chung Medical School in Taipei, China in 1973.
Dr. Amaro received his diplomate status from the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture in 1980, and received his diplomate (Dipl.Ac.) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1985.
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