Credentials

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Licensure

Licensed to practice Acupuncture (L.Ac.) by the State of Pennsylvania
Formerly licensed to practice Acupuncture in Maryland and Hawai`i

Certifications, Diplomas, and other Credentials

Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac), since 1996, having completed the requirements for, and passing of, a two-day regimen of written and physical testing by the U.S. National Commission for the Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). National Certification has continued uninterrupted by meeting re-application requirements, including appropriate and substantial continuing education.

Masters of Acupuncture (M.Ac.), in 1992, from the Maryland University of Integrated Health (MUIH), Laurel, MD (formerly the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (TAI), Columbia, MD), having completed a rigorous, 3300-hour course.  Her degree was earned from a fully accredited institution teaching Classical Five-Element Acupuncture that has its origins in, and relies upon, ancient Chinese texts, the foundation of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), certified in 2004 by the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA). Course included 110 hours of hands-on training in the unique practice of functional nutrition to assess dietary and nutritional insufficiencies, institute corrective protocols, and restore balance.

Additional Training and Experience (chronological)

Deep Tissue Massage Therapist Certification by the Institute for Integrated Therapies, Washington, DC, 1989

Reflexology Training; 20 hours in 1990

Studied with Dr. J. R. Worsley, world renowned Doctor and Master of Acupuncture. In 1991, completed a one-month clinical internship at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, England

Tui Na Workshop, with Dr Bob Qian; 8 hours in 1992

Served as Supervisor of Student Practitioners at several Acupuncture clinics, 1993-1997

Craniosacral Therapy I, with Kathleen McNerney, Ms.T. (AMTA); 14 hours in 1993

Assessing the Emotions, A Practical Workshop, with Angela & John Hicks, L.Ac.’s; 22 hours in 1994

Zero Balancing with Dr. Fritz Smith, MD, DO, MAc(UK), FCCAc; 36 hours of Core 1 (Energetic Bodywork) in 1991 and 36 hours of Core 2 in 1995

Leon Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, with Lonny Jarrett, L.Ac.; 16 hours of Basic Pulse Diagnosis and 16 hours of Advanced Pulse Diagnosis in 1995

Chemical Dependency & Community Health, An Acupuncture Approach, Parts I & II,  with Peter Marinakis, Ph.D., L.Ac.; 12 hours in 1995

Five-Element Energetics in Diagnosis, with Nicki Bilton, M.Ac., M.T.Ac.S., L.C.S.P.;  20 hours in 1995

Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, with Jake Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac.; 12 hours in 1997

Basic Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Course; Dr Jeffery Mitchell, Ph.D. and other members of the Critical Incident Stress Foundation; 14 hours in 1997

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Post-Trauma Syndromes; Dr Jeffery Mitchell, Ph.D. and other members of the Critical Incident Stress Foundation; 14 hours in 1997

Japanese Meridian Therapy Seminar, with Shudo Denmai, L.Ac.; 21 hours in 1998

Introduction to Lomi Lomi, with Maka`ala Yates, D.C.; 21 hours in 1998

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).  After ten years of massage training, certification, and practice in the State of Maryland, completed 570 hours of additional training, in 1999, from American Institute of Massage Therapy (AIMT) and Massage Professionals, in Kailua, Hawai`i, to fulfill the prerequisites of a Hawai`i Massage License.

CranioSacral Therapy I, Upledger Institute, Inc., Honolulu, 35 hours in 2000

Patient Treatment Planning and Observation in Bethesda, MD, 2000

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Advanced Teachers Training in Miami, FL, for which she received a Basic Teacher Training Certification, six days, 2001

Essentials of Auriculotherapy, Terry Olson, Ph.D., 15 hours, 2004

Functional Endocrinology: Balancing Female Hormones; Janet Lang, DC, 12 hours, 2004

Functional Endocrinology: Thyroid, Adrenals, Pancreas, and Male Hormones; Janet Lang, DC, 12 hours, 2004

Pros and Cons of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Chinese Medicine, Dr. John Chen, D.OM., 8 hours, 2007

Treatment of Common Disorders with Essential Oils in Combination with Acupuncture, with Peter Holmes, L.Ac., MH, 7 hours in 2007

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Course, Six-Month Certification, Reed Davis (FDN), 2009

Detoxification, As a Treatment Strategy—Systemic Treatment with Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Essential Oils, Peter Holmes, L.Ac., MH, 15 hours in 2010

Healing Community Trauma: Five-Needle Protocol for Trauma/PTSD; Diana Fried, M.Ac., and other trainers of Acupuncturists Without Borders, 15 hours, 2010

Acupuncture Protocols for Cancer Patients; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center course; 15 hours, 2011

Acupuncture Treatment for the Musculoskeletal System, Dr. David Legge, DO, Dipl.,TCM, 32 hours, 2002 and 2011

Autoimmunity: The Process of Chronic Illness, Jerry Linnenkohl, Standard Process NW, 8 hours, 2013

Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine: Untying the Knot, Lonny Jarrett, M.Ac., MS, FNAAOM, 14 hours, 2014

Nutrition: The Forgotten Pillar of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Marlene Merritt, DOM, 14 hours, 2015

Holistic Approach to Overcoming Thyroid Disorders, Dr. David Brownstein, MD, 6 hours, 2015

Energetics of Food: Merging Classical Asian Tradition with Modern Nutrition, Paul Pitchford, 12 hours, 2015

Janine’s Professional Associations:

Member, Association for Professional Acupuncturists, Pennsylvania (APA)
Member, Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB)
Member, Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. (NTA)
Member, Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF)

Former Member of: Hawai`i Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association (HOMAA); National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (NAOMA); American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM); Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP); International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP); Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS)