Patricia E Martin PLLC
Licensed Acupuncturist (AZ)
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (FL)
(602) 955-4242

 

THIS IS ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN TIMES

Patricia Martin, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), is licensed as an acupuncturist in Arizona and Florida.   She is a graduate of the Florida School of Acupuncture.  Patricia has been active within the Arizona and Florida state Oriental medical associations, and is a former Board Member of the Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (AzSOMA). Since moving to Arizona in 2006. Patricia has built a private practice in the Northwest Valley of Phoenix.  She has also completed over 5,000 hours of continuing education courses since first becoming licensed.  Patricia is a former Board Member of the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners, an appointment by the Governor of Arizona. 

Patricia was on faculty at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and three schools of acupuncture in Florida.  She also taught on behalf of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association and was the Vice President of the Florida State Homeopathic Medical Society.  After becoming licensed, she spent  a half-year in Asia where she trained and worked in hospitals in Shanghai and Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China, and Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia while backpacking solo through eight Asian countries and treating numerous fellow trekkers” along the way.

Since 2006, Patricia has been teaching at RISE University, a life-long-learning program affiliated with Rio Salado College in Arizona.   Since first becoming licensed, Patricia has completed numerous courses of study in varying subjects including Toya Hari Japanese acupuncture, an advanced one-year program based on the philosophy and complex style of Japanese masters, many of whom are blind.  Patricia has studied auricular (ear) acupuncture at length, which is a sophisticated model of acupuncture differing from the more widely known meridian acupuncture.  Patricia has also received the coveted certification in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.  The use of sound and color is a routine part of her practice, further  enhanced by the use of tuning forks.  

The Florida license as Doctor of Oriental (D.O.M.) Medicine and Acupuncture Physician (A.P.)  is recognized as a primary care physician with the ability to order x-rays, lab tests, etc.  In Arizona, her licensure is as Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac).  The designation “Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)” is granted to licensed acupuncturists who have passed a series of examinations over several days establishing national board certification.  NCCAOM is the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the only organization which gives these examinations.  Only persons who have completed four years of training at an accredited school of acupuncture are permitted to sit for these exams.  The “Dipl. Ac.” designation represents “Diplomate in Acupuncture”, signifying that one has completed the in-depth training, has passed the rigorous examinations and continues to receive continuing education in the field; it is an assurance to the public of an acupuncturist having met the highest standards set for the profession.

 

Patricia E Martin PLLC
Extraordinaire
Licensed Acupuncturist (AZ)
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (FL)
(602) 955-4242