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American Organization For Bodywork Therapies Of Asia

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American Organization For Bodywork Therapies Of Asia
Oriental Medicine + Bodywork Therapy = Asian Bodywork Therapy
The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®) is a non-profit, professional membership organization representing therapists, instructors, schools/programs, and students of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT).
ABT may be described as any Form of therapeutic bodywork with its theoretical roots in Oriental Medicine Theory. Acupressure, Amma, Chi Nei Tsang, Jin Shin Do®, Medical Qigong, Nuad bo Rarn (Thai), Shiatsu, and Tuina are a few of the Forms of ABT.

AOBTA® Therapists, Instructors, Schools/Programs meet the highest standards in the Asian Bodywork Therapy profession.

Therapists, Instructors, Schools/Programs, and Students
Helping Each Other Succeed!
AOBTA® Vision Statement:

To support Eastern philosophical approaches to health and well-being by promoting Asian Bodywork Therapy.

AOBTA® Mission Statement:
To provide our members with educational and networking opportunities and to support their personal and professional development and success.

AOBTA® History:

The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia is a national not-for-profit professional membership association of the practitioners, instructors, and schools/programs of the various Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) Forms.

The AOBTA was formed in 1989 when a number of associations and representatives of the various Asian Bodywork Therapy professions decided to unite into a single organization.

The various Asian Bodywork Therapy professions, that AOBTA now recognizes as "ABT Forms", originally had their roots in China. Over the centuries China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and more recently North America and Europe, have changed and evolved these Forms of bodywork into separate and distinct professions. The AOBTA recognizes those Forms of Asian Bodywork Therapy that meet our professional curriculum standards and have been approved by an application process. The following "Forms" meet our professional standards and are formally recognized by AOBTA:

AMMA Therapy®
Chi Nei Tsang
Five Element Shiatsu
Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu
Japanese Shiatsu
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®
Jin Shou Tuina™
Macrobiotic Shiatsu
Medical Qigong
Nuad Bo 'Rarn (Traditional Thai Bodywork)
Shiatsu Anma Therapy
Zen Shiatsu
AOBTA currently has about 1,100 active members in the U.S. and abroad. Member benefits include professional credentialing; optional, low-cost professional liability insurance, disability insurance; a membership newsletter; national and regional workshops; an ABT Professional referral service; and professional development tools and resources (among many others).

AOBTA offers a number of membership levels, some professional and some non-professional. Professional membership levels require completion of well-defined educational standards and approval via a Peer Review process.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Lifestyle Counseling
 Aromatherapy  Cosmetic Acupuncture  Massage Therapy
 Auricular Acupuncture  CranioSacral Therapy  Master Tung's Acupuncture
 Dr. Tan's Balance Method  Cupping  Moxibustion
 Bodywork  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Naturopathic Medicine
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Electro-Acupuncture  Qigong
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Gua Sha  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Chiropractic  Homeopathic Medicine  Tai Chi Chuan
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Japanese Style Acupuncture  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Korean Hand Acupuncture  Tuina
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Laboratory Testing
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1010 Haddenfield-Berlin Rd
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