Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Columbus, OH

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Thomas Turpen, DOM, R.Ac.

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Arlington Acupuncture Clinic provides high quality acupuncture services to the greater Columbus area. Trained in all the branches of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, we integrate the traditional and modern acupuncture techniques for effective treatment of pain, infertility, musculoskeletal disorders, and many other health conditions. Our highly trained registered acupuncturist, Thomas E. Turpen, DOM, R.Ac. has been treating patients in the Columbus area since 2000. He has performed thousands of acupuncture procedures, and his patients include doctors, surgeons, chiropractors, professional and collegiate athletes, and other health care professionals
Thomas E. Turpen, DOM, R.Ac., CCH is a master practitioner of acupuncture with fifteen years of experience; and was the first registered acupuncturist to practice in Ohio. Highly trained in all the branches of Oriental medicine, his particular areas of expertise are in acupuncture physical medicine utilizing very specialized techniques for pain management and mind-body medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, and a former vice-president of the Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. A graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Turpen received advanced acupuncture training in a WHO (World Health Organization) collaborative program in Beijing, China. There he treated patients in inpatient and outpatient settings focusing primarily on neurological disorders and physical medicine. Prior to coming to Ohio, he was a physician in private practice in Albuquerque dedicated primarily to pain management. He is board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is also board certified in clinical hypnotherapy by the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnosis. Also a trained in homeopathic medicine, he is a graduate of the British Institute of Homeopathy in Canada, and is certified in Homotoxicology by the International Society for Homotoxicology in Baden-Baden, Germany. Beyond his foundational training he constantly strives to expand his understanding through continuing medical education. He has completed a number of programs in pain management, orthopedics and rheumatology including Harvard Medical School's CME programs in pain medicine and primary care orthopedics. In addition to his practice of acupuncture, He has deeply studied East Asian philosophy for about 20 years, he is a Reiki Master, a 28-year practitioner of kung fu and tai chi as well as various Taoist arts an sciences.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition
 Auricular Acupuncture  Electro-Acupuncture
 Bodywork  Japanese Style Acupuncture
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Korean Hand Acupuncture
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Lifestyle Counseling
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Massage Therapy
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Moxibustion
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Online / Video Consultation
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Cosmetic Acupuncture  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Cupping  Tuina
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)

Southwest Acupuncture College
China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center
British Institute of Homeopathy
California Baptist University

Credentials and Licenses

Doctor of Oriental Medicine. New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Registered Acupuncturist. State Medical Board of Ohio.
Diplomate in Acupuncture. National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. International Certification Board for Clinical Hypnosis.
Extended Prescriptive Authority. New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Certified in Clean Needle Technique. Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Certificate of Proficiency in Homotoxicology. International Society of Homotoxicology, Baden-Baden, Germany.

Dr. Turpen has also completed continuing medical education programs through various institutions such as Harvard Medical School, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The National Institutes of Health, and The American Academy of Physicians.
American Academy of Pain Management
Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
American Association of Oriental Medicine
Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Oriental Medicine Association of New Mexico
National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association
License:OH 65-000003
Lisa Raven, San Antonio
Dr. Turpin is amazing. While living in Albuquerque, he treated me for a few skin conditions, fever blisters, but most importantly, Bells Palsy. I am convinced that his treatment for this condition cured me in several weeks. It was amazing, and I will always be grateful. I have recommended acupuncture to every person with that malady that I have encountered since.
Tom is a great person, and when he relocated to Ohio, I have missed him tremendously, but I know that he will be successful wherever he is.
Carry on, Dr :).

Lisa Raven
Forest McCloud, Chillicothe
When no one else could cure my sciatica nerve pain, and it was at a level 10, Arlington Acupuncture Clinic cured me. I was so grateful, for three months I was in so much pain. I recomend that you go here first, and then go to the Family Doctor second.
1560 Fishinger Rd; Ste 140
ColumbusOH 43221
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