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AOMA Alumna speaks at Chinese…


AOMA Alumna speaks at Chinese medicine conference in Prague

AOMA Alumna Susan Ondrasek speaks at Chinese medicine conference in Prague

Susan Ondrasek, a 2008 graduate of AOMA, spoke at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference—Illnesses of the Third Millennium held November 25-28 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The conference theme focused on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) perspectives and treatments for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, strokes, and stress, as well as pain management, headaches, scar treatment, fertility, health maintenance, smoking and drug addictions. Speakers were acupuncturists, medical doctors, and psychologists.

A licensed acupuncturist practicing in Dallas and Austin, Ms. Ondrasek spoke on Friday, November 26, about treating obesity with acupuncture, herbs, exercise and TCM nutrition principles. At last year’s conference she spoke about treating fatigue with TCM nutrition principles.

Ms. Ondrasek was the only American among the 42 speakers from China, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, and Russia.

Peter Deadman, co-author of A Manual of Acupuncture, was one of the main speakers, talking about health maintenance.

About 150 people attended the event that was hosted by the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the country’s first acupuncture school. The conference also celebrated the school’s 20th anniversary.

Ms. Ondrasek’s practice combines acupuncture, zen shiatsu (Japanese acupressure), tuina (Chinese bodywork), Reiki, and Chinese herbs, with dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

During her three-week stay in Prague, which ends December 13, Ms. Ondrasek is treating patients and observing patient treatments by Chinese and Czech acupuncturists in Prague acupuncture clinics.

She lived and worked in Prague from 1995 to 1997 and 1998 to 2002 as an English teacher and as the special sections editor at The Prague Post.

About AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine           
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers a masters-level program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners.  AOMA is known for its internationally recognized faculty, award-winning student clinical internship program, and herbal medicine program. Since its founding in 1993, AOMA has grown rapidly in size and reputation, drawing students from around the nation and faculty from around the world. AOMA conducts more than 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, collaborates with Western healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals, and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced price treatments to people who cannot afford them. AOMA is located at 2700 West Anderson Lane. AOMA also serves patients and retail customers at its south Austin location, 4701 West Gate Blvd.  For more information see or call 512-492-3051.

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