The O.M.D program provides evidence-based education for a specialty. It prepares Licensed Acupuncturists for integrative practice as a specialist in Functional Restoration and Needle Therapy for Pain Management & Therapeutics. The exceptional standards are approved by The National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency (NOMAA).
These specialists have training consistent with the responsibilities dictated by applicable state and federal laws. Their work is based on known and established anatomical, physiological, and medical principles, also consistent with the historic foundations and present understanding of Chinese/oriental medicine.
O.M.Ds are able to communicate with the general health care profession using common medical terminology; able to diagnose and assess patient conditions in order to determine appropriate oriental medicine treatments or referral to other health care providers; and therefore, able to practice within an integrated medical setting. Within the medical mainstream, the O.M.D specialist provides better understanding, communication and application of acupuncture and Chinese medicine utilizing physiologically based, biomedical language consistent with all specialties in the medical system.
As an O.M.D, Dr. Mancini understands the structure and function of the human body under normal and pathogenic conditions, including the physiological view of oriental medicine. His education and experience include anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry, microbiology, neuroanatomy, behavioral medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, botany/pharmacognosy, and orthopedics, including traumatology, and a comprehensive study of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Mancini is qualified to conduct standard orthopedic assessments, including evaluation of anatomical and functional loss. He utilizes standard physical examinations, laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging studies, and the international classification of disease (ICD) diagnostic principles to improve treatment efficacy, patient safety, referral, and continuity of care. This includes case management for injured workers and socialized medicine patients. Dr. Mancini also has knowledge of coding procedures, medical-legal report writing, expert medical testimony, independent medical review, special care for seriously ill patients, and emergency medicine procedures.