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About Tom Eddins, L.Ac.

Tom has twenty years experience working in the healthcare field, the last sixteen as a nationally board certified, NC Licensed Acupuncturist. Previously, Tom worked as a chiropractic and acupuncture assistant, a community based services provider and a home health aide. He has worked in hospital, home and outpatient settings.

Teaching is one of Tom's great passions and he has been heavily involved with didactic programs at the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine since 2009. Tom has taught acupuncture theory and treatment for 13 years as well as classes on diagnosis in Chinese medicine, clinical skills, Tai Chi and Qigong. In addition to teaching classes Tom has overseen and directed thousands of treatments as a supervisor and clinical instructor in the JTS student intern clinic for the past 13 years. 

Education and Certifications

Recent Continuing Education

  • Studied Applied Channel Theory and channel palpation with Jason Robertson, DAHM; 21 hours, 2021; 23 hours 2022

  • Certified in Visceral Manipulation, Level 1, 2019; Barral Institute

  • Completed Classical Tui Na and Traumatology, 90 hour training with Jen Resnick, DAOM, 2018

  • Completed Tangible Acupuncture for External Injuries, 85 hour training with international teacher Andrew Nugent-Head DOM, 2015

  • Completed Tangible Acupuncture for Internal Disharmonies, 85 hour training with international teacher Andrew Nugent-Head DOM, 2014

  • Completed Classical Herbalist, part I course with JulieAnn Nugent-Head DOM, 2014

  • Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with international teacher and FRA expert Virginia Doran, 2013

  • Completed 150 hours post graduate training with world renowned Acupuncturist Dr. Tran Viet Dzung, MD, 2012

    • Chinese Medical diagnosis

    • Mental-Emotional disorders in Chinese Medicine

Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine - 2001 - 2005

Master's level Acupuncture program.

Teaching certificate for Tai Chi Chuan.

NC School of the Arts (now UNCSA) - 1994 – 1999
Bachelor of Fine Arts, specialization in classical guitar performance


Tom's Philosophy

Tom believes in practices that are results driven. He also believes in looking for solutions oriented toward long-term recovery and longevity. Tom sees the body as an ecological continuation of nature and seeks to restore the same functional continuity in his patients as is seen in nature. Above all, he works to empower patients toward self-awareness in physical health, mental outlook, emotional balance and spiritual wellbeing. Tom looks to take cues directly from the body and integrates channel palpation, Tui Na orthopedic bodywork and Qigong exercises for rehab and personal cultivation into his diagnostic and treatment processes. He is an avid teacher, learner, Qigong and Taiji practitioner and musician.

Since a young age Tom has enjoyed playing music, primarily on the piano and classical guitar. He loves spending time with family, playing with cats and dogs, writing songs and practicing Evolutionary Astrology.

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