About Thomas Turpen
Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac., is an advanced practitioner of acupuncture with twenty years of experience; and was the first registered acupuncturist to practice in Ohio. Having received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine, he is among the highest trained acupuncturists in his profession.. His particular areas of expertise are in acupuncture physical medicine and orthopedics utilizing very specialized techniques for pain management. 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, Thomas 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 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 35-year practitioner of kung fu and tai chi as well as various Taoist arts an sciences.