Arlington Acupuncture Clinic


Our Acupuncturist
Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac.
An advanced practitioner of acupuncture with over 20 years of clinical experience; and was the first registered acupuncturist to practice in Ohio. Having received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree, 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 is the former vice-president of the Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
He received his MS from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and he received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. 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 where he focused primarily on pain management.
He is board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is also board certified in clinical hypnotherapy by the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnosis.  He has additionally studied under well-known masters of acupuncture, including the late Dr. Richard Tan and also Shoji Kobayashi Sensei, MD. From both of these masters, he has learned classical acupuncture methods well known for achieving instant results. 
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 nearly 30 years, is a Reiki Master, and has trained in kung fu and tai chi for nearly 40 years. 
Curriculum Vitae
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - DACM, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Southwest Acupuncture College - MS, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center - Diploma in Advanced Acupuncture Techniques
British Institute of Homeopathy - DIHom, Diplomate of the Institute of Homeopathy
California Baptist University - BA, Bachelor of Arts
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.

Professional Associations
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
National Guild of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
American Academy of Integrative Pain Management
Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio
Professional Experience
Acupuncturist and Owner. Arlington Acupuncture Clinic
Acupuncturist. Integra Acupuncture Associates, Columbus, Ohio.
Acupuncturist.  Wellcare Center for Health, Columbus, Ohio.
Martial Arts Instructor. Sheng Ren Dao Guan; Columbus, Ohio
Vice President. Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncturist/Clinical Director. Physicians Acupuncture Centers, Gahanna, Ohio.
Acupuncturist. Columbus Pain Centers, Inc. Columbus, Ohio.
Acupuncturist. Allied Anesthesiology; Columbus, Ohio.
Consultant. Alternaid Healthcare Associates. Gallup, New Mexico.
Primary Care Physician. Private Practice. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Psychiatric Technician and Crisis Response Team. University Hospital Mental Health Center and Psychiatric Emergency Services.
Acupuncture Intern. Gu Lou TCM Hospital; Beijing, China.
Acupuncture Intern. Meitan General Hospital; Beijing, China.
Neurology Internship. Dongzhimen Outpatient Clinic; Beijing, China.
Acupuncture Internship. Southwest Acupuncture College Clinic.
Continuing Education
Shoji Kobayashi, MD
Japanese Shakuju Acupuncture
Advanced Shakuju Acupuncture
Richard Teh-Fu Tan, OMD, L.Ac.
Balance Method: Clinical Wonders With Acupuncture 1, 2, 3
Global Balance Method
Advanced Balance Method: Seasonal Balance
Advanced Balance Method: Smart Combinations
Advanced Balance Method: Five Elements
Advanced Balance Method: Meridian Conversion Therapy
Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Medical Education.
Primary Care Orthopedics Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Primary Care Initiative for Improved Diagnosis and Outcomes.
Assessment and Treatment of Depression in the Primary Care Setting
Addiction in Your Practice: Information and Resources for Dealing with Addictive Behavior
Parkinson's Disease
Chronic Hepatitis C: A Multifaceted Disease
Liability Issues in Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine
Metastatic Case Studies in Prostate, Breast, Colorectal and Lung Cancer
Lifestyle Medicine for Stress Management  
Lifestyle Medicine for Weight Management
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Continuing Medical Education.
The Overlapping Pathogenesis of Depression and Pain
Improving Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Pain
Toward Optimal Management of Fibromyalgia
Challenges in Opioid Treatment
Persistent and Breakthrough Pain: Individualizing Therapy Optimizing Function 
Acupuncture Orthopedics
Acupuncture in Structural and Musculoskeletal Disorders, Paula Haberman, PT, L.Ac.
     Introduction and Protocol Overview
     Musculoskeletal Evaluation
     Postural Assessment
     Anatomy, Joints, Range of Motion
     Posterior Treatment Strategies
     Lateral Treatment Strategies
     Anterior Treatment Strategies
Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine
Essential Tung Style Acupuncture: Points & Locations
Essential Tung Style Acupuncture: Real World Applications
Master Tung's Acupuncture for Male Disorders
Japanese Acupuncture: Keiraku Chiryo
The Cleveland Clinic.
General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds at the Cleveland Clinic
    Headache in Patients with SLE.
    PML Complicating Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases
The American Medical Association
Pathophysiology of Pain and Pain Assessment
Overview of Pain Management Options
Barriers to Pain Management and Pain in Special Populations
Assessing and Treating Pain in Patients with Substance Abuse Concerns
Assessing and Treating Pain in Older Adults
Pediatric Pain Management
Assessing and Treating Persistent Nonmalignant Pain: An Overview
Assessing and Treating Persistent Nonmalignant Pain: Common Persistent Pain Conditions
Assessing and Treating Neuropathic Pain
Overview and Assessment of Cancer Pain
Boston University School of Medicine
The Scope of Breakthrough Pain in Clinical Practice
Princeton Continuing Medical Education, Coalition of Rheumatology Educators
Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Implications for Therapy--The Need for Early/Aggressive Therapy
The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
What is Addiction?
The Treatment of Addiction
University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
Healthcare Professional Series
     Overview of Complementary Therapies
     Spirituality in Healthcare
     Culture, Faith, Traditions, and Health
     Overview of Mind Body Therapies
     Mind Body Therapies: Clinical Hypnosis
     Mind Body Therapies: Prayer
     Mind Body Therapies: Meditation
     Mind Body Therapies: Yoga
     Botanical Medicines
     Massage Therapy
     Clinical Aromatherapy
     Craniosacral Therapy
     Healing Touch
     Traditional Chinese Medicine
     Chiropractic Medicine
     Music Therapy
     Developing a Personal Plan for Health and Well-Being
National Institutes of Health
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
     Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
     Herbs and Other Dietary Supplements
     Mind-Body Medicine 
     Manipulation and Body-Based Therapies
     Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Aging
     Integrative Medicine
     Health and Spirituality
Office of Research on Women's Health
The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health     
     Understanding the Importance of Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research
     Cell Physiology
  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
HA-MRSA, CA-MRSA, and Invasive Fungal Infections in the Surgical Setting
PainEDU CE Course
Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy
Depression Assessment and Treatment Strategies in Primary Care
Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation
Management and Prophylaxis of Migraine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Acupuncture Points for Easier Surgical Recovery
A Comparison of Chinese Herbal Medicine with NSAIDS in the Treatment of Menstrual Pain. 
The Placebo Effect in Placating Pain
The Use of CT and MRI in Detecting Wrist Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Evolution of the MRSA Strain
MRSA Prevention
The Prevalence of Invasive MRSA
CAM Tx of Infertility
The Use of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Nausea in CA Patients
The Incidence of Neuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes
Intraorbital Surgery in the Treatment of Pain in Trigeminal Neuralgia
The Effect of Chronic Pain on Resting Brain Dynamics
California Academy of Family Physicians
Treating Musculoskeletal Pain: Current Treatment Options
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Continuing Medical Education
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
     Art and Medicine     
The American College of Physicians
Arthritic and Musculoskeletal Disorders
     Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
     Lateral Epicondylitis
     Low Back Pain
     Neck Pain
     Plantar Fasciitis
     Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
     Fibromyalgia Syndrome
     Rheumatoid Arthritis
     Perioperative Management of Rheumatic Disease
     Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pregnancy
     Reactive Arthritis
     Psoriatic Arthritis
     Septic Arthritis
     Rheumatic Fever
     Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus
     Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus in Pregnancy
     Behcet's Syndrome
     Sjogren's Syndrome
     Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis
     Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Mental-Emotional Disorders
     Bipolar Disorder
     Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
     Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
     Borderline Personality Disorder
     Eating Disorders
     Panic Disorders
Nervous System Disorders
     Cluster Headache
     Trigeminal Neuralgia
     Parkinson's Disease
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
     Meniere's Syndrome
Gastrointestinal Disorders
     Irritable Bowel Syndrome
     Ulcerative Colitis
     Diverticular Disease
     Peptic Ulcer Disease
     Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
     Crohn's Disease
     Celiac Disease
     Acute Bacterial Diarrhea
     Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Non-variceal Upper
Cardiovascular Disorders
     Essential Hypertension
     Lipid Disorders
     Acute Coronary Syndromes
     Chronic Stable Angina
     Deep Venous Thrombosis
     Sudden Cardiac Death
     Coronary Artery Disease in Women
     Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack
     Aortic Stenosis
     Heart Failure
     Perioperative Management of Congestive Heart Failure
     Atrial Fibrillation
     Atrioventricular Block
     Perioperative Management of Hypertension
     Smoking Cessation
     Alcohol Abuse
     Opioid Abuse
     Perioperative Management of Alcohol Abuse
Dermatological Disorders
     Chronic Urticaria
     Atopic Dermatitis
Urological Disorders
     Chronic Pelvic Pain
     Erectile Dysfunction
     Premenstrual Syndrome
     Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
     Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
     Uterine Fibroids     
     Menopause and Hormone Therapy
     Female Sexual Dysfunction
     Pelvic Organ Prolapse
     Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
     Female Infertility
     Ectopic Pregnancy
Complementary and Alternative Healthcare
     Mind Body Medicine
     Prayer and Spirituality     
     Naturopathic Medicine
     Chiropractic Care
     Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
     Massage Therapy
     Ayurvedic Medicine
     Vitamin Therapy
     Herbal and Botanical Therapies
     CAM Treatment of Headache
     CAM Treatment of Back Pain
     CAM Treatment of Osteoarthritis
     CAM Treatment of Fibromyalgia
     CAM Treatment of Asthma
     CAM Treatment of Menopause
     CAM Treatment of Cancer
     CAM Treatment of HIV
     CAM Treatment of Depression
     CAM Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
Hip Fracture
Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Human Papillomavirus
Preparticipation Sports Physical
Blue Poppy Institute
A Master's Class in Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis
The Treatment of Depression with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Treatment of Fibromyalgia with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Treatment of Migraine with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Treatment of Insomnia with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
East West Seminars; Albuquerque, NM.
Microcurrent Electro-Acupuncture
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; New York City, NY. 
Acupuncture & Reproductive Medicine
Institute of Advanced Integrative Medicine.  Albuquerque, NM.
Advanced Integrative Medicine for Extended Prescriptive Authority
     Myofascial Pain and Trigger Point Injection.  
     Physical Examination of the Pain Patient. 
     Local Injections in Pain Management: Trigger Point Needling with Infiltration and Somatic Blocks. 
     Regenerative Injection Therapy
     Intravenous Injection Techniques
     Intramuscular Stimulation
International Society for Homotoxicology. Albuquerque, NM.  
Pain Management In and Out of the Workplace
Gastrointestinal Disorders.  
Treating ENT and Allergy Disorders
Homotoxicology From Head to Toe
Dongzhimen Outpatient Clinic; Beijing, China.
Laser Acupuncture
Advanced Acupuncture Pain Management Techniques
China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center
Advanced Acupuncture Training Certificate Program
Acupuncture Anesthesia
Dr. Barry Clark, Physician of Tibetan Medicine
Traditional Tibetan Medicine for the Western World
Korean Sa Ahm Acupuncture