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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Dr. Rodney Dunetz to Florida State Board of Acupuncture

Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Dunetz, DAOM, a Boca Raton-based acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, to the Florida State Department of Health – Board of Acupuncture. Dr. Dunetz was appointed for a term beginning November 14, 2016, and ending October 31, 2020. Dr. Dunetz was confirmed by the Florida Senate on April 28, 2017.

“The Florida Board of Acupuncture through efficient and dedicated organization, licenses, monitors, disciplines, educates and, when appropriate, rehabilitates its licensees to assure their fitness and competence in providing health care services for the people of Florida.”



Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr Rodney Dunetz Top Rated Boca Raton Acupuncturist

Dr. Deepak Chopra famous author and teacher with Dr Rodney Dunetz Top Rated Boca Raton Acupuncturist

Dr. Rodney visits with Deepak Chopra

Rodney spent the day with Deepak Chopra in Fort Lauderdale Florida. During the day, Dr. Chopra spoke of much of the philosophy that has made him an inspiration to millions. In addition, he reviewed his bestselling book, “The Book of Secrets” and later they met in a private reception.

Many of Chopra’s themes and beliefs are stated in his first book, “Creating Health” in 1986. He launched himself as a staunch advocate of the interconnection between mind and body, advocating meditation and self-awareness as primary factors in both illness and healing. He deepened these themes in “Quantum Healing” (1989), where he examined the mysterious phenomenon of spontaneous healing of cancer. Here he introduced quantum physics as a means of understanding the mind-body connection, arguing — as he would in many other books — that consciousness is the basic foundation of nature and the universe.

Dr. Chopra has written more than 40 books. They range broadly across spiritual and health topics —his original interests — and now include bestsellers on aging, the “Seven spiritual laws of success,” the existence of God, proof of the afterlife and world peace. He has also written novels and edited collections of spiritual poetry from India and Persia.” Wikipedia®




Dr. Wayne Dyer chats with Dr Rodney in Ft. Lauderdale

Dr. Rodney (Boca Acupuncture Doctor) chats with  Dr. Wayne Dyer in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Dyer discussed “Inspiration” during the event and he introduced the audience to Immacule’e Ilibagiza, a young woman who escaped death by hiding in a bathroom for 91 days during the Rwandan Holocaust. After her ordeal, her belief in God and the power of forgiveness shows that the human spirit can prevail.





Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Rodney at Florida Atlantic College

Dr. Andrew Weil and Boca Raton Acupuncture Doctor Rodney Dunetz met at Florida Atlantic College in Boca Raton, Florida. The event was organized by Florida Atlantic University’s Memory and Wellness Center.

Dr. Weil is an Acclaimed Author, World-Renowned Leader and Pioneer in the Field of Integrative Medicine, and Expert on Healthy Living. Dr. Weil has devoted the past 30 years to developing, practicing and teaching integrative medicine. He combines a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine to promote a healthcare system that encompasses body, mind and spirit. Dr. Weil is a “New York Times” best selling author with more than 5 million copies in print. In addition, he has hosted a number of television specials on PBS.

Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he also serves as a professor of medicine. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University.

This event was sponsored by Boca Raton Community Hospital; Junior League of Boca Raton; The Leonard & Evelyn Lauder Foundation; Anita Hamilton Michaels & Sam Michaels; John Scannell; Friends of Memory & Wellness Center; Century Home Health Services; Lifelong Learning Society at FAU; Rose M. Strocchio; Robert Finnigan, Director, Investments/Wachovia Securities; The Atrium, A Royal Garden Community; Total Medical Health Services; and Auto Nation.” (Excerpt from Florida Atlantic University – Media Relations)

Dr. Rodney meets International Motivational speakers Les Brown and KandeeG

Dr. Rodney Dunetz (Boca Raton acupuncture doctor) met with Les Brown and KandeeG at the 7th Annual Expo of Heart in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

Les Brown is an internationally recognized speaker and CEO of Les Brown Enterprises, Inc., he is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful books, and newly released book, It’s Not Over Until You Win. Les is the former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions rather than problems.

Les Brown is one of the nation’s leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential. Utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights Les’ customized presentation will teach, inspire, and channel your audience to new levels of achievement.

Boca Raton Acupuncture Doctor Rodney Dunetz honored for his work at

Hospice by the Sea.

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Rodney meets Geshe Lobzang Samdup during the creation of a Sand Mandala

The Drepung Gomang Monastic College of India presented a showing of Sacred Art with the creation of a Sand Mandala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Broward County Library. The purpose is to raise awareness of the problems facing the people of Tibet. For more information visit: or .

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The Mandala is created.                                                               A shrine at the ceremony.

Broward County Mayor Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. participates in the closing ceremony of the Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala at the Broward County Main Llibrary in Fort Lauderdale.

Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Southern India began meticulously creating the Medicine Buddha Mandala on Friday, February 2, and  millions of grains of colored sand were painstakingly laid in order to complete the art work. At the center of the multi-colored sand design is the lotus flower which symbolizes compassion.

During the traditional sand mandala closing ceremony, the mandala was deconstructed and the sands gathered and then dispersed in the nearby water. The destruction of the mandala is meant to serve as an allegory of the impermanence of all phenomena, as something of great beauty is destroyed to show that nothing lasts forever.

“Mandala” is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” The sand mandala is carefully constructed to generate compassion and to create a social/cosmic healing of the environment. (Broward County News Release)



Outstanding Student of the Year Award 2006

Rodney Dunetz was awarded “Outstanding Student of the Year Award” by the “Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine” (ATOM) at their annual 2006 event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The award for was presented by the President of “ATOM, Johanna Chu Yen, M.D and the Academic Dean, Prof. Yan Cheng. The award was presented to Mr. Dunetz for his academic achievement, his work promoting the institution to the public, and his participation in advancing the programs offered at the “Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine”. The event was highlighted by classical music performances and several other award presentations.

The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit educational corporation. ATOM received its license on October 1, 1994, under the laws of the State of Florida and now it operates exclusively as a professional, private, and independent college offering academic programs and degrees in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Oriental Medicine. More information may be found at


Student Leader of Excellence Award 2007

Rodney Dunetz was awarded “Student Leader of Excellence Award” by the “Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine” (ATOM) at their annual 2007event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The award for was presented by the President of “ATOM, Johanna Chu Yen, M.D and the Academic Dean, Prof. Yan Cheng. The award was for his leadership and achievement as the Student Association President  and Chairperson.


Dunetz receives award to attend Building Bridges -“Transformation: Spirit in Healing”

Building Bridges: Annual Educational Forum on TCM Continues to Expand

Editor’s Note: Ellen Schaplowsky, vice president of the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation and conference director for Building Bridges of Integration for TCM, contributed the following report.

Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the U.S. educational forum for Eastern and Western health-care professionals, drew its largest number of attendees to date for its fifth anniversary. More than 360 participants came to explore TCM with 30 faculty members in plenaries, workshops, experiential sessions and keynotes. The event was held Oct. 5-8, 2006, at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

With a focus on “Transformation: Spirit in Healing,” the conference, designed to create meaningful dialogue between Eastern and Western healthcare practitioners, attracted a multidisciplinary audience of acupuncturists, TCM practitioners, MDs, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists and sociologists, among others. For the second consecutive year, these vital dialogues were supported in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Foundation Helps Students Gain Deeper Understanding for TCM

With underwriting assistance from American Healing Technologies, Inc., the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, TCM World Foundation sponsored registration, lodging, meals and in some cases, travel awards, for 33 acupuncture students from 16 schools in nine states: N.Y., Mass., Md., Fla., Okla., Ore., Texas, Ariz., and Calif. Students were selected through an application process that included an essay competition.

 news-11Nan Lu, OMD (extreme left, 2nd row) joins acupuncture students from around the country whose participation was sponsored by TCM World Foundation. Noting that these acupuncture students will join the vanguard of tomorrow’s much-needed integrated health-care professionals, Nan Lu, OMD, the foundation’s founding director and president, remarked, “The enthusiasm and energy of our student participants were phenomenal. We created a special track for them so that we could meet privately each day for special training.” According to one student, “I’ve come home with a new drive. I’ve been practicing the qigong I learned every day and it’s helped me become more focused and do my assignments more easily. I think about what we talked about with Dr. Lu, like starting to empty the glass that is too full. I feel how valuable the higher energy and guidance we received at the conference was and I’m grateful to have been a part of this special student group.”

Building Bridges 2006 centered its programming around “Transformation: Spirit in Healing” to reflect the spiritual origins contributions of TCM. In his keynote, Dr. Lu commented, “TCM is a byproduct of a spiritual practice; it’s not the product of the scientific mind. Its origins and worldview are vastly different and offer a unique framework for understanding the root cause of disease and illness, and their ultimate spiritual purpose.” To expound on this focus, participants heard keynotes from Brother Bernard Seif, Catholic monk, clinical psychologist and naturopath, on bridging science and spirituality, and from Dr. Lu on Five-Element consciousness. Luncheon presenter Anne Harrington, PhD, chair of the History of Science Department at Harvard University, offered a provocative look at “Is Spirituality Good for Your Health?”

Building Bridges for TCM Acknowledges Leadership and Loyalty

image (L-R) Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc; Larry Baskind, MD, FAAP; and Stephen Cowan, MD, FAAP, talk with parents after their session on TCM and Pediatrics, “Growing the Dao: The Five Infant Types.” This year, China’s Xiaoding Cao, MD, PhD, internationally known researcher and immediate past director of the Acupuncture Research Institute at Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University in Shanghai, accepted the annual Building Bridges of Integration award. Dr. Cao also is a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on traditional Chinese medicine and presented highlights from her 40 years of work on acupuncture and analgesics on two research panels.

Acknowledged for their loyalty, partnership and spirit, Kan Herb Company, American Healing Technologies, Inc., Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (Montclair, N.J.) and VitaPharm International, Inc., were celebrated with exhibit hall signage and a special awards event at the Saturday luncheon where representatives received recognition plaques.

Continuing its tradition of building a multidisciplinary audience for the TCM educational forum, the foundation provided CEUs for acupuncturists through the NCCAOM and the California Board of Acupuncturists, and CMEs for Western doctors through the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. For the first time, the conference offered continuing nursing education activities through the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Conference workshops that generated excitement among the multidisciplinary audience included:

  • qi-dancing, an experiential evening event featuring guidance on how to use specific energy movements to help connect to Five-Element music, free the body’s qi foundation and touch the spirit;
  • a multidisciplinary panel on pediatrics with Stephen Cowan, MD, FAAP, Larry Baskind, MD, FAAP, and Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc, on “Growing the Dao;”
  • three 4-hour intensives: “Post-Hysterectomy Syndrome” with Haihe Tian, AP, PhD, MD; “East-West Clinical Problem-Solving” with Malcom Taw, MD, and David Hui, MD, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine; and “The Spirit of Herbs” with Thea Elijah, MAc;
  • “Research from the Field,” chaired by Xiu-Min Li, MD, with Lixing Lao, PhD, MD, LAc, reporting on the Research Conference at Edmonton, Canada; Kevin Chen, PhD, MPH, on the state of qigong research in the U.S.; and Xiaoding Cao, MD, PhD, on innovative research at Shanghai Medical College;
  • psychoneuroimmunologist David Felten, MD, PhD, medical research director, Beaumont Research Institute, Royal Oak, Mich., on the Future of Collaborative Medicine; and
  • China’s leading expert on liver diseases, Boxiang Wang, MD, who co-presented with his former student, Dan Wen, MD, president of Honso, USA.

Other faculty in attendance included: Joseph Acquah, OMD, MS, LAc; Frances Brisbane, PhD; Suzanne Clegg, LAc, RD; Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc; Effie Chow, PhD, RN, LAc; Wanda Ferrauiola, AOBTA; Ellen Franklin, PhD; Lonny Jarrett, MS, MAc, FNAAOM; Irma Jenne; Abdul Alim Muhammad, MD; Xiao-Tian Shen, MD, LAc, MPH; Michael Smith, MD, DAc; and Michael Taromina, Esq.

Updates on location, faculty, agenda and registration information will be posted at



Dunetz receives Qigong Trainer Certification

Rodney Dunetz received his Qigong Trainer Certification from Jeff Primack and the Supreme Science Qigong Center (SSQC) in North Miami Florida. Jeff Primack is one of the best know Qigong trainers in America.

Teaching Qigong successfully takes a special understanding of human nature. Using specific words, techniques, and of course…transmitting a feeling of inner peace. SSQC instructors learn how the mind works and responds to vocal instruction for instructing the Level-1 Standing Qigong form.

Being a SSQC instructor leads to a deeper understanding of all the subtle mechanics behind movement, meditation, and breath.

All aspiring Qigong instructors, regardless of previous knowledge, must demonstrate proficient understanding of our Level-1 Standing Qigong form. This routine contains five brilliantly designed Qigong exercises, which leaves you feeling replenished and clear.

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psm-gradsdBoca Raton Acupuncture Doctor Rodney Dunetz becomes a Certified Chopra Center – Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor.

Dr. Rodney is pictured (back row center) after completing his Teacher Instruction Certification in Primordial Sound Meditation at the Chopra Center in San Diego, California in 2007.

Primordial Sound Meditation is a very specific time-tested meditation technique dating back thousands of years to the ancient Vedic traditions of India. A certified instructor has the knowledge and skills to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, the most powerful tool we have for direct contact with Spirit and rediscovering our unique essential nature. Drs. Chopra and Simon have revived this ancient process and made it available in a format that can be easily learned by everyone.

The essential aspects of these timeless teachings have been maintained in their pure, original form, ensuring the most beneficial experience. With regular practice, twice daily, we open our awareness to all levels of our existence and infuse Spirit in every aspect of our being. When teaching meditation, however, you multiply the effects of your own meditation many times over.

The Primordial Sound Meditation Certification is an intensive immersion into the ancient teachings of meditation as translated by Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon.

Tel: (844) 386-3891