Dr. Tad Sztykowski, DOM, AP
Dr. Tad Sztykowski is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Founder, Owner and Medical Director of Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing. Dr. Tad established his first practice in September of 1990, since then Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing has successfully treated over 21,000 patients with their health problems with a 97% success rate. Dr. Tad has additionally treated 25,000 patients with Western Medicine. Dr. Sztykowski was born in Poland and started his medical studies in 1975.
He graduated from Medical School in Gdansk in 1982. His postgraduate training took him to the Institute of Female Disorders in Gdansk where he completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency obtaining board certification in OB/GYN in 1987. During his postgraduate years he intensively trained in Emergency Medicine as well as completed his internship in internal diseases, surgery and pediatrics. In 1987 he was nominated by the Polish Ministry of Health to conduct Preventive Health Studies on over 100,000 women within a 25km radius (18 miles) from the planned construction site of the first Nuclear Power Plant in Poland. At this time, he also began his Ph.D. dissertation in cervical carcinoma.
Dr. Tad has delivered more than 5,000 newborns, performed 2,000 surgeries, has treated more than 40,000 patients with both Western Medicine and Oriental Medicine and is a licensed M.D. in 28 Countries.
Completion of his dissertation, however, was cut short when his love and interest in Chinese Medicine brought him to the United States in September of 1987. In the same month he commenced his studies of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the oldest Acupuncture College in the United States, New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Watertown, MA. After graduating from NESA in 1990 he passed the national exam set forth by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. While in school, Dr. Tad took extracurricular courses in Japanese Acupuncture including extensive pulse diagnosis, palpation and disease pattern differentiation.
In 1995, Dr. Tad Sztykowski became the first President of the newly formed Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 1998, he successfully championed the passage of a bill increasing the licensing standards for Doctors of Acupuncture. In 1999, he lobbied and helped to pass the first insurance bill in the East (fifth in the country) requiring coverage for Acupuncture via an insurance rider. This bill increased Acupuncture coverage from none to about 15-20% of Rhode Island’s population.
In 1999 he formed the Foundation for the Development of Integrative Medicine and in 2000 he became a board member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. After serving on the board for two years, he was made Vice President of the organization. Being a board member of AAOM allowed Dr. Tad to lobby for the Medicare Acupuncture Act.
His training and teaching started with an assistant-ship at NESA from 1991 to 1992. Later in 1992, he started the first Acupuncture alcohol and drug detox center in R.I. In 1993, he founded the first program in Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine in the U.S. for medical residents at Rhode Island Hospital, in cooperation with Brown Medical School. He not only founded this program, but he was an esteemed faculty member for over 10 years.
His professional, educational and legislative efforts were recognized by the American Association of Oriental Medicine when in 2003 he received the prestigious Acupuncturist of the Year Award. He has taught on the topics of Acupuncture, Chinese & Integrative Medicine, etc. at various organizations and institutions, including Brown University Medical School, R.I. Hospital, Woman & Infants Hospital, American Heart Association, Brain Injury Association, Annual New England Worker’s Compensation Conference and hundreds of other places.
He is renowned for his superior diagnostic skills which makes his clinic one of the largest and most sought after in the U.S. He is currently working on bringing this 8,000 year old Chinese Medical system to the corporate world to promote Disease Intervention, prevention and well-being while saving substantially on medical expenses. In November 2007 his Polish Medical license was renewed and he is licensed to practice in all European Union countries. Dr. Sztykowski believes that health is not merely a lack of symptoms but complete harmony on social, physical and mental levels. His book “Healthcare Dollars And Sense, how Classical Chinese Medicine can save your health and your bottom line” very clearly points to the enormous waste in Healthcare and gives solutions for how to improve your health and significantly reduce expenses.
Dr. Sztykowski and his wife Kasia have four children; Zofia, Bart, Anna and Julia.
Dr. Tianying Sun, DAOM
Dr. Sunny, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, was born and raised in China as a third generation in a family of traditional Chinese medicine, which has always been the first and primary source of medical care for her family members: from common cold, cough to infections and cancer. Dr. Sunny has been strongly attracted by ancient Chinese wisdom, history and culture, finishing her undergraduate education in Beijing, one of the most ancient and historic cities in China. Not only does the city reveal how modern and fast-developed it is, but also the balance between contemporary and history, Western and Eastern.
Dr. Sunny commenced her graduate studies in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at the Texas Health and Science University (formerly Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the oldest TCM School in Texas). Following systematic theoretical and practice training in TCM, she also trained in auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, cupping and Tuina. Meanwhile, she was provided extra extensive guidance under a few renowned TCM doctors in the disease pattern differentiations as well as herbal formulation and special acupuncture treatments. After earning a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and passing the national certification exams, Dr. Sunny became licensed in both Texas and Rhode Island.
Dr. Sunny was also the coordinator and a member of Texas Association of Acupuncture and assisted to update and forward the substantial development of Oriental Medicine in the state of Texas. As a staff person of the Continuing Acupuncture Education Program in Texas, she had the opportunity to gain first-hand information with peers and other professions on the benefits of integrative medicine, and to further the delivery of optimal results for patients in the forms of acupuncture and herbal formulas, as well as discuss the future of TCM in America.
During her time in the ER and the department of rehabilitation in one of the Seton Family hospital in Texas, Dr. Sunny truly understood the meaning of the words “patient-oriented”, by observation and comparison both in medicine and in practice. Furthermore, “help the most commons in need with every effort” was the essence she obtained through serving American Red Cross – Central Texas Region.
It was CIMH’s excellent performance and moral conducts in integrative medicine that led Dr. Sunny to relocate from Texas. It has been the love, immense influence, and passion in TCM that brought her to deliver effective and safe care to her clients, help them restore their health, and give them their lost smiles back.
During non-working days, Dr. Sunny does calligraphy, drawing, and plays Hulusi (a Chinese flute). She also enjoys Yoga, travel, photography, swimming and cooking.