Amber graduated from a 4-year post graduate school, Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. She earned a Master’s Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Amber participated in over 2,250 hours of didactic and clinical training in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, along with 1-year acupuncture clinical residency program.
Mrs. Kent served as an acupuncturist in a research study testing the effectiveness of acupuncture on DNA telomere length and overall aging.
Amber trains in the lineage of Cheng Man-ch’ing's Yang style of short form Taijiquan. This lineage dates all the way to the founder of Taijiquan, Chang San-Feng of the Wu Tang mountain school of north China. He was a Taoist monk and studied boxing at the Shaolin Temple and lived from 1279-1368 AD.
Mrs. Kent also graduated from Clayton College of Natural Health with a bachelors degree in holistic nutrition, masters degree in herbal medicine and a degree in Traditional Naturopathy medicine. She pursued a masters degree in holistic nutrition from Hawthorn University. She received her first undergraduate bachelors degree in Communications and English from University of Queens at Charlotte.
Amber is a board member of the North Carolina Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NCSAAM). She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and the Weston A. Price Foundation. She has also written for several holistic health magazines, The Natural Triad and The Art of Well-being. She has a wide range of interests from Taijijuan, to gardening, to following Jesus Christ in her spiritual journey.
Amber became a integrative holistic practitioner due to her own previous health challenges with Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS)/Mylagic Encephalomyelitis (ME) triggered by EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) as well as other underlying latent pathogenic factors. She has overcome Raynaud's syndrome along with various other afflictions such as: heavy metal “mercury” toxicity, IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, ADD, hypothyroid, endometriosis, migraine headaches and Fibromylagia. Including challenges with upper respiratory issues such as: allergies, sinusitis, ear infections, flu, and pneumonia. Along with emotional imbalances of anxiety and depression from both physical and emotional trauma.
Overcoming and healing from her disease imbalances through holistic medicine inspired her journey to help others. She also has been able to offer effective support for her husband's Gulf War Syndrome.
Holistic wellness is a unique and challenging journey for each person. It is both a humbling and beautiful experience to contribute to someone's health improvement by balancing their body, soul and spirit. I am honored to be of service to you.
- Amber Mabe Kent
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine that offer such programs.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization established in 1982.
The NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. NCCAOM certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 46 states plus the District of Columbia which represents 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture.
The purpose of the NCALB is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the North Carolina public through the licensure and regulation of acupuncturists. The Board reviews all applications and ensures that the credentials of all licensed acupuncturists meet a high standard and only qualified individuals are permitted to practice in North Carolina.