About Dr. Tad
Dr. Tad Sztykowski is the Founder, Owner and CEO of Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing and the CEO of Nulean Inc.
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 over 30,000 patients with Western Medicine. Born in Poland, he started his medical studies in 1975 and graduated from Medical School in Gdansk in 1982. His Medical Doctorial 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 50,000 patients with both Western Medicine and Oriental Medicine and is a licensed M.D. in 28 European countries. He has not obtained his M.D.license in USA.
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 30% of Rhode Island’s population, or an estimated 300,000 people in the state.
In 1999 he formed the Foundation for the Developmentof 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 RI. 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, RI. 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 for in the U.S.
In 2013, Dr. Sztykowski received his Acupuncture Physician License in Florida.
In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Tad has lobbied for 2 bills which were passed to increase the scope of practice for Oriental and Integrative Medicines. Additionally, Dr. Tad worked with the Veterans Association to provide acupuncture treatments to veterans to address issues concerning chronic pains and PTSD traumas.
Dr. Sztykowski is involved in setting up acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program in Tampa Florida VA Medical Center.
Dr. Tadis currently working on bringing this 8000 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.
In 2016, Dr Tad faced a life threatening and devastating left middle brain embolic stroke. As a result, he was paralyzed and unable to speak however, within in two days with the treatments of acupuncture he was able to walk 3 miles in his neighborhood. Within one month he regained 80 percent of his speech doing daily acupuncture and Oriental Medical treatments.
In 2019 Dr. Tad became the CEO of Nulean Inc. and has restructured the company.
Dr. Sztykowski and his wife Kasia have four children; Sofia, Bart, Anna and Julia.