The Speakers and Special Guests for the 3rd American TCM Congress


   Dr. Baoyan Liu

Professional and technical titles: Chief physician, Professor.   
Premier Researcher, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
President, China Association of Acupuncture-Moxibustion   
President, World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies
Consultant of Traditional Medicine, World Health Organization
Academician, International Eurasian Academy of Sciences
Director, National Technical Committee on Acupuncture and Moxibustion Standardization  Chief-Editor, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Journal 

Topic:  Acupuncture Several Key Issues Affecting Efficacy


   Dr. Fuhui Dong

Dr. Dong, Fuhui is the chair of Institution of Bio-Mechanics research at Wang Jing Hospital, Affiliated to Traditional Chinese Medicine Institution of China. He has been worked as Orthopedics surgeon for many years. Dr. Dong also is a researcher and professor, he has spent his time on soft tissue injury research, clinical study, and teaching post graduated students and Ph.D. students in last 30 years. 

His theory on Cutaneous Nerve blockage is the cause of soft tissue injury pain has been developed and researched and practiced in the last 20 years. he specially reformed acupuncture needle for this condition.  called Pi Acupuncture needle, the head of the needle has been changed to a flat head,  like a teeny-tiny screwdriver look.  Dr. Dong is going to introduce his theory and clinic study. and will demonstrate on pig trotters and hocks. 

Topic:  Acupuncture Treatment of Cutaneous Nerve Compression Syndrome



Dr. Jason Jishun Hao

Jason Jishun Hao received his bachelor and master degrees of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Heilongjiang University of TCM in Harbin, China in 1982 and 1987 respectively. He received his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2004. Dr. Hao has been practicing and researching traditional Chinese medicine for thirty-five years and has been teaching classes and seminars in the West since 1989. He has trained hundreds of acupuncture practitioners and treated thousands of patients with disorders of the central nervous system in the United States, Canada, Australia, Dubai, and Europe. He has taught scalp acupuncture seminars sponsored by UCLA and Stanford for twelve years. In 2006 Dr. Hao gave a scalp acupuncture seminar at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC where he successfully demonstrated scalp acupuncture treatment of phantom limb pain for veterans. His case histories have been printed in the U.S. Army publication Stripes, in Albuquerque Journal, in New Mexicans, in China Daily, and in Alternative Therapies.
Jason Hao currently serves as the president at Neuroacupuncture Institute. He was the former chairman of the acupuncture committee in the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), the former president of the board of directors at Southwest Acupuncture College. He is the co-author of the book, Chinese Scalp Acupuncture.  Scalp Acupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling and stimulating methods with western medical knowledge of physiology, pathology, and Neurology. It has been proven to be a most effective technique for treating central nervous system disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, phantom pain, and complex regional pain. The insertion and stimulation of scalp acupuncture are very special techniques. Scalp Acupuncture could help patients with even the most challenging and difficult conditions. It often produces remarkable results with just a few needles immediately.   
Topic: Scalp Acupuncture Techniques

 Dr.Wei Liu

During the clinical application of acupuncture, it is of utmost importance to balance Yin and Yang, regulate Qi and Blood, improve circulation within the meridians, and activate the collaterals. One must have a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of Qi activity as well as mastery of acupuncture needling techniques. This seminar will introduce and highlight the core concepts of the various mechanisms of Qi activity.  There will also be live demonstrations of the needling techniques that are relevant to the key acupuncture points discussed.

Topic: A synopsis of the mechanisms of Qi activity and the essentials of acupuncture techniques.

 Dr. Baoku Liu

Dr. Baoku Liu has a Ph.D. in Chinese Medicine with a specialization in acupuncture and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in New York State. Dr. Liu graduated from Chang Chun University of TCM in 1988 with a concentration in orthopedics and sports injuries. After graduation, Dr. Liu worked in the Department of soft tissue injury at the Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in Jilin province where he specialized in spinal pathology. 

Dr. Baoku Liu immigrated to the United States in 1992 where he began his practice in integrating traditional acupuncture techniques with western medical techniques to treat soft tissue injuries. His treatment principles focused on the fascia, nervous system, meridian channel theories and trigger points. Dr. Liu compliments his acupuncture skills with physical therapy methodology, chiropractics, X-ray review, CT Scan and MRI findings and the integration of  Zhu’s Tendon & Ligament Stretching Technique. 

After 29 years of studying, practicing and dedication to the medical care and more than 200,000 patient treatments, Dr. Liu has established a unique combination of classic and modern methods in his practice.

The Scar Tissue Releasing Technique is a safe, highly effective, and easy to learn acupuncture technique with fast-acting benefits in treating fascia diseases. It is also effective in treating cervical spondylosis, headache, dizziness, insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic, post-surgical scarring, periarthritis of the shoulder, lumbar disc herniation and sports injuries.  

Topic: The scar tissue release with specialized acupuncture techniques


  Dr. Xiaochuan Pan

Independent scholar, researcher, practitioner and educator of classical Chinese medicine;founder of the self-consistent system of classical Chinese medicine DTCM (Canada), Vice-director Physician and Professor (China) Dr. Pan was graduated from Heilongjiang University of TCM in 1983 for his bachelor degree. Then he gained Master Degree from Dalian Medical University in 1991. In the past few years, he published his books “Classical Chinese Medicine Made Visible” (English), Acupuncture Spirit, Herbal Essence and Yi Jing for Chinese Medicine (Chinese).

In his topic, Dr. Pan will discuss “Qi” philosophy, pulse-regulating technique guided by Ling Shu, characteristics of the technique and demonstrate his technique.

Acupuncture Spirit is designed for changing pulse which balances Qi and achieves the clinical result. Regulating Qi technique skips symptoms so it makes the treatment much more simple. Smaller and fewer needles are used to gain the strongest result from mildest stimulation.

Topic: “Acupuncture spirit: theory and practice of pulse-regulating system from Ling Shu”.

 Dr. Decheng Chen

Dr. Decheng Chen has a Ph.D. in acupuncture and graduated from Nanjing University of TCM in China. Dr. Chen followed one of the top ten Chinese doctors in China, Dr. Qiu Maoliang, learning acupuncture for three years. Before coming to the United States, he practiced and taught as a professor in The Acupuncture Institute of China Academy of TCM in Beijing. He has more than 30 years of clinical and teaching experience in China, Russia, Egypt, Dubai, U.A.E. and the U.S.A. He has published Chinese Single therapy of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, The Clinical Application of Double-Point of Acupnncture, and Acupuncture for cosmetics and Aging, etc. In total, he published 15 books and more than 100 articles on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has received numerous prizes and honors for his works. He had a chance to provide acupuncture treatments for Egyptian President Mubarak in 1999. He is licensed to practice acupuncture in New York City. 

Topic: Tendon Moving Acupuncture Technique



 Dr. Weidong Yu

Dr.Weidong Yu Graduated from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983, as a Bachelor of Medicine. As well as Master of Public Health from Faculty of medicine and pharmacy, Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1991.

Dr.Yu worked as resident physician at the Hospital Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Shandong, China. Assistant research fellow at China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China. He practiced acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Belgium, California, USA, and as Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dr.Yu has established Wellspring TCM technology Institute, ltd and wellspring clinic for holistic medicine in 1997. He was past president of BC Qualified Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioners Association.(QATCMA) in 2011 to2013. Current Chair of TCM-Acupuncture program advisory committee, Kwantlen Polytech University, Richmond, BC, Canada. Board director of College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC, Canada. Expert advisor to WHO benchmark for practice in acupuncture . WHO, Geneva.

Dr.Yu has a TCM practice focused on degenerative retinal disorders, specifically retinitis pigmentosa. Patients from all around the world travel to Vancouver for his treatments.
Topic: TCM Fundamental Theories in the Treatment of Ophthalmology Diseases
 Dr. Xinru Qian 

Xinru Qian MD is a Board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist since 2000 and a New York State Certified physician acupuncturist. Dr. Qian is currently an Attending Physician at NYU, Hospital for Joint Diseases, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. She has also had her private practice in the field of PM&R, acupunture, etc. for over 14 years. As a main instructor for The Physicians’ Medical Acupuncture Certificate Program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, she was teaching medical acupuncture courses. She graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1982 and from Graduate School of the Shanghai Medical University in 1988. She is the director of ATCMA Academic Committee of TCM Orthopedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

Regenerative medicine is a relatively new medicine branch. It has been developing rapidly in recent years. Some of the principles of regenerative medicine are similar to the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Understanding the theory of modern regenerative therapy can not only explain the nature of some traditional Chinese medical therapies, but also could expand clinical practice of acupuncture and other traditional Chinese modalities, as well as improve patient outcomes. This presentation was designed to provide an easy-to-learn guidelines for acupuncture clinicians. By understanding the underlying principles and theory, clinicians can better tailor their individual interventions. Additionally, this discourse may help in further research and building theory.

Topic: Application of Regenerative Therapy in TCM Clinical Practice


 Dr. Fanrong Liang

Prof. Fanrong Liang has devoted himself into acupuncture and moxibustion since 1974. He once served as the president of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the vice-chairman of Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.
He is specialized in the basic and clinical research of acupuncture, and has rich experience in curing the nervous, motor, digestive and gynecological diseases. He chairs several cutting edge acupuncture research in China, focusing on acupoint specificity. His research team has been honored as the second prize winner of National Science and Technology Progress Award and the 1st prize winner of Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award for 5 times. 134 post-graduates supervised by him have graduated with their degrees of MS or Ph.D. Prof. Liang is renowned as an important leading expert in the field of acupuncture research.
Topic: Progress in Acupoint Specificity(AS) Research in China

   Dr. Wei Tang

Tang Wei, MD,MA Student Advisor. The Dean of College of Acupuncture and Tuina (Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine), Anhui University of Chinese Medicine. Executive Director of Institute of Life Cultivation and Health Preservation of Chinese Medicine,Anhui Academy of TCM. Academic and Technical Leaders Candidate of Anhui Province. Being engaged in teaching, scientific researches and clinic for more than twenty years. Major and specialty: Acupuncture and Tuina Life Cultivation and Health Preservation of Chinese Medicine.

Member of Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Specialty Committee of China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Member of Rehabilitation Medicine Education Specialty Committee of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Standing Committee Member of Life Cultivation and Health Preservation Science and Rehabilitation Medicine of Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine. Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of Moxibustion Research Society of Anhui Province.

The second prize winner of Anhui Province Science and Technology Award. The first prize winner of Colleges and Universities Provincial Excellent Scientific and Technological Achievements Award. The third prize winner of China Association of Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Award. The prize winner of Anhui Provincial Scientific Research Achievement for two times, The outstanding prize winner of Anhui Provincial Teaching Achievement Award for two times, the first prize winner for one time, and the third prizes winner for two times. Published more than 60 papers, More than 10 academic monographs and textbooks. Chaired or participated in the National Ministries and Agencies, Scientific Research, Research Fund Project more than 20.

Topic: Coiled-Dragon-Needling and cupping on HuaTuoJiaJi in the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis