Dr. Qin Chu, TCMD, PHD, L. Ac.
I have been a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) since graduating from the University of Shandong Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995. For my Medical Doctor Degree studies, I specialized in the area of endocrine system diseases. My PH.D degree work focused on neurology, where I conducted research, treated patients and taught students. I am proud that my research projects have been beneficial to many dementia patients, stroke patients and Parkinson’s patients in China and am pleased that I have been able to use my intensive training and special acupuncture skills to help so many people with their health problems.
Specialties: I have a strong clinical background in gynecology, infertility, menstrual disorders, and dermatology, as well as my specialty areas of neurology and endocrinology. Using the TCM therapeutic methods of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I have had great success in the treatment of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke sequelae, and ALS. Two other areas of focus are relief of pain conditions including menstrual pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, and TMJ, and successful treatment of endocrine disorders such as PMS, irregular/late/early menstrual cycle, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and obesity.
Ph.D., in Medicine of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Tuina, Tianjin University of TCM, China, 2003 – 2006
M.Sc., in Medicine of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shandong University of TCM,
B.Sc., in Medicine of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shandong University of TCM, China, 1990 -1995
Professional Employment and Teaching Experience
Jan 2010 to July 2016
Director of Doctoral Program, Professor, Acupuncturist, Acupuncture Faculty member, American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Roseville, Minnesota. Teaching core courses including Acupuncture Prescriptions, Formula I, II and III, Classical Needling Techniques, Modern Needling Techniques, Advanced Acupuncture Lab, TCM internal Medicine, TCM Geriatrics, etc.; supervising the students in seeing patients in the clinic; leading clinical research, seeing patients in the faculty clinic.
July 2006 to Oct 2009
Attending Physician, Acupuncturist, The First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of TCM, Tianjin, P.R. China. Provided patients diagnosis and treatment with TCM knowledge and methods, especially with acupuncture techniques, medical research, instructing the post-graduate students on TCM knowledge and clinical experience.
July 1995 to Sep 2000
Resident Physician, Acupuncturist, Shengli Hospital of Shengli Oil Field of Shandong Province, Dongying, Shandong Province, P.R. China. Major responsibilities included seeing patients, medical research, instructing the undergraduate students on TCM knowledge and clinical experience.