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Dr. Edward Chiu, L.Ac., DAOM

Edward Chiu, LAc DAOM, comes from a three generation tradition of Chinese medicine. His grandfather was an herbalist, and his father a medical doctor and acupuncturist. Dr. Chiu was trained in the US and in Asia, where he has done extensive apprenticeships with various master acupuncturists. He has been practicing for ten years and has taught at the doctorate level. Dr. Chiu has been trained in a number of different styles of acupuncture, and uses a number of different techniques from traditional Chinese acupuncture, Japanese styles of acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto acupuncture, distal acupuncture (Tan balance method) and others.

He believes in treatment of the whole body and the root cause of imbalance, and not by simply addressing the problematic symptom alone. By paying attention to the signs and symptoms of the body, he works to solve each patient`s current health problems with an eye towards preventing future ones.

Dr. Chiu graduating in one of the first
Doctorate programs in Acupuncture
in the United States

Education

Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
B.A. Biology, Dean`s List.

New England School of Acupuncture, Boston MA. 
Master`s degree in Acupuncture (M.Ac). Recipient of Tsay Fellowship. Coursework in Japanese acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto acupuncture.

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland OR.
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) with specialization in geriatric disorders and women`s health. Program included coursework in Chinese Medical Classics, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Research, Faculty and Teaching Skills. Teaching fellowship.

National Teachers University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Department of Chinese Literature, Foreign Chinese Language Institute Studied Mandarin Chinese, history, & culture.

Dr. Chiu with his teacher Dr. Zhong
Yiong-Hsiang in Dong-shi,
Taiwan, Republic of China

Internships

Taipei Heping Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Taipei Veteran`s Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chinese Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Internship in acupuncture, herbal, and traumatology departments of three hospitals. Observed inpatient treatments, discussed case studies with physicians, presented Japanese acupuncture techniques and the use of acupuncture in the United States.

Apprenticeship with Dr. Zhong Yiong-Hsiang, Dongshi, Taiwan, Republic of China
Four month apprenticeship with China Medical University Department Chair emeritus.

Faculty Appointments

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland OR
Master`s Degree program: Point Location I, II, III; Clinical Supervision Clinical Supervision at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)
Doctoral Degree program: Clinical Case Studies I, II, Capstone Project Advisor

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco CA
Doctoral Degree program guest lecturer, Capstone Project reviewer