Clayton Shiu, PhD, LAc

Doctor Clayton Shiu is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with over 16 years experience practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on orthopedic and sports injury conditions. Dr. Shiu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Clayton received a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a highly regarded teaching facility and the largest acupuncture and moxibustion stroke center in China. His research was concerned with acupuncture treatment for cerebral disorders under the tutelage of Dr. Shi Xue Min, the pioneer of modern acupuncture stroke treatment, at the distinguished First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Clayton was awarded a special scholarship by the Chinese Government to undertake this position as part of continued efforts by both the Chinese and United States governments to facilitate greater knowledge exchange between the countries. Having trained in both Western and Chinese medicine, as well as treating many patients with acupuncture at the referral of some of the United States’ best physicians, Clayton is at the forefront of integrating Western medicine with acupuncture for best patient care. He is also in unique position to bridge the philosophical and practical differences between Western and Eastern medicine, and has developed communication techniques that improve understanding for medical practitioners and patients alike.

For over 16 years, Clayton ran a successful private practice specializing in acupuncture sports and orthopedic therapies and has lectured widely on the treatment. His practice includes treating various professional sports teams in the MLB, NBA, UFC, and he also specializes in pre and post-surgical rehab cases. Dr. Shiu has successfully combined acupuncture with Chiropractic and other medical practices in the area including working with physical therapists, medical doctors, and surgeons from the Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill, and Cornell Medical Weil, Mount Sinai, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

In 2012, Clayton was awarded a scholarship to study and undertake research in Tianjin, China, where he has been evolving his practice for the past three years under the tutelage of Dr. Shi Xue Min, the ‘Father of acupuncture’ and creator of the stroke acupuncture system Xing Nao Kai Qiao “Awaken the Spirit and Open the Orifices. Dr. Shiu is currently pioneering the introduction of this complete stroke medical system in the United States and collaborating with hospitals to undertake further research. Clayton believes strongly in the need for the Western hospitals to embrace the breakthroughs acupuncture has achieved over the last 50 years in treating stroke and cerebral disorders including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and hypertension. He is now dedicating his life’s work to facilitating the integration of Western and Chinese research and practice for better quality healthcare and outcomes for patients.

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