Our Faculty

Nelson Song Luo, PhD, MD (China), LAc

Department of Acupuncture, Clinic Supervisor

PhD in Medicine, Chengdu University of TCM, 2003
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 2000
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1993

Luo is an active scholar whose research program encompasses investigation of the effects of electro-acupuncture on Alzheimer’s disease and inquiry into the use of acupuncture and herbal treatments in cases of cerebral hemorrhage.  He is an accomplished physician whose peers at the Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital in Chengdu, China recognized him with the designation “Excellent Doctor,” an honor bestowed on only 10 of the 2000 doctors in the hospital.  Luo has been a professional interpreter for the Chengdu University of TCM and for international medical delegations.  Luo is also an experienced and highly dedicated educator.  He taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Chengdu University of TCM, and gave lectures to a variety of audiences that included not only local doctors and patients but also foreign doctors from more than 15 countries in Europe, America and Asia.  His schedule of invited presentations to date includes local and international audiences, and he presents not only on his research interests but also in the service of education for medical care providers with the aim of building bridges between Eastern and Western medical practices.  Luo has been a faculty member and clinical supervisor at AOMA since 2005.

Research and Academic Interests:

  • Neurology
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • cerebral hemorrhage

Professional Service:

Reviewer (invited): International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture. 2006-present

Board member (invited): AOMA Institutional Review Board.  2006-present

Professional Memberships

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies 2012-present

Acupuncture Association
World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, 2012 – present

European NGO Association.  2004-present

Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine Association. Sichuan, China. 2004-present

Board member, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Committee. China. 2004-present

Acupuncture Association. China. 1993-present

Traditional Chinese Medicine Association. China. 1988-present

Licenses and Certifications

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners License

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Occupational Acupuncture Certificate (AOMA Occupational Acupuncture Practitioner Group [AOAPG])

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Physician: Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China, 2003

Winner, Medical and General English Language Competition: Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, China, 1994.

Publications

Luo, S. (2009). Effects of Si Gui Xue  and Yi Qi Yang Yin Formula in AIDS patients with neurological complications. UNESCO & UNAIDS, Traditions d’Avenir.

Luo, S., Yu, S., & Liao, F. (2007). Electroacupuncture and changes of synaptic morphology in Alzheimer’s disease. . Medical Acupuncture(2), 99-103.

Luo, S., Yu, S., Liao, F., & Han, T. (2007). Mechanism of electroacupuncture on synaptic plasticity of hippocampal neurons in rats with Alzheimer’s disease. International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture(4), 241-247.

Yu, S., Luo, S., Han, T., & Tang, Y. (2006). Effect of electroacupuncture therapy on morphological synaptic plasticity in hippocampal neurons of rats with senile dementia. . Chinese Journal of Neuromedicine(4), 369-371.

Luo, S., Yu, S., & Han, T. (2006). Effects of electroacupuncture on synaptic plasticity of hippocampal neurons in model rats with Alzheimer’s disease. Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation, 27, 187.

Luo, S., & Han, T. (2006). An experimental study of acupuncture effects in senile dementia model rats. Journal of Accord Integrative Medicine, 5, 146-150.

Tand, Y., Yu, S., Luo, S., Han, T., & Yin, H. (2006). The neuroprotective effect of electroacupuncture therapy on damaged cholinergic neurons in rats with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 4, 30-32.

Liu, Y., Liang, F., Yu, S., Luo, S., & Han, T. (2004). Influence of electroacupuncture on learning-memory behavior in senile dementia model rats built by transection of unilateral fimbria-fornix. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 3, 188-190.

Yu, S., Liu, Y., Tang, Y., & Luo, S. (2004). Research on the NO-cGMP signal transduction pathway mechanism of improving learning and memory ability by electroacupuncture in senile dementia model rats. Chinese Journal of Gerontology, 7, 626-628.

Luo, S. (2004). Effects of acupuncture on super oxide dismutase in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation, 34, 7864-7865.

Luo, S., & Liao, F. (2004). Effects of acupuncture on SOD (superoxide dismutase) and LPO (lipid peroxides) in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. MedicalAcupuncture, 3, 24-26.

Luo, S., Liao, F., Wang, X., & Chen, X. (2003). Time window effects of acupuncture on super oxide dismutase and lipid peroxides in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 5, 10-12.

Luo, S., & Liao, F. (2003). Effects of acupuncture on superoxide dismutase in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 4, 53-54.

Luo, S., & Chen, X. (2003). Effects of Yi Qi Yang Yin formula in AIDS patients. Journal of Clinic Internal Medicine, 4, 22-23.

Luo, S., Yu, S., Yong, T., Ting, H., & Liu, Y. (2003). Effects of electroacupuncture on the synaptic plasticity of hippocampus neurons in rats with Alzheimer’s disease. (PhD), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Published and sponsored by the State Natural Science Foundation in China. 

Luo, S., & Liao, F. (2000). Effects of acupuncture in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. (MMed), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Luo, S. (1991). The research on the relationship between the distribution of five shu points and the Qi movement in twelve regular meridians. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the first academic conference of young physicians in Sichuan province.

Presentations

Luo, S. (2014). Acupuncture and dysphagia. Presented at the Texas NeuroRehab Center, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2012). The role of acupuncture in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. Presented at the UNESCO and UNAIDS International Traditional Medicine Conference., Oaxaca, Mexico

Luo, S. (2012). Mechanisms of acupuncture in pain relief via biomedicine and Chinese medicine. Presented at the Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2012). Acupuncture for sciatica in biomedicine and Chinese medicine. . Presented at the East West Forum, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2011). Acupuncture for pain relief in biomedicine and Chinese medicine. Presented at the South Austin Medical Center in St. David’s Hospital, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2010). Acupuncture and pain relief in biomedicine and Chinese medicine. Presented at the South Austin Medical Center in St. David’s Hospital., Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2010). Acupuncture and stroke rehabilitation in biomedicine and Chinese medicine. Presented at the East West Forum, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Acupuncture and smoking cessation. Presented at the Seton Good Health Common Medical Center, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Chinese medicine and child wellness. Presented at the Seton Good Health Common Medical Center, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Effects of si gui xue and yi qi yang yin formula in AIDS patients with neurological complications. Presented at the UNESCO and UNAIDS Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference. Yaoundé, Cameroon, Africa

Luo, S. (2009). Acupuncture and anxiety. Presented at the Seton Good Health Common Medical Center, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Chinese medicine and Sjogren's syndrome. . Presented at the Round Rock Sjogren Syndrome Association, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Chinese medicine and gastrointestinal disease. Presented at the Seton Good Health Common Medical Center, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Acupuncture Seminar. Presented at the Austin Blood Transfusion Center, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Heart Health Seminar. Presented at the Seton Good Health Common Medical Center, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2009). Effect of acupuncture on lower back pain. Presented at the Seton Good Health Common Medical Center, Round Rock, TX

Luo, S. (2008). Acupuncture and lower back pain. Presented at the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2008). Introduction to Chinese herbal medicine. Presented at the Herb Day Celebration: American Botanical Council, Austin, TX

Luo, S. (2005). How to efficiently use acupuncture in the Neurology Department of a comprehensive biomedicine hospital. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. , Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2005). The application of acupuncture in the ICU. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science., Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2005). The progress of acupuncture treatment on Alzheimer’s disease. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. , Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2005). The effect of acupuncture on post-surgical urinary retention. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2005). The comparison of the effects of acupuncture and mian tan formula on Bell’s palsy. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). The proper time for acupuncture intervention in cases of acute cerebral hemorrhage and ischemia in the ICU. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). The application of acupuncture in the Stroke Unit of a comprehensive biomedicine hospital. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). Effect of acupuncture on acute spinal injury. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). Acupuncture and improvement of muscular strength following stroke. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). The proper time for acupuncture intervention on cerebral vascular disease in the in-patient department. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital & Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). The effect of acupuncture on Bell’s palsy. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). The progress of acupuncture in conjunction with stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2004). The effect of acupuncture on spinal injury rehabilitation. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2003). The therapeutic principles and effects of Chinese herbal treatment on AIDS. Presented at the Indian World Traditional Medicine Conference. , Bangalore, India

Luo, S. (2003). Effects of electroacupuncture on the synaptic plasticity of the hippocampus neurons in rats with Alzheimer’s disease. Presented at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2003). Effects of yi qi yang yin formula on AIDS patients. Presented at the Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (2000). Effects of acupuncture in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. Presented at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China

Luo, S. (1991). The research on the relationship between the distribution of five shu points and qi movement in the twelve regular meridians. Presented at the The Academic Conference of Young Physicians in Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China