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

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

2.    S. Luo, S.G. Yu, F.Z. Liao. Electroacupuncture and changes of synaptic morphology in Alzheimer’s disease. Medical Acupuncture, 2, 99-03, 2007
                         

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

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

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

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

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

8.    Y.X. Liu, F.R. Liang, S.G. Yu, S. Luo, T. Han. 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, 2004

9.    S.G. Yu, Y.X. Liu, Y.Tang, S. Luo. 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, 2004

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

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

12.  S. Luo, F.Z. Liao, X.Y. Wang, X. Chen. 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, 2003

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

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

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

16.  S. Luo. F.Z. Liao. Effects of acupuncture in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage. (Master’s Thesis, published.) Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2000

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

Presentations

1. “Acupuncture and dysphagia.” Texas NeuroRehab Center. Austin, TX 2/2014

2.  “The role of acupuncture in the rehabilitation of stroke patients.”  UNESCO and UNAIDS International Traditional Medicine Conference. Oaxaca, Mexico 9/2012

3. “Mechanisms of acupuncture in pain relief via biomedicine and Chinese medicine.” Seton Medical Center. Austin, TX, 7/2012

4. “Acupuncture for sciatica in biomedicine and Chinese medicine. ”  AOMA seminar: East West Forum. Austin, TX. 5/2012.

5. “Acupuncture for pain relief in biomedicine and Chinese medicine.” South Austin Medical Center in St. David’s Hospital. Austin, TX. 09/2011 

6. “Acupuncture and pain relief in biomedicine and Chinese medicine.” South Austin Medical Center in St. David’s Hospital. Austin, TX, 08/2010                               

7. “Acupuncture and stroke rehabilitation in biomedicine and Chinese medicine.”  AOMA Seminar in conjunction with the University Medical Center at Brackenridge: East West Forum. Austin, TX. 04/2010

8. “Acupuncture and smoking cessation.” Seton Good Health Common Medical Center. Round Rock, TX, 12/2009

9. “Chinese medicine and child wellness.” Seton Good Health Common Medical Center. Round Rock, TX, 12/2009

10. “Effects of si gui xue and yi qi yang yin formula in AIDS patients with neurological complications.” UNESCO and UNAIDS Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference. Yaoundé, Cameroon, Africa, 11/2009

11. “Acupuncture and anxiety.” Seton Good Health Common Medical Center. Round Rock, TX, 08/2009 

12. “Chinese medicine and Sjogren's syndrome. ” Round Rock Sjogren Syndrome Association. Round Rock, TX, 07/2009 

13. “Chinese medicine and gastrointestinal disease.” Seton Good Health Common Medical Center. Round Rock, TX, 06/2009 

14.  “Acupuncture [seminar].” Austin Blood Transfusion Center. Austin, TX, 06/2009

15.  “Heart health [seminar].” Seton Good Health Common Medical Center. Round Rock, TX, 02/2009

16. “Effect of acupuncture on lower back pain.” Seton Good Health Common Medical Center. Round Rock, TX, 01/2009

17. “Acupuncture and lower back pain.” Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. Austin, TX, 02/2008

18. “Introduction to Chinese herbal medicine.” Herb Day Celebration: American Botanical Council. Austin, TX, 10/2008

19. “How to efficiently use acupuncture in the Neurology Department of a comprehensive biomedicine hospital.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 05/2005

20. “The application of acupuncture in the ICU.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 03/2005

21. “The progress of acupuncture treatment on Alzheimer’s disease.”  Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 03/2005

22. “The effect of acupuncture on post-surgical urinary retention.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 02/2005

23. “The comparison of the effects of acupuncture and mian tan formula on Bell’s palsy.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 02/2005

24. “The proper time for acupuncture intervention in cases of acute cerebral hemorrhage and ischemia in the ICU.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 11/2004

25. “The application of acupuncture in the Stroke Unit of a comprehensive biomedicine hospital.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 10/2004

26. “Effect of acupuncture on acute spinal injury.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 09/2004

27. “Acupuncture and improvement of muscular strength following stroke.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 05/2004

28. “The proper time for acupuncture intervention on cerebral vascular disease in the in-patient department.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital & Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 05/2004

29. “The effect of acupuncture on Bell’s palsy.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 05/2004

30. “The progress of acupuncture in conjunction with stroke rehabilitation.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 04/2004

31. “The effect of acupuncture on spinal injury rehabilitation.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 02/2004

32. “The therapeutic principles and effects of Chinese herbal treatment on AIDS.” Indian World Traditional Medicine Conference. Bangalore, India, 12/2003

33. “Effects of electroacupuncture on the synaptic plasticity of the hippocampus neurons in rats with Alzheimer’s disease.” Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chengdu, China, 06/2003

34. “Effects of yi qi yang yin formula on AIDS patients.” Sichuan State People’s Hospital and Sichuan Provincial Academy of Medical Science. Chengdu, China, 04/2003

35. “Effects of acupuncture in rabbits with acute cerebral hemorrhage.” Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chengdu, China, 06/2000

36. “The research on the relationship between the distribution of five shu points and qi movement in the twelve regular meridians.” The Academic Conference of Young Physicians in Sichuan Province. Chengdu, China, 10/1991