Our Faculty

Xiaotian Shen, MD (China), MPH, LAC

Department of Acupuncture

MPH, Hebrew University, 1999
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1993

Xiaotian Shen has taught acupuncture and herbal medicine at two colleges in China and was a traditional Chinese medicine physician at the Teaching Hospital of Chengdu College of Medical Continuing Education. In addition to contributing to various professional journals, Shen serves as a member of the NCCAOM exam-writing committee and is a certified examiner of Clean Needle Techniques. He is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics such as the use of traditional Chinese medicine in treating patients with multiple sclerosis, hepatitis, and diabetes; and on the interactions between Chinese herbs and pharmaceuticals. Shen, who served as Director of Clinical Studies at AOMA (2003-2010), has been  a member of the faculty since 1999.

Research and Academic Interests

  • Traditional Chinese medicine
Professional Memberships

Site team visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)

Licenses and Certifications

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture License

Certified Clean Needle Techniques (CNT) instructor and examiner for the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

Honors and Awards

Excellent Youth School Volunteer: Youth Volunteer Society of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chengdu, China, 1996 – 1997.

Outstanding Practitioner: Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Teaching Hospital.  Chengdu, China, 1995-1997.

Publications

Shen, X. (2007). A summary of Chinese medical nomenclature debate. The American Acupuncturist, 39(16).

Shen, X. (2006). An extra thought about nomenclature of Eight Extraordinary Channels. The American Acupuncturist, 37(12).

Shen, X. (2004). Review of an article about Acupuncture for Chronic Headache in British Medical Journal. American Journal Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5(2). 

Presentations

Shen, X. (2008). The International Standard Scheme for Scalp Acupuncture. Presented at the AAAOM Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Shen, X. (2008). An introduction to Chinese herbology. Presented at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Shen, X. (2007). Diabetes: Treatment and prevention with TCM. . Presented at the AAAOM Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon

Shen, X. (2007). Treat rheumatoid arthritis with TCM. Presented at the Continuing Education Seminar, Chicago, Illinois

Shen, X. (2007). Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment for diabetes. Presented at the Continuing Education Seminar, San Diego, California

Shen, X. (2007). Women’s health and traditional Chinese medicine. Presented at the Continuing Education Seminar, Honolulu, Hawaii

Shen, X. (2007). Translating traditional Chinese medicine. Presented at the Conference of Experts in Medical Translation., Chengdu, China

Shen, X. (2006). Understanding diabetic cardiovascular diseases from a traditional Chinese medical perspective. Presented at the AAAOM Annual Conference. , Phoenix, Arizona

Shen, X. (2005). Traditional medicine can treat diseases without hurting bears. Presented at the International Conference of World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), Toronto, Canada

Shen, X. (2005). Actions and Interactions between Drugs and Chinese Herbs. Presented at the Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference. , East Rutherford, NJ

Shen, X. (2005). Traditional medicine for the modern society. Presented at the School of Nursing, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX

Shen, X. (2004). Treating multiple sclerosis with TCM. Presented at the Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference., East Rutherford, NJ

Shen, X. (2003). Basic elements of Traditional Chinese medicine. Presented at the Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Shen, X. (2003). Hepatitis C and traditional Chinese medicine. . Presented at the Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference. , East Rutherford, NJ

Shen, X. (2001). Ethics, professional responsibility, and the practice of Oriental medicine. Presented at the Southwest Symposium, Austin, TX

Periodicals

Shen, X. (2010). Traditional Chinese Medicine. Austin MD Magazine

Shen, X. (2003). Traditional Chinese medicine—Ancient medicine for the modern world. Enjoy Whole Health. 

Commentary

Shen, X. (2003) Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs./Interviewer: K. R. Station.