Our Faculty

Ziyang Zhou, MD (China), LAc

Department of Herbal Studies

MMed, Heilongjiang Academy of TCM, 1991
BMed, Anhui College of TCM, 1988

Ziyang Zhou was a chief clinical physician at the first specialized acupuncture hospital in China before relocating to the United States in 1995. Over the course of his scholarly and professional career, Dr. Zhou has undertaken extensive research on moxibustion and scalp acupuncture. He has published several research papers and is the author of four books.  Additionally, Dr. Zhou holds three patents for acupuncture equipment in China.  Zhou has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1988 and teaching Chinese acupuncture and herbology in the United States since 1995.  A significant figure in AOMA’s widely-recognized Herbal Studies Program, Zhou has instructed at AOMA since 2001.

Professional Memberships

Member - Chinese Acupuncture Association

Member - China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Council Member - Anhui Provincial Moxibustion Association

Council Member - Brain Diseases Specialty Committee, WFCMS

Editor - Journal of Chinese Herbology for General Practitioners

Member - Anhui Provincial Specialists Committee of Traditional Chinese Medicine Education

Member - Anhui Provincial Specialists Committee of Acupuncture Scientific Research

Member - Chinese Scalp Acupuncture International Association

Diplomate in Acupuncture - National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, U.S.A.)

Licensed Acupuncturist - Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, U.S.A. (#AC00317)


Zhou Z. (2006). Discussion of Herbal Selecting Patterns in Chinese Herbal Formulation. Journal of Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Zhou Z. (1996). Clinical Approach to Diabetes by Chinese Herbal Formula ‘Xiao Ke Kang'. Anhui College of TCM

Zhou Z. (1994). Clinical Research on Infantile Diarrhea with Rapid-sticking Moxatherapy. Journal of Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Zhou Z. (1993). Clinical Effects on 149 Cases of Infantile Diarrhea Treated with Rapid-Sticking Moxatherapy. World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion.

Zhou Z. (1993). Different Origins of Acupuncture Needle and Bian (Stone Needle). The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 


Zhou Z. (1998). Compendium of Micro-Acupuncture Therapy.

Zhou Z. (1996). Criterion of Acupuncture.

Zhou Z. (1994). Collection of Academic Experience of Famous TCM Specialists in China.

Zhou Z. (1991). Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatments


Zhou Z. (2007). Treating Ear and Nose Diseases with Chinese Herbal Medicine. Paper presented at the Southwest Symposium, Austin, TX USA.

Zhou Z. (1995). Clinical Observation of 44 Cases of Apoplexy with Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture. Paper presented at the First International Conference of Chinese Micro-Acupuncture Therapy, San Francisco, CA, USA

Zhou Z. (1993). A Discussion on the Primary Factors Propagating Needling Sensations Along Acupuncture Meridians. Paper presented at the 7th Chinese Academic Conference of Meridians, China

Zhou Z. (1991). Research Developments of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Paper presented at the The Proceedings of the First Conference on International Traditional Medicines.