AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


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Core Faculty

Yuxin He, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
Dean of Academics
DMed, Liaoning College of TCM, 1994
MMed, Nanjing University of TCM, 1989
BMed, Jiangxi College of TCM, 1986

Dongxin Ma, LAc, PhD, MD (China)*
DMed, Beijing University of TCM, 1997
MMed, Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1993
BMed, Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1990

William R. Morris, LAc, PhD, MSEd, DAOM
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2009
DAOM, Traditional Oriental Medicine, Emperor’s College, 2006
MSEd, Medical Education, University of Southern California, 2004
BS, Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2001

Yaoping (Violet) Song, LAc , PhD
MAcOM, AOMA, 2010
PhD, Chengdu University of TCM, 2007
MS, Chengdu University of TCM, 2004
BA, Chengdu University of TCM, 2001

Qianzhi (Jamie) Wu, LAc, MD (China), MS
Vice President of Faculty
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1985
BMed, Lu Zhou Medical College, 1982

Zheng Zeng, LAc, MD (China), MS
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1994
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1991

Adjunct Faculty

Yongxin Fan, LAc, MD (China)
BMed, Beijing College of Acupuncture and Orthopedics, 1991

Erqiang Li, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
MD (China), Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1990
MAM, Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1984
TCM Diploma, Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1980
Dr. Erqiang Li completed a master of medicine at Heilongjiang Medical University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1984, later earning a doctoral degree of medicine in 1990. Beginning with his doctoral education, Li studied for over ten years with Professor Zhang Jin, one of China’s most well-known acupuncture physicians and president of acupuncture techniques for the All China Acupuncture Association. Prior to relocating to Europe in 1991, Li served as doctor in chief and a professor at Heilongjiang Medical University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Li has lectured extensively in Europe, including seminars on TCM and acupuncture in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Poland. While teaching in Europe, he earned the nickname, “Magic Needle” for his expertise in needling techniques. Since 2000, Li has worked at Florida Institute of TCM as an Academic Dean, and at East West College of Natural Medicine as the Dean of Clinical Sciences.  With over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, Li has published dozens of scientific papers and several books on TCM and acupuncture.  Two texts which Li co-authored, Acupuncture Techniques and Manipulations and Modern Chinese Acupuncture, have been used as textbooks in many medical schools in China and abroad. As a professor, Dr. Li seeks to provide his students with a deeper understanding of acupuncture through instruction in advanced TCM theory, classics, and techniques.

Yuxing Liu, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
PhD, Chengdu University of TCM, 2003
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1995
BMed, Hunan College of TCM, 1992

Edward Neal MD, LAc
Dr. Neal graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon in 1994. During the 1990’s, he studied traditional acupuncture for four years with Dr. Anita Cignolini of Milan, Italy. He studied Chinese languages at Portland State University and continued his post-graduate studies in classical Chinese language at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China. He is a graduate of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he was a full-time faculty member for six years. He currently serves as the founding director of the International Society for the Study of Classical Acupuncture ( He lectures both within the U.S. and internationally on issues related to Classical Acupuncture.

Shuangzhu Qin, LA c, MD (China)
MAcOM, AOMA, 2005
BMed, Luoyang Medical College, 1983
Shuangzhu Qin practiced as a biomedical practitioner in China as an internist at the Henan Hospital from 1983-1989 and as an associate physician in Berlin Germany from 1989-2000. Upon arrival in Austin, she attended AOMA receiving her Oriental medical degree in 2005. She has an active practice, and over the years has been a teaching assistant at AOMA for point location, advanced needling, and physical assessment classes. She brings to her position her clinical knowledge and experience in biomedicine and Chinese medicine.

Nelson Song Luo, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
PhD in Medicine, Chengdu University of TCM, 2003
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 2000
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1993

Xiaotian Shen, LAc, MD (China), MPH (Israel)
MPH, Hebrew University, 1999
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1993

Shengyan (Grace) Tan, PhD, MD (China), OMD (China)
PhD, Chengdu University of TCM, 2011
MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 2008
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 2005

Ziyang Zhou, LAc, MD (China), MS
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 prior to 1995. He holds three patents for acupuncture equipment in China and has done extensive research on moxibustion and scalp acupuncture. He has published several research papers and is the author of four books. He has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1988 and teaching Chinese acupuncture and herbology in the United States since 1995. Zhou has instructed at AOMA since 2001.