Clayton Shiu, PhD

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dr. Clayton Shiu will teach how to identify and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries using non-scalp acupuncture points. Practitioners will have the confidence to needle the neck and base of the skull as well as learn the special “Neural Flush” acupuncture point combination that can help reset the cerebral circulation after TBI.

Postsurgical Cervical and Lumbar Treatment Patterns and Acupuncture Strategies
This lecture will cover Dr. Shiu’s 20-plus years of experience treating postsurgical neck and lumbar patients. Dr. Shiu will teach how to prioritize specific neurological functions as well as demonstrate advanced techniques that can restore the patient more efficiently post surgery.

Clayton Shiu, PhD, has been in practice for over 18 years treating orthopedic and sports injury conditions in New York City. Currently Dr. Shiu’s private practice is specializing in the treatment of Stroke, Cerebral, and Neurological disorders. Dr. Shiu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Over the years Clayton has studied under many specialists in the field of acupuncture including Matt Callison, Kiiko Matsumoto, and is certified under Whitfield Reaves’ Boulder Sports medicine program. Clayton combine his acupuncture training with his martial arts background and made a formula that was successful in treating many types of athletes including professional MLB, NBA, mixed martial artists as well as weekend warriors.

In 2013 Clayton was awarded a special scholarship by the Chinese Government to study at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. In Tianjin Dr. Shiu interned directly under his mentor Dr. Shi Xue Min, the pioneer of stroke therapy and Creator of the Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) “Awaken the Spirit and Open the Orifice” System; Dr. Shi’s medical center is featured in the documentary “9,000 Needles”. Clayton assisted treating patients at the International Patient Ward and the Hall of Great Doctors at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin, the largest acupuncture and moxibustion stroke medical center in China. Under the tutelage of Dr. Shi Xue Min, he created a new system called Nanopuncture ™, which utilizes key components of XNKQ combined with PNF stretching and myofascial sports techniques for the treatment of sports and orthopedic disorders. Dr. Shiu is currently an Adjunct Faculty Professor at ACTCM, the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, (ACCHS), and has lectured around the country about stroke rehabilitation, neurovascular diseases, and orthopedic disorders.

In addition to his lifetime study of Chinese medicine, Dr. Shiu also practices Taiji, Ba Gua, Tongbei and other internal arts under the tutelage of Master Zhang Yun. Dr. Shiu is an indoor disciple of the Yin Cheng Gong Fa lineage and attributes much of his needle sensitivity and touch to the practice of Taiji and internal arts training.

You can check out Clayton’s podcast with Chad by clicking the button below.