P4 Ep. 21: Clayton Shiu, Ph.D.

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews acupuncturist and oriental medical practitioner, Clayton Shiu


Clayton received a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a highly regarded teaching facility and the largest acupuncture and moxibustion center in China. His research was concerned with acupuncture treatment for cerebral disorders under the tutelage of Dr. Shi Xue Min, the pioneer of modern acupuncture stroke treatment, at the distinguished First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Clayton discusses his experience in China, neuro-acupuncture needle techniques, and much more!


Clayton’s Website

Show Notes

00:32 News on 2nd Annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit

3:41 Shui’s early introduction to Chinese medicine

8:21 Shui’s early interest in neurology

9:54 Chad and Clayton meet

11:50 Being passionate about Sports Medicine

14:44 Clayton’s years in China

29:03 Treating stroke patients without Scalp points

29:17 Needle technique manipulation for neurovascular treatments

30:56 Taking the time to understand the practice

33:51 How to apply the technique to the sports medicine clinic

37:45 Nerve plexus needle technique

40:18 Importance of nerve function

45:36 Importance of movement for proper flow of qi and blood

46:41 Concussion treatments

55:35 Clayton Shui’s newsletter and upcoming workshops