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Acupuncture - Los Angeles

Clinton J. Choate
L.Ac., M.T.O.M., DNBAO
1851 Comstock Ave, Century City CA 90025-5014
310/277-3567 email: web:

Summary of Qualifications

Over 15 years of acupuncture experience in Los Angeles:

--Postgraduate training in an integrated Western/TCM hospital in Shanghai, China.
--Private practice acupuncture services and herbal prescriptions to patients and families of all ages from economically and culturally diverse populations in the Los Angeles area.
--Established integrated acupuncture departments within three western medical clinics including training and supervising front office personnel.
--Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (DNBAO), a specialty dealing with musculo-skeletal disorders.
--Authoring a comprehensive article on the treatment of diabetes mellitus from both Western and TCM perspectives published as a 3-part series in The Journal of Chinese Medicine.
--Served as an instructor of Heavenly Style Tai Chi Chuan and 8-Treasure Qigong at Yo San University, and Korean Taoist Yoga (Kwok Sun Do) at Emperor?s College.
--Developed a unique set of facial toning exercises designed to relax, revitalize and tone the face while energizing the mind and body.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

--Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
--Master of Oriental Medicine (M.T.O.M.)
--Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (DNBAO) and
--Certification as Industrial Disability Evaluator (IDE)
--Appointment as Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) in California. Status: inactive.
--Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Post Graduate, Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees

2002 Certification of Completion ? Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
1989 Certificate of Completion - Acupuncture Orthopedics
Emperor?s College of Oriental Medicine
1988 Certificate of Completion- Post Graduate Clinic Internship Program
Shu Guang Hospital, Affiliate of Shanghai Traditional Medical College
1987 Licensed Acupuncturist and Master?s of Oriental Medicine Degrees
Emperor?s College of Oriental Medicine - Dean?s List
1969 Bachelor of Arts (Business major) with Honors in Economics
University of California at Los Angeles

Published Papers

DIABETES MELLITUS - Modern Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Part I Clinical Observations. The Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM), No 58, September 1998
Part II Acupuncture Prescriptions, Food Cures & Recipes. JCM No.59, January 1999
Part III Chinese Herbal Remedies. JCM No.60, May 1999.
Parts I-III published online at

Facial Rejuvenation in 10 minutes: Facial Toning Exercises that are Fun and Easy ? Published online and available as downloadable pdf file from

Professional Presentations

?TCM for Stroke Rehabilitation? - Cedar?s of Sinai Hospital, Stroke Club, Los Angeles
?Managing Health Issues Facing Seniors? - OASIS Senior Centers, Los Angeles
?Facial Rejuvenation: A Whole Body Approach? ? OASIS Senior Center, Westwood, Los Angeles

Professional Memberships

American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA)

Work Experience

2001-Present Private practice specializing in Orthopedics including degenerative conditions and sports medicine; women's medicine including peri and post menopausal hormone regulation; digestive disorders/dysbiosis including acid reflux, irritable bowel and candida; Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation.
1995 InterCare Therapy formerly called NHA Rehabilitation Center. Established an acupuncture component into their physical rehab program and treated patients with a full range of conditions.
1993 Women?s Medical Center of Los Angeles. Established a complementary care acupuncture department.
1992 Pain Centers of America ? Marina Del Rey. Established a two room, 4 bed
Acupuncture clinic for the Center.
1990 Private practice

Specialized Skills

--Physical examination and treatment for personal injury and worker?s compensation cases.
--Preparation of Workers Compensation Reports tailored to the acupuncture clinic.
--Facial Rejuvenation techniques

Foreign Languages

Spanish ? limited but adequate in clinic setting.

Additional information or documentation for above furnished upon request 

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