Acupuncture - Los Angeles
Clinton J. Choate
L.Ac., M.T.O.M., DNBAO
1851 Comstock Ave, Century City CA 90025-5014
Summary of Qualifications
Over 15 years of acupuncture experience in Los Angeles:
--Postgraduate training in an integrated Western/TCM hospital in Shanghai,
--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
--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:
--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
DIABETES MELLITUS - Modern Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Part I Clinical Observations. The Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM), No 58,
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 http://www.acupuncture.com/Acup/Diabetes.htm
Facial Rejuvenation in 10 minutes: Facial Toning Exercises that are Fun and Easy
? Published online and available as downloadable pdf file from
?TCM for Stroke Rehabilitation? - Cedar?s of Sinai Hospital, Stroke Club, Los
?Managing Health Issues Facing Seniors? - OASIS Senior Centers, Los Angeles
?Facial Rejuvenation: A Whole Body Approach? ? OASIS Senior Center, Westwood,
American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA)
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
1992 Pain Centers of America ? Marina Del Rey. Established a two room, 4 bed
Acupuncture clinic for the Center.
1990 Private practice
--Physical examination and treatment for personal injury and worker?s
--Preparation of Workers Compensation Reports tailored to the acupuncture
--Facial Rejuvenation techniques
Spanish ? limited but adequate in clinic setting.
Additional information or documentation for above furnished upon request