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Choate Acupuncture
1022 S. Stanley Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90019

This is a picture of Xiaomei and I during a hop over to ZhouZhuang, the Venice of China, just outside Shanghai.  My wife is Shanghainese and as you might guess we have spent a fair amount of time in that part of the world.

Here in the US
I practice traditional Acupuncture , and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture , Chinese Herbal Medicine and life style counseling,  including dietary guidance. I have also practiced Tai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong for the last 20 years and offer ongoing classes. In our clinic we  use simple state of the art lab testing  to help assess a person's hormone/immune system, liver detoxification ability and GI function. With this analytical tool a precise measurement of how well the body manages stress caused by lifestyle behaviors or internal organ dysfunction can be objectively demonstrated.  Follow up testing is used to measure one's progress in correcting their physiological imbalances.

About me

Clinton J. Choate L.Ac., M.T.O.M., Dip.N.B.A.O
Graduated UCLA with Honors in Economics (1969)
Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine - Dean's List, Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine (1987)
Post Graduate Internship - Shu Guang Hospital - Shanghai, China (1988)
Diplomat Nat'l Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (1989)
Certification - Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation (2002)

Published Papers
DIABETES - Biomedical and TCM Perspectives and Treatments
Originally published as three part series in The Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Part I    Clinical observations, symptoms, lab diagnosis, complications, nutritional therapy and botanical medicines
Part II    TCM treatment of diabetes, including differentiation, needling prescriptions and dietary medicine
Part III   TCM treatment of diabetes using individual herbs and herbal prescriptions.