1994 – Present
Private practice of Oriental Medicine in Woodland Hills, CA
1995 – Present
Founder: American Acupuncture Academy, Los Angeles, CA.
Specialized education integrating biomedicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
1993 – 1996
Chief Research Scientist West Coast Spine Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Operated research programs of spine disc herniation, stenosis, and biomechanics experiments; created database for research; evaluation and examination of patients with orthopedic neurological disorders; review, abstract and summary of personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.
Director: Walker Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Performed clinical evaluation of patients; examination and treatment of patients with Oriental medicine; compilation of progress and summary reports. Manager and therapist of gait-training laboratory; supervision of FDA new drug clinical trials, overseeing the administration of investigative medication; collection, maintenance, and analysis of clinical data to provide progress and final reports to the FDA drug protocol standards.
1990 – present
Professor ECTOM – Santa Monica, CA
Courses: Orthopedics, Tuina, and Medical Diagnosis
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Beijing, China
Developed expertise in treatment of disparate trauma and orthopedic diseases.
Orthopedic Resident Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Beijing, China
Intensive training in orthopedics, traumatology, and clinical research.
Licenses link: The practice of acupuncture in the state of California is regulated by the state of California’s Acupuncture Committee. Clicking on the number below will take you to the page that lists Dr. Gu’s licensure status.
1990 California acupuncture license #3818
1994 Certified instructor, American Oriental Bodywork Therapy Association
Honors link: Dr. Gu’s work in research and publishing have earned him the respect of his peers. Honors and research grants are designed to encourage evolution of the scientific body of knowledge surrounding acupuncture orthopedics.
- May 2010 The highest achievement award of International exchange of TCM Orthopedics, World Federation of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics, Taiwan.
- May 2010 First Place Award of Shang Tianyu Inernational Scientific Research of TCM Orthopedics, World Federation of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics, Taiwan.
- 1997 Gold Award of best paper from the fourth Conference of World Traditional Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. USA
- 1994 Outstanding Paper Award from the first Conference of World Traditional Medicine. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- 1990 First place honor for the China Medicine Award as part of the Science and Technology Awards announced yearly by the Chinese Health Ministry.
- 1989 Awarded youth research grant from the Chinese Health Ministry
- 1987 First place honor for the Scientific Research Award of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Academic Memberships link: Professional and academic memberships indicate a practitioner who is actively striving to learn more about healthcare as well as giving back to a profession that thrives on knowledge arising from experience. Dr. Gu’s professional and academic memberships represent an evolving understanding of pain control in the medical speciality of acupuncture orthopedics.
- 2000 to present: Vice Chief Editor – World Journal of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics
- 1997 to present: Vice president World Federation of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics, Beijing, China
- 1996 to present: Board member of American Institute of Acupuncture Orthopedics and Traumatology.
- 1995 to present: Deputy Chief Editor of Journal of World Information of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- 1994 to present: Advisor of National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
- 1991 to present: Board member of American Institute of Chinese Medicine
- 1986 to present: Member of China Orthopedic Association