Chinese medicine is a standalone medical system that has evolved significantly over the past 5,000 years. Acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine have been intensely scientifically researched in China and proven to be an effective treatment for many modern health problems.

In the last 50 years, acupuncture has achieved amazing breakthroughs in treating severe conditions such as stroke and cerebral disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and hypertension.

Although this system and knowledge is commonly practiced in China, it is relatively new to the Western healthcare world in the United States. An integrated approach with Western medicine where the best-trained professionals within each discipline work seamlessly together creates powerful outcomes for patients.

“Following surgery there are many different tissues around the joint which can have inflammation during the rehabilitation process. Acupuncture is excellent for treating this and I have seen my patients get productive and beneficial results from Clayton Shiu’s orthopedic acupuncture method.”

Andrew Pearle MD, Sports Medicine and Robotic Surgery Pioneer at Hospital for Special Surgery


Clayton works alongside some of New York’s best surgeons and physicians from hospitals such as New York’s Mount Sinai, Weil Cornell Medical Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, treating patients with acupuncture pre and post surgery. Clayton has developed an effective communication style that bridges the gap between Western and Chinese medicine for the benefit of both medical practitioners and patients alike. He is committed to educating and introducing acupuncture research and practices to the West, particularly where there is great opportunity for advancement such as treating stroke and cerebral disorders.