About Dr. Chu
Robert Chu, PhD, L.Ac., QME
Natural Health Consultant/Life Coaching
Robert Chu is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, specializing in the Master Tung painless Acupuncture methods in which he effectively treats pain, neuromusculoskeletal disorders, and a wide variety of internal diseases including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, gynecological disorders, such as menstrual disorders, PMS, and infertility, Parkinson’s Disease and side-effects from cancer treatments. He is appointed by the Industrial Medical Council as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME).
Dr. Chu was formerly affiliated with the St. Vincent Medical Center, as the first fulltime Acupuncturist on staff and treated cancer patients with Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Qigong and Tai Chi. Dr. Chu regularly volunteers at Pasadena’s Cancer Support Community, where he does a weekly Qi Gong/Stress reduction class and monthly lifestyle/nutrition class. He has also been featured as a speaker for the American Cancer Society. In July of 2004, Dr. Chu was selected as the Acupuncturist to Olympic athletes at the Olympic Trials held in Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Chu also lectures nationally and abroad on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to provide continuing education to MD’s and Acupuncturists. In 2005, he founded ITARA – International Tung’s Acupuncture Research Association, to preserve, standardize, educate, and research new applications of the Tung family system of Acupuncture with integrity, and open sharing. ITARA has now grown with branches throughout the United States, Canada, U.K. and Finland.
He has been decorated as an honorary member of the Finnish Traditional Chinese Medicine Society of Acupuncture and Herbs and a therapist member of the National Register of Acupuncture Therapists in Finland. He has lectured at Samra University, Emperor’s College, SCUSOMA, ACAOM, CSOMA, AAOMA and other functions as a dynamic and entertaining speaker.
Robert was awarded a Ph.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Chu is also a Diplomate of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neurolingustics Master Practitioner, and also does Life Coaching. He also holds a Diplomate of Clinical Homeopathy from the American Academy of Clinical Homeopathy.
He is presently on the faculty at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, teaching students in the Doctorate program. He also supervises externs at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, CA.