Dr James Lu

Dr Lu is a direct disciple of Dr Zhu and the director of Zhu’s Neuro Acupuncture & Rehabilitation Centre.

Dr. Lu, a licensed Acupuncturist and Physical Therapist, has been in the medical profession for over 20 years. He has worked as Director of Rehabilitation and Senior Physical Therapist in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private clinics. His primary experience has been in the realms of orthopedics, stroke rehabilitation, balance/vestibular disorders and pain management. Dr. Lu holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine, and a Master’s of Science from The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture in the ER Department

ZSA Patient Stories

Complete Stroke Recovery

An ischemic stroke patient shared the story of his recovery. He started Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture treatment on the 8th day after his stroke and achieved complete recovery.

Autistic Children Benefit From ZSA

This video is a testimonial made by the mother of one of Dr Zhu'spatients.

Masai’s Story

There is very little in life that prepares you for such a life changing experience. I spent the later half of my twenties trying to figure out what I would be doing for my thirtieth birthday, never thinking I would be spending it in the ICU. Read Masai's recovery testimomial...

Emily’s Story

On July 31, 2010, I was helicoptered to hospital because of a life-changing vehicle accident. The accident left me with a fractured neck, broken back, spinal cord injuries, scalp injuries as well as a fractured right elbow. Read Emily's Story

Dr Lu's Qualifications

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
  • Diplomat of Oriental Medicine
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist (ABPTS)
  • Manual Therapy Certified
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Trained
  • Certified Scalp Acupuncture Specialist (CSAS)


Dr James Lu at the Basics's of Scalp Acupuncture, Melbourne June 2018

More on Dr Lu's Story

In 2003, he completed advanced training in manual therapy and received his certification from The University of St. Augustine, and in 2004 was certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty as an Orthopedic Specialist. Dr. Lu also has extensive training in the neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) approach tailored to post-stroke and neurologically-impaired patients.

Through his study and experience, Dr. Lu found that combining acupuncture with rehabilitation enabled maximum potentials for patients’ recovery, with a minimum of pain. He has, ever since, dedicated his career to this integrative treatment approach.

In 2011, Dr. Lu began following Professor Ming Qing Zhu’s work, and completed two years of courses in Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture training. In the same year, he pioneered the first outpatient acupuncture program at the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that includes 162 hospitals and 113 free-standing surgery centers in England and 20 U.S. states. Shortly thereafter, this acupuncture program was extended to the pre- and post-operative ICU/in-patient care for patients undergoing cardiac and thoracic surgeries. In 2014, this integrative approach was introduced to the Bayshore Interdisciplinary Inpatient Rehabilitation Center to facilitate the recovery of stroke, surgery and other illnesses.

In addition to his specialisations in orthopedics and stroke rehabilitation, Dr. Lu also has extensive experience in treating gastrointestinal, neurological, chronic, allergic and cancer treatment-related disorders. Along with all that, Dr. Lu has been a national champion in Chen TaiChi for five consecutive years in China and the U.S.!

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