Dr Poney Chiang 


Poney Chiang received a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, then a Master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is an adjunct professor and founding director of the Integrative Acupuncture Program for the Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto). Poney is a professor at the American Neuro-Acupuncture Institute in Santa Fe, and former chair of herbal medicine at the Ontario College of TCM.

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About Dr Poney Chiang

He is a leading expert in peripheral neuro-anatomy of acupoints and their associated neuro-modulation needle techniques. Poney has been invited to lecture at various international TCM and biomedical acupuncture symposiums and to conduct workshops in North/South America, Europe, and Australia.

His current research interest involves an MRI-based study of the neuro-anatomy of acupoints on the scalp and their relationships to cortical functional regions. Poney is the primary author revising Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture, (Ellis & Wiseman, Paradigm Publication) which is to feature original dissection and illustrations for more than 400 distinct acupoints. 

Under his supervision, his students have published research in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Chinese Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Former students have become sought-after anatomy instructors and consultants to develop dissection curriculum for Chinese medicine institutions.

Poney was appointed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Acupuncturist of Ontario as a license examination writer, and as members of the Disciplinary and Complaint committees where he volunteers his service to protect the public and ensure high professional standards for the Chinese medicine profession. He is also called upon to serve as expert witness at professional hearings.

 He is also called upon to serve as expert witness at professional hearings.


York University

Since 2015

Program director

Since 2016

York University Integrative Acupuncture Program

This unique training program integrates the following traditional and biomedical acupuncture paradigms and methodologies:

  • Trigger Point Dry-Needling Therapy
  • Functional Neuro-myofascial Meridian Testing
  • Neuro-Meridian Distal Point Selection

Adjunct Professor

Since 2015

Integrative Task Force Committee Member.

Consultant in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture.

Advisor to the Faculty of Health

NeuroAcupuncture Institute


Since Sep 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico Area

A 15 Day 3 Level training program for treating Central Nervous System disorders.

River Herbs


Jan 2013

River Herbs stocks a wide selection of dried medicinal herbs. Our herbs are of the highest lab-tested quality (undetected pesticide and sulfur) and we select cultivated organic or wild-crafted herbs whenever possible. Our staff works under the supervision of registered TCM practitioners. We offer dispensing service and customized decoction in our YorkSafe (York Region Public Health Inspection) compliant facility. River Herbs is dedicated to providing unique, professional and friendly service for medical practitioners and their patients across Canada and the United States. To learn more about our services, please visit the Services section. For products, log in to our River Order System (ROS).Our VisionCombining modern technology and traditional quality to promoting health and wellnessBe the trusted source Practitioners rely on to provide safe and convenient herbal therapy

Shiatsu School of Canada


July 2010

Lecturer in Traditional Chinese Medical Pathophysiology

Medical Director and Dermatology Practitioner

River Clinic Oriental Medicine

Since Mar 2010

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Offer Dermatology, Pain, Neurology, Women's Health & Natural Fertility treatment with Chinese Medicine and acupuncture

Chair, Herbal Medicine Department

Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jan 2015 to Jan 2017

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Over see the curriculum, teaching, R&D aspects of Herbal Medicine education.Provide strategic insight for the Academic Dean.


University of Toronto dollars

B.S., Microbiology


McMaster University

Certificate, Medical Acupuncture

2011 - 2011

Biomedical electro-acupuncture using a neuro-functional approach.

Australian Institute of Dermatology

Diploma, Dermatology

2010 - 2010

Biomedical Dermatology for General Medical Practitioners

Avicenna Center for Chinese Medicine

Diploma, Chinese Medicine Dermatology

2009 - 2009

Treatment of Dermatological conditions with Chinese Herbal Medicine

Pacific College of Health and Science

M.S.TOM, Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

2005 - 2009

Winner of Catherine Helm Scholarship 2005

University of Toronto

Ph.D., Medical Science

2001 - 2005


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