Lixing Lao is a Professor of family medicine and the Director of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Program at the Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine, Md, USA. He is also a Guest Professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China, and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Lao graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1983 and completed his Ph.D. degree in physiology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1992. As a licensed acupuncturist, Lao has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 30 years and served as a Board Member for five years on the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture. He is principal investigator and coinvestigator on a number of clinical trials and preclinical studies in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD), USA. He is particularly interested in conducting translational research that bridges basic science, clinical trials, and "real world" acupuncture clinical practice. He established the Laboratory of TCM Research in UMB in 1999 to conduct basic science studies on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and is leading a lab research team. He also has successfully conducted a number of acupuncture placebo-controlled clinical trials. He also serves as an Editor in the journal of eCAM and Associate Editor in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and the Journal of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2012