Li-Wei Chou M.D., Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University (CMU), Taichung, Taiwan, and a clinical visiting staff at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in China Medical University Hospital (CMUH), Taichung, Taiwan. He received his M.D. degree from CMU, Taichung, Taiwan, in 1996, and got both doctor and Chinese doctor’s licenses. From 1998 to 2002, he completed his residency training and passed the National Board examination of PM&R in 2002. He has obtained his M.S. degree in the Institute of Medical Science, CMU, Taichung, Taiwan, from 2004 to 2006. Since 2007, he learned myofascial pain from Prof. Chang-Zern Hong, whose major achievement in research includes pathophysiology of myofascial trigger point (MTrP), therapeutic approach to treat MTrP, and MTrP injection technique. He joined one of Prof. Hong’s five big academic groups in Taiwan and had focused his research work on MTrPs. In 2013, he graduated and was conferred D.M.S. degree in the Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, CMU, Taichung, Taiwan, under the guidance of Prof. Jaung-Geng Lin, whose main research topics include acupuncture evidence-based medicine, acupuncture analgesia, and acupuncture safety. Up to now, he has published near 60 peer-reviewed academic papers and 4 book chapters. Half of them are related to MTrPs. Currently, he continues to further clarify the MTrP mechanism and to further develop the effective ways for MTrP therapy.
Biography Updated on 24 July 2014