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"As a practitioner and teacher of integrative rehabilitation for the last 23 years, it has been my passion to drive research, education, and clinical practice to integrate ancient wisdom and evidence-based therapies to advance orthopedic and neuro-rehabilitation."

- Dr. James Lu

Dr. James C. Lu, PT, DPT, LAc, Dipl. OM, OCS, MTC, CSAS

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


Dr. James C. Lu is a licensed acupuncturist, physical therapist, and international lecturer who has been in the medical profession for more than 23 years. He has worked as the director of rehabilitation and senior physical therapist/acupuncturist in a variety of settings including hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. His primary experience involves integrative orthopedics, stroke rehabilitation, and pain management.

He holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine and a Master’s of Science from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 2003, James completed advanced training in manual therapy and received his certification from the University of St. Augustine. In 2004, he was certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialty as an orthopedic specialist.

Throughout his studies and experiences, James found that by combining acupuncture with rehabilitation, patients gain their maximum potential of recovery with minimal pain. Since then, he has dedicated his career to this integrative treatment approach.

IIn 2011, Dr. Lu initiated the first outpatient acupuncture program in the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and has extended the acupuncture services to the pre- and post-operative inpatient care for patients who have undergone cardiac and thoracic surgeries. In 2014, his integrative approach was introduced to the Bayshore Acute Rehabilitation to facilitate the recovery of stroke, surgery, orthopedic injuries and cancer support. Currently, in addition to seeing patients in his clinics, Dr. Lu also provides integrative acupuncture and physical therapy to patients in the inpatient rehabilitation unit of Good Samaritan Hospital, Mission Oak Campus in Los Gatos, California.

Besides specializing in orthopedics and stroke rehabilitation, Dr. Lu also has extensive experience in treating gastrointestinal, neurological, gynecological, and allergic disorders. Additionally, James is a National Champion in Chen Taichi for 5 consecutive years in China and the USA.

Why Us?

We specialize in both neurological rehabilitation and treatments of sports-related injuries. By combining state-of-the-art technologies, scalp/auricular/traditional acupuncture, and evidence-based treatment approaches such as high-level functional training, hands-on manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and sport-specific training, our unique methods have produced numerous successful results in our clients

The unique Neuro-Acupuncture Rehabilitation technique allows patients to receive acupuncture stimulation and rehabilitation simultaneously, thus maximizing the potential for recovering and shortening the healing time. All of our therapists actively involve the patient in the development and progression of their customized rehabilitation program.

Our staff has had extensive training both in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Lu is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, manual therapy, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), along with being nationally certified and licensed in acupuncture.

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