Dr. Ou (pronounced “oh”) is the eldest son of 2 Taiwanese acupuncturists, who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1960’s. The name Ou is an uncommon Chinese name, which literally translates to “Europe.” He was born near Los Angeles and grew up in New York, Virginia, and Florida. He has lived in the Atlanta area since 1996 when he started his residency at Emory.
Dr. Ou went into medicine to ask a simple question that very few physicians ask: Is there a way to effectively and reliably tap into the body’s natural ability to heal? This simple question was motivated by 2 reasons. He wanted to know: 1) if there was a way to come off of medications for his own chronic medical problems and 2) if there was something else he could do to help his family, friends, and patients with conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, Hashimoto’s disease and other conditions that many people continue to suffer from despite the best efforts of conventional medicine.
He has dedicated his career to finding ways to help his family, friends, patients and himself naturally heal from illnesses, including serious ones. His first experience with alternative medicine was watching countless number of people helped by his parents with acupuncture. His earliest formal training in alternative medicine began in 1991 when he attended the International Acupuncture Training Centre in Beijing, China and the Florida Acupuncture Tutorial Program. He received further training in acupuncture through the Academy of Pain Research in association with Stanford University after his residency.
Dr. Ou was the first doctor in the world to be certified in Field Control Therapy by its creator, Savely Yurkovsky, M.D. As noted on the welcome page, Dr. Ou was one of the first medical doctors to become certified in NES Health and Matrix Energetics. He is also a certified Matrix Energetics Study Group Leader and has been part of the teaching staff for Matrix Energetics seminars.
He has also studied the principles of nutrition, mind-body medicine, naturopathic medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, classical homeopathy, hormone replacement therapy, and energy medicine.
In addition to his training listed on the welcome page, he was also on staff at Rockdale Medical Center where he served on the Formulary Streamlining, Information Systems Steering Committee, and as chairman of the Bylaws committees. Dr. Ou is also a member of the American College of Physicians, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He previously served as the webmaster for the National Association of Asian American Professionals and as the vice president of the Chinese American Lions Club of Atlanta.