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Dr. Yong Deng OMD, LAc

Staff Physician and Department Chair

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Men’s Health, Women’s Health


Dr. Yong Deng is an internationally well-known expert in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. He has been teaching and practicing at medical schools in China and the United States for more than 38 years with a concentration in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for a wide range of diseases and conditions.

Dr. Deng is a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona and works with MDs in hospitals and several fertility treatment centers within the Phoenix area. He is a member of the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners and has published over 30 papers and several books including the Encyclopedia of Chinese and U.S. Patent Herbal Medicines.

Classes Teaching:

  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and supervises student rotations


  • Private Practice at Neil Riordan Center of SCNM


  • Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese Medical Degree)

Professional Associations:

  • SCNM Department Chair of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • Member of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners
  • Senior Advisor of Asian Medicine and Acupuncturists of Arizona (AAMA)