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Yong Deng OMD, LAc

Staff Physician, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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, teaching and practicing at medical schools in China and the United States for  40+ years. Due to his extensive knowledge, Dr. Deng was invited to Sonoran University in 1996 and since then has been serving as the chair and professor of the Department of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He was a member of the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners and has published over 40 papers and several books including the Encyclopedia of Chinese and U.S. Patent Herbal Medicines. In the NRC, Dr. Deng is specialized in treating the patients with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Gua Sha, moxibustion, Electric stimulation, and other adjunct TCM modalities such as lifestyle, diet, exercise consultations.


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)

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