Dr. Zhizhong Nan, PhD, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.


Upon completion of an eleven-year program, Dr. Nan obtained a doctor’s degree of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the prestigious Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of the top medical schools in China. Prior to and after completion of this program, Dr. Nan further developed his expertise by training with his uncle, Dr. Jingzhen Nan, a well-known acupuncture doctor and professor at the Heilongjiang University of TCM, as well as his aunt, Dr. Xuehua Wang, a nationally renowned, top-100-doctor in China, who specializes in infertility and pediatrics. Dr. Nan regularly attends advanced programs of study in China and the United States to keep abreast of the latest and most innovative methods to help his patients.


Dr. Nan taught at the Heilongjiang University of TCM for 4 years before coming to the United States in 1992 to teach Chinese Medicine at the Colorado School of TCM. Since then he has been a teacher and clinical supervisor at the Colorado School of TCM. In over 21 years of teaching, he has trained thousands of acupuncturists both in China and the U.S. at schools of TCM and at seminars in both the U.S. and China.


Dr. Nan is a third generation physician of Chinese Medicine who, in over 21 years of practice in China and the United States, has helped thousands of patients. Through his work in China and then Nan’s Acupuncture Clinic, founded in 1993, Dr. Nan has helped his patients not only regain their health, vitality and youth, but also to maintain their health once regained and taught them how to lead healthier, more energized lives.

In addition, Dr. Nan has participated in clinical research and professional organizations to further people’s education about and access to the healthful benefits of acupuncture. He was a member of a clinical research team on pain management with Kaiser Permanente and Saint Joseph Hospital, 1993-1996. Since 1995, he has been the official acupuncturist for the Denver Broncos. Prior to Broncos, he also served as the official acupuncturist for the Colorado Rapids soccer team. Also, since 2004, Dr. Nan has been volunteering his time as a speaker of the distinguished non-profit Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a national organization of health care experts who lecture free-of-charge in their communities to educate the public on ways to maintain their health and prevent disease.