Merle Morgan, MS, L.Ac, Dip Ac
ICRM Instructor & Founding Member
Merle Morgan is a physician of Oriental Medicine. She received her degree from Emperor's College of traditional Oriental Medicine where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and served on the faculty there for 10 years. She also served on the faculty of Yosan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She was a founding member of the Mind Body Planning Committee at UCLA's Ashe Centre, where she taught a weekly class as part of the Student Health and Wellness program and conducted a Medical Qi Gong Clinic. She participated in a program to help UCLA students with productivity, improved memory, focus, recall for exams, as well as sports performance and stress. As a result of the popularity of her Medical Qi Gong classes, Merle has been a featured guest speaker on a radio talk show and a variety of television show son Oriental Medicine and Qi Gong. In 1990, Merle met Grand Master Hong Liu, who is recognized as a living treasure in both China and the state of Hawaii. She assisted him in both the teaching of Medical Qi Gong and healing work. In addition to internships at UCLA, Daniel Freeman Hospital, and Los Angeles Free Clinic, Merle went to China for post-graduate studies at the University of Beijing. There, she gained further experience at 6 hospitals in Beijing. Merle maintains a clinical practice in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, including Chinese Herbology, Nutrition, and Medical Qi Gong. She treats a wide range of internal medical conditions. She is highly regarded for her unique expertise in Cosmetic Acupuncture (Acupuncture Facelifts), anti-aging, and longevity.
California State Licensed in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
License Diplomat in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
Experience Private Clinical Practice 2015-Present, Playa Vista, CA
Private Clinical Practice 2007-2015,Santa Monica, CA.
Private Clinical Practice 2001-2007, Malibu and Bel Air, CA.
Lecturer 1997-2006, Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, CA. Provide instruction of classes in Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Medical Qi Gong.
2004 – Organized and accompanied 8 ECTOM students to study in South Korea as a elective class.
Lecturer 2001-2006, Yosan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Provide instruction of classes in Medical Qi Gong.
Instructor 2001-2006, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Teach weekly class in Medical Qi Gong at the Ashe Center as part of a collaboration between Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and UCLA and a Founder Member of the Mind/Body Planning
Committee, Student Health Education and Wellness, UCLA.
Medical Qi Gong Apprentice to Master/Dr Hong Liu, 1994-Present
Clinic Assistant/intern, 1995-1999. Master/Dr Hong Liu’s Medical Qi Gong Clinic, Arcadia, CA. Under the direct supervision of Master Hong Liu, assisted with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a wide range of ailments including Cancer and HIV. Assistance included
teaching prescribed Qi Gong exercises, and counseling patients on Medical Qi Gong treatment programs and Chinese Nutrition.
Teaching Assistant, 1995-1996 Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, CA. Assisted Master Hong Liu with instruction of classes in Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Medical Qi Gong.
Teaching Assistant, 1998-1999.Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, CA. Assisted David Twicken with classes in Meridians and in Acupuncture Anatomy.
Education M.S. Oriental Medicine, Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, June 2001, Summa Cum Laude
Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, CA, 1999-2001.
University of California, Los Angeles, Ashe Center, Westwood, CA, 2000.
Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital, Marina Del Rey, CA, 2001.
Los Angeles Free Clinic, West Hollywood, CA, 2002
Study at Beijing Institute of Acupuncture, China and internship at
Six hospitals in Beijing, 2003
Experience Merle incorporates a variety of course work into her therapeutic practice including Electro-Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Formulas, Tui-Na, Clinical Nutrition and Chinese Nutrition, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Aromatherapy. During the 1990’s she started and successfully managed a company that developed its own line of herbal products using Chinese herbs. As a result of the popularity of her Medical Qi Gong classes, Merle has been a featured guest speaker on a radio talk show and a variety of television shows on Oriental Medicine and Qi Gong.