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Nanopuncture  Training Systems Presents:


Each module is approved for NCCAOM CEU / PDA credits
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About Nanopuncture


Nanopuncture® is Dr. Shiu's unique acupuncture system that integrates Western neurological analysis, Eastern medicine knowledge of the tendinomuscular meridians of the body, and Dr. Shiu's specific neurological acupuncture techniques. The result is a new highly efficient system that can analyze where your nervous system's circulation is inhibited, as well as directly reset and reboot the patient's nervous system in various parts of the body, and offer significant neurovascular circulation benefits. 

Nanopuncture® is multi-level certification program designed to provide acupuncturists several tools which are missing from their academic and clinical education.

  •  Over 100 hours of needle practice time and guidance to build your needle

  • The approach breaks down everything from how to hold the needle to how to feel through the needle to achieve extraordinary results.

  • The curriculum teaches you the latest in Western and Eastern medical research and integrates the knowledge and science instead of separating them

  • The teaching method works so well that students can apply this system in their clinic the next week

  • The system is reproducible in all environments and all patient’s position (sitting, supine, prone, etc)

  • The system applies to all aspect of acupuncture not just stroke rehabilitation

  • Nanopuncture® provides some of the most advance needle techniques in the world

  • The system also integrates Qigong and Taiji exercises to assist stroke and Parkinson’s patients

  • The system attracts other professional therapists to your practice,  because no one does what we teach in any other field or acupuncture system

  • Dr. Shiu coaches each class through practice management tips and scenarios that make your clinic more efficient and effective


Nanopuncture® is effective in treating a wide spectrum of diseases.  The base of Nanopuncture® is three- fold :

  1. The Xing Nao Kai Qiao system was created by Dr. Shiu’s mentor, Dr. Shi Xue Min, who is famously documented in the documentary film “9,000 Needles.”

  2. Dr. Shiu’s 20+ years of experience treating sports injuries and pre and post surgical cases in his Manhattan Clinic.

  3. Dr. Shiu’s 30+ years as a Taiji Lineage Master who spent 15 years traveling with some of the most internationally known internal masters.


Building Blocks

The format of the curriculum is also designed as building blocks.  Dr. Shiu has found that this approach increases the learning IQ of the practitioner who is not confident of their needling skills. Each workshop starts to become more challenging as the student progresses.  The abilities of the students also start to increase in finger tensile strength, listening skills, and coordinating both hands as well as preparing their own mind and body to needle a patient.


Students will start to understand how to palpate the body and find those specific blockages hidden in the patient’s bodies.  The ability to assess based on visual examination and palpating the meridians, tendoninomuscular channels, the lymphatic, vascular, and nervous systems will be systematically taught within each module. (neurovascular – will now refer to the vascular system of a nerve and a nerve plexus)


Students are provided with the utmost care and attention from Dr. Shiu in each module.  Dr. Shiu prefers small 10 person group classes.  If there are additional students, Dr. Shiu will have an experienced Nanopuncture® senior instructor present to keep the quality of the workshops at a high standard.


Each module also includes specific Qigong and Taiji exercises.  Dr. Shiu specifically chose the most effective exercises to:

  • Unlock vocal cords

  • Decrease limb spasticity

  • Assist a hemiplegic patient to sit upright

  • Balance polarized muscle imbalances

  • Assist in improving gait

  • Increase strength and flexibility

  • Relax the patient’s shen and activate the Upright qi, Yang qi, and Yuan qi of the patients


Because of these factors, Nanopuncture® is capable of treating or being applied to

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Concussions

  • Dysphagia

  • Early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

  • Idiopathic, diabetic, and chemo induced neuropathy

  • Lymphatic drainage

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Pre and post-surgical cases including knee replacement, hip replacement, and cervical cases/nerve entrapment

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Sports and orthopedic issues

  • Sports performance

  • Stroke and paralysis

  • TBI

  • Trigger finger

  • Vocal paresis

The following is the curriculum of Certification Level 1 of Nanopuncture®. The first module (Advanced Introduction) is the only perquisite to unlock access to attend the other modules.

  • Advanced Introduction

  • Lower Extremity/Spasticity & Gait Training

  • Upper Extremity

  • Tension Release Technique: XNKQ Neurovascular Circulation Technique for Non-Stroke Sports and Orthopedic Conditions

  • Advanced Forearm Protocols

  • Treating Hypertension & Managing Cardiac Circulation

  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

  • Speech Paralysis and Dysphagia

What is Nanopuncture  ?
About Nanopuncture

Dr. Clayton Shiu


Clayton Shiu is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with 20 years’ experience practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a New York State licensed practitioner. Clayton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology from Boston University and a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, ranked in the top 10 acupuncture schools in the U.S. and an institution widely recognized for excellence in its acupuncture curriculum and clinical training.

Dr. Shiu pursued doctoral studies at Tianjin University of TCM where he interned under Dr. Shi Xue Min at the Tianjin First Teaching Hospital; the largest stroke institution in the world

For those interested in participating in Dr. Shiu’s workshops, Dr. Shiu approach is to teach small, intimate, groups of 10 maximum so that he can personally adjust the techniques of the students until the desired needle effect is achieved. These are very practical hands on seminars, in which you will be needling for much of the seminar.

The Origins of Dr. Shiu’s Teaching Philosophy   

Since Dr. Shiu was a young child he was always fascinated with the process of how people learn and absorb information, skills, and how to deconstruct the process. Clayton had this perspective when he mastered Taiji and when he mastered the skills taught by Dr. Shi Xue Min. Upon returning to the United States after spending 3.5 years immersing himself in the Tianjin First Teaching Hospital and modern Chinese culture itself, Clayton dedicated any free time outside of the clinic he had towards breaking down how to teach Acupuncture particularly to achieve Neurological and Cerebral circulation results (or to achieve exceptional results in a short amount of time). Dr. Shiu’s aspiration and perseverance led to the creation of the Nanopuncture® Certification 1 Curriculum as a resource and clinical educational tool, to help acupuncturists become Masters without going to China or working in a hospital. In fact, Dr. Shiu’s Nanopuncture® Certification 1 System is meant to be easily used in a small clinical setting. This system is also meant to change your practice without even having to market yourself; though Dr. Shiu will give you his hard-earned lessons in running a clinic and a business within each module.

“Ultimately my goal of teaching the Nanopuncture® seminars is to create a registry of exceptionally qualified acupuncturists and doctors who can help with any Stroke, Paralysis, and other Cerebellar diseases. I feel like without consistency and a systematic approach, we cannot combat the epidemic of Stroke and cerebellar diseases. Ultimately, I learned in China that the acupuncturist should be the first line of defense or the immune system of healthcare that should first address these severe diseases.”

I always thought my greatest achievement was being able to bring back the voice of a person who cannot speak due to Stroke or Parkinson’s in 1-2 sessions. After creating my Nanopuncture® Seminar system, I am actually more proud that I figured out how to reproduce these skills and concepts in my students, and I’m such a proud papa when I hear that they from way across the country helped a Stroke patient eat food, speak, walk, and more. It’s an indescribable feeling of accomplishment and hope for healthcare.

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About Dr. Clayton Shiu

Past Events

Q&A Seminar

Unraveling the Mysteries of Xing Nao Kai Qiao (XNKQ) “Awaken the Spirit and Open the Orifices” Stroke Rehabilitation System



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