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The American Society for Laser Acupuncture Therapy (ASLAT) is committed to the education of licensed health practitioners and the public in the clinical practice and science of laser acupuncture.

The Society encourages the development of innovative laser acupuncture devices for clinical treatment with laser acupuncture therapy. The Society encourages scientific research in laser acupuncture to establish effective laser acupuncture treatment protocols for a variety of clinical conditions.

ASLAT provides a forum for the exchange of information among clinicians and research scientists to advance the field of laser acupuncture therapy.

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Steve Liu, L.Ac., BSEE

Founder and President

Steve Liu is a licensed acupuncturist from Tucson, Arizona. He was an electrical and laser engineer in Silicon Valley. He has combined photobiomodulation (formerly called low-level laser/LED) therapy with acupuncture to treat acute and chronic pain condition since 2000.

Steve is a member of the North American Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy since 2001 and became its president from 2008 to 2010. He was the President Emeritus of Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He also Serves as a board member of the International Society for Medical Laser Applications.

He founded American Society for Laser Acupuncture Therapy and serves as its president since 2006.

Besides practicing acupuncture, laser acupuncture, photobiomodulation therapy, Functional Medicine, and Chinese herbal medicine, Steve also coaches patients on whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Steve is a vegan marathon runner, and he wishes to run his 100th marathon on his 100th birthday.

He has uniquely developed treatment protocols that integrate Chinese Medicine, Laser Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine to successfully treat chronic soft tissue pain, peripheral neuropathy, age-related macular degeneration, slow progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT

Vice President

Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT, RTT is the Clinical Director of Acubalance Wellness Centre (Vancouver BC Canada), and the Founder of Healthy Seminars and the chair of the Integrative Fertility Symposium.

After a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Lorne received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lorne has postgraduate training in Clinical Hypnosis, Infertility, low level laser therapy (LLLT), energy psychology and Functional Medicine. He is the first Canadian to be certified as a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM.org)

Dr. Brown has successfully integrated his entrepreneurial skills and background as a CPA with his passion for Chinese Medicine establishing a very successful fertility practice (www.Acubalance.ca) and pioneering online continuing education through Healthy Seminars (formerly known as Pro D – www.healthyseminars.com) as well as establishing the Integrative Fertility Symposium for CAM Practitioners worldwide.

Lorne published a practice management book for TCM practitioners called Missing the Point: Why Acupuncturists Fail and what they Need to Know to Succeed (www.missingthepointbook.com) and his latest book on treating infertility will be published in fall of 2022.

Marie Gonzalez


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Marie has spent the past 18 years of her life exploring the body’s ability to heal naturally; from polycystic ovaries to Grave’s Disease (hyperthyroidism) to physical and emotional trauma to soft tissue injuries and just about everything in between. Steve Liu of HanLing Acupuncture was the first to teach and show her how powerful the body is. His treatments and teachings taught her how to completely heal Polycystic Ovaries and Grave’s Disease 100% naturally through acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes (nutrition, movement, community). Western Medical doctors told her she would be infertile by the time she was 24 (she now has 5 children) and that she was “choosing to die” by not taking prescription drugs for her hyperthyroidism. She could heal her body thanks to Steve’s treatments, teachings, and her ability to implement them!

Her curiosity about what else the body could do with the help of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and nutrition grew after these ailments had been cured. She began sharing her story with others, encouraging them to seek out natural remedies, improve the quality of their food and lifestyle, and trust in their body’s innate ability to heal itself. She earned the following degrees and certificates: Bachelor of Science in Business in 2007, Master’s in Business Administration in 2013, Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell in 2015, Integrative Nutrition Coaching certificate in 2018, and 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Somatic Leadership in 2024. Her passion for holistic healing has grown and expanded over the years. She is excited to bring this knowledge and Steve’s Photobiomodulation and Laser Acupuncture therapies to help more acupuncturists heal their patients and themselves.

Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Gerhard Litscher

Prof.h.c.mult, MSc, PhD, MDsc, Swiss University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Switzerland, Europe

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Margaret A. Naeser, PhD, LAc

Michael Weber MD

Pioneer of Modern Laser Therapy

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Dr. Michael Weber

MD, President of European TCM Laser Academy

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Volkmar Kreisel, MD

Vice President of ISLA transcontinental

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