Greg A. Livingston, PhD (China), LAc

Adjunct Faculty
  • Focus: Chinese herbal medicine, classical texts, jingfang yixue
  • Education:
    • Five Branches Institute, MTCM, 1997
    • Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, PhD, 2009

Dr. Greg Livingston is a China-trained Chinese medicine practitioner and educator with more than 20 years experience, including over 10 years in China. He completed his Chinese medicine PhD in China entirely in Chinese and is one of the few Westerners licensed to practice Chinese medicine in China. From 2005-2012 he practiced in local and international hospitals in Hangzhou and Shanghai. At the end of 2012 he moved to Portland to teach at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and establish a private practice. In fall of 2019 he joined NUNM as adjunct faculty, teaching Chinese herbology and clinical medicine, and supervising in the clinic.

Dr. Livingston specializes in Chinese herbal medicine, general internal medicine, and cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. He has studied and practiced various styles of Chinese herbal medicine, but over time has gravitated toward a jing fang (classical formula) approach. That said, he is adamant about maintaining flexibility and avoiding dogmatic practices in clinic.

During his time in China he studied with many experienced doctors, some of whom can claim impressive lineage, including Zhou Zi-Qiang (student of Wang Shen-Xuan [1900-1984], a student of famous jing fang doctor Cao Ying-Fu [1866-1938]), Zhou Geng-Sheng (student of famous jingui yaolue scholar He Ren [1921-2012]), Wu Bo-Ping (student of Qin Bo-Wei [1901-1970], student of Ding Gan-Ren [1866-1926], student of Cao Ying-Fu and famous Meng He doctor Ma Pei-Zhi [1820-1903]), and Xing Bin (student of Yan De-Xin [1920-2017]).

Dr. Livingston currently maintains a private practice at Root & Branch clinic in Portland’s Multnomah Village.