Dr. Livingston is unique amongst Chinese Medicine practitioners in the West, having completed a Chinese Medicine PhD in China, entirely in Chinese, and being one of the few Westerners licensed to practice Chinese Medicine in China, where he spent over ten years as a student, teacher, and Chinese Medicine physician. Dr. Livingston has over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in general internal medicine with an emphasis on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. He especially enjoys working with individuals who suffer from complex conditions and who have had limited success with other health care providers. Treatment of stubborn and difficult conditions is a challenge well suited to his strong clinical background.
Dr. Livingston earned his 4-year Masters in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute (1997) in California, and his PhD in Clinical Chinese Medicine from Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University (2009) in Hangzhou, China. During his 10+ years in China he studied with many senior-level doctors, spending thousands of hours in clinic with them and seeing tens-of-thousands of patients. During the majority of this time he also practiced in local and international hospitals and clinics, honing his skills in his own busy practice. This is a background that very few Westerners can claim, and is what sets him apart from other Chinese Medicine practitioners in the West.
Dr. Livingston left China and relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2013. He is a core faculty member at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), and maintains a private practice at Root and Branch clinic in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village.
Chinese Medicine is a complete and independent medical system that is used to treat the entire range of human illness. That's not to say it's a panacea- some illnesses can be cured, some can be helped, and for some there is only palliative care. But in all cases there is something that can be done. I am always happy to answer any questions you may have to see if Chinese Medicine is a good fit, and to determine if I am the right doctor for you.
I believe it is important to remember that doctors exist in order to serve patients. With that in mind, I work in close cooperation with my patients, listening to their concerns and their wishes, and allowing them to make the final decisions regarding treatment. I am here to offer my best, professional advice and guidance, and am always at your service.