Professional Highlights

Lloyd G. Wright is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. He has been in practice for over 36 years in California and Arizona. He has the following credentials:


  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Health Sciences, 2022.
  • Diplomat; National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, 1994.
  • Graduate American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, 1985.
  • BA in psychology from San Francisco State University, 1981,

Positions and Experience

2023: Committee Chair of the first National Board of Injection Therapy establishing educational standards and exam procedures leading to Board certification with the NCCAOM

2023: Oversaw the passage of SB1401 authorizing Arizona Licensed Acupuncturists to practice Animal Acupuncture

2022: Oversaw the passage of SB1080 updating the scope of practice for Acupuncturists in Arizona to define acupuncture as a form of medicine and include the right to prescribe herbs, injections, laser treatment, and other natural products

2020: Outstanding Community Service Award, Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona, AMAAZ

2019: Lecture presentation on Korean Constitutional Acupuncture for AMAAZ CEU

2018: present: Founding member and President Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona

2016: Member of the Council of State Associations, American Society of Acupuncturists

1994-2000: Qualified Medical Evaluator for California Worker’s Compensation.

2004: Served on scientific review panel for National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

1993-1998: Member of the California Acupuncture Board overseeing licensing and regulation of acupuncturists in California.

2001-2005: Site visitor for ACAOM reviewing acupuncture schools for accreditation.

2001-2005: Academic Dean Rain Star University.

2005-2014: President, founder, and Board member of AzSOMA.

1991-2000: Additional Board service on the AAAOM and CSOMA

Worked in patient and emergency psychiatric services 1974-1986.

Mr. Wright is an acknowledged leader in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine not only for his dedication to public service, professionalism, and compassion for his patients, but also for the results as an expert healer in treatment and the promotion of wellness for his patients.

He is in private practice in Scottsdale, AZ, and specializes in physical medicine, rehab, pain, allergies, flu, asthma, injuries, headaches, and digestive disorders.

Professional Biography

Lloyd G. Wright, DACM, LAc, AP, DNBAO

Offering acupuncture treatment in Scottsdale, Lloyd G. Wright, DACM, L.Ac, AP, DNBAO is licensed by the State of Arizona, California, and as an Acupuncture Physician in Florida to practice Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. After receiving a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University, he was further educated at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA, completing his education as an acupuncturist and herbalist in 1985. Since that time, he has offered service through his acupuncture clinic while continuing private training with master acupuncturist and herbalist Dr. Lam Kong and received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health Sciences in 2022.

Dr. Wright has further extended his education by earning a Diplomat from the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (NBAO). He served as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Acupuncture) for Worker’s Compensation injuries in California and is certified to do disability evaluation by the NBAO. He specializes in allergies, influenza, digestive disorders, pain management, soft tissue injuries, women’s health including PMS, menopause, and infertility, evaluation of injured workers and has been in full time private practice since 1985.

He is an active member of the Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona (AMAAZ), and has been active in the AAAOM, California Certified Acupuncturist Association (CCAA) and the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA).

Additionally, he served the community as one of Governor Wilson’s appointees to the California Acupuncture Board of the State of California. The Board oversees licensing, educational standards, legislation, and enforcement issues for Acupuncturists in the State of California. During his term from 1993 to 1999, his role on the Acupuncture Board has included Vice Chair, Chair of the Exam Committee, and Chair of the Enforcement Committee.

In the area of education and research he has also served on a scientific review panel for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH) and assisted the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) as a site visitor, the California Acupuncture Board, and the California State Council for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education, with the review of acupuncture schools for State approval.

He also assisted the California Industrial Medical Council in writing the examination for Acupuncture Qualified Medical Evaluators and conducted many Qualified Medical Exams for injured workers. Dr. Wright worked as the Academic Dean of the Rain Star University, College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, overseeing the program and acquisition of candidacy status with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as recognized by the Department of Education. He also held the position of Dean and taught orthopedic testing for the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida and is currently in private practice in Scottsdale, AZ.

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