Dr. Ou (pronounced “oh”) is the eldest son of 2 Taiwanese acupuncturists, who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1960s. The name Ou is an uncommon Chinese name, which literally translates to “Europe.” He was born near Los Angeles and grew up in New York, Virginia, and Florida. He has lived in the Atlanta area since 1996 when he started his residency at Emory.
Dr. Ou went into medicine to ask a simple question that very few physicians ask: Is there a way to effectively and reliably tap into the body’s natural ability to heal? This simple question was motivated by 2 reasons. He wanted to know: 1) if there was a way to come off of medications for his own chronic medical problems and 2) if there was something else he could do to help his family, friends, and patients with conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Chronic Lyme Disease, and other conditions that many people continue to suffer from despite the best efforts of conventional medicine.
Dr. Ou graduated Cum Laude in Physics with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University, received his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine on a four year scholarship, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in 1999. He has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1999.
His first experience with alternative medicine was watching countless number of people helped by his parents with acupuncture, which he later was trained to do. Dr. Ou is one of only 3 medical doctors in North America certified in Autonomic Response Testing (ART) by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. He has also trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine, ILADS, and Simon Yu, MD, author of the Accidental Cure. His other mentors include Carolyn McMakin, DC, developer of Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) and Savely Yurkovsky, MD, creator of Field Control Therapy (FCT). He is also certified in the management of biotoxin illness by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, author of Surviving Mold.