Investigation Leads to Arrest of Fresno County Man for Practicing Acupuncture without a License

acupunctureA Fresno County man is facing misdemeanor charges for engaging in the practice of acupuncture without a license.

Jiangwu Luo, also known as James Luo and James Low, was arrested last month after an investigation led by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation – Central Valley Field Office discovered he was illegally treating patients out of his Clovis home.

Initially, the Board of Acupuncture received allegations that Luo was practicing and did not possess a license to practice acupuncture in California. Due to the serious nature of the allegations, the Board forwarded the case for investigation.

This is Luo’s second arrest for the unlicensed practice of acupuncture. He was arrested in 2011 and charged with a felony and two misdemeanors by the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Those charges were dropped after he pled no contest to an additional felony charge of unlawful disposal of medical waste. He was sentenced to three years’ probation, 180 days in jail, and a $5,000 fine for the felony.

Luo will appear before the Fresno County Superior Court on March 30, 2015 to face current charges.