Dr. Herbert K.Y. Lau, Ph.D, chemistry, L.Ac,



Mercy College at NYC, Dept. of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Master Degree Aug. 1999
(A full-time three calendar year graduate program in Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Massage Therapy and Acupuncture)

University of New Orleans, 1973, Post Doctoral in Clinical Chemistry for 2 years

University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1971, PhD. in Analytical Chemistry

University of Missouri-Columbia, 1967, MA in Inorganic Chemistry

University of Illinois, 1964, BA in Chemistry


Clinical professor at UB, Dept. of Medical Technology for 3 years.

Instructor at University of Missouri, Dept. of Chemistry for 3 years.


  1. King’s Acupuncture, Buffalo, NY October 1, 1999 – present
    Licensed Acupuncturist and Owner
  2. Consultant for Horizon Health Services, Jan. 1, 2005 – Dec. 2007
    Chemical Dependency and Mental Health programs
  3. Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, NY Sept. 1997 – Aug. 1999
    Clinical Assistant/Internship in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  4. Quest Clinical Laboratories, Buffalo, NY Feb. 1993 – Sept. 1996
    Laboratory Director
  5. Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY May 1975 – Dec. 1985 July 1990 – Jan. 1993
    Clinical Chemist & Dept. Head


  1. Acupuncture Licensure. License Number 001308 issued by the University of the State of New York, Education Department.
  2. NCCAOM board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Certification Number 008101. A Diplomat in Chinese Medicine.
  3. Vice President of proposed Upstate Chapter, Acupuncture Society of New York in 2004.
  4. Certification of Qualification by NY to act as a Laboratory Director in Clinical Chemistry, Endocrinology, Oncofetal Antigens, Forensic Toxicology, Hematology, Diagnostic Immunology, Blood pH and Gases, Blood Lead and others from 1993 to 2005.
  5. One Masters Degree Thesis on acupuncture treatment of low back pain and one assisted thesis on Carpal tunnel syndrome.


Acupuncture Society of New York


Born in Hong Kong. United States citizen. Married with 3 children whom are all married. Seven grandchildren. Had 15 publications in the area of trace analysis, pollution studies, toxicology and clinical analysis. Hobbies are traveling, jogging and swimming.


Joan Patchett, Usui & Holy Fire Reiki II Reiki Master

Erie Community College, 1999, Associates in Applied Sciences, Radiation Therapy

Union College, VT, 2004, Bachelors in Literature & Creative Writing

Children’s Institute of Literature, 2004 – 2007, Various Creative Writing Courses

NYS Notary Public, 2012

American Red Cross CPR, 2014

Usui Reiki Level I & II, 2014

Usui & Holy Fire Reiki, Reiki Master, 2015


  • 2008 – present – King’s Acupuncture & Wellness Center
  • 2001 – 2008 – Jewish Community Services
  • 1999 – 2001 – Cancer Treatment Services
  • 1986 – 1999 – HSBC Bank



I enjoy helping people on their personal healing journeys. Reiki has changed my life, improved my health, strengthened my resiliency, and guided me on a career path of holistic health. I love animals, gardening, reading and jigsaw puzzles. Reiki has helped my pets heal and relax. In addition to participating in Reiki circles and writing groups, I take holistic workshops and animal communication courses to enhance my abilities.