Dr. Joel Salvador

Chinese Medicine Doctor

One of the few western who graduated as a doctor in China after 8 years of studies (Master degree) at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chengdu University of TCM China.

Completed postgraduate studies at Chengdu, Nanjing and Guangzhou TCM Universities mainly in the area of neurology such as Modern Scalp Ac., Dr. Jiao Shun Fa Ac., Dr. Qin Ac., Dr. Jin 3 Needles Ac., Stroke Sequelae, Facial Paralysis, Abdominal Ac., Chinese Chiropractic, Ear Ac., Wrist & Ankle Ac., Eletrostimulation, among others.

Did Internships of several months at Nanjing TCM University Hospital and Chengdu TCM University Hospital in the Neurology and Internal Medicine departments.

On the last 16 years, has been working full time as a TCM Doctor at his own clinics in the Lisbon area, where he received more than 10.000 patients and performed more than 50.000 treatments.

Has dedicate much of his work to research and create new treatments with chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for pathologies for which biomedicine has no treatment and are not included in the TCM classic books, specially in the area of neurology and oncology.

Some examples of these sucessful clinical cases are:

Lateral Amyotrophic Sclerosis (LAS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Post-surgical and post-traumatic neuropathy

Sudden deafness

Cancer | pancreatic cancer stage IV, lungs cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, metastatic bone tumors, breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney tumor, Esophageal cancer and papillomavirus (HPV)


In its treatments it essentially uses acupuncture, oriental chiropractic and chinese herbal medicine formulas created by him, personalized for each patient according to the syndrome differention. 

Studied Tai Ji & Qi Gong for several months at Wudang Wushu Academy in Wudang Mountain China, as a direct student of Master Chen Shixing and Master Huang. Later has been studying with Master Bing. 

Clinical Cases

Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH), Cancer, Stroke Sequelae, Sport Injuries, Emotional Disturbances, Dermatology, Spine diseases, Dementias, Gastroenterology, Breathing diseases, Ophtalmology, all pathologies

Published Articles

The Journal of Chinese Medicine

Issue Nº129 June 2022

Article: 'Tendon Bi' - TCM Analysis and Acupuncture Treatment

Author: Joel Salvador

Wudang Tai Ji & Qi Gong

Daoist Huogu Qi Gong, Wuxing Qi Gong, Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong, Yang Sheng Gong Qi Gong, Dantian Tiaoxi Juqi Zhuang, Taiji Lingjing Zhuang, Hunyuan Zhuang, Tai Ji 13 Form, Tai Ji 28 Form, Tai Ji Fan Form, Xuanmen Sword, Daoist meditation 

Joel Salvador Clinics 中医诊 所

Lisbon | Parque das Nações
Mafra | Centre

T.: +351 963 137 180

@: info@joelsalvador.com