Teachers

With over 30 years of TCM experience, Dr Zan Yu Chen is a leading name within the Chinese medicine industry in the UK and China. Dr Chen is a knowledgeable teacher, an experienced practitioner and the President of the FTCMP

Dr Chen studied for six years at the Chinese Medicine department of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine from 1986 to 1992. He later studied for his Master’s degree from 1998 to 2000 in the same department.

From 1992 to 2000, Dr Chen was a lecturer of Chinese herbal medicine at BUCM, until he moved to the UK in 2000. Since then, Dr Chen has been practising at his clinic in Kent.

Dr Chen is currently the Course Leader and Lecturer for the Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine at Phoenix Academy. 

Dr You Jun Wang is a senior consultant of Chinese medicine. He graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1992, then completed 14 years of service at the Teaching Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine which involved him in both clinical and teaching tasks. He moved to the UK in 2006.

In the past years, besides clinical practice, he devoted himself to the effort of restoring the classical theories of Chinese medicine and exploring the rules of traditional formulas and the applications of herbs. He served as the executive vice-president of the FTCMP (UK) and chief editor of the Journal of Chinese Medicine in UK (JCMUK) from 2013 to 2015, and now is the chair of the Academic Board of FTCMP (UK) and English editor of JCMUK.

His reports and essays are always some of the welcomed parts of the annual academic conferences and the JCMUK. In recent years he is introducing original Chinese medicine theories and classical acupuncture to learners by giving lectures at Chinese Medicine schools in Europe.

Dr Wang is currently Course Leader of the Neijing: Su Wen Internal Classic Diploma and Supporting Tutor of the Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma run by Phoenix Academy. 

Dr. Meng graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1983 and moved on to qualify as a medical doctor and a Chinese medicine doctor. He gained his research degree of Medical Master (China’s equivalent of PhD in medicine) in Beijing. He was a senior academic in the 1990’s at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

 

Dr. Meng came to the UK to teach Chinese medicine at Middlesex University. In 2004, he moved to the University of Lincoln as the Course Leader of the Acupuncture programme. Since then, he has published three books, 9 chapters in books and more than 20 research papers in the last 20 years.

 

Dr Meng is currently Course Leader at Middlesex University and a Supporting Tutor at Phoenix Academy. 

Dr. Zhao graduated with a Medical Bachelor degree in traditional Chinese herbal medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1982. Then, he gained a Master of Medicine degree following a further training at Peking Union Medical College. In 1994, he was awarded a PhD degree at Royal Postgraduate Medical School of London University and specialised in clinical pharmacology.

 

Dr. Zhao also serves as a member of the Expert Advisory Groups on herbal medicines for British Pharmacopoeia Commission and a member of the Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee of MHRA. He worked for many years as a council member and then as the president of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, the largest professional body in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the UK.

 

Dr. Zhao has been for long time interested in the research in clinical Pharmacology and clinical trials of natural products and medicines developed from Chinese medicinal herbs. He worked as research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Imperial College and King’s College London respectively. His research works involved in the phase I clinical trial of artemisinin (Qinghaosu) and its derivatives was awarded the Prize for Scientific Progression by the Ministry of Public Health of China. While working on research, he is also attending clinical practice in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. 

Dr Dapeng Zhang has accumulated a wealth of experience in practice, teaching and writing over twenty years. He graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, before becoming a doctor in the city’s hospital. After two years at a teaching hospital in Chicago, USA, he came to the United Kingdom, residing firstly in Manchester where, after establishing a successful practice, he became a regular TCM columnist for the Manchester Evening News.

 

After moving to London in 2007, Dr Zhang established the Dapeng Clinic in 2009 and now has two clinics, in Marylebone and on Harley Street. Dr Zhang practises body acupuncture, Tuina massage, herbal medicine and reflexology in his clinics to treat a number of ailments.

 

Dr Zhang is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

With over 25 years experience, Dr Mingzhao Cheng is one of the UK’s foremost knowledgeable teachers and is an experienced practitioner of TCM.

 

Dr Cheng graduated from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 1983 and worked in its orthopaedic department before he was admitted to Oxford University for his master’s studies in 1987 on a British Government scholarship. He was awarded MSc in Medicine there in 1991. In 1995, he was awarded his PhD degree by University of London after a further 5 years of research work.

 

Dr Cheng continued his post-doctoral medical research until he joined Middlesex University in 2000. He has since been working in the TCM field. He represented TCM on the Department of Health’s working group for regulation.

With over 35 years experience, Professor Ye Zhang is one of the UK’s foremost knowledgeable teachers and she is an experienced practitioner of TCM.

 

The professor graduated from Shanghai University of TCM with a medical masters degree. Before coming to the UK, she worked at Shanghai University of TCM and affiliated hospitals as a professor and a qualified doctor, in both Chinese and Western medicine. She has published 4 books and more than 10 articles on TCM.

 

Professor Zhang has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the UK since 1997. She worked as a lecturer of TCM at the University of Westminster, Middlesex University, and at the Acupuncture College in Ireland as well. At present, she is a lecturer at the University of East London and a supervisor of the university’s affiliated clinic. She runs her own practice in Romford and in central London near Islington, specialised in: gynaecological problems, chronic deficiency syndrome, emotional disorder, skin problems, pain syndrome and cancer health care etc.

 

Professor Zhang was a member of the executive committee of the British Acupuncture Council and member of British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB). Furthermore, in 2009, she set up a private Apprenticeship and supervision group of TCM.

Dr. Dan Jiang graduated in Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM) at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1978. She obtained two more post-graduate degrees; TCM Classical Literature in 1982 and TCM Diagnosis with her Medical Masters degree in 1987. She lectured, practised and supervised students at the University’s affiliated hospital until 1991.

 

Dr Dan Jiang has been practising TCM in the UK since 1991 with a great reputation and success rates at her clinics in Sheffield, Manchester and London. In 2003, she started a specialised TCM consultancy in Harley Street, London. She has some unique ideas and experiences for TCM practice in the West and she is a TCM expert in treating the following: neurological diseases, infectious diseases, internal diseases, women’s health problems and infertility, pain management, cancer care and much more. Furthermore, Dr Dan Jiang is a senior visiting senior lecturer for Middlesex University in the UK and Vice-Principal for Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine; an affiliated clinical teaching and research centre of the University. She is also a visiting professor for TCM at Universities in China, Austria and France.

 

Dr. Dan Jiang is a clinical TCM consultant at the GP-TCM research consortium, which covers 27 research groups in both Europe and China. She is therefore involved in research projects on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine within various Universities.

 

Dr. Dan Jiang is a fellow and mentor of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK, ATCM), and she is the founder and former editor in chief of the Journal of ATCM. In recent years, she has published more than 20 professional papers and a book titled “Principle and Practice of Chinese Medicine in the West”. One of her papers “Analysis of 50 Cases of ME treated with Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine” was awarded for Excellent Paper in the 1995 second International Conference of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines in Los Angeles USA. She has appeared in both Chinese and Western media for her success and experienced practice in TCM

Dr Wei Chieh Young has spent over 40 years dedicated to TCM, researching, writing and practising. His most notable contribution to the TCM community has been laying the philosophical and TCM foundation for the special points discovered by Master Tung.

 

Dr Young’s interest in TCM began in his father’s wushu studio whilst learning orthopaedic care. He then independently studied TCM throughout high school, leading to mentorships with Dr Ma Guangya and Master Tung. From treating professors and classmates while in college to volunteer work in Tibet, he has continuously practised and overseen the care of thousands of patients.

 

Dr Young started teaching in the 1970’s, first as an apprentice to Master Tung then to local universities in Taiwan, and eventually to the rest of Asia and beyond. His passion for teaching is fuelled by his desire to share his research and the benefit more patients. He is favoured for his ability to make difficult concepts accessible and to transform them into effective results.

 

His ‘no holding back’ attitude is the reason he continues to fill lecture halls and even throughout the development of modern health and herbal practice, Dr Young’s practise has remained effective and relevant.  Dr Wei Chieh Young’s understanding of TCM, in the philosophical and conceptual sense, underpins his ability to recreate success in more patients, treat new modern day diseases and share his passion and knowledge to other practitioners.

 

Dr Michael Chung received his Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Tianjin University and has been a pupil of Dr Young for over 25 years. He has spent decades studying and researching Tung’s Acupuncture, as well as touring Asia, Europe and Canada with Dr Young translating and assisting his teachings.

 

Dr Chung is currently living and working in Canada, teaching the Tung needling technique and establishing Bema Botanicals. Dr Chung’s translation promises to be clear, precise and extremely accurate after many years studying and translating Dr Young’s teachings.

Dr Huang started his education in TCM and western medicine in 1973 with Mr Ye Bing-Ren, Mr Xing Li-Jiang and Mr Xia Yi-Jun, famous TCM doctors ifrom Jiangsu province. In 1979, Dr Huang majored in Chinese medical theory from Nanjing University of Chinese medicine. Thereafter, he obtained his masters in medicine in 1982. Since then, Dr Huang has worked for Nanjing University of CM as a professor and doctoral supervisor.

 

Dr Huang advocates the study and application of TCM classical formulas, modern literature on single herb and formula indications, and the application for classical formula patterns on constitutional types. Dr. Huang has focused on studying the experiences of famous TCM clinicians and examining the different schools of classical formulas, with a particular emphasis on studying the herb and formula indications. He encourages comparing different schools of thought in Chinese medical theory in each era.

 

Dr. Huang has written various books such as The Guidance of Case History (医案助读 Yi An Zhu Du), The One Hundred Classical Formulas (经方100首 Jing Fang 100 Shou), Applications of Medicinals with Classical Formulas (药证与经方 Yao Zheng yu Jing Fang), The Ten Classes of Formula of Traditional Chinese Medicine (中医十大类方) and Zhang Zhong-jing’s Clinical Application of 50 Medicinals (张仲景50味药证) etc.

 

The methods he shares with us stretch back to the early Qing-dynasty writings by Xu Ling-Tai (徐灵胎), and even to passages in Discussion of Cold Damage (伤寒论). Additionally, the Kampo tradition of Japan has also influenced his philosophy.

 

We are fortunate to have experts like Dr. Huang who are able to draw the essence from the well of Chinese medicine, who have the liveliness of mind to synthesise the contributions of doctors from the past, and can clinically apply the knowledge to modern life. Moreover, he is famous for his vivid and engaging way to teach Chinese medicine, so that his students learn quickly and with enjoyment.

Dr Hui Nie has been studying TCM since 1978 and received her bachelor degree in 1983 from the University of Heilongjiang TCM. Once graduating, she taught acupuncture at the university before going on to study for her master’s degree in 1988. It was then that Dr Nie started to research and practice scalp acupuncture on stroke patients. Once receiving her master’s degree in Acupuncture, Dr Nie practised as an associate professor in the University of Heilongjiang TCM hospital until studying for her PhD degree. Throughout her time studying and practising, Dr Nie continued researching and practising scalp acupuncture. She worked as a vice – professor at the university before she moved to the UK, she was also the assistant director of neurology and acupuncture department in its teaching hospital.

 

Once completing her education in China, Dr Hui Nie moved to Manchester, England. Since moving in 2001, Dr Nie has practised as a TCM doctor and acupuncturist at the Nie Acupuncture Clinic. She also spreads her time between the UK and Switzerland to teach scalp acupuncture to hundreds of practitioners.

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