Qing Zhang

Qing Zhang comes from China. She was born into a family with a strong tradition of Chinese Medicine, learning from her mother and aunt since the time she was a little girl. She then studied Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Beijing Railway Medical College, Jilin University and Beijing Chinese Medical University.

After her training, she worked in a hospital in China for eight years before coming to England. There she joined a team of acupuncturists for anaesthesia, working in operations at the hospital and completed many operations successfully using acupuncture for anaesthesia from acupuncture for operations. She was also taught by Professor Liu Gui Chun, who had over 40 years’ experience working in the Acupuncture Department at the Ren Min hospital of the Beijing Medical School.

In 1989, Qing Zhang came to Southampton in the UK, and she started working at the Eastleigh Osteopathic and Acupuncture Clinic for a few years, before she began to run a busy Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in Southampton. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and is also a member of the Association of Tradition Chinese Medicine.

In 1990 January, the Southampton Daily Echo published an article about Qing Zhang's practice in Southampton entitled 'Dr Zhang Comes easy’. In 1998, the Southampton Daily Echo in its Health Check section published an article 'Needles try to weed out ciggy habit', talking about acupuncture being used to stop smoking. On 6th November 2000, the Daily Echo Body Soul section had an article entitled 'Chinese Herbs for cure' including interviews with her Chinese herbal medicine patients about how she had successfully treated skin problems such as psoriasis, etc. In August 1997, BBC Radio Solent broadcasted a live interview with Qing Zhang about her practice of Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine. In August 1998, BBC television South Today broadcasted an interview with her and her patient about her practice in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. You can see details of these appearances in our In the Media section.

Qing Zhang has given some lectures in 'Ear Acupuncture therapy' for the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists in the South. Qing Zhang wrote articles titled 'Acupuncture for Acute Prostatitis’ and 'Tradition Chinese Medicine: Cupping Therapy', both of which were published in the Acupuncture magazine 'The European Journal of Oriental Medicine’. Qing Zhang also wrote an article entitled ‘Experience of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture treatment during In-Vitro Fertility (IVF)’ which was published in ‘The Journal of Chinese medicine and Acupuncture.’

In March 2002, she was appointed as a visiting professor by the Chinese Medical School, Xong Cai University, China.

Qing Zhang is keen to learn new techniques and skills, and she always tries to update her Chinese medicine and acupuncture knowledge. She has often returned to China to catch up on new techniques, and has attended many seminars and lectures on various specialised subjects given by visiting Chinese professors and doctors. She has been to a Chinese Medicine course On Dermatology, taught by Professor Li Lin, who is a famous dermatologist in China. He wrote many books on dermatology, and he was the head of the department of dermatology at the Guang An Men Hospital of the Beijing Chinese Medicine Institute. She has been to the Master course on 'Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine, taught by the famous professor Shen Ji Yun from the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been to the 'Gynaecology Seminar' on Chinese Herbal Medicine, taught by the famous Professor Xia Gui Cheng, the director of the Gynaecology Department at the Affiliated Hospital in Nanjing and professor of Gynaecology at the Nanjing University of Tradition Chinese Medicine.