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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with a wide variety of conditions.For more information on a particular condition, click on the links below to find out how it works and feedback



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Lucy 6-12-03

I came to the Clinic three weeks ago to see if I could get help with a rash on my face which I thought was caused my a hormones unbalanced I also suffered with very bad periods and had been trying for a baby for three years. I was given some herbs on my first visit and a different recipe the following two weeks. Three weeks after my initial visit I have just found out I am pregnant. I could not believe the treatment has had so much success.Thank you so much! 

Paula Price 9/12/2002

I came for acupuncture after nearly four years of trying for a baby. I was told in october 2001 that I would need to have IVF to get pregnant. I had two previous IVF attempts before starting acupuncture. On my last go in November I was delighted to find that I was pregnant! The acupuncture and herbs definitely helped me as everything went so much better on my last attempt and I also felt so much less stress. I am still having acupuncture until I get past the 12 week mark to ensure everything is ok and I feel so much better knowing Qing is looking after me.

I would recommend acupuncture for any problem you have. Thanks to Qing my dreams have come true.

Article taken from The Daily Echo, dated Wednesday 8th November 2000
"Why I'm so grateful to acupuncture" The Daily Echo, dated Tuesday 21st October 2002
Live interview and report on BBC Radio, Chinese New Year 2004
Live interview and report on BBC Radio, Chinese New Year 2004


By medical research, it is estimated between 10 to 30 all percent pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Some women can even develop habitual miscarriage. By Chinese medicine, there are 4 or 5 root causes for miscarriage. The dominant factor is weakness in the body, e. g weakness in blood, energy or kidney. For example, if the energy in the internal organs is weak or even sunken, there will be no strong energy to hold the baby, hence miscarriage occurs. Chinese medicine can very effectively strengthen body energy, blood and kidney to prevent miscarriage from happening. It can even help women with habitual miscarriage.

Helene Athinson

Acupuncture has been a real turning point in my life. I suffered a miscarriage with months 4 bleeding as a result. The NHS doctor could not understood why I was bleeding nor were they able to treat it. In 6 months, I bled for 4 months . In the end I was totally exhausted and could hardly function at work or home. Qing gave me na consultation and started me on an acupuncture / herbs treatment I received acupuncture once a week and prepare herbs at home to drink. After a few months the bleeding was brought under control and I found myself pregnant , I am now 14 weeks pregnant and I feel fantastic . Thanks to Qing' s treatment I am looking forward to great future and hope to have many children. I plan to have acupuncture for pain relief during child birth and also recommended Qing to all my friends as I feel that I have first hand proof of how well Chinese Medicine works, without Qing I don't know where I would've been. Acupuncture can really help with "female complaints", bleeding, miscarriage, infertility areas viewed by conventional medicine practitioners as "mystery areas". I trust Qing and her treatments 100% and recommended acupuncture and Chinese medicine warmly

Male infertility

Men's infertility problems tend to be neglected by doctors. A lot of people including men with the problems also think these disorders are untreatable. Yet a fairly high percentage of these cases can be treated successfully by Chinese medicine. Typical causes for men's infertility are low sperm count and poor sperm quality. Chinese herbal product, especially dry herbs, are commonly used to improve the blood circulation and the internal condition in testicles. Therefore the treatment works to help improve both quantity and quality of sperm.

Paul, June 2004

I came to Qing in October 2003 after suffering with excessive sweating which was contributing to a below average sperm count and making conception difficult. I started weekly acupuncture , which was very relaxing and not painful. Immediately I was more relaxed, cooler and stopped sweating excessively. I have now had a fresh sperm count and increased my sample from 18 million to 65 million!

Today I am a much calmer, cooler and healthier person, all thank to Qing. I would have no hesitation using or recommending acupuncture again, Thank you Qing!

Morning sickness

Morning sickness is a common reaction during pregnancy. A lot of pregnant women suffer from it. Yet very little women in the West know it can be treated effectively. By TCM theory, morning sickness comes mainly from some imbalance or weakness in the body. For example, suppressed liver energy may invade stomach and cause sick feeling. Weakness in spleen and stomach can also cause morning sickness. TCM treatment helps to either harmonise liver energy or strengthen the functions of spleen and stomach. The symptoms will be relieved or gone totally after treatment. We have many successful cases for this problem.

Case history

A woman in her thirties suffered from severe morning sickness during her second pregnancy. Feeling sick, tired and vomiting, she had to stop working. She came to us through recommendation. After two treatment, she felt better, with less vomiting. After another two treatment, she felt much better. No vomiting, just a little bit sick feeling occasionally, more energy, feeling happier. Soon she returned to work as well.

Depression and Anxiety

A medical expert predicted that depression will be one of the most common problems in the twenty first century. A recent research shows that almost ninety per cent of the patients seeing doctors suffer from stress or depression. It looks as if there are more people suffering from depression and anxiety nowadays than in the past. The reason is partly that the pace of life has become faster and faster and partly that there are more pressure from work and domestic affairs, which makes people feel more stressful.

Western medicine quite often can not give good answer to the problem. Anti-depression drugs only suppress the symptoms but not address the root cause. They can also give patients a lot of side effects. The researches on this problem focus too much on the brain and central nerve system and ignore the imbalance from other parts of the body.

TCM approach to depression

With a long tradition to treat depression and anxiety. Chinese medicine is a very effective way to treat different emotional problems. In Chinese medicine, it is called ‘Yu Zheng’(Depression syndrome ). TCM believes that depression and anxiety not only come from disorders in central nerve system but also come from imbalance in other organs that is quite often the underlying root cause for the problems. Generally, in the early stage of depression, patients will have an imbalance in their livers. Liver Qi (liver energy) stagnation is a term in TCM to describe this diagnosis. By TCM, liver is an organ to spread energy to the whole body. So any blockage or stagnation in Liver energy will bring about a lot of stress related problems such as headache, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, PMT etc. Liver energy stagnation can also generate heat, ‘fire’, or phlegm in the body which are common pathogenic factors in the body of a patient with depression or anxiety. When patients suffer from emotional problems for a long period of time, some deficiency can be found in their bodies, especially in their heart, spleen and kidney, which make all the symptoms even worse.

How does TCM treat the problem

The practitioner will use either acupuncture or herbs or both to calm down the emotional aspects of the patient naturally and let patient feel more positive and happier. At the same time, the treatment is also directed to smoothes Liver energy to resolve the stagnation and accordingly to clear the heat or ‘fire’, or phlegm. This physical rebalance will help to break the vicious emotional – physical cycle and allow the patient to obtain a real recovery. To treat patients with chronic depression or anxiety, the practitioner need often to address the deficiency as well. Treatment will help to strengthen heart, spleen or kidney according to the diagnosis.

In our clinic, we have treated a lot of patients with depression, stress or anxiety, with very good successful rate. Many of them are totally back to normal. Some of them saw great improvement in their cases and can enjoy a normal life.

Danee Mtthews

I have been depressed for a while and taking antidepressant tablets I wished to write off them. Acupuncture was suggested and after three sessions I am already beginning to feel more alive again-much more energy to do the things which I have not bothered with, I have even managed to cut the antidepressants down. My body is beginning to be my body again with renewed vitality. You are both very kind and have helped more them you know!

Chris Goodchild 12/11/2002

I was under the doctor for depression. The last 25 years had caught up with me, the doctor prescribed Prozac and one other antidepressant. Both sets of tablets made no difference to the way I felt. My partner suggested acupuncture and the cloud of depression has gone and I feel 100% better bearing in mind a phobia for needles! I would recommend acupuncture again. Many thanks.

Mouth Ulcer

Duncan Sunders (30th sep 2003)

I had been suffering from a virus infection of painful ulcer & blisters in my mouth for two months, I visited GP and he gave me some antibiotics and said to have good a rest and that it would go away, but it didn't, so I came to see Qing. She gave me acupuncture treatment, some herbal tablets and powder, and two days after her treatment my ulcer was so much better , another two three days, my virus infection was cured.

I have no doubt how effective acupuncture and herbal medicine are. I will recommend it to every body!

Thank you, Qing! & keep up to your good work!

How to Prevent Cancer with the help of Chinese Medicine

Cancer is No 1 killer around the world. There are more people suffering from cancer nowadays than ever before because of unhealthy life style, environmental problems and less people die of minor illness. The worry is, not only old people are likely to suffer from cancer but young people can also develop this deadly disease. Generally speaking, the older you are the more chance you can develop cancer. A recent research shows that among 50 years old people, a quarter of them can develop cancer; among 60s', one third of them can have cancer; for 70's, half of them can develop cancer; for plus 75s, almost every person can suffer from cancer. It means averagely we can live much longer if cancer does not visit us.

Numerous advices has been given to people to prevent cancer such as to have a healthy diet, to stop smoking and binge drinking, to keep away from pollution, etc. Yet cancer still comes to those who seemingly look quite healthy because a lot of cancers come without early symptoms.

Sometimes people feel that to have or not to have cancer almost like a death lottery', depending on your 'luck'.

Can we do something to fight against this anxious 'waiting'? Yes, the medical practice of Chinese medicine has proved this. Chinese medicine can help to improve the immune system of human body and help effectively to prevent cancer. The key point to prevent cancer from developing is to have a strong immune system because the immune system functions to remove cancer cells in the early stage of cancer.

But at this crucial time if your immune system is not strong enough, the cancer cells will start to develop faster and faster. Both long term tiredness and stress can weaken the immune system. So you should be careful if you have suffered from chronic fatigue and prolonged stress, depression and anxiety. Chinese medicine, mainly acupuncture and herbal remedies, can be used not only to treat long term fatigue and stress, but also can work to strengthen the immune system directly. For example, a modern research shows that the treatment can help to increase the number of T cells to fight against cancer.

Judy Day, Romsey, 12th June 2008

Here I am back again with a neck muscular problem. Clever Qing was fixed it up with a few needles and massage. Excellent result. Two years ago I unfortunately experienced breast cancer and had a mastectomy.. It was followed up with a course of chemotherapy . I came to see Qing to see if she could help with the side effects. I did not have one day of nausea or extreme tiredness which most people experience except one w/E & Qing had gone to Canada& I did not get the treatment. So I was ensured how good at had been to have had her help.

Qing is an amazing physician & one feels so reassured with her professional approach. We are sp lucky to have heron our area. I have total faith in her skills.

Thank you Qing , a thousand times for your have helped me.


Migraine is usually on one side of the head, accompanied by visual disturbances or nausea and vomiting. Migraine affect about one of in ten of the population and about 70% of all migraine sufferers are women. It is believed that changing hormone levels during menstruation, ovulation and menopause may trigger attacks.

In Chinese medical opinion , there are different types of migraine .

Rising of Liver Yang

Due to stress ,Liver Qi stagnation, or Kidney Yin deficiency , causing the Liver Yang to rise which disturbs the head.The symptoms are including blurring vision, irritable , thirst , feel heat; which are made worse by stress. This type is often seen in hypertension sufferers.The treatment for this type of migraine needs acupuncture and herbs to calm the Liver and suppress Yang.

Blood deficiency

This type migraine are caused by failure of the blood to nourish and supply the head correctly. The symptoms are pale complexion, tiredness, dizziness, palpitation, often it is worse in the afternoon. In women, it often associated with a heavy period, many of them are anaemic.The treatment for this type of Migraine is focused on nourishing and tonifying the blood and Yin, harmonizing body and clearing the Migraine.

Blood Stasis type

This type of migraine comes with pain in a fixed place and it is a needle-like pricking pain. This may occur if the patients have a history of injury.Blood stagnation is the root cause for Migraine.The treatment for this type of Migraine is disperse blood stasis and dredge the collaterals, we normal use the famous prescription: “Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang”

Case example

A lady working in hospital suffered from Migraine for many years. It got worse when she started her menopause. She had throbbing pain in her head almost three or four times a week. She also had hot flushes , night sweater and she felt very tired to cope with work and running the home. She tried different pain-killer, but only worked for a little while, which made her life difficult. She came to my Clinic for help. I gave her acupuncture, using local points to clear her pain and also using general point to calm her Liver Yang, nourish her Kidney Yin. She felt much better after the first session of her treatment. I also gave her herbal tablets to nourish her kidney Yin, clear her Liver Yang and fire. After a short period of treatment, her Migraine is totally gone. Hot flushes and other menopause symptoms also disappeared, even without HRT.She was very happy with our help.

Mrs Meg Hart

I began treatment with Qing on 6th February 2006, principally for severe and frequent migraine attacks throughout 11 years.

These were accompanied by 24 to 36 hours of vomiting, requiring a further 48 hours or more before retaining solid food and fully recovering clearly , this was very weakening and disruptive of both my professional and private life. I had undergone a range of conventional western medicine treatment without any improvement and was feeling quite desperate. I considered acupuncture as a last result but approached it with an open mind as I certainly had nothing to lose. Also , I was recommended to The Centre of Chinese Medicine centre by a couple of close friends, one of whom is a midwife and the other a G.P locally. They were impressed by Qing 's successes with some of their own patients suffering from a variety of conditions Since my first appointment with Qing I have not suffered any further migraine attacks and rarely even an average head-ache. I also now have much more energy and very rarely experience any menopausal symptoms which had also been a problem for the last 10 years. The migraine attacks were triggered mainly by painful spondilitis in my neck and shoulders. This condition has also improved since acupuncture treatment; whereas Weston medicine had failed. Qing is now treating my lower back problems, which have been severe for the last 14 years, with accompanying nerve damage (neuropathy) in my legs and feet. Whilst living in Leicestershire. I was treated with acupuncture for these conditions some 11 years ago but without any success. I understand that successful treatment of such long-standing and complex problems is extremely difficult to achieve. However, my hips are now less painful and more mobile which represents considerable progress which I did not dare to anticipate.

Many thanks and warmest wishes from a very grateful patient

Taylor Dec 2004

I suffer severe migraine and PMT for many years. After first acupuncture treatment , the migraine stopped and I did not have another until I misses am appointment! The PMT is also much better, (who had to put up with my temper every month) I also felt so much better by myself! Plenty energy, much happier . I would definitely recommend it to everyone suffering from migraine and PMT. I only wish I had it earlier. E.

Mrs Pauline, 12 March 2007

My name is Pauline. I came to see John as I was suffering from Migraine on a regular bases as part of PMT symptoms. Since starting treatment my Migraines have completely disappeared . I had previously tried other treatments and none worked. The acupuncture has not only stopped me from getting Migraine but also increased my energy levels. My many thanks to John for his excellent treatment


Menopause is a term to describe the physical change of women around the age of 50. The menstrual cycle gradually becomes less regular and stops altogether finally. Most women will suffer more or less some symptoms such as hot flushes, restless, night sweating, insomnia, headache and dizziness, constipation, weak low back and knees, etc.

This is due to the weakness of ovary function and hormones production.

TCM diagnosis of menopause

Chinese medicine believes menopause is mainly caused by deficiency in Kidney which will disturb the functions of many other organs such as Liver. Heart, Spleen and Stomach, etc. and result in the imbalance of Yin and Yang elements in the body, In terms of TCM, Kidney is also associated with hormones reproduction, menstruation and strength of the bone, which can help to explain why all the symptoms occur during the menopause.

TCM treatment of the menopause

In the West, Hormone Replacement therapy is commonly used for menopause, yet some women experience some side effects when taking HRT, e.g. nausea, weight gain and even risk to develop breast cancer.

But in China, millions of women rely on Chinese medicine to cope with the problem because of the awareness of the side effects of HRT. When treating menopause, Chinese medicine naturally strengthen the Kidney to balance the Yin and Yang of the body. It also helps to treat osteoporosis because Kidney can strengthen the bone. Other treatment may need depend on differentiation of the diagnosis. Generally, for mild cases, acupuncture and herbal tablets are sufficient to treat the problem. For severe cases, dry herbs will be used to alleviate the symptoms and address the root cause as well. The treatment for different patterns are as follows:

1. Deficiency of Kidney Yin

Patients with this pattern normally suffer from hot flushes, irregular periods or short cycle with heavy bleeding, night sweating, dry mouth, constipation, scanty and yellow urine, a red tongue without coating and a thin and rapid pulse. Treatment is focused on nourishing Kidney and liver Yin and anchoring the rising Yang. It also helps to harmonise the Heart and kidney(fire and water) to calm the mind. The are a lot of traditional herbal formulas to treat specially this pattern of menopause.

2. Deficiency of Kidney Yang 

Patients with this pattern have the symptoms of a longer cycle with scanty flow, tiredness, restless, loose stools, bloating, frequent urination, oedema, a pale tongue with thin white coating and a deep, thin and weak pulse. Treatment helps to warm kidney Yang, strengthen the Spleen and improve urination and digestion.

3. Mixed patterns 

Sometimes patients may have a mixed pattern of both Yin and Yang deficiency, or other complications such as Heart blood deficiency, Spleen deficiency or damp and phlegm obstruction. Then the treatment will be more complex to deal with all the conditions.

Case Example

We have treated many menopause cases with satisfactory results.

Case 1 

A lady from West End suffered from typical menopause symptoms. TCM diagnosis showed that her underlying condition is Kidney Yin deficiency. We gave her some patent herbal tablets and within two weeks she felt much better. Then the case went up and down a little bit because of the stress from her job. We adjusted the treatment principle accordingly to treat her stress and insomnia as well. After one and a half month all the symptoms were almost totally gone and she started to enjoy her normal life again.

Case 2. 

A lady from Botley area with menopause suffered from all main symptoms plus severe migraine , insomnia, osteoporosis and oedema. HRT could not help her. Her has a mixed pattern of both Yin and Yang deficiency. We treated her with acupuncture and herbs. She was amazed because just after the first treatment her migraine and sleep were much better. In the next a few weeks her other symptoms such as hot flushes, periods, PMT, oedema were all much improved. She then had fortnight treatment for a short period of time to top up, until she felt happy to stop.


I have only been coming to the clinic for a few weeks and the improvement has been amazing. With a wide variety of problems.

That have been with me for a number of years it is so good to be getting back into how I used to be. I hope to be able to return to work before too long. The main reason I gave up work (over 1 year ago) was due to persistent migraines, some lasting three days, since my first treatment, I sleep better and my energy is gradually returning. I had no idea this would be so successful and I am so grateful. HRT did not suit me and I was living on painkillers. I have hope again and do not fell so low. I hate going to western doctors but actually look forward to these visit, knowing how much I am benefiting from them.

Live interview and report on BBC Radio, Chinese New Year 2004

M.E Syndrome

M.E is a chronic fatigue syndrome characterised by general tiredness, muscle pain, poor concentration, etc. Patients quite often have to give up their jobs because of the illness. Although the pathology of M.E is still not clearly known, doctors generally believe that virus infection is normally the initial trigger of this long term illness.

TCM approach to M.E

The understanding of the pathology of M.E in TCM has some similarity to a condition called ‘Wei Syndrome’. The root cause of M.E in terms of TCM is a deficient Spleen and Kidney, which bring about accumulation of dampness in the body. Dampness is heavy and turbid in nature. Thus the symptoms of a dampness related illness are usually marked by heavy feeling in the body and aching muscles. The dampness can also block the energy channels to cause tiredness.

Some factors should be blamed to generate internal dampness.

  1. Too much dairy products can weaken the function of Spleen and stomach, resulting in accumulation of dampness.
  2. Over use of antibiotics for virus infection can also give body more dampness because antibiotics are generally cold in nature, which can disturb the function of spleen and Stomach and generate dampness.
  3. Bad life style is also liable to the problem: over work, less exercise, less sleep, smoking, drinking, unhealthy eating, etc. All these will damage the normal function of Kidney, Spleen and Liver, weakening the immune system and accumulating more dampness.
TCM Treatment

The treatment of M.E by TCM is normally conducted in two lines:

  1. To resolve the deficiency by tonifying Kidney and Spleen and strengthen the immune system accordingly. This will strengthen the body and improve the energy flow, and let the patient feel more energetic and positive.
  2. To clear the dampness directly although stronger function of Kidney and Spleen will improve the circulation of body fluids to reduce the accumulation of dampness.

Other symptoms may also be looked after depend on the cases. Both acupuncture and herbs are used to treat M.E. Sometimes we also use Guasha therapy(scraping with oil) to boost Yang energy and strengthen the immune system.

Case example 1.

1. A middle-aged lady in Southampton came to our clinic a few years ago. She suffered from chronic M.E with all the symptoms like tiredness, achy limbs, poor concentration and indigestion. She could not carry out her daily work We initially gave her herbal tablets then dry herbs. After a few months she felt much better: more energy, no pains, better concentration and digestion and returned to her job. She was very happy with the treatment and recommended us to other patients.

2. A lady from Winchester suffered from M.E and sinus problem. She was poorly at that time and was unable to do her creative work as an artist. We treated her initially with acupuncture , herbal tablets and Guasha. After her M.E symptoms were improved, we gave her dry herbs .to treat both M.E and sinus problems. After a few months, she felt so much better that she could do her creative work again. She had herbal treatment for another two months before she felt like a normal person and stopped the treatment. She was very active in the next year, creating a lot of pictures and doing quite a few exhibition as well. To express her thanks for our help, she sent us one of her works – a very nice picture.

Isabel, March 2003

I have been coming to the Centre of Chinese Medicine since April 2002. I have been treated very ably by Qing and John for ME, which I have had for 16 years. During the period 3 months ( before I came), I had been getting repeated ,virus attacks with accompanying secondary infections which included serous problems with headaches, cystitis and digesting problems. Antibiotics were not working, my immune system was very weakened and concentration impossible.

I am now keeping treated successfully with herbs and have gradually improved. My concentration has been restored and I am able to lead a much more normal life.

I wished I had known about Chinese medicine sooner as it is an excellent complimentary system to the NHS .

Thank you so much !

J H Beacall

Qing Zhang, John Zhang, I am writing to you both to say Thank you. Eleven years ago I was told I have Multiple Sclerosis, this was a great shock to me as I'm a very active person. I suffered a great deal of stress which made the condition worse, I tried so many different ways of keeping down my stress levels none of which seemed to work, not wanting to turn to conventional drugs I took into so many different alternatives one of which was your treatment I tried your treatment for a short time to overcome stress, I returned to you when things start getting worse, after trying a few things recommended to me by the M/S society, a lot of what I tried left me felling very tired and somewhat lethargic. Just after a few dys of receiving treatment from you I started felling fresher and I had and still have more energy, the sensation in the left side of my body is almost normal again. I have recommended your treatment to the M/S society, understanding that the illness is never the same, and is up to the individual to decide what is best for them. I know without dout your treatment helps me in so many different ways. Thank you both for return me to an almost normal life again, I will continue to receive and recommend your treatment to anyone who suffers with this condition. Thank you both again, May I wish you both great successes. Yours gratefully 

Stomach Ulcer


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome ( IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems. In our practice we have seen so many cases, The patients vary from teenage to elderly people. Some came to our clinic for treatment of IBS, some came for other problems with IBS symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine could treat IBS very effectively.

In Chinese medical opinion, IBS mainly results from stress and the dysfunction of the Spleen and Stomach. The Spleen and Stomach’s function is to digest food and transport the food into nutrition , then transport the nutrition to all part of body. The stress can cause Liver Qi stagnation , stagnated Liver Qi can invade Spleen and Stomach and cause Spleen and Stomach dysfunction. When The Spleen and Stomach dysfunction, the most common result is dampness retention in the digestive system, so that the patients would have some symptoms such as: frequent bowel movement with loose stools, painful abdomen, wind and bloated stomach , poor appetite, etc. However, each individual patient is treated with a different prescription according to the main treatment principles based on syndrome differentiation.

Stagnation of Liver Qi

This condition is mainly caused by stress and depression. It is characterised by tightness in the chest and around the rib regions , patients are usually emotional and sigh a lot. Other symptoms include : loose stools , poor appetite , painful abdomen , symptoms worse by stress.

The treatment is usually using acupuncture or herbal remedies to smooth the Liver Qi and harmonise the Spleen.

Cold – dampness

Cold – dampness is usually a direct result of dysfunction of the Spleen and Stomach. The condition is manifested by frequent bowel movement with loose, watery stools, bloated abdomen, poor appetite.

The treatment : using herbal remedies to expel cold and eliminate dampness.

Heat- dampness

This type of condition has frequent bowel movement with smelling stools and a burning sensation, abdominal pain, thirst, and patients normally like cold drink.

The treatment uses acupuncture or herbal remedies to clear excessive heat and dampness.

Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach

Deficiency Spleen and stomach is a result of dysfunction of these organ system, it can be chronic condition. It manifested other symptoms as well as poor appetite, nausea, abdominal bloated, tiredness, pale complexion.

The treatment should be to tonic the Spleen and regulate the Stomach Qi.

Deficiency of the Kidney yang

When the Spleen deficiency develop it can damage Kidney yang, caused kidney yang deficiency. It is usually marked by loose bowels in the early morning with acute abdominal pain, cold limbs, weakness in the lower back and knees.

The treatment commonly used herbal remedies to warm the Kidney yang and to strengthen the Spleen Qi.

Case example

A boy, 17 years old, suffered from IBS for several years, his symptoms are frequent bowel movement , sometimes over ten times daily, painful abdomen. It can be worse before go to toilet; tightness in the chest, tiredness, pale complexes.. Stress can make his symptoms worse . He had to leave the school and he could not find a job because this problems. His case is Stagnation type IBS. During the first session, I gave him acupuncture to smooth his Liver Qi and used heat lamp and acupuncture to harmonise his Spleen. I also gave him a herbal tablet to balance his Liver and his Spleen. In the second visit, one week later, he told me that after first session, his abdominal pain was much better, he went to toilet 2-3 time a day, his appetite much better, he felt much stronger. I repeated the same treatment again. Three weeks later, his loose stools is much better, I showed him some Chi Kung exercises to release stress , and some massage to harmonise his Spleen. A few weeks later, he recovered from IBS, his bowel movement almost back to normal, his symptoms occasionally came back a little bit when he have some stress, but he leaned how to do Qi kung exercise to release and control that. Now he is a car machinist, he enjoys his work and his life.

Irritable Bowel syndrome, as we said, is normally caused by stress and dysfunction of the Spleen and Stomach. Apart from the treatment , lifestyle is also very important, we suggest our patients to do some relaxation exercises such as Chi Kung , tai Chi, Meditation, and some suggestion about their diet. We also teach them some self-massage and acupressure point to harmonise their body, release and prevent problems.

Andrew Sims 2/9/2003

I have had ulcerative colitis for about 6 years, treated by steroids and tablets. Since having acupuncture for about 10 weeks now, I feel so much better and also taking herbal remedies I have noticed the colitis is not so bad, the inflammation of the bowel is much settled, and I have learned to relax and try not to get stressed out. After having acupuncture I feel relaxed and more confidant. Also the doctor at the hospital said my blood test results we so much better and to carry on as I have been. I think this has greatly helped me, and I would like to say a big Thank You.

How to Prevent Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular diseases with the help of Chinese medicine

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are No2 killers to cut people's life short. The main threats from these diseases are heart problems and stroke, which can bring about either death or long term suffering. People can generally do something to prevent these diseases by having a healthy life style such as to have a good diet, to lose weight, to stop smoking and drinking, etc. But all these are only indirect but not direct helps.

Chinese medicine, however, can be used directly to help to prevent these heart or brain diseases because it functions like a 'blood cleaner'. The root cause for all these problems is blood stagnation and blood deficiency.

Human body is a huge circulation system like a 'main drain' system.

Along with the aging process or developing of other diseases, there will be more and more blockage in this circulation system until some sections are totally blocked by 'rubbish' (blood stasis or fatty clots etc.).

So, if we can do something to 'clean' the rubbish and remove the

Blockage the circulation will move smoothly again. Chinese medicine is a very good 'cleaner'. We use either acupuncture or herbs (specially the herbs) to improve the blood circulation to remove the blockage. Then it will help to prevent these deadly heart and brain diseases. The treatment can also help to improve the reproduction of blood if there is some blood deficiency there.

Through the initial check-up, we will know how serious the blood stagnation is in your body. Then accordingly we will design a treatment plan for you. For example, how frequently you need to come to the treatment and how strong the dosage we will give to you.


Bob aged 70 years

I have had two coronary heart attacks in the past, one in 1975 aged 45 years old and one in 1983 aged 53 years. I have attended Dr Qing Zhang Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic for several years. Now my blood pressure is good and stable at age of 70 years, I enjoy good health in general, everybody say I looked very good for my age.

I first visited Dr Zhang suffering from a trapped nerve in my neck and also arthritis in my right hand.

One of my favorite hobbies is playing the electronic organ and the pain in my hand was so severe pain I could not press down the keyboard or pick anything up without feeling severe pain in my hand and lower arm.

Since receiving acupuncture treatment from Dr Zhang, my hand is free from pain and I continue to play my music with great pleasure.

I have referred several friends to seek and receive treatment from her for various ailments with great success and I have every confidence in recommending her to anyone whom I think may benefit from her examination, diagnosis and treatment.


Fay Savage 29/4/2003

I started coming to see Qing about 10 years ago after numerous attempts to try and rid myself of asthma. My Mother had seen her number in the "Green Paper" and thought acupuncture would be worth a try.

I saw Qing regularly for 18 months and noticed an improvement in my breathing and exercising very soon after starting the treatment.

About two years after starting the acupuncture, I had a wonderful surprise. For years I had dreamt of being a pilot but thought the asthma would stop me, but 2 years later I successfully passed a RAF medical, perhaps the most stringent medical available. Now I am a commercial pilot flying every day, and subjected to rigorous medicals once a year. If it had not been for Qing I'm sure that I would not have been given the chance to fulfill my dream. My asthma has still not returned 10 years later.

Lee Payne, 26th January 2006

Once again I am in your debt.

I had come to expect that when the Summer came, along came my Hay fever and with it so did the Asthma attacks, and then I would be on the phone to you asking for help.

After 4 or 5 acupuncture sessions with yourself, my breathing would drastically improve and my hay fever would almost disappear.

This relief from Hay fever and Asthma would really kick off my Summer, and I could go out and enjoy the weather, but this time I am thanking you in the middle of winter.

I took everyone 's advice and gave up smoking in September 2004 but unfortunately I gave up all exercising including my Martial Arts at the same time.

This was a big mistake, I put on over 2 stone in weight and began to struggle with my breathing. Other friends of mine who had also given smoking all said that after about a year my body would adjust and settle down, including clearing any catarrh left in the body and losing some of the gained weight.

This never happened and I found my breathing getting increasingly worse even though I was watching what I was eating and losing weight.

I tried to start Kickboxing gain to see if getting fit would sort my breathing out but I found that as soon as I tried to train my breathing would seize up, and it got to the point where even using my inhaler would not release my breathing.

This came to a panicky end over the Christmas Holiday week when my lungs did not seem to work at all and I phoned you hoping that you could see me or else I was heading for Casualty.

Thankfully you agreed to see me and gave me some instant release for my breathing with the acupuncture , and the seeds in my ear seemed to ease it for the days in between my sessions with you.

I have now had six acupuncture sessions with you and I have started a new Circuit Training Club as well as Kickboxing Club, in which I am able to do a fair bit of training myself, without collapsing due to lack of oxygen.

I still use my inhaler once just before I train or teach, but that is the only time I use it now and I know that with another couple of sessions with you and I will not need my inhaler at all, or at least not until the Summer arrives again with the Hay fever.

My life is now starting to get back to normal and I am gradually getting fitter, as well as losing lots of weight now that I can train again, and I owe all my thanks to you and your magic needles. I don't know how they work but all I know is they definitely do work for me.

Once again I thank you for helping me through a difficult time.

Deepest respect and regards.

Back Pain

E Buckland

I am very pleased to announce that my problems that the NHS could not provide any treatment for appear to be almost cured, thanks to the skilful help of Qing and John, without whom I would probably be out of a job, and either in a wheelchair, or at least using a walking aid of some description. Whilst not completely over some of the effects of the problem that has bothered me for the past 16 months, Qing and John have given me a new lease of life in respect of mobility, and almost complete relief from the excruciating pain that has for so long been at times, almost

unbearable. I cannot thank Qing and John enough for the friendly and helpful way in which they have helped me on the way to a (hopefully) full recovery, and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending a visit to these two wonderful people, as I am sure that whatever the problem, the chances are, that a lot of benefit would be gained after even only a couple of


J Muney 16/8/2002

I had suffered from a bad back for 9 or 10 months before I found my way here. I had tried a lot of conventional treatments, including steroid injections and physiotherapy. Combined with chiropractic treatment, the treatment I have received here means that I can now live a more or less normal life. I can now get through the day without having to lie down most of the time. I have been coming to the clinic regularly for about 5 months now and would recommend it to anybody. The care and compassion I have received is fantastic. Basically - it works.

Joanna Skip

I came to see Qing 10 years ago, for acupuncture treatment of my bad back. I had a bad injury in 1976, when I first met Qing I was on two crutches, the pain on my back , hip & my legs was so bad, I couldn't do anything include look after myself. Qing gave me acupuncture, cupping and ultra sound treatment and after a period of time, I gradually got better. I was told that I would be in a wheelchair in five years, well I am not, I now lead a very active life, Qing has given me the best present! Now I just come to see Qing for a MOT when I need it.

Christopher Smith

I first went to the Centre for Chinese Medicine for an ongoing shoulder complaint. After 18 months of on/off pain I found tablets no longer working. I phoned and made and appointment with doctor Zhang. After one session it felt as though I never had a problem. About six weeks later I hurt my back at work lifting something heavy. After being sent home I couldn't move and it brought tears to my eyes. I had to crawl to the telephone and phone Dr Zhang to see if she could help me. When I saw her I couldn't even sit down properly. After an hour or so I walked out with very little back pain and I was back at work within 2 days. so what does it invlove - a very skilled person with a number of small needles placed in certain areas of the body. They are then connected to a machine which causes the muscles to pulse in the affected area and then heat is also put through the needles to warm the muscles. To finish the treatment off ultrasound is used to relax the inflamed area. I would certainly recommend it to anyone with any muscular problem. No doubt I will be seeing Dr Zhang in the future with other problems. Try it, you never know.

Gail House Bassett , Southampton, March 2004

When I came to Qing I could hardly walk and sitting for even a short while was extremely painful. I have been on strong painkillers and physiotherapies for the last six months and continually having time of work. I first came to see Qing after Christmas , very apprehensive but pain was so bad I said I would try anything to relieve it. Qing was so calming and reassuring on my first visit , my husband had to stay to keep me calm. I was so shocked that the needles didn't hurt. It took a few weeks to start to relieve my pain. I am now back at work and starting to enjoy life again and have start slowly to return to swimming and gentle exercises. Qing has given me back my quality of life and my self-esteem. Qing 's personally and professionals was outstanding, her caring way and calming manner is truly amazing. Anyone on as much pain as I was I truly recommend. Qing - Thank you for what you have given me back- My quality of life.

Nack Pain

Norma Stallard ( Mrs ), 23rd April 2008

I am writing to say thank you for the acupuncture treatment and care I have received from you in relieving the constant neck and shoulder pain. The relief was apparent from the first visit, and after subsequent visit over a three month period my neck pain has improved immensely giving me more movement in my neck, shoulders, arms and fingers.

Previously I had tried physiotherapy and pain killers but to date your acupuncture treatment I has been the most successful- long may it continue!

Thank you for being there as a caring practitioner and giving me back quality of life.

Yours sincerely

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Steve Nixon

Having suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia for the last four years and been treated by specialist consultants on the NHS with drugs that one would have to take for the rest of your life, or the possibility of an operation that carries many risks, I am more than pleased to confirm that after just four sessions at your clinic I am 99% free of all pain. I will continue to take the herbal drink as prescribed and feel assured that this should rid me from years of suffering. This has been my first use of Acupuncture therapy and I would not hesitate to try it again should the need arise nor recommend it to others.


A lot of women suffer from PMT because of the tension built up before period. They can become tearful, moody, angry, tired and even have headache or migraine. Change of hormone level is the view of Western medicine. Yet Chinese medicine approaches it from a different way. Chinese medicine believes that liver energy is normally suppressed before period. By TCM theory, liver function is linked to emotion and blood supply to menstrual cycle. This explains why all the PMT symptoms would show before period. Accordingly, TCM practitioners try to smooth liver energy with acupuncture and herbs and release the tension from women's body. Then the symptoms will be relieved greatly or disappear totally. The same treatment method can also be used to treat headache or migraine cause by PMT.

Taylor Dec 2004

I suffer severe migraine and PMT for many years. After first acupuncture treatment , the migraine stopped and I did not have another until I misses am appointment! The PMT is also much better, (who had to put up with my temper every month) I also felt so much better by myself! Plenty energy, much happier . I would definitely recommend it to everyone suffering from migraine and PMT. I only wish I had it earlier. E.

Polycyctic Ovaries

Jayne Lac Southampton

Breech baby , Position 16-7-04 When I was twenty four I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. I was only having one period every 18month and was told by a consultant that It would be very hard for the me to conceive naturally . I went to see Qing Zhang ( about 1991) and after four treatment of acupuncture I had a period. I continue to see Qing Zhang and my periods become regular. I went on to have three children and they were all conceive naturally. My third child is a breech position and I was told by my doctor that my baby could not be turned until 36 weeks, however I went to see Qing and the baby turned to the correct position by 25 weeks. I then went on to home delivery. I would definitely recommend acupuncture as a nature way of balancing your body. 


Louise Avory (a very grateful parent)

Helen was 10 years old when we noticed a small sore patch on the back of her head. At the time it was treated with mild antiseptic cream which did not seam to touch it. As it was under her thick hair the problem was ignored for a while assuming that it would disappear on its own. But it grew and spread out the next 9 years regardless of numerous trips to the general practitioner who prescribed strong steroid creams, lotions and shampoos. Helen's scalp became completely covered across the back & head from ear to ear with Psoriasis, which is a thick white scaly crust, causing her great discomfort and distress. So it was as a last resort that we fell upon Dr Qing Zhang in the Yellow Pages and this was the turning point. If only we had known years before what we know now. After just 3 months of an extensive course of Chinese herbs (which look beautiful but do taste & smell very bad) Helen 's scalp is now completely clear of the skin disease that has gripped her for nearly 10 years . We are so grateful to Dr Qing for her shill and knowledge and gentle care and as a family we intend to use her expertise in the future. 

Michelle Davison

I have had Psoriasis since I was 16 years old and I have tried every form of treatment possible on the NHS. Nothing worked for me until I came here ( Centre of Chinese Medicine) and tried the herbs which I know taste and smell disgusting. My skin cleared up after a few weeks and the constant itching virtually stopped. My only regret is that doctors of conventional medicine do not recognise the success of Chinese herbalism. I feel that it should be available on the NHS and a recognised form treatment.

Carl Acton 7/9/01

I have had Psoriasis for about 6 years. I have tried several treatments which have had little or no effect. This treatment with herbs was very effective for me within the first few days. I am really pleased with the progress. But I must admit it tastes disgusting. But if you can cope with that it should work well. Thank you for all your help.

Tracey Sheath 14/5/2002

Having suffered with psoriasis for near on thirty years, trying many creams which I was allergic to, I was desperate when I came to see Dr Qing. After just two weeks of boiling and drinking the herbs (which are awful) my skin was dramatically better. I cannot thank Dr Qing enough for her help and understanding and would recommend this form of treatment to everyone with similar problems.

Neil Cullan 31/5/2003

I have been a psoriasis patient for over 20 years and have tried many different treatments, creams, ointments, pills, light treatment. It was recommended that I try chinese herbal medicine. After only four weeks of taking the "nice" tasting juice that comes from the herbs my psoriasis has all but cleared. I will surely recommend anybody and everybody to try these treatments. Thanks to Qing I can freely wear shorts and t shirts again without everybody looking. Thank you.

Stop Smoking

Acupuncture is a very effective therapy to help people stop smoking. It works to relax and strengthen the body and helps the body stand on its own and do not need external stimulus to relax it. The treatment can also strengthen lungs and reduce the desire to smoke. After the treatment, patients may either stop the craving for cigarettes or start to dislike the smell of smoking. After acupuncture, small herbal seeds are left in patients' ears for them to press to strengthen the treatment effect.

Case history

A woman in her thirties came to us three years ago. She was a heavy smoker and had smoked for more than 10 years. After a couple of treatments she stopped smoking totally. A few months ago, she was very stressful and anxious because of unforeseen personal circumstances. So she started to smoke again(although not heavily). She came to us for help. After only one session treatment, she stopped smoking again. She had another reinforce treatment and then back to her normal life. Because her stress was alleviated greatly as well (This is quite often the 'bonus' of the treatment).

S.Russo 2004

I nave been smoking for almost 16 years. I first visit John and Qing on 24 November 2004.

I was told that maybe I was going need about 2 or 3 sessions. But only about one session I Do not feel the need to smoke. So I would definitely recommend acupuncture to anyone who need it.


Mrs P Carter

Several years ago I had my gall bladder removed. Afterwards I started having very bad stomach pains - so bad I passed out. Then this went onto vomiting, never food always bile/coffee grains. This could continue for up to a week, most of the time I was unconcious and usually being admitted to a hospital. Numerous tests were carried out, usually in between the attacks when I was reasonably well, the only positive findings were inflammation in my pancreas and some abnormal blood test results. Eventually the consultant informed me that I was a neurotic attention seeking middle-aged woman - that I was bringing on these attacks myself, a form of "eating disorder" - even though I was a lovely shade of yellow!! When I challenged this stating that this was an illness -treat it - I was dismissed. Gradually the attacks became more and more frequent, coming every other week. I had lost a great deal of weight, nearly my job, my family had no life. By chance I heared about Qing Zhang and started treatment originally twice a week , once a week, two week ,then once a month . She even managed to witness and try to stop one of the attacks. Over a few years Qing tried various treatments, she never gave up, nothing was too much trouble, eventually she managed to control my symptoms. I still see Qing for my MOT usually at the change of the seasons. Occasionally I have small attacks but my family and I have got our lives back. Qing and her family have become dear friends. Thanks Qing.


For a few years I have suffered from sickness when eating during winter months due to stress and the weather (so depressing!). After trying various different remedies I came here and after a few weeks I was fine. Amazing! I was very impressed at how quickly it worked and that there were no side effects - so hard to find in modern medicine! I would like to thank them both for my quick recovery.


I was very nauseous (sick feeling, without actually being sick). I also had pain in the groin area. These feelings started late December 2000 gradually getting worse until January 2001 when I decided to visit John - certainly did not fancy a trip to the hospital, as the GP had said it would need. My doctor (GP) had in December 200 given me an internal examination and had said it was a mystery: "I cannot tell you exactly what is wrong". I was of course very concerned about possible serious problems internally, and the great discomfort.

To cut a long story short - I came to John Zhang and within 6-8 weeks everything is gone - no sick feeling, no groin pain, very little smelly wind, and no hospital.

Very impressed - certainly can recommend.

Weight Loss

Obesity is one of the main threats to people's health in modern societies. People try to lose weight by different ways including diet and exercise. But for those who always have big appetite or have physical problems to do exercise, it is harder for them to lose weight though normal ways. Acupuncture ,as a very popular therapy for losing weight in Asia and some Western countries, is an ideal way to help these people and other overweight people. Firstly, acupuncture works to reduce appetite and stop hunger feeling. Secondly, it helps to speed up metabolism and prevent fatty tissue from being produced and accumulated. Hence it is very helpful for middle-aged women and women in menopause or for those who can not do exercise if they want to lose weight. Herbal seeds are quite often used to maintain the treatment effect.

As a modern 'disease', Obesity not only affects the quality of life of the individual, but also can develop many severe diseases such as heart attack or brain haemorrhages. Obesity in women can cause irregular periods, infertility and other gynaecological problems.

In our clinic, we have different ways to help lose weight.

  • We use new methods such as acupuncture, massage (acupressure without needles).
  • New equipments, e.g. weight loss machine, magnet therapy machine and ultra- sound therapy machine.
  • New herbal remedy. Different herbal tablets and teas for different conditions.

The treatment functions to balance Yin and Yang, speed up metabolic process, reduce fat, suppress appetite and regulate digestive system. We also give special advice on diet and exercise.

Case history

A lady in her forties came to us for her period problems. She always had PMT in her middle cycle, feeling moody and hungry. She was quite overweight at that time ( 18 stone and 9 pounds). We mainly treated her period problem, at the same, also helped her to loose weight. After about five months, her period was much better, and her weight was down to 15 stone.( We saw her twice a month roughly). After another five months her weight was even down to 13 stone and 5 pounds. She was very happy with the results. She feels that she has changed to a different person, more energetic and positive.

Bell's Palsy

Mark Benson Bishops Waltham

After developing this condition I read that acupuncture was effective and so come to see Dr Qing, since West medicine essentially has to cure to offer. My palsy recovered almost completely in around 3 weeks, which is the minimum range for the condition. I found Dr Qing much more concerned and caring about my state of health than my GP, and took the trouble to outline what to expert and to reassure that progress would be made.

I found the acupuncture to be , no worse then uncomfortable at time, and an convinced that it helped to give me a speedy recovery.

I would thoroughly recommend beginning a course of treatment ASAP if you have developed this condition and I think you will find Dr Qing a caring and knowledgeable source of help treatment and advice.

Xiang Song


Maxine Baker

When I decided to go for acupuncture, eight years ago, I was literally ready to commit suicide. This was a last ditch effort to regain normal health.

For a year I had suffered with cystitis, quite a common complaint among women, but because mine recurred so often and I had a history of bladder problems, I had to undergo investigation in hospital-one of which left me quite ill.

I had been sighed off work for weeks because the cystitis had become chronic and every morning I woke up thinking that today would be better but the pain was still there and going to toilet had becoming a nightmare - not a relief!

My mother and my boyfriend (now husband) both discovered acupuncture within a day of each other! My mum saw an article in a newspaper and my husband's work colleague mentioned that he used acupuncture to my husband. Well this was it, I wasn't sure what it was all about but I had to do something be cause I was desperate.

I saw Qing, who made me feel very relaxed and happy in a way no doctor I had seen in the past year had. She took my pulse, gave me a form to fill out, asked me lots of questions and then put the needled in. I didn't know whether to expect a diminishing of pain straight away, but I know I left there feeling calmer and more relaxed than I had done in a long time!

The next morning I woke up and there was no pain I actually jumped out of bed that morning!

Ever since then I recommend Qing to anyone who has a long-term complaint because I believe it work! The Chinese have used this for thousands of years - a long time before our own healthcare view formed.

Qing treats the body as a whole and I have learned a lot about the way my body functions and how organs relate to each other-even my PMT is related to my kidneys and has been successfully treated by Qing. Qing has been able to bring me up to normal health and I feel I have a lot to thank her for - I lead a normal life: I have produced two massi ve babies, (now health children) which would not I have been possible without acupuncture.

Sometimes people ask me if it hurts- now I hate injections, so do you think I would have acupuncture if it was like injection? I enjoy my acupuncture sessions as the y are very relaxing and my lifestyle is quite hectic as I now run my own business as well as bring up a family, housework etc.

Another thing I have learn from acupuncture is that I now know how to look after myself, what foods can cure, and what food to avoid -depending on ailment! I have told Qing she is not allowed top retire because I don't think my quality of life would be anything like it is now!

urinary infection A.D.Wells For many years I have been interested in complimentary medicine, Homeopathic, Herbal, Aromatherapy and Chinese Medicine. \par \par Some month ago I was, I thought, suffering from flu. After two or three days in bed I was feeling considerably worse with pain in the back and a urinary infection. After speaking to my Doctor on the telephone I was given a course of ant ibiotics which deal with the pain but left me feeling very unwell. My doctor arranged for me to have an x-ray and scan, but as this was to be several weeks away and I was still getting worse I decide to try and help myself and seek an alternative practitioner. In the Yellow Pages Directory I found Qing Zhang, I was able to make an appointment for two days later and this happened to be a turning point foe me both physically and mentally. With a further four appointments using acupuncture and herbal medicine I regained my health. By the time of my hospital appointment I was feeling fine and nothing showed on the scan. Also on the advice of Dr Qing Zhang I have started a course of Tai Chi which I am enjoying very much and finding very beneficial.



I started having acupuncture about 1 year ago. I had been suffering from diarrhea and IBS for many years, depression and recently the menopause. All the medication from doctor had not improved my health. I had stopped eating most foods, I lost weight, I can not go to a holiday, I was very tired and depressed.

Since having regular sessions of acupuncture, I am now eating a well balanced of diet, this including foods that I haven't eaten for years. I have put weight on, going from a size 8 to size 10.The hot flushes gone. I have more energy; I feel less tired and depressed.

Acupuncture has given me my life back.


Louise Forster 14/03/02

I have had exzema all my life but after the birth of my second child my hands became so cracked and painful that I was no longer able to work as a neonatal nurse and every day activities (changing nappies, washing up etc) made my hands burn and itch constantly. Steroids, whilst effective in the short term caused rebound exzema after a few days and western medicine could offer me nothing else. I tried homeopathy, crystals, aloe vera etc etc etc. This year I thought I'd give Chinese herbs a go and 3 months (and lots of really revolting medicine) later my hands are looking completely cured. I no longer wake everyone with my nocturnal scratching and can do all the things I was able to do before without fear of repercussions. Back to nappy changing!

B Bladenen 26/8/2003

Having been told by my doctor that I had a fungal infection, which covered half my neck as well as my chin and sides of cheeks, I was left feeling totally depressed, downhearted. A mother at my son's school suggested that I visit John and within weeks of taking herbs and a herb type liquid the redness disappeared (I was told by my doctor it would not go away for about 12-18 MONTHS!!!). Now about 1.5 months later I am completely clear of any horrid scaly rash. A huge thank you - I will be also visiting my GP again so that he can see for himself how this terrible infection has gone.

Thank you so very much.


Miss B. B

In 1994 I developed Polymyalgia Rheumatic, and was treated with sedriods, and at the time I felt much better. I took the steroids over a period of two of three years, in numerous dosage, in this period I also took analgesic's for my joint pains. Then I suffered the side effects of these drugs. I was prescribed antacide and bimetidune; I continued this treatment until June 2000 when it seems to have little or no effect.

June 2000 I consulted Dr Qing Zhang , at that time the gastric problem was worse especially at night, and my ankle joints where very painful, hence I become very tired and lethargic.

On my first visit to Dr Qing Zhang, I was gave acupuncture for both problems, my stomach pain and joint pain, Dr Qing also gave me advice on diet.

In the first week after this treatment, I did not take any analgesics and I was feeling much better.

On my second visit treatment was the same as the first week plus I commenced herbal treatment, for the gastric problem. I have received treatment from Dr Qing Zhang for three months now, I am feeling much better, and I am not taking any analgesics or antacide since the first week treatment.

I'm very thankful to Dr Qing Zhang for her treatment and care



After suffering severe nose bleeds resulting from high blood pressure, I decided to contact Dr Qing Zhang on the recommendation of a friend. My blood pressure at the time was 170/110

Since then by regular visits to Dr Zhang's clinic, she has stabilized my blood pressure to average readings of 120/84

Needless to say my general health has improved with her help, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone whose health would improve as a result of her treatment.


Impotence is a common problem among men. Not only most old men gradually get this problem, a lot of middle aged and even young men can also suffer from this embarrassed disorder. By TCM, weakness in kidney Yang element is the main root cause for old men's impotence. Yet for most middle aged or young men, weakness in kidney Yin element, liver energy blockage£¬blood stagnation or damp-heat blockage are the main causes for them to have this problem. Depression, stress, anxiety and poor health can also affect men's sexual function. The treatment principle of Chinese medicine to deal with impotence is to seek long term solution rather than short term or temporary measurement. Both acupuncture and herbs are used to address different root causes. Good sexual performance can be achieved after a few weeks' or a few months' treatment.

Case History

A man in his forties with two children came to us for help. In the past six months his sexual function was getting worse and worse. Lack of Libido, difficult to have erection, or very weak election, he suffered form all typical symptoms of impotence. He does not smoke and drink only occasionally. He works hard and feels tired from time to time. He was also anxious because of his sexual problem. We used acupuncture and herbal remedies to relax him and boost his kidney Yin and Yang elements. After 4 treatments, he had one successful intercourse. After 6 treatments, He told us that he had had 3 successful performance in a row. He was very pleased with the treatment.



For a few years I have suffered from sickness when eating during winter months due to stress and the weather (so depressing!). After trying various different remedies I came here and after a few weeks I was fine. Amazing! I was very impressed at how quickly it worked and that there were no side effects - so hard to find in modern medicine! I would like to thank them both for my quick recovery.


I was very nauseous (sick feeling, without actually being sick). I also had pain in the groin area.

These feelings started late December 2000 gradually getting worse until January 2001 when I decided to visit John - certainly did not fancy a trip to the hospital, as the GP had said it would need. My doctor (GP) had in December 200 given me an internal examination and had said it was a mystery: "I cannot tell you exactly what is wrong". I was of course very concerned about possible serious problems internally, and the great discomfort. To cut a long story short - I came to John Zhang and within 6-8 weeks everything is gone - no sick feeling, no groin pain, very little smelly wind, and no hospital. Very impressed - certainly can recommend.



I am writing to tell you how I feel about acupuncture.

When I first came to you ( about early 1991)

I have no idea how the acupuncture treatment worked, so I put myself in you hand to solve my health problems.

Then I learned that it create a healing response throughout the body.`

For a couple of years I had very bad headaches which were stress and tension related to my job. And I was taking many tablets during the period.. Acupuncture cleared the problems very quickly and I have not had any headaches since.

Secondly I had a problem with pain in my leg and some times I was unable to walk.

You found the problem was my lower back that was giving me the pain in my legs.

Once again you gave me to best treatment anyone could wish for. The acupuncture with the tens machine and heat followed by your hands on massaging to inflamed area of my lower back.. After a couple of days resting most of the pain had gone and so had the swollen area on my lower back.

Not only you do you give excellent treatment but you are a very compassionate and caring person follow up by phone to see if your patient is ok and if the treatment has responded the pain and given some advice which at home relieve the pain.

After the second treatment you began to feel relief and received energy with a healing respond throughout the body.

I take my health seriously because every decade of your life throw new challenges for your body to cope with , but regular check u, prevent better then cure.

Qing you have not only taught me how to take care of my body but also how nature therapies are so very good for senior people like myself and how good you can feel as you get older. I am 70 years old in November but I feel very young.. Thank to your care. !

Let's hope one day in not too distance future, hospital and doctor will really feel what they are doing wrong.

There would not be so many people in hospitals and doctor surgeries less crowded if they used acupuncture and holistic therapies.

I always recommend you for your nondeful treatment and compassion and also the care you show, something we have little of in this country today.

I hope you will be here for a long time yet, and from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you

Very best wishes


Live interview and report on BBC Radio, Chinese New Year 2004
Live interview and report on BBC Radio, Chinese New Year 2004

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