Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Following eight years of training in China, Ping Xu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine, followed by a master’s degree in traditional Chinese and Western medicine. Ping is now an Advanced Member of the ATCM (the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture UK).

After completing her training, Ping worked for five years both as an Advanced TCM doctor for the only hospital in Beijing offering an integrated programme of treatment in both TCM and Western medicine, and as a part-time TCM lecturer at its affiliated colleges. Since 2005 she has worked in the UK as an acupuncturist and specialist in herbal medicine. She has also worked as a part-time clinical teacher at the Asanté Academy of Chinese Medicine, affiliated to Middlesex University.

The basic thing of TCM is prevention. This involves, above all, building up the body’s reserves of energy, to resist pathogenic factors or prevent the progress of pre-existing disease. Thanks to her background in TCM and also in Western medicine, Ping is experienced in:

  • Infertility: She has been able to help many families since practising in the UK, with over 100 babies and dozens of twins being born either naturally or as a result of IUI or IVF.
  • Gynaecological disorders: Ping has successfully relieved a great many female patients of persistent irritation.
  • Gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases: In many cases, symptoms have been brought under control with the help of only acupuncture or Chinese herbs.
  • Different types and stages of cancer: Using holistic methods, Ping has been able to enhance the effect (while reducing the side effects) of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, thereby improving her patients’ quality of life.
  • Chronic pain syndromes: Ping has been able to show how these widespread problems can be helped by effective ancient, but balanced, approaches, as has indeed been shown by numerous studies.
  • Sports injuries: Working together with physiotherapists, it has proven possible to bring about a much quicker recovery than with recourse to one therapy alone.
  • Holistic and balanced approach to improve general underlying state of health: Sub-Health State (SHS) may include stress, anxiety, panic, depression, emotion swings, poor concentration and memory, insomnia, eating disorders and fatigue, all of which may typically result from the modern urban style of life. In dealing with these problems, as indeed in the great majorities of other cases, Ping is happy to have been able to work in co-operation with a number of outstanding physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, nutritionists and psychologists.
  • Above all, Ping offers an exhaustive and comprehensive initial consultation based on a fully integrated Chinese and Western medical approach combined with a detailed analysis of your present lifestyle.