Jidong Wu graduated from Nanjing Medical School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1979, and practised Chinese medicine in the Nanjing General Hospital for four years. Dr Wu completed his Master’s degree in medicine from Shanghai University of TCM in 1986. He then worked as a lecturer and consultant at Nanjing University of TCM. He was appointed as associated professor there in 1992.
He arrived in London, England in 1993 as a visiting scholar, and has been engaged in Chinese medicine training and practice since then. He was the first BSc TCM programme leader at Middlesex University, London — the first Chinese medicine degree programme ever in Europe. Currently he is a senior lecturer and professional adviser to the TCM degree course at the same university.
Dr Wu has been lecturing monthly at Dublin Acupuncture Foundation since 1998 and occasionally at Shenzhou Open University in Amsterdam, Netherlands since 1999. In June 2006 he finished his doctoral studies and was awarded a PhD in medicine in the field of acupuncture by the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He has been practising acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the London and Cambridge areas since 1994. He specialises in Acupuncture therapy for pain management, and is also interested in treating gynaecological disorders, such as female infertility and PCOS, with Chinese herbal medicine. Dr Wu has been engaged to conduct research into the Chinese medicine treatment for colitis.
Dr Wu has been selected by the UK Department of Health as a member sitting in the Committee of Independent Review Panel for Borderline Medicine since 2000. He was also appointed as a member of the Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee (HMAC) under the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Dr Wu is registered with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture(UK) (ATCM), a professional regulatory body for TCM in the UK. He was the president of ATCM from 2002-06. He is a Fellow of ATCM and an honorary member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine(RCHM).
He is married with two children.
Dong-Ni was born into a Chinese medical family. Her father was a reputable Chinese medical doctor in Guangdong, China who set up a private practice there in the 1980s. Dong-Ni was grew up in this Chinese medical environment and helped her father in running his practice since the 1990s.
She graduated from the History Department at Foshan University in 1990 and qualified as a teacher. She then worked as a secondary school teacher in Guangdong. However, after a 5-year teaching career, Dong-Ni realised that her interests in medicine supersede those in teaching. She then joined Guangzhou University of TCM and pursued a 4-year training course which enabled her to qualify as a TCM practitioner in 1996. She then worked in her father’s clinic for 5 years.
Dong-Ni moved to the UK in 1998 and has been practising acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Birmingham and Macclesfield ever since.
She is registered with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM).
Dong-Ni’s interests in practicing Chinese medicine are:
• Chinese medicine to alleviate respiratory complaints such as chronic cough and asthma;
She is married with two children.