About the Academy


At Manchester Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM), it is our vision to preserve, teach and evolve the wisdoms and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Our Principal, Dr Mei XING, founded the academy with her 30 years of clinical experience and 15 years of TCM teaching in UK universities. Mei has a mission to share the highest standard of teaching and clinical practice available in the UK. Because of this, she only chooses lecturers who are masters of TCM themselves. They too have years of clinical experience working in hospitals and teaching in universities in both China and the UK.

MATCM offers full postgraduate diploma courses in Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, which are fully accredited by the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM). We also offer Diplomas in Tuina and QiGong. In addition to the diploma courses, we also offer CPD (continuing professional development) courses for health professionals over the weekends. 

Interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine has grown vastly in the UK, with acupuncture being the most popular amongst patients, as well as a wide range of healthcare professionals. Many of these practitioners take short cut courses and qualified to perform acupuncture quickly. Unfortunately, dry needling, trigger point acupuncture and self-needling is being taught at a rapid pace with some of the essential skills and deep knowledge at the root of the techniques being overlooked.

We believe it is imperative to help modern TCM practitioners to develop their skills and understanding, to ensure they grasp the deepest aspects of the knowledge and wisdom behind the medicine. We maintain that practitioners of medical acupuncture should have access to the best teaching and develop their skills alongside Chinese Medical wisdom. 

Our medicine is a living tradition. We are here to inspire the modern practitioners of TCM, help them to grow their skills and achieve expertise, ultimately thrive in their profession and benefit all patients in the 21st century.

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