Professor Mei Xing – President of ATCM (Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine UK)
Professor Mei Xing became a qualified medical doctor in 1985, after 5 years of training at Guiyang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She continued to further her integrated medicine knowledge at Beijing’s Dong Zhi Men Hospital, the first affiliated Hospital of Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine University in 1989 and then worked at the No. 301 General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army in Beijing in 1999.
She gained her MSc degree from Chengdu Traditional Chinese Medicine University before returning to Guiyang, where she worked as an Associate Professor and Medical Consultant in Endocrinology.
Professor Mei Xing came to the UK in 2000, and was appointed in 2001 by the University of Salford as a lecturer in Traditional Chinese Medicine. By 2005, she became the Programme Leader at Salford University’s BSc Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture course and was promoted in 2006 to Senior Lecturer. Upon leaving the University of Salford, Professor Xing initiated the MSc Traditional Acupuncture programme at Manchester Metropolitan University.
In 2015, she created the Manchester Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a centre for excellence in teaching authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine in the UK, where she now works as the Principal.
Mei has treated patients for over 30 years and has made a great contribution to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as an educator, lecturer, tutor and member of British Acupuncture Accreditation Committee as Programme Leader and external examiner for several teaching institutes and universities, both in the UK and abroad. Through dedicating herself to excellence in patient care in clinical practice, Mei has grown ever more passionate about the necessity and importance of teaching authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine to a new generation of practitioners in the UK.
Mei regularly advises and gives talks to professional bodies such as the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the British Acupuncture Council and the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Mei continues to use her skills to help her patients and students, professionals and teaching organisations. Through maintaining the high standard of teaching required for the new generation of practitioners, she is passionate about contributing to the evolution of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Academy.