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Acupuncture and herbal medicine

Cheng-Hao Zhou

Cheng has been practising Chinese herbal medicine since 1992, and values ongoing clinical practise and work in higher education as vital to her dynamic approach.


Born and bred in Shanghai, China, Cheng trained at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1992. She arrived in York, UK in 2000 after eight years of medical practice for Chinese national healthcare.

Cheng has been involved heavily in higher education of traditional style acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as a lecturer, clinical supervisor, and module leader. At the same time, she performed external educational roles as examiner for and member of the acupuncture accreditation committee, from which she enjoyed gaining experience in quality control.

Clinical practise is at the core of her professional development. She was involved in the Holistic Cancer Care Centre at the James Cook University Hospital for more than seven years. In the meantime, Cheng has been continuously practising privately, to have wider contact of treating general health conditions and patient support.


Complexity and focus are the two aspects of a spectrum to balance in Chinese medicine practice. While one single situation stands out as a major clinical concern, an individual's life circumstance and experience are the unique background to the integration of wellbeing. Cheng takes on the complexity of human experience, with the clarity of focus to target a patient's major concern, and a vision of prevention as the most fulfilling approach.

This approach involves the patient's two-way interaction in the process of treatment and progression, encouraging patients to discover their own insight in dealing with illness and general well being.

Apart from the common use of acupuncture for pain relief, Cheng’s major clinical interests are: cardiovascular condition support, C.O.P.D support, digestive disorders, interstitial cystitis, menopausal symptoms, eczema, and many other chronic health conditions.

Fees and availability

Treatment fees

£45–90 (depending on the time involved).

Due to Covid, the initial consultation of case history will be taken over the phone or online.

Clinic times

In-person availability at the York Clinic: Wednesdays.

“Healthcare is about two way communication. We have the inbuilt power of deciding the journey of health and wellbeing. The practitioner, here as a ferryman, gives a compassionate push to the direction of contentment and fulfilment.”

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General practice of physical and emotional health including autoimmune conditions, post viral syndrome.


1992 Bachelor of Medicine (TCM, Shanghai)
1998 Visiting physician (TCM, Shanghai)

Professional Associations

Member of Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (in association with EHTPA)
Member of British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)


"Chengs acupuncture is amazing. I feel so much better. I will be a regular visitor from now on. Thank you."

Keith H

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