Introduction of Subject Speakers of The 4th American TCM Congress

1. Farong Zhang: Experience in the Flexible Use of Specific Formulas for the Treatment of Diabetes

Farong Zhang was born in the Beibei District of Chongqing in 1935. He graduated from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1963. After graduating, he has stayed working for the university in its clinical, teaching, and scientific research departments. In 1986, he was promoted to Professor and became an advisor for doctoral students. He was recognized by the Province of Sichuan as an outstanding TCM practitioner as well as an exceptional teacher. He was also named as a Model Worker by the Sichuan Labor Department, nominated as a mentoring professor with the National Chinese Medicine Veteran Expert Academic Exchange, and chosen by the Chinese government as an expert in his field to receive a special State Council Allowance. Dr. Zhang served as the deputy director of the Diabetes Professional Committee of the Chinese Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the director of the Diabetes Professional Committee of the Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine Association.

He has been engaged in TCM clinical work for over fifty years. With his rich experience, noble ethics, and excellent technical skill, he has achieved remarkable treatment efficacy for diabetes, thyroid diseases, and geriatric diseases. Dr. Zhang led 17 provincial-level research projects and obtained 15 provincial science and technology progress awards. The research findings of these projects have important reference value. Dr. Zhang was the author, editor-in-chief, and co-editor of 14 TCM academic publications and has made significant contributions to the continuing development of the Chinese medical legacy. He has been invited to participate in academic exchanges and lectures throughout Japan, the United States, and Canada, and his level of scholarship has been highly praised. Dr. Zhang has also long served as a guest professor in the doctoral program at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the College. In 2014, he won the Chinese Medicine Academic Development Award for Academic Achievement; won the Sichuan Ministry of Health and Medicine’s Lifelong Achievement Award in 2016; and in 2017 was named one of China’s Top 100 China's National TCM Master, a prestigious title conferred by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

2. Zhiwen Zhang: Treatment of Intractable cough and asthma

Zhiwen Zhang, was born in February of 1937 in Dazhu County, Sichuan Province, China.

As the chief physician and professor of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he was awarded as the first 100 national famous Chinese medicine experts by National Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Special subsidy expert of the government of the State Council, the second and third batches academic experience inherited tutors of old Chinese medicine experts, famous TCM doctor in Sichuan province, Sichuan provincial academic and technical leaders, the first batch of high-level experts who have been directly contacted by Sichuan provincial party committee, the first medical lifelong achievement expert and the first cadre health care experts of Sichuan Province. He used to be a member of the editorial committee of TCM teaching materials of higher medical institutions of the Ministry of Health, vice chairman and consultant of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the Chinese Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine, executive director of the Sichuan Provincial Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, chairman of the Special Committee of the Temperament Diseases, expert committee of the Sichuan Provincial Education Group of Chinese Medicine, member of the 3th Academic Committee of the International Conference on Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine, member and consultant of the National Committee of Chinese Medicine Terminology Assessment, and the director of the key and quality courses in Sichuan province.

3. Guohui Liu: Advantage and Disadvantage to Treat Sinusitis By Approaches Related to Theory of Shang Han Lun and Warm Pathogen Diseases

Guohui Liu has been studying and practicing Chinese medicine for over thirty-five years. He gained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the early 1980s, where he was hired as a faculty and later became Associate Professor in 1994. He has followed Prof. Ran Pin-Zhen, Prof. Zhang Fa-Rong and Prof. Zhang Zhi-Wen to study classics in Chinese Medicine, especially Shang Han Lun and Warm Pathogen Diseases. Prof. Liu currently serves as the faculty of the doctoral program of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He has written numerous books and articles in Chinese about medicine and the classic texts, including Warm Pathogen Diseases.

Prof. Liu is the author of Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicine: Shang Han Lun and Contemporary Medical Texts。 He has been invited to give lectures in European Countries, the United States and China; he lives in Portland, Oregon, where he maintains a private practice.


4. Kathleen Lumiere: Acupuncture and Advanced Pain Management at a Level One Trauma Center, Conventional Care and Clinical Education

Dr. Kathleen Lumiere DAOM, LAc, is an Associate Professor in the Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine department at Bastyr University, and the DAOM Program Director.

Dr. Lumiere divides her time between administration, teaching, and private practice. Her research interests include electroacupuncture, pain reduction, stroke rehabilitation, and emotional well-being.




5. Ning Liu: Acupuncture for Anti-Aging

Ning Liu, Director of Clinical Medicine Department of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chief Physician, Vice President of Global Chinese Medical and Health Association, Vice president of World Federation of Chinese Medicine acupuncture embedding expert committee, Standing Committee of Aesthetic medicine and Cosmetic chapter of Chinese Medical Association, Vice-chairmen of traditional Chinese medicine cosmetology chapter of China Association of Chinese Medicine, Vice President of traditional Chinese medicine cosmetology chapter of Chinese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Editorial director of traditional Chinese medicine cosmetology , Member of New Zealand Registered Acupuncturist / ACC provider, Chief expert of Beijing Tong Ren Tang health care.



6.Yiwen Su: TCM dermatology -Avoid common mistakes and improve clinical outcome 

Prof. Yiwen Su started his TCM career in 1980 at Chengdu University of TCM. Majored in TCM dermatology and graduated with a Master degree in 1988.  Assigned to teach and practice at Chengdu University of TCM and its teaching hospital since then. He received further training in dermatology in Sichuan Provincial Hospital in China. Invited to teach and practice TCM overseas from 1994 to 1998 in Germany and Israel. Moved to U.S.A in April 1998 and has taught master's and doctoral programs in five 




7. Youping Hu: Classic Acupuncture Techniques for Pain Management






8. Chongyong Zheng: Treatment and management of neuralgia, examination of postherpetic zoster neuralgia

Chongyong Zheng graduated from Chengdu University of TCM, 1989 - 1994, a Chief TCM doctor, and a Master student Advisor, Director of TCM department of Chengdu University of TCM Health Management Center, Standing director of World Federation of TCM Association of Professional Committee of Tumor external therapy, Standing director of World Federation of TCM Association Professional Committee of trocar, Youth member of China Society of Integrative Medicine reproductive committee, Editorial board of "Journal of Reproductive Medicine", The third editor of "a self-taught Chinese medicine", Deputy Chief Editor of Gynecology TCM external therapy.

He has been invited to New Zealand, Malaysia, domestic universities and medical associations to give presentation and seminars. He has long been engaged in TCM acupuncture and gynecology clinical work, the average daily patient visits are more than 80. 


9. Junguo Duan: Clinical Evidence-based Study on the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Microvascular Complications with TCM

Prof. Junguo Duan, Chief Professor of Chengdu University of TCM, Chief Physician, Professor and Ph.D. supervisor, is honored as Expert of the Minister of Health with Remarkable Contributions, and expert receiving the state council special allowance. President, Party Secretary of Eye College/Teaching in Eye Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM, Academician Leader of State Key Subject (Ophthalmology Otolaryngology of TCM), and the Key Subjects of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine(Traditional Chinese Ophthalmology), Director of the Key Cubicle of Visual Function Protection with Traditional Chinese Medicine(the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine), Director of the Key Laboratory of Ophthalmopathy Prevention Cure and Visual Function Protection with TCM(Sichuan Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine), Member of TCM Subject Consultative Group of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, National Outstanding Professional and Technical Personnel, National Excellent Scientific and Technical Worker, Outstanding Young and Middle-Aged Expert, expert receiving state council special allowance, China's Hundred Outstanding Young Chinese Medicine Doctor, Chief Expert of Health and Family Planning Commission of Sichan Province, Vice chairman of Ophthalmic Specialized Commission of Chinese Association of Chinese Medicine, Vice chairman of China Society of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Vice chairman of Ophthalmic Specialized Commission of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Chairman of Ophthalmic Specialized Commission of Sichuan Institute Of Chinese Medicine, Chairman of Sichuan Association of Diabetes Prevention Control.

 His main research directions are: A. clinical evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine; B. the prevention and control of intractable eye diseases and visual function protection by traditional Chinese medicine.

10. Shuyu Yang: Effects and mechanism of Classical Formulas on diabetic microvascular disease

Prof. Shuyu Yang, Doctor of Medicine, Chief Physician, Professor and Ph.D. supervisor, is honored as the expert of the Minister of Health with remarkable contributions, and expert receiving the state council special allowance. He is also a winner of Chinese Physician Reward.

He once worked as Director General of Xiamen Health and Family Planning Commission, Director of The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University and Director of Xiamen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Now he’s positioned as Honorary Director of The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Director of Diabetes Hospital, Dean of Xiamen Diabetes Institution, and Chairman of China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diabetes Branch.

He has been long engaged in prevention and treatment of diabetes and other metabolic diseases with the integration of traditional and western medicine and established the Xiamen Diabetes Institution as well as the academic team.  He created the Xiamen diabetes model of “three physician joint management”.

11. Ming Jin: Fetal’s Brain Development and Intellectual Potential

Dr. Ming Jin trained eleven years in both Chinese and Western Medicine at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), one of China's leading Chinese Traditional Medicine schools. At the post-graduate level, she had the best professional education and clinical experience in TCM OB/GYN field since 1977.

Upon the arrival of IVF treatment in China, Dr. Ming Jin participated in initial clinical research using Chinese Medicine in conjunction with Western Medical treatment to increase the overall success rate for IVF. Along with several colleagues, Dr. Ming Jin co-authored the book "How Chinese Medicine Plays a Role in the Treatment of Infertility " in China.

Dr. Ming Jin established Ming Qi Natural Healthcare Center in 1991 with offices in Manhattan and Queens treating more than 18,000 patients. One of the specialties of the Ming Qi center is the treatment of Infertility using Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture alone, or in combination with the IVF procedure. Patients who may benefit include those who are not responding quickly to fertility drugs, those with problems with implantation, or those with difficulty maintaining pregnancy due to poor quality of uterine lining. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ming Jin has successfully treated over 760 patients with these conditions.

Dr. Ming Jin has taught classes and clinical Training in TCM OB-GYN since 1995 to students of TCM at both Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and New York Acupuncture Institute, as well as the MD Acupuncturist training program at SUNY Downstate teaching hospital (University Hospital of Brooklyn). As an editor and main speaker, she sponsors a public education series on Women’s Healthcare, Fertility, Pregnancy and Lactation Care, Fetal Development & New Born Healthcare, Female Cancer Preventive care for 25 years.