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David Tai graduated in Western Medicine from Beijing Medical College in 1960. Post degree, he lectured at Tianjin Medical University where he also conducted research in patho-physiology. David’s arrival in Sydney in 1976 saw him open a private practice in the CBD where he combined his knowledge of Western Medicine with TCM. In 1983 he appeared on the ABC’s ‘Healers, Quacks or Mystics’.
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Sue Dawson was appointed to the position of Health Care Complaints Commissioner in December 2015, for a five year term. Her passion is to promote collaboration within and between organisations, to deliver practical and innovative solutions and with the overarching consideration of delivering better outcomes for the community.
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Damian has been a practitioner for over thirty five years, both in Adelaide and in Canberra. He has a Master of Acupuncture degree from the University of Western Sydney and a Diploma in Canonical Chinese Medicine. He is also a lecturer and clinic supervisor at Endeavour College Adelaide.
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Rhonda Chang graduated from Beijing Chinese Medicine University in 1983, and migrated to Australia in 1986. In 2012 Chang completed a PhD at the University of Sydney, School of Science, Department of History and Philosophy.
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Emma is a registered acupuncturist and herbalist with a strong interest in paediatric health and the management of complex chronic disease. Emma is a lecturer for the Chinese Medicine Department at Endeavour College of Natural Health.
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Mark is the current Branch Head of of Complementary and Over-the-counter Medicines, Therapeutic Goods Administration, responsible for regulating over the counter medicines as well as complementary medicines, which include traditional and herbal medicines, and vitamin and mineral supplements.

JulieAnn completed her doctorate level medical degree in Chinese Medicine at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine. Her emphasis on the classical perspective of Chinese herb use has resulted in three published articles in the Journal of Chinese medicine.
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Warwick joined AACMA in 1992. He has been working with Chinese medicine since then, and has been on the QiGong path for the last 14 years as well.  As one seeking dan himself, this book was of special interest, and he was able to translate it differently, due to his inside knowledge of the art and science of QiGong.
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Dr Qing Huang received her formal training in Chinese medicine and western medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is a specialist in dermatology with experience and skills in managing many skin conditions with an integrative approach of both traditional and conventional medicines.
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Prof. Caroline Smith is an experienced clinical research and acupuncture practitioner. She brings expertise in relation to acupuncture research and clinical skills in relation to women’s health and reproductive health. She has a background in evidence based research in relation to acupuncture and other complementary therapies and the integration of Chinese medicine and biomedical research protocols, predominately in the areas of women’s health.
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Dr Andrew Nugent-Head arrived in Taiwan in 1986 to study Chinese medicine, martial arts and internal cultivation. He formally began studying Chinese medicine in 1989, founding the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS) to preserve China’s traditional knowledge. Andrew is a renowned Chinese medical practitioner, educator and martial artist.
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Raf completed a degree in acupuncture from Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2005 and is registered for both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has worked at various clinics in the greater Brisbane area. Current clinics are at Inclusive Health working in community acupuncture, volunteer work at a drug and alcohol reduction centre and a private practice.
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David is an Acupuncturist having graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour) in 1996. He has been a TCM lecturer for the past 15 years in Australia, as well as presented seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
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Professor Xue has a long history in Chinese medicine. He was the Deputy President, Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (2009 – 2012). Professor Xue was appointed as Inaugural Chair, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in July 2011 and reappointed for a second term in July 2014.

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Ms Chau-Yang is a PhD candidate with an interest in integrating biomedical models with the traditional Chinese medicine approach. Her research interests include ageing populations, cultural competency, dietary therapy, craniosacral therapy and pastoral counselling.
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Associate Professor Tieguang (Richard) Gu is an expert in his field with a Bachelor and Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a PhD in Oriental Medicine. He is a renowned Chinese medicine practitioner and currently works at the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a clinic supervisor.

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Si Ning Luo attained his Master Degree of Health Science in TCM at WSU, and Bachelor Degree of TCM at SITCM. He had clinical training at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine First Affiliated Hospital in China. Si Ning has completed eight Sydney Blackmores Half Marathons, and successfully combined his exercise experience with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture support treatment and metabolism method for Weight Loss.
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Associate Professor Zaslawski is the director of Chinese medicine program of the School of Life Sciences at University of Technology, Sydney. He has delivered more than 60 presentations at local and international conferences, and published papers in 40 professional and peer-reviewed international journals.

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Associate Professor Tony Zhang has been the Discipline Leader of Chinese Medicine at RMIT University since 2011. He has strong expertise in evidence-based Chinese medicine clinical research and has published more than 80 scientific articles.

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