Current work including administrative and professional duties/roles etc

  • ¬†Programme Leader, Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Representative of TCM Practitioners to the Working Group on Statutory Regulation of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (AHTCM) Practitioners, Department of Health
  • Representative of Chinese Medicine Practitioners to the Chinese Medicine Working Group, Department of Health
  • Vice-President and Executive Council Member of Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK)
  • Chair of Research Committee, Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (UK)
  • Representative of Chinese Medicine to the Integrated and Complementary Collaborative for Research and Development (ICCoRD), Prince of Wales Foundation for Integrated Health
  • Chair of Acupuncture Committee, Pan European Federation of TCM Societies
  • Member of Council of Heads of Acupuncture Courses

Selected publications

Articles and chapters in edited books:

M.Z.Cheng, G.Zaman, S.C.F.Rawlinson, R.F.L.Suswillo, L.E.Lanyon (1995) Interaction between mechanical loading and sex hormones in organ culture of rat ulna. In: Advances in Osteoporosis. Edited by Z.Liu and Y Xue. International Academic Publishers, Beijing, China. pp. 183-185.

Referred articles:

  • D Jiang, M Cheng (2006) Analysis and Evaluation on Acupuncture Treatment of Cervical Pains in the UK - A Study of 74 Cases. The European Journal of Integrated Eastern and Western Medicine. 4:36-43.
  • I Solos, F.Y.Meng, M.Z.Cheng (2004).The Treatment of a Single Case of Abscess with Chinese Herbal Medicine. J Chinese Med. 74:19-21.
  • M.Z.Cheng, S.C.F.Rawlinson, A.A.Pitsllides, G.Zaman, S.Mohan, D.J.Baylink, L.E.Lanyon (2002) Human Osteoblasts' Proliferative Responses to Strain and Oestrogen are Mediated by the Oestrogen Receptor and the Receptor for IGF-I. J Bone Min Res. 17:593-602


  • C Bell, M Cheng (2004) Current Influences on Traditional Chinese Medicine Education in the UK: The Experience of a Collaborative Programme Between Middlesex University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. 2nd International Symposium on Education of Traditional Chinese Medicine. p. 38-42. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China
  • J.W Tsai, C L Xue, M Z Cheng (2004) First Time Patient Profile of a Traditional Chinese Medicine Teaching Centre at Middlesex University. Publication of International Conference on Traditional Chinese Medicine. p. 22-25. Shizhen Group and Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Manchester UK

Professional membership

Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine; British Acupuncture Council; Royal Society of Medicine

Links with partner/business orgs etc

  • Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine
  • Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
  • Guangdong Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Gaoming City Hospital of Chinese Medicine
  • School of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including:

  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Traditional Chinese acupuncture
  • Students' clinical placements and supervision
  • Research methods
  • The causes and molecular mechanisms of osteoporosis in relation to hormonal changes and bone's weight bearing
  • Chinese herbal medicine in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Social attitudes toward Chinese medical herbs and acupuncture
  • Acupuncture treatment of chronic pains