Originally seconded to the Middlesex University from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in China. Dr Tan teaches clinical acupuncture and needling techniques, nutrition and lifestyle in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tuina (Chinese medicinal massage) and diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She qualified as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor in China. She has studied both Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine for 11years, and has obtained the degrees of Bachelor in Acupuncture, Master in Medicine and PhD in Internal Chinese Medicine from China. She has a rich experience of teaching and clinical practice. She has combined the treatment methods of the different TCM schools with a lot of flexibility, as well as combined Chinese herbs and Acupuncture. She has been invited to give seminars and medical treatment in many countries such as Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Holland, USA and South Korea.
Cunningham, S and Tan D (2011) Dysmenorrhoea and acupuncture: a review of the literature. Nursing Standard 25(44).
Tan D (2003) Effect of kui jieyin (Chinese herbal medicine) on inflammatory cytokine content in serum from subjects with ulcerative colitis. Chinese clinical research of traditional Chinese Western medicine 1(1): 18-20.
Tan D, Wang XY and Tian DL (2002) Effect of kui jieyin (Chinese herbal medicine) on epidermal growth factor (EGF) content in serum from subjects with ulcerative colitis. Chinese journal of experimental traditional medical formulae 8(4): 39-40.
Tan D and Wang XY (2001) Experimental study on protective function of herbal medicine on alcohol damaged liver. Chinese journal of basic medicine in traditional Chinese medicine 7(5): 58-60.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Traditional Chinese acupuncture needling techniques
Nutrition and lifestyle in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tuina (Chinese medicinal massage)
Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine for gynaecological conditions
Research Outputs & Interests
Acupuncture and Taiji/Qigong exercises for stroke and Parkinson rehabilitation
Nutrition, lifestyle and food/herbs in Chinese Medicine for improving quality of life in old age and well being
Acupuncture and herbal medicine for women's health
Acupuncture for pain relief (especially dysmenorrhoea and migraine)
Acupuncture and herbal medicine in the treatment of ulcerative colitis