Dr. Xia Cheng M.D. (China)
R.Ac, DTCM, Ph.D. in Medicine
Registered Acupuncturist and
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Cheng earned her Bachelor’s Degree in TCM and Western Medicine in 1983 from the Hunan University of TCM, China. She did further study at Tianjin University of TCM, China culminating in 1987 with a Master’s Degree in Medicine and Acupuncture. In 1990, she received her Ph.D in Medicine from the Chengdu University of TCM, China with a specialty in Acupuncture and Chronomedicine.
Dr. Cheng has over 30 years of clinical experience as a physician, herbalist and acupuncturist. She has been a professor at several colleges and universities as well as instructing foreign students in China. She has translated several publications and is a published author of several TCM works. She is currently the Executive Director of the BodyMind Synergy Health Centre in Calgary and the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of several professional association boards and Vice-President for the Alberta Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors.
Dr. Cheng is an active participant in the process of regulating TCM in Alberta. This includes serving on the Board of both the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta and the Alberta Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors. She also teaches courses on TCM to medical professionals and offers public education workshops on TCM. In September 2004 her long-time dream of opening a school of TCM was realized with the opening of CITCM, which she is proud to be the executive director of.