Lin Du  BSc, MSc, PhD, MBAcC, MATCM

Lin was trained in China at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, qualifying in 1996. Later on, she went on and finished MSc and PhD. Before she came to UK, Lin worked as a lecturer in Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaching both Chinese and international students. In the meantime, she worked at university-affiliated teaching hospital as an attending physician. She came to UK in 2006, and currently practises in Manchester and Stockport area.

Having been trained comprehensively, Lin treats various problems. She has a special interest in women’s health and fertility issues. Benefiting from studying and working in Nanjing University of TCM, the original place where well-known Jane Lyttleton learned her infertility treatment, Lin understands well how to incorporate western medical theory into Chinese medicine treatment, how to make the full use of Chinese medicine in male and female infertility treatment. She is particularly good at timing the acupuncture sessions during IVF to help with follicles growth. She also offers care during pregnancy. In 2019, Lin took part in Complementary Therapy Day at department of reproductive medicine in old St Mary’s hospital, as an acupuncturist.

Lin did her PhD on digestive problems with Chinese medicine so that digestive area is no doubt her strong point, IBS, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis cases are commonly seen in her practice. Lin also has great results in the treatment of pain, often instantly. In July 2011, she was honoured to run a workshop for Manchester Migraine Education Day in Salford Royal Hospital. Lin values the diversity of treatment in her practice where she might use a combination of techniques to achieve the best result.

Lin believes she can show people a path to harmony and health. Her devotion to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine stems from a deep desire to relieve people from emotional and physical challenges.

Lin is a member of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), Association of Traditional of Chinese Medicine (ATCM) and Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN).

Lin is also a lecturer in College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM).


Zuowen Yu  BSc, MSc, PhD, MATCM

Under the influence of his father, who is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine professor in China, Zuowen (his patients often call him Dr Yu repectfully) started his early education in this field when he was only 5 years old. When he was 15, he was chosen as one of a few to enter Shaonianban, a special programme for gifted youngsters, at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is an 8-year full-time programme, which included curriculum from Chinese medicine to western medicine, from acupuncture to herbal medicine, from practical skills to ancient classics. He started his practice in Qingdao Haici hospital in 1993. Later on, he completed his Master and PhD study. During his PhD programme, because of his excellent achievement, he won a scholarship from Hongkong Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation in 2003. He came to UK in 2004, and currently practises in Sale, south Manchester.

Zuowen is well-known not only for his sophisticated way of using Chinese herbal medicine but also for his philosophical way of understanding health issues. Over the last twenty odd years he has dealt with many unusual and difficult conditions with great success. He is specialised in autoimmune, rheumatology, skin, allergy, and fertility problems.

With a special interest in neurological diseases, Zuowen has developed Brain-Spine Activation Technique (BSAT). BSAT is an integrated technique of acupuncture and manual skill. Based on traditional Jing Luo theory, combined with modern neuroanatomy and fasciology, this technique helps to improve brain blood circulation, regulate and restore nerve function, improve body immunity, it can be used in various disorders affecting the brain, spine and nerves. He is able to offer comprehensive and high quality personalised health-care for memory and cognitive disorders, movement disorders etc.

Zuowen is a member of  Association of Traditional of Chinese Medicine (ATCM) and Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN). In his spare time, he enjoys himself in ancient Chinese classics, such as Iching, Taoism, which help him understand Chinese medicine even better. 

Both practitioners have been educated in two disciplines – both TCM and Western medicine. Our practice combines TCM with modern approaches. Chinese herbal medicine can be prescribed either separately or in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.