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 Dr. Xu Wang

Position: Associate Lecturer: Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Department: School of Natural Medicine
Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
Qualifications: BSc (Chinese Medicine) (Medical University of Jining), MSc (MBS)

Dr Xu Wang studied BSc Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Jining Medical University and completed his Masters in Medical Bioscience at University of the Western Cape in 2007. His Master’s Thesis entitled: The antihypertensive effects of aqueous extract of Olea africana leaves. In 2001 he was employed as a Junior TCM Clinician at Yanzhou First People’s Hospital in China.
Tel: 021 959 1716
Fax: 021  959 2867


 Dr Wang is a registered Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner with the AHPCSA. His research interests focus on the antihypertensive and/or anti-diabetic effects of indigenous African herbs, as well as the comparisons and combinations of Africa-China herbs. He is currently working towards a PhD in Herbal Science related to anti-diabetic effects of wild African olive leaves. He was employed as an associated Lecturer in School of Natural Medicine at UWC in January, 2009.
During this period at UWC he has presented at the following conferences/congresses:
•IOCD Symposium 2011- African Plants: unique source of drugs, agrochemicals, cosmetics and food supplements (2011/01);
•The First China-Africa Development Forum for Chinese Medicine (2012/03);
•The Research Open Day of Community and Health Science Faculty (2012/10);
•The Research Open Day of Science Faculty (2012/10); South African Association of Herbal Practitioners Conference (2013/10);
•The Research Open Day of Community and Health Science Faculty (2014/10);
•Cape Town Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Symposium 2015 (2015/11);
•Shandong—Seminar on Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (2016/10);
•Formally organised special purpose on acupuncture treatment for infertility (2017/04);

•HIV/AIDS Management Course for Healthcare Professionals (2012/07);
•Western Cape Youth Rehabilitation Centre (WCYRC) Symposium (2012/09);
•The seminar of Ayurveda and Natural Medicine (2012/09);
•The seminar of Interprofessional education and practice (2015/06);
•Ethics Workshop of Faculty of Community and Health Sciences (2016/09);
•First aid workshop level 3 (2017/07);

Poster was accepted by:
•The 8th conference of the Federation of African Immunological Societies (2012-12).
Dr Wang teaches TCM Diagnosis (CMA201), a focus on basic diagnoses mechanisms of diseases, and TCM Internal Medicine (CMA303), which focus on specific internal medicine diseases including etiology/pathogenesis, symptoms/signs, diagnosis, treatment principles and treatment methods. Then in the 4th year he teaches TCM Gynaecology (CMA402), a focus on gynaecology diseases, and TCM Taichi (CMA405), a focus on Qigong/Taichi practice. For the 5th year, he teaches TCM Paediatrics (CMA502), which focus on paediatrics physiological and pathological characteristics, as well as specific diseases. He also supervises the Clinical Practice (CMA404 and CMA504), which offers senior students great opportunities to observe and practice in the Mitchell’s’ plain clinic and Campus clinics.





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