Dr. Ming Jin received eleven years of training in Chinese and Western medicine at Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine, one of China’s top medical schools, and completed her medical residency at Shanghai Wusong Hospital. She returned to Shanghai University of TCM for graduate and post-graduate studies in TCM cardiology and TCM gynecology, becoming one of the first women in China to receive a Ph.D. degree in traditional Chinese medicine gynecology. Dr. Jin has been devoted to individualized patient care for more than 30 years, establishing the Ming Qi Natural Healthcare Center in 1991 to address the need for personalized patient care. In addition to her successful private practice, Dr. Jin works at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center’s Integrative Medicine Department as an acupuncturist, and is a co-investigator for the National Institutes of Health’s clinical research on acupuncture treatment for cancer patients with chronic fatigue, hot flashes, chest pain, and pain management.
Dr. Jin has written and taught widely in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. She is a professor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and New York Acupuncture Institute, and has been a guest lecturer at Princeton University and New York University on the connection between TCM and Western medicine. She co-authored a four-volume encyclopedia of Chinese medicine, and her clinical research publications include topics on the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease with TCM, adjustment of the immune system using TCM, research on acupuncture anesthesia and reduced bleeding in obstetrical surgery in China, and 500 case analyses on TCM-based rehabilitation of breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy in China. Dr. Jin has appeared on CNN and ABC’s Regis and Cathy Lee Show, and also wrote and hosted a series of 16 television programs broadcast in Shanghai called “Window on Traditional Chinese Medicine.”