Dr Siu Lun Chan – MD BSc MSc MCMIR
“I used to get sick very often when I was a child. I had frequent colds and sore throat. But then, my immune systems got much better when my mother took me to a Chinese Medicine doctor who prescribed for me Chrysanthemum, Honeysuckle and a few other TCM herbs. So when I saw an opportunity to study Chinese Medicine at university I knew this is what I wanted to do.” Dr. Chan
Dr Chan graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
This 5-year programme culminated in a 2-year placement at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, mainland China, where he learned advanced Chinese Medicine techniques along with Western medical diagnostics.
In 2010 he returned to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to study for a Master of Science degree in Stroke and Clinical Neuroscience. He graduated in 2012.
Dr Chan has 15 years of experience as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. He started work in 2008 as a junior doctor at a Tung Wah hospital in Hong Kong where he assisted senior TCM practitioners while also prescribing Chinese herbal medicine to patients. In addition, he volunteered at the hospital’s health events organised for the local community.
The lessons learned from those senior practitioners were very valuable as Dr Chan established himself in his next post at the Pok Oi Hospital in Hong Kong, where he diagnosed patients and treated them with acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions. He even took up management responsibilities to ensure that the clinic was well stocked with acupuncture needles, herbs and advertised to the public.
Dr Chan specialises in treating various types of pain (e.g. musculoskeletal injuries, nerve pain, headaches) and respiratory conditions such as asthma, hay fever and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and oncology.
Experience of Working in the UK
Dr Chan settled in the UK to join AcuMedic in 2023. Whilst he has already helped patients with treatments for infertility and pain, he says that Chinese Medicine has value that goes far beyond those common conditions:
“People in the UK might not be aware that acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help patients recover from conditions such as stroke, asthma and can even contribute in an oncology department, as is normally the case in China’s modern hospitals. I hope Westerners can experience more of what Chinese Medicine can do for human well-being.”
More About Dr Chan
“When I work with Western patients I understand that while they might be aware that Chinese Medicine can help them, they might not know exactly how or why it works. I take care to explain to them what their acupuncture or herbal treatment does. I use simple examples from nature to explain Chinese Medicine theory, and I tell them about the clinical studies that provide the evidence, in Western medical terms, that my treatment can help.”