About Our Practitioners

Dr Joy Wang has been working in Chinese medicine for more than 20 years. After completing 5 years of medical training at a prestigious Chinese university, she was awarded the role of Associate Professor. While practising medicine, she also taught medical students and participated in medical research. After running a popular acupuncture clinic in London, Joy relocated to Luton and set up Luton & Dunstable Acupuncture & Nutrition in 2008.


Joy specialises in a wide array of areas, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbs Combinations
  • Improving IVF Pregnancies
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Insomnia
  • IBS

Qualifications and Experience

Dr Joy Wang, BSc (Acupuncture), MD, MSc (Herbal Medicine), PhD (Neuroscience);

  • 2009 – 2012: Royal Society of Medicine (00685988)
  • 2009 – Present: Association of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture, UK (ON09036)
  • 2012 – Present: British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
  • 2014 – Present: Standing Committee Member of Brain Disease Specialty Committee, The World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)

Teaching, Research, and Education

  • February 2013: Working in a Variety of Clinics in London and at Home
  • September 2010 – June 2012: BSc (Hon) Acupuncture (2:1), University of East London
  • April 2008 – January 2013: Founder of Chinese Meridian Health, 1A Chapel Market, Islington, London, N1 9EZ
  • November 2008 – February 2010: Visiting Lecturer, Division of Life Science, University of Bedfordshire
  • April 2007 – October 2007: Practitioner in Acupuncture and Massage College in Second Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University
  • January 2003 – January 2007: Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, St George's University of London
  • November 1999 – September 2002: Research Assistant and September 2000 – October 2002: PhD Candidate, (Awarded, Oversea Research Scholarship) Institute of Neuroscience, School of Biological Science, University of Manchester
  • July 1998 – October 1999: Researcher, National Centre for AIDS Prevention and Control, P3 Reference Laboratory
    • Screened Anti-HIV Drugs, including Chinese Medicine, with Cell Culture
  • July 1987 – June 1998: Associate Professor, Medical College of Jiamusi University, China
    • Worked as a Lecturer (1987 – 1998) and Associate Professor (1998 – Present)
    • Practised in TCM Clinics, and Research on Herbal Medicine
    • 1998: Awarded the Best as Associate Professor for Practice, Teaching, and Research by HeiLong Jiang Province Government
  • September 1994 – July 1997: MSc in Biochemistry (on Herbal Medicine, Distinction), Jiamusi Medical University, China
    • Research Title: Effect of Anti-Oxidation and Anti-Ageing Effect of Herb of Rougui, Fuzi, Baizhu in Aged Animal Model
    • Dissertation Awarded Best Thesis by Jiamusi University
  • July 1982 – July 1987: MD, Harbin Medical University, P. R. China
    • Won Distinctive Scholarships Three Times
    • Won Several Championships in a Variety of Sports at University
    • Represented the University in National Competitions


  • Wang G. “Does acupuncture cure PCOS?”, 2014, Journal of ACTM (Accepted)
  • Jacquot C, Croft AP, Wang G, Mulholland PJ, Prendergast MA, Shaw SG, Little HJ. “Effects of the glucocorticoid antagonist, mifepristone on the consequences of withdrawal from long term alcohol consumption.” Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research, 2008, 32(12), 1-10.
  • Little HJ, Croft AP, O'Callaghan MJ, Wang G. Shaw SG. “Selective increases in regional brain glucocorticoid: a novel effect of chronic alcohol.” Neuroscience. 2008, 156(4): 1017-1027.
  • Zhang T, Li Q, Li K, Li Y, Li J, Wang G, Zhou S. “Anti-tumor Effects of Saponin from Patrinia villosa (Thunb.) Juss on Mice Bearing U14 Cervical Cancer.” Phytotherapy Research. 2008; 22(5):640-5.
  • Nadjar A, Brotchie J, Guigoni C, Li Q, Zhou S, Wang G, Ravenscroft P, Georges F, Crossman A, Bezard E. “Phenotype of striatofugal medium spiny neurons in parkinsonian and dyskinetic non-human primates: a call for a reappraisal of the functional organization of the basal ganglia.” J Neurosci. 2006 26(34):8653-61.
  • Jiang Y, Lin X, Cao S, Wang G, et al.” Viral isolation from long-term survivors with HIV-1 infection and analysis of the viral biological features in southwest of China.” J Chin AIDS/STD Prev Control. 2000; 6:1-4 .
  • Jing Y, Chen Ch, Pei L, Wang G et al. “Mechanism of anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1(HIV-1) of Se-Indocalamus tessdatus polycassine (S-ITPS).” Chinese J Exp Clin Virol, 2000; 14 (1): 16-19*.
  • Zhou S, Wang G, Chen B. “Research on the best condition to retard the oxidation of fish oil.” Chinese Public Health. 1999;15(3): 229-231*.
  • Wang G, Wei X., Bai S, Zhou B. “Research on the anti-ageing effect and mechanism of Rougui in rats.” Chinese J of Gerontology. 1998, 4:345-48*.
  • Wang G, Wei X, Zhou B, et al. “Determination of fatty acids composition and peroxidant from different source of fat.” Acta of Jiamusi Medical College. 1997; 20(3):7-9*.
  • Zhou S, Wang G, Chen B. “Research on antagonism of shikonin to oxidative injury of liver.” Acta of Harbin Medical University. 1996; 30(6):524-528

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