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Lin Zhi-Xiu

Lin Zhi-Xiu

Acting Director/ Associate Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


BSc in Medical Science (TCM, Guangzhou University of TCM, 1987) PhD in Pharmacognosy (King’s College London, 1999).Expertise in Chinese medicine (Clinical practice) Clinical trials on Chinese medicine Pharmacology of Chinese medicines. Working Experience 1987-1990 Medical Doctor, the Affiliated Hospital of Guang dong Provincial Research Institute of TCM, China. 1991 - 1998 Herbalist and acupuncturist, Institute of Chinese Medicine, London, UK 1998 - 2002 Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Science, Middlesex University, London, UK 2002 - 2003 Assistant Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau 2003 - 2010 Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK 2010 - present Associate Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK

Research Interest

Research and drug development of Chinese medicines for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis Clinical trials on the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medical interventions, including (1) acupuncture for post-stroke dysphagia; (2) acupuncture for overactive bladder in elderly; (3) topical preparation containing Rubiae Radix for plaque type of psoriasis; and (4) herbal prescriptions for atopic dermatitis Pharmacological evaluations using in vitro and in vivo models on herb-drug interactions between Chinese medicines and pharmaceuticals in the areas of lung cancer, stroke and diabetes mellitus Phytochemistry of Chinese medicines Literature reviews using systematic review and meta-analysis approach on the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medical interventions including herbal medicine and acupuncture & moxibustion