Zhi-Hua [Katherine] Gao, BSc MRCHM
Zhi-Hua, who is also known as Katherine, studied medicine at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China from 1989 to 1994. Whilst there, she gained the “Elite Student Title” for three successive academic years, prior to gain her Bachelor Degree of Medicine in 1994. She then worked as a house registrar and junior surgeon at the Red Cross Hospital in Nanjing for many years.
Katherine moved to England in 1998 and has held a number of posts in which she has practised Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. She also works in other clinics around Flitwick and North Bedford, in addition to her work at Parks.
Since arriving in England, Katherine has returned to China several times to consolidate her training at Nanjing University Teaching Hospital. She also often attending CPD (Continue Professional Development) courses in UK, has gained many certificates such as: First Aid, Battlefield acupuncture, acupuncture research symposium, NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and advanced training in autoimmune disease and skin complications. She is a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine [RHCM] and only uses RHCM approved suppliers of Chinese herbs. Also she is in the process of joining in BAcC (British Acupuncture Council).
During her daily practice, Katherine may use one or combined treatment from list below: Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Acupressure, Cupping, Moxa, Reflexology, Diet advice, Life style advice and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Katherine has a particular interest in the treatment of infertility, hormonal imbalance and auto-immune disease using Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture and herbs. She believes that TCM works well in treatment of these difficult conditions, because it is particularly good at achieving the necessary balance in patient body and mind.
She also use acupuncture treat patient with Chronic Pain syndrome, Migraine, SAD syndrome and stress related illness.
Katherine has been a full time practitioner for over 19 years and she hope to use the experience from both East and West culture to help patients deal with their problems in a holistic approach.