Biographical Overview of Yiming Wang
Yiming Wang majored in traditional Chinese medicine at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Beijing, China, now the Beijing University of TCM, and received a diploma, an equivalent of a Bachelor of Science diploma in the States. She received both Western and Chinese medical training there. She has worked in medicine since the early 1970's, and began lecturing as Associate Professor at the Beijing College of TCM in China. She taught basic theories of TCM, the science of TCM formulas, and acupuncture theory at the undergraduate level.
From the mid-1970's to 1991 Yiming Wang was a doctor of TCM and clinical practice and an acupuncturist in China. She has worked on laboratory experiments in basic theories of TCM for 10 years, and participated in a study project on application of TCM to genetic/biological methodology in anti-AIDS, anti-cancer, and anti-magnetic field damage efforts at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In China she was an examiner of the National Study Program in TCM and an associate professor of TCM, specializing in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. To help Western medical students to understand Eastern medicine and acupuncture, she has directed a televised documentary: "Phlegm and Water". Yiming Wang has authored 6 books and 30 papers on the subject of Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine in China. Since she came to the U.S., she found that patients often asked her, "how does acupuncture work," so to answer this question, she has also written a book named "How Does Acupuncture Work" in English in 2003. Some of her books include:
- Family Health Care and Herbal Diet. Beijing: Beijing Publishing House, 1993.
- Selected Classic Prescriptions. (edited) Shanghai: Publishing House of Shanghai, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1991.
- Science of Traditional Chinese Medical Formula. (Textbook for Correspondence Education) Beijing: Traditional Chinese Medicine Science/Technology Publishing House, 1988.
- Key to Exercises for Problems of the Science of Traditional Chinese Medical Formula. ( A Supplement to Textbook of Traditional Chinese Medicine) Beijing: Publishing House for Books of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1987.
- How Does Acupuncture Work. Dallas. 2003.
In 1991 she came to the United States and practiced acupuncture while teaching acupuncture/herbology at the Beijing School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1992 she moved to Richardson and began a private practice in acupuncture and herbology. She is a licensed acupuncturist and an Oriental Medical Doctor. Currently in the US she is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of Texas and a National Board Diplomate of Herbology. She was the director of the Dallas Institute of Chinese Medicine. She was an item writer for the Chinese herbology exam for the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
In the United States she has taught acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the Dallas Institute of Chinese Medicine in Richardson and several of her students have received state acupuncture licenses. She has taught Chinese medicine at the Third Coast Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has taught seminars on acupuncture at North Texas University, University of Texas in Dallas, and Richland College of Dallas. She has also been invited to several other seminars to teach acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Yiming Wang's current areas of expertise include clinical practice of acupuncture as an acupuncturist and a doctor of TCM; continuing the writing of articles to introduce acupuncture and Chinese medicine; and working to introduce how to use herbal diet to improve the body's health. She advocates the integration of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine as a philosophy of health-care.