2 Week Chinese Medicine Study Trip to Shanghai 9th April 2017 – BOOK NOW!

Experience the Traditional Chinese Medicine in the spectacular city of Shanghai

Booking open for 9th – 22nd April 2017


Our 2 week study trip to Shanghai is jointly set up with Shanghai University of TCM and the College of Acupuncture and Tuina.  This is a clinically based study suitable for all practitioners, students and healthcare professionals who are practicing or studying acupuncture, Tuina and Chinese herbal medicine.


Shanghai University of TCM is a leading university of TCM in China with excellent resources in education, clinical and scientific research. This study trip is highly refined and specially selected to provide a wonderful opportunity for students to experience TCM in Shanghai.


What the study trip offers:

  • Become a part of a guided clinical study group where you will have the opportunity to observe and get involved with the treatment of patients under the supervision of senior TCM doctors in Shanghai hospitals.
  • Attend workshops in which you will learn invaluable skills and learn from refined treatments of TCM in university and hospitals.
  • You will have the opportunity to communicate with academics, doctors, students and explore further development in your professional career in leading universities and modern hospitals.
  • A fantastic cultural experience of sight-seeing and tourism in the city of Shanghai.


All activities in the first 3 days, are held at the university from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You can have lunch in the student’s canteen of the university.


From the 4th day, you will be allocated to a small group and will attend a clinic to observe and take part in the treatment of patients under the supervision of senior TCM doctors in hospitals. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the case with doctors during clinical time. The clinic you attend will differ each day with rotation, to enable you to observe a variety of conditions with different specialists.


The hospital clinic day starts at 8:30am and ends 4: 30pm for visiting students, there is a lunch break in between. You will need to prepare white coats for yourself during clinic.


The trip will be led by one of our tutors. The clinical days are taster sessions, however you can extend clinical study time if you are interested in particular clinic or specialist. A certificate will be issued at the end of the study programme.


The clinics are listed as below, mainly on Acupuncture. If you wish to visit extra clinics for Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina etc. please contact us and we will arrange this for you.



General clinics for common conditions:

Muscular, Skeletal and Neurological problems:

Back pain, Sciatica, Frozen shoulder, Stiff neck, Tennis elbow, Muscle strain, Arthritis, Neuralgia, stroke, Bell’s palsy, etc.


Headache, Migraine, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety, Palpitation, Fatigue, Indigestion, Colitis, IBS, Asthma, Rhinitis, etc. and much more.

Specialist clinics:

  • Gynaecology: PCOS, Endometriosis, Menstrual disorder, Infertility, etc;
  • Paediatrics: Disorders of nerve system, Tourette’s syndrome;13
  • Urinary Bladder disorder syndrome;
  • Acupuncture for health preservation;
  • Thyroid problems;
  • Male fertility problems;
  • Weight-loss;
  • Eyes problems;
  • Blood letting for complicated and difficult problems;
  • And more.


The timetable for the events and clinics will be arranged with the schedule of university and individual doctor in hospitals and subject to availability.


Cost of this Study Trip:

Around £1,650 plus air plane fare (usually around £600).

£250 non-refundable deposit will be charged when booking.


What the price includes:
Transport between airport and accommodation (arrival & departure), accommodation in Shanghai (twin rooms) , all clinical training and lectures of work-shop with interpreter fees, once Chinese banquet. If you would like to have a single room, the extra charge will be £250 for the whole trip.

What the price does not include:
Plane fare, excursions, daily travel fares and meals, personal travel insurance (compulsory) and visa (compulsory).



I was very fortunate to recently attend a 2 week study trip to Shanghai organised by Phoenix Medical. This was a unique opportunity to observe treatment prictices in Shanghai, and to meet practitioners in their place of work.  …Read more

                                                                                                                             – Rosemary Lillie

Overall it was a brilliant trip, full of experience and excitement. I was astonished to see operations under acupuncture without anaesthesia. The clinic experience was amazing, the skills of the doctors and the patient turnout was remarkable.   The team was friendly and supportive especially Professor Ye Zhang Lao Shi was very helpful to everyone. I highly recommend this trip.

                                                                                                                             – Noor-ul-sabah



About the University 

Shanghai University of TCM was founded in 1956. It was one of the first four colleges of TCM established in China. The campus is located at the Scientific Research & Education Zone, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong new area, covering 83 acres, with excellent teaching facilities and beautiful environment.


Currently, over 9388 students study at the university, this includes doctorate candidates, master degree postgraduates and undergraduates. There are more than 600 experts and professors, 2 academicians in university, 20 secondary colleges and departments, 5 affiliated hospitals, 16 subsidiaries or collaborated research institutes and 10 research centres.


Also, the university has established cooperative relationships with 14 countries and regions. With its success in international education, there’s great brand of International Acupuncture Training Centre and WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine with more than 1,000 students a year from Japan, Korea, Russia, France, Britain, US, Germany, Italy and over 30 countries and regions.


University adheres to the idea of “intensiveness over extensiveness, distinction over largeness and essence over fame” and to the orientation of “research, teaching, specialty and openness” and strives towards the status of a first-class world-renowned University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


About Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology and transport. It is located on central eastern coast, just at the mouth of the Yangtze river. It sits in a sub-tropical climate with moderate temperature and humidity and adequate sunshine. The average temperature is 15.4 degree celsius, with the best weather found in Spring and Autumn.


Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmark such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden. The extensive and growing Pudong sky line has been described as the “show piece” of the booming economy of mainland China.



Shanghai is a relatively safe city but, as with all major cities, there are some parts that should be cautious such as the train stations where pick-pocketing is common. It is advisable to stay in groups rather than travel around alone and avoid wearing expensive jewellery or carrying large amounts of cash.



There are currently no compulsory vaccines for this part of China, but as with most Asian countries, vaccination is advised. Please consult your local pharmacy or GP surgery. Apart from the usual tourist vaccinations, you should also consider the Hepatitis B vaccine, as you will be working in a hospital.


A few important notes:

  • Please ensure that your passport has at least six (6) month’s validity from the date of your return to the United Kingdom.
  • Please ensure that your application form gives your full name exactly as it appears on your passport.
  • Airport taxes and surcharges are subject to change until final payment is made.


The University will send out an invitation letter prior to the trip, you will then have the choice to either visit the Chinese Embassy (London or Manchester) to apply for and collect your Visa (2 visits) or obtain your visa through China Visa Direct (recommended).



The accommodation will be at a hotel within close proximity to the university and teaching hospital. Twin rooms are allocated within the price but single occupancy is available subject to payment of a single room supplement.


Please refer to FAQ for more information.