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Current Instructors

Dr. Ganglin Yin, Dr. TCM

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Dr. Yin has an MD in Traditional Chinese Medicine (HUTCM) and a Masters degree in TCM from Hunan University of China.  From 1985 to 1992, Dr. Yin was an Associate Professor of Acupuncture at HUTCM. From 1993 to 1996, he was the chief doctor in the Chinese Acupuncture-Massage Specialist Group and clinic of HUTCM in Russia. From 1997 to 1999, he was a professor and the academic dean of International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Victoria, Canada. In 2000, he was a professor and the faculty dean of Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Dr. Yin has published 4 books on acupuncture and herbology. Titles include Advanced Modern Chinese Acupuncture Therapy – A Practical Handbook for Intermediate and Advanced Study. Dr. Yin is a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (R.D.TCM) in the province of BC, Canada and a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.). Dr. Yin also maintains an Acupuncture and Herbology clinical practice at Oshio College.

Hu, Zhiguang, M.D. (China), Associate Professor of Medicine (China), R.Ac., Vice Principal, Clinical Supervisor

 Dr. Hu received her MD at Nanhua University, Hengyang, China in 1983. She practiced as a physician and neurologist in Hunan Province Hospital from 1983 to 1989.  From 1990 to 2001, she worked as a chief physician and acupuncturist at Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HUTCM). In 1995 to 1996 she worked in the Chinese Acupuncture-Massage Specialist Group and clinic of HUTCM in Russia and treated thousands of patients using acupuncture. She was promoted to an Associate Professor of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Hu is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) of BC, Canada. Dr. Hu also operates her Acupuncture and Herbology clinical practice at Oshio College.

Dr. Jin Tripp (Jin Zhao), MD (China), DTCM, RTCMP

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Dr. Jin Tripp is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with 11 years of training in Western and Traditional Medicine areas and 30 years’ experience working in Canada and China. After graduation from Jin Zhou Medical University
(China), Dr. Tripp worked and taught in China for over 20 years. During that time, she became a chief physician, and this gave her extensive medical experience. While in Canada, Dr. Tripp upgraded her skills by studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in English and earned the TCMP registration in BC.  She has also worked as an instructor and clinic supervisor in Victoria since 2008.

Zhang, Jing, Ph.D., Dr. of TCM, Professor

Dr. Zhang completed a Bachelor of Medicine degree (specializing in acupuncture and moxibustion), a Master of Medicine degree (specializing in integrating TCM and modern medicine) and a Ph.D. in Internal Medicine of TCM at the Chengdu University of TCM, Sichuan Province, China. Dr. Zhang has extensive experience in teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of Internal Medicine, Gerontology and Rehabilitation as well as the integration of TCM and Western Medicine. From 1999 until 2008, Dr. Zhang worked as a TCM doctor, acupuncturist and teacher at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM.

Yu-Lin Chiang, R.TCMP, Teaching Assistant


A graduate of Oshio College with a 4-year TCMP program diploma, Yu-Lin has a great deal of knowledge and experience in supervising acupuncture and herbal clinical practice and teaching acupuncture and herbal courses.

Wong, CK,  R.Ac, Instructor

Graduating from Oshio College, C.K. Wong is very good at treating soft tissue injury with traditional Chinese tui na massage. His hand massage manipulation is very traditional and unique, with great treatment results. He has practiced tui na massage in Hong Kong and Victoria, B.C. for more than 30 years.

 Li, Jie, MS, R.TCM, Instructor

A graduate of Oshio College with a 4-year TCMP program diploma, Li Jie is an excellent teacher of Mandarin Chinese.

Lisa Cumberland, B.A., R.Ac., Clinical Supervisor, Registrar

 Graduating from Oshio College with the  5-year Doctor of TCM program diploma, Lisa has years of experience treating patients with a combination of massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Chen, Kai, Ph.D., Dr.TCM, Senior Professor


Dr. Kai Chen earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the Beijing College of TCM. He then completed his Masters of Medicine at the China Academy of TCM and ultimately, after 11 years of total TCM training, earned his Ph.D. Dr. Chen has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and Canada for more than 27 years and has been teaching in Canada for 14 years and at Oshio College since 2001.  He has a great sense of humor and is well loved by the students.

Rhonda Shepek, CPA, CMA,  Instructor

Rhonda Received Her Professional Accounting Designation In 1999.  She Possesses More Than 25 Years Of Financial And Management Accounting Experience. Rhonda’s Experience Includes Private Sector, Government, And Post-Secondary Academic Environment   She Has Had The Privilege Of  Working With Some Of The Most Brilliant Researcher In The World While Working At The University Of Saskatchewan  The University Of British Columbia And The University Of Regina.  She Also Currently Enjoys Being A Guest Lecturer At Pacific Rim College.

Dr. Kewu (Kevin) Hu, Ph.D./DTCM (China), RTCMP

Dr. Kevin Hu has been devoted to health care career for more than 30 years. He has practiced and taught Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and western medicine since 1986 in China and has been teaching in Canada since 2004. He was a physician of integrative Chinese and Western Medicine in Changhang General Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in Medicine later from Guangzhou University of TCM, where he served as a professor. In the past 30 years, he successfully treated thousands of patients in acute or chronic, simple or complicated conditions like heart failure, amenorrhea, and chronic pain syndromes. He currently runs his busy BayVan Clinic in Victoria.


Coy, Jaime, RMT, Instructor

Jaime Coy has worked as a Registered Massage Therapist in Victoria for more than 10 years. He is very strong in anatomy, physiology, and pathology of skeleton-muscular system, and diagnosis of skeleton-muscular diseases.

Bowles, Anne,  Instructor

Chiu, David, R. Ac, Instructor

Graduating from Oshio College with the  5-year Doctor of TCM program diploma, he works as an acupuncturist in clinic and instructor in our college several years.

Li, Yuhong, MS, Computer Engineer

 Yin, Jiayi, B.Sc., Office Administration Assistant

Qiao, Xiqing,  R.TCMP, Instructor

Graduating from Oshio College with the 4-year TCMP program diploma, Xiqing has sound knowledge and experience in teaching herbal courses.


Fung, David, MD (Hong Kong), Instructor

Before coming to Canada, Dr. Fung worked as a medical doctor and physician in Hong Kong for many years. Graduating from Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology with an Acupuncture Diploma, Dr. Fung has sound knowledge of TCM theory and practice as well. Dr. Fung teaches Western medicine courses in our college.

Alice Thomas, R.Ac.,  Instructor

Alice received her traditional Chinese medicine education at Hunan University of TCM (HUTCM). She has practiced and taught acupuncture and TCM in Toronto, Vancouver and Dearborn for more than 15 years. Currently, she practices acupuncture and TCM in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Lee, David, MD, Instructor

 With an MD background and also have finished the 5-year Doctor of TCM program at Oshio College, Dr. Lee has a strong combination of Western medicine and TCM knowledge.

Guest Professors

Chen, Franklyn, MD (China), Dr. TCM, Honorary Principal, Instructor

Dr. Chen has 9 years of full-time study in traditional Chinese medicine while specializing in acupuncture, herbology, and traditional medicine. He has been practicing for more than 26 years in hospitals (China) and private clinics. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with various illnesses and medical disorders. Because of the positive results in treating environmental illness, allergies, asthma, and pain conditions, he has been interviewed regularly by local television, newspaper and radio stations. Every year Dr. Chen attends national and international traditional medicine conferences to present his research papers and exchange knowledge with other practitioners.  Dr. Chen is a member and Director of several national and provincial acupuncture and traditional medicine associations. In addition to his practice, Dr. Chen has been teaching acupuncture, acupressure, traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and Chi-Gung (self-healing exercise) for more than 26 years. He is also one of the two founders of the Canadian College of Natural Medicine and the S-T Natural Medicine and Acupuncture Centre, located in Bedford, NS (,  the largest and earliest Acupuncture clinic in the areas, one of our two stations in Atlantic Canada.  Additionally, Dr. Chen is doing Ph. D level research on Traditional Chinese Medicine at Hei Long Jiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.

Dr. Hong Zhang, Guest Professor

Dr. Zhang is a professor of Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

MacKean, Lynne, B.Sc., P.T., MD, FRCPC, CASM Diploma in Sports Medicine, Guest Lecturer

Dr. Lynne MacKean is a specialist in physical medicine & rehabilitation and sports medicine. The focus of her practice is on the non-surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions, including sport-related injuries and spine injuries. Dr. MacKean is an expert in performing cortisone injections and trigger point injections. She can order and interpret bone scans, CT scans, and MRI scans. She also does medical-legal and third-party consultations.

Yi, Wang, R.Ac., Ph.D., Guest Lecturer

 Wang Yi completed his Master’s Degree in Medicine at Chengdu College of TCM. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in Medicine at Chengdu University of TCM in 1995. He was an associate professor from 1995-1999 and practiced and researched for over 10 years in China. He has extensive experience in teaching, research and clinical practice in the field of Internal Medicine and Gerontology as well as the integration of TCM and Western Medicine.

Ting, Wenjuan, B.Sc., Guest Lecturer