Although Weiying Hu studied Chinese Language and Literature at university, she has always had a particular interest in traditional Chinese medicine, starting from a young age after a serious ear infection was completely cured by a relative who was a herbalist.
However, it was not until she came to the UK in 1991, that her longing to become a Chinese medicine practitioner was fulfilled. Her personality, character and a strong background in ancient Chinese literature (which was to be a great aid in learning) persuaded her to learn TCM from the beginning.
Her learning included 3 years practicing with senior consultants of T.C.M. from China and frequent training in T.C.M. hospitals in China.
In 1996 after initial studying of TCM, Weiying went to the Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in Zhejiang province of China. There she learnt extensively about Chinese medicine (in particular acupuncture); from the ancient theories to the modern treatments. She was also taught by Dr Jingen Liang, a famous acupuncturist in Number One Hospital of Hangzhou.
A while later, Weiying and a partner opened her first clinic in North London, where she practised Chinese medicine under the supervision of Dr Xiliang Zhao, who had more than thirty years of experience practicing TCM. She was able to both apply her skills clinically and strengthen her theoretical knowledge.
In April 1998, Weiying established her own and present clinic in Wolverhampton where she initially practised under Dr Qinling Li, a senior consultant from China. From her lessons with Dr Li, she developed her knowledge in biomedical science, anatomy, acupuncture points and read famous books on ancient Chinese medicine.
Meanwhile, she completed her studies at the London College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, graduating in 1999.
In 2001, Weiying took the opportunity to go to the Chinese Medicine Hospital of Hangzhou. There, she practiced herbal medicine with Dr Fu An Tang, who was a renowned herbalist in Hangzhou. She also practiced acupuncture, learning the latest acupuncture treatments there.
In May 2002, she started a post-graduate course in Xing Lin postgraduate college of traditional Chinese medicine in London to further her professional knowledge and practice experience. She completed the course in September 2003.
She published a paper in November 2004 in the The Journal of The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) U.K., and another paper about how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help to treat Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women is soon to be issued.
In 2007, Weiying was nominated as regional co-ordinator of central England and central Wales for ATCM. She has also been employed by Freshwinds in Birmingham, an organisation funded by the city council offering palliative care.
She has been a member of RCHM since 1999, and is a member of ATCM and the British acupuncture council.