Dr Zhen Zheng
Special interest: acute and chronic pain management, sleep, mid-life wellbeing, women’s health, anxiety
Zhen is the founder of Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic. She obtained a Bachelor of Medicine (Major in Acupuncture) from the prestigious Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and has a Doctor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne for her research into pain in older people.
In clinical practice, Zhen has a special interest in acute and chronic pain management. Zhen combines her training in Chinese medicine, Western medical sciences, her own research and modern research results into her Chinese medicine (acupuncture) practice for managing pain. She also has an interest in alleviating the impact of emotional issues on various aspects of health, such as sleep, digestion and fatigue, and an interest in health issues associated with ageing.
Zhen is passionate about individualised approaches and involving patients in their own health care for sustained results. Her compassionate and holistic approaches to health define how Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic operates, and has helped build a highly professional, ethical, compassionate team of practitioners at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic.
As well as being the lead practitioner at Geelong Chinese Medicine Clinic, Zhen is actively involved in academic, professional and community activities. She is an associate professor at the RMIT University. Her research focuses on acupuncture for pain management, and integrating acupuncture into the acute care setting in hospitals.
Zhen is a member of the Australian Pain Society (APS), the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). She provided consultancy to Chinese medicine registration bodies and various government education bodies. Zhen is a member of the not-for-profit Hands on Health Australia (HOHA) at the Healing Hands Norlane Clinic. Zhen is also a member of the Rotary Club of Corio Bay.
Consultations time: Thursday (all day), Friday mornings
Language: Zhen is fluent in English and Mandarin.