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Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China FRCHM MATCM

Mazin Al-Khafaji is the founder and director of Avicenna Centre for Chinese Medicine, Avicenna Skin Clinic and Dermatology-M.

He is recognized as the leading expert in the field of dermatology and Chinese medicine in the West, and over the past three decades has taught thousands of students worldwide.

Mazin started his studies in Chinese medicine and the Chinese language in 1979. He graduated as an acupuncturist in the UK in 1983 and thereafter continued his studies in China for four years as one of the first Western students to do so. He was awarded the first Sino-British scholarship to study alongside Chinese students at a TCM school and graduated from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai in 1987 as Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

Since his return from China in 1987, he has taught Chinese medicine to new generations of herbal practitioners worldwide and is respected as one of the most inspirational teachers and clinicians in the TCM world today.