Who are we?

TCM HealthCare is managed by professionals who have a thorough understanding of health services in the UK.


Prof. S. Au, OBE, M.Phil (Cantab.), MBA (Cantab.) – Director and Founder of TCM HealthCare

shun_au_obe2After finishing studies at Cambridge University (Linguistics and Management) and London University (Psychology), Shun Au spent seven years working as a senior manager in the NHS prior to setting up TCM HealthCare. He has a strong interest in developing evidence-based complementary medicine and has had several papers published in this field.

Shun Au was commissioned by the Department of Health, England to conduct two surveys on complementary therapies in 2005.

He was a board member of NHS Trusts in London from 2002 to 2011.

Shun Au was appointed Visiting Professor at Ning Bo Medical School at Ning Bo University, Ning Bo, China in December 2013 for the longstanding contributions he has been making to mental health research and development in China since 2005.



Shun Au was appointed OBE in the Queen’s 80th Birthday Honours list for his longstanding charity work in the Chinese community. Shun Au receiving his OBE from HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in November 2006 (photo on right).


Shun Au has been a guest speaker at a range of health and well being conferences worldwide. These include:


Auckland, New Zealand – November 2004 (key note speaker)

University of Auckland: The Inaugural International Asian Health Conference Asian Health and Wellbeing: now & into the future

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mental Health


Cairo, Egypt – September 2005

World Psychiatric Association Conference

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Mental Health


Shanghai, China – November 2005

Pan Asian Mental Health Conference

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Mental Health


Cambridge, England – December 2005

Churchill College, Cambridge University, Cambridge

Acupuncture in Psychiatry


Beijing, China – September 2006

International Congress in Cultural Psychiatry

Complementary Therapy & Mental Health – What do service users want?


Belgium – October 2006

Annual Conference, GAMIAN Europe

Complementary Therapy & Mental Health – What do service users want?


Henan, China – July 2009

National conference in Child psychiatry, China


Ning Bo, China – November 2013

Inaugural Lecture on the occasion of his appointment as Visiting Professor, Ning Bo University Medical School


Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China – April 2018

History of Mental Health Services Development in UK


Medical School, Ning Bo University, Ning Bo, China – April 2018

Nice Guidelines for Autism



My Publications:


The National MIND commissioned us to write a MIND’s Guide to Traditional Chinese medicine


A research paper published in acupuncture and depression – research led by Professor Michael King at University College Medical school


An article published on integrating Western medicine and Chinese medicine


Prof. Y. Li, M. Med. (Beijing, China), B. Med. (GuiYang, China) – Medical Director


Prof. Li is Honorary Professor at the prestigious Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Beijing**.  Professor Li has a longstanding interest in fertility and has been a clinician and medical director at TCM HealthCare Fertility Clinic based in Harley Street since its inception in 2000.


** The China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now renamed as China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences) is where Prof. Tu Youyou, the Nobel Laureate for Medicine 2015 used to work.


Dr. H. Yang – Lead Clinician

Dr. Yang qualified as Traditional Chinese medical doctor after studying at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The University is a leading TCM institute in China, it has a distinguished teaching faculty and staff of more than 3,200.

Dr. Yang has been practising Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in NHS hospitals serving NHS staff for over 10 years. She has a longstanding interest in gynaecology and psychological well being.