Mazin Al-Khafaji, Doctor of Chinese Medicine (Shanghai, China); FRCHM, ATCM; CEO of Avicenna Centre for Chinese Medicine, UK.
Mazin is recognized as a pioneer and leading expert of Clinical Chinese Herbal medicine in the West, and a leading expert in Chinese Medicine Dermatology, Allergic & Auto-immune Disease and Inflammatory Disease.
Over the past 30 years he has taught his successful and innovative approach to clinical practice to many hundreds of doctors and students worldwide, alongside his commitments at a busy practice.
Originally brought up & educated in the Middle East and later the UK, he began his studies in Acupuncture as well as Mandarin & Classical Chinese in 1979. In 1983 he moved to China and studied in Nanjing, Taiwan and Shanghai, with a specific focus on Herbal Medicine. His thorough grasp of the Chinese language earned him the first Sino-British scholarship to study internal medicine at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he graduated with merit as Doctor of Chinese Medicine in 1987. On his return to the UK he founded the Avicenna Centre of Chinese Medicine, where he has been in private practice since.
He runs his own traditional dispensary and herbal decoction centre, and is an Approved Herb Supplier and expert in Chinese raw herbs. He has developed the unique Dermatology-m range of topical products and herbal cosmetics (dermatology-m.co.uk) made from organic ingredients and authentic herbal ingredients from his own dispensary to address common skin problems.