Weidong Lu is Professor of Chinese medicine at New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Mass. He graduated and received his medical degree from Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou in 1983. He has been teaching Chinese medicine including Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in China and in the United States for more than ten years. He is currently the Chairman of Department of Chinese Herbal Medicine at New England School of Acupuncture. He is also the consultant of research projects at the Center for Alternative Medicine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He serves as the vice chairman of the Committee on Acupuncture under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. He also has private practice in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in Watertown, Mass.