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Thesis title

Treatment regimens of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled feasibility trial of 2 × 2 factorial design

Area of study

  • Acupuncture
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Pain Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Sub-health State

Supervisors

  • Prof David Baxter, Professor, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr Lizhou Liu, Assistant Research Fellow, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Dr Steve Tumilty, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Dr Cathy Chapple, Lecturer, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Prof Suzanne McDonough, Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
  • Prof Shuguang Yu, Professor, Acupuncture and Tuina College, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Educational background

  • Master of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (2016), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2014), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Awards

  • 2017 The Excellent Award of Sharing Cup National College Students’ Innovation Competition. Basic Condition Platform of National Science and Technology, China.
  • 2017 Excellent Presentation Award in Academic Exchange of 973 Project “The Effect and Biomedical Mechanism of Moxibustion on Heat, Light and Smoke”. Acupuncture and Tuina College of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2016 The Third Award of Science and Technology Progress Award of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2016 The Third Award of Academic Exchange in the Eleventh Conference of Evidence-based Medicine of Sichuan Medical Association. Sichuan Medical Association, China.
  • 2016 The Second-class Academic Award of Ph.D. student. Sichuan Education Department, China.
  • 2015 The First-class Academic Award of Postgraduate. Sichuan Education Department, China.s
  • 2015 The Third Award of Postgraduate Academic Forum Competition. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2015 First-class Certificate for All-round College Students in Sichuan Province. Sichuan Students Federation, China.
  • 2014 The First-class Academic Award of Postgraduate. Sichuan Education Department, China.s
  • 2014 Gold Award of Sichuan College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition. Sichuan Education Department, China.
  • 2013 Chinese National Scholarship. Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, China.
  • 2013 The Third Award of Challenge Cup Sichuan College Students’ Academic Science and Technology Competition. Sichuan Education Department, China.
  • 2012 Excellent Student Award. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2012 Excellent Individual of Social Practice. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2010 Excellent Bilingual Worker of the Third International Conference on the Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, Excellent Academic Award of Undergraduate. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.

Publications

  • Tan HJ, Luo TT, Qu YZ, Wen MX, Yang L, Wu X. Acupoint selection rules of acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndorme based on data mining technology. Chinese Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2017, 23(2): 242-244.
  • Tan HJ, Lan Y, Luo TT, Zhang HD, Wu X. Assessment of methodological quality and reporting quality of systematic reviews/Meta-analyses of acupuncture for sciatica. Journal of Chengdu University of TCM. 2015, 38(4): 114-119.
  • Tan HJ, Lan Y, Wu FS, Zhang HD, Wu L, Wu X, Liang FR. Auricular acupuncture for primary insomnia: a systematic review based on GRADE system. Chinese Acupuncture. 2014, 34(7): 726-730.
  • Tan HJ. Viewpoint of “Minor decoction of Bupleurum could be given, once one of the syndromes came out in shanghan or wind-stroke”. Health Required. 2012, 11: 397.
  • Tan HJ. Anesthesia in Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dialectics. 2012, 2: 44-46.
  • Luo TT, Luo Y, Tan HJ, Li ZM, Yuan HJ, Yang L, Jin HJ, Zhu XY, Wu X. Cognitive dysfunction and event-related potentials in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medicine and Brain Science. 2017, 26(10): 955-960.
  • Wen CB, Chen J, Jia W, Tan HJ, Wu Xi, Huang L, Liang FR. Research on Objectification Method of Acupoint Sensitization Based on Neural Network Depth Learning. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2017, 44(8): 1723-1725.
  • Lan Y, Wu X, Tan HJ, Wu N, Xing JJ, Wu FS, Zhang LX, Liang FR. Auricular acupuncture with seed or pellet attachments for primary insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015, 15:103.
  • Ming CQ, Yuan L, Tan HJ, Wu X, Liang FR. Research status and problems analysis of auricular acupressure treatment for primary insomnia. Guangming Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2014, 29(10): 2239-2241.
  • Wu X, Li Y, Zhu YH, Zheng H, Chen Q, Li XZ, Luo L, Zeng F, Huang WJ, Zhao L, Wu XD, Zhao H, Zi MJ, Guo X, Zhou SY, Tan HJ, Liang FR. Clinical practice guideline of acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. World journal of traditional Chinese medicine. 2015, 1(3): 71-80.
  • Wu X, Jin S, Chen M, Qiu L, Chen YM, Yin Q, Chen XL, Zhang J, Wang Q, Lin J, Du C, Tan HJ, Liang FR. Electro-acupuncture-based therapy for sciatica caused by prolapsed lumbar disc: A multi-center randomized controlled trial. Journal of Chengdu University of TCM. 2015, 38(2): 43-47.

Presentations

  • 2017 Tan HJ. Academic Exchange of 973 Project “The Effect and Biomedical Mechanism of Moxibustion on Heat, Light and Smoke”. Chengdu, China.
  • 2016 Tan HJ. Explanation of acupuncture clinical guideline: Sciatica. the Eleventh Conference of Evidence-based Medicine of Sichuan Medical Association. Chengdu, China.
  • 2015 Tan HJ. Establishing the scoring and weighting scheme of CONSORT and STRICTA to assess the reporting quality of randomized controlled trials (RCT) of acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome. the Tenth Conference of Evidence-based Medicine of Sichuan Medical Association. Chengdu, China.
  • 2015 Tan HJ. Acupoint selection rules of acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome based on data mining technology. Postgraduate Academic Forum, Chengdu, China.

Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy

The School of Physiotherapy has a good academic reputation, highly qualified faculty and advanced facilities that I have long admired. What’s more, the major is a good match for me.