Cheng Qian has studied both traditional Chinese medicine as well as Western medicine in China. In 1982 he graduated from the Hebei Medical University and continued his studies in Internal Medicine. He has worked at several hospitals and institutes in China. For more than 20 years he has taught at several Dutch TCM institutes. He has close relationships with the Beijing TCM University, the International Acupuncture Trainings center, WHO Collaboration Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Academy for Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.