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Guoping Zheng, PhD, OMD
Founder and Director of The Center for Natural Fertility and Women’ Health


Dr. Guoping Zheng is the Founder and Director of The Center for Natural Fertility and Women’ Health located in New York City. She is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and master herbalist specializing in infertility and general women’s health. Dr Zheng was the first person to earn a doctoral degree in the field of reproductive endocrinology of Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM) in China and has over 25 years of experience in this field. She has rare qualifications and experience with a Ph.D. in TCM gynecology gained as the first doctoral student of a recognized master.

In the 1980’s, Dr. Zheng received comprehensive education and training including TCM and Western medicine from leading universities in China. She received a Bachelors degree in general medicine, a Masters degree in OBGYN and a Doctorate in reproductive medicine. Dr. Zheng had the great privilege to study and apprentice with renowned TCM GYN and fertility experts such as Professor Shengwu Huang and Professor Yuankai Luo.

Dr. Zheng has been practicing in New York for over sixteen years. Her knowledge in both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine has made her treatments highly effective. Her unique approach combining Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping and Acupressure therapy has created many “miracles” for her patients. Dr. Zheng’s success story was cited in Julia Indichova’s book “ Inconceivable” (1997). This book was the first book ever written by a patient on the use of treating infertility through alternative medicine. Dr Zheng’s reputation has drawn patients from all over the world hoping for their own miracle. Dr. Zheng has treated thousands of patients in the last thirty years that were diagnosed by other practitioners as infertile and some of them had been told they had little or no hope of ever conceiving using their own eggs. Dr. Zheng applied her unique treatment methodology to this group of women and about 45% of them ended up with successful pregnancies.

Dr. Zheng is well known in the TCM physician and acupuncturist community for her expertise in TCM. She currently serves as the Director of the Academic Committee of American Society of TCM and is a member of the National Infertility Association. She was also an instructor for TCM GYN at Touro College, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and New York College of TCM.

Dr. Zheng has published around 50 research articles on the topics of Acupuncture, Herbal and Integrated Medicine; mostly focusing on women’s reproductive heath and infertility. She has served as the Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of TCM, Vice-Chairman of the 2008 New York International TCM Summit and Chairperson of Academic Committee of the Summit.  

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Katherine Smethurst, LAc, MSTOM

Katherine Smethurst
is an associate at the Center for Natural Fertility and Women’s Health in
New York City. She is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in infertility and general women’s health. She has been studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the past thirteen years.

Katie received a Master’s of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. As part of her training, she studied Japanese acupuncture techniques at the New England School of Acupuncture.  Katie has had the great privilege to study and apprentice with renowned TCM and Integrated Medicine expert Jing Liu and to be an associate in Dr. Guoping Zheng’s practice.

Katie believes in the practice of Integrated Medicine and continues to expand her knowledge through the study of Western gynecology.  She also holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She worked in environmental policy and has a particular interest in the intersection of environmental and personal health.  She incorporates nutrition and other aspects of personal and environmental health into her practice.


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