Yu Jin, M.D., is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the OB/GYN Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Medical University, and is director of the gynecologic division of the Institute of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine at that institution. She has served as a visiting professor at the Chinese national laboratories of reproductive medicine, neurobiology, and molecular biology. Throughout her career, Dr. Yu has focused on traditional Chinese medicine and its integration with Western biomedicine. She has received numerous honors for her clinical research in reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics, and gynecology, and is a prolific writer, having authored over seventy scientific papers and more than a dozen books in various languages. Dr. Yu is also the principal editor of the obstetric and gynecologic section of Collection of Chinese Medical Secret Formulas. Dr. Yu presented the evidence supporting the use of acupuncture in the treatment of gynecologic, endocrine, and reproductive indications at the 1997 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in Washington, D.C.