Dr. Cheng graduated in 5 years from the combined study program at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, and received the Bachelor Degree of Medicine for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in 1982. Upon graduation, she obtained the only clinical resident position at the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) founded by the Rockefeller Foundation of United States in 1917. After finishing a concentrated residential training in both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in PUMCH, she obtained an Apprenticeship Award, apprentice to Master Shenyu Zhu (1914-1999) MD (Obtained in Japan),OMD, one of the Supreme Authorities of Chinese Medicine in China, Professor and Chairman of Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of PUMC Hospital, Beijing, China in 1984-1995. From January of 1985, she was appointed to a position to practice and teach oriental medicine and acupuncture as a physician and clinical instructor at the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of PUMCH. In September of 1985, she attended the Graduate School (Master-PhD Program) of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Beijing, China. (Prof. Shenyu Zhu was her project supervisor).
Dr. Cheng has been practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York since 1990. As one of 13 board members of New York State Board for Acupuncture, she is currently active in both clinic and teaching Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine field.