About Me

Biography


I first recall hearing of acupuncture when I was a child and found it fascinating then. As a teenager I sought treatment for a martial arts injury and was amazed at how someone with the correct knowledge could ease pain so dramatically with the right movements. When I gained a place reading anthropology at UCL I decided to specialise in topics related to health, medicine and how people have used their bodies and minds throughout history and around the world.

While I was studying I discovered that many ancient tribal practices were being resurrected in the west in the resurgence of piercing and tattooing. Intrigued by this changing attitude towards the body I worked for a company that sold supplies to this industry: developing and maintaining their website, promoting correct hygiene procedures and the use of sterilization equipment.

After a few years my attention turned back to traditional and folk medicine. Seeing the rising profile of acupuncture I returned to study so I could gain some practical skills. I qualified in 2007 and after a time practising at a clinic in central London I decided to start up in my home town of Eastcote.

In 2012 I completed a post-graduate diploma in Tui Na: Chinese massage and manipulative therapy and in 2016 I completed my Masters degree in Chinese herbal medicine at the University of Westminster with distinction. With this I aim to provide a complete range of traditional medical techniques.

I maintain a specialist interest in traditional medicine from all perspectives: the philosophical and historical context of Chinese medicine, similar practises in other cultures, scientific evidence and modern theories of how it might work, and how simple low-tech procedures may still serve people today.