My Philosophy

The Principles of my Practice

With the wealth of ideas about health and Chinese medicine out there I think it is important to say a few words on my approach to the subject. Medicine always depends on its philosophical foundations since without any idea of what life is we cannot say how we intend to improve it.

My approach can be summarised as:
  • Humans constantly adapt to their environment, physically and mentally
  • Adaptability can be helpful or harmful reflecting the influences in our lives and the patterns we cultivate
  • Therapy helps us slow down, clarify a problem and facilitate change
  • This can be applied to movement, ways of thinking or lifestyle habits
  • We are a unified system so a disruption in any part will have an effect on others
    (e.g. if digestion, sleep or stress are affected it will exacerbate other problems. By improving one system we can reduce the symptoms related to another. By addressing several systems we can achieve optimal management)
This reconciles what the ancient physician-philosophers wrote about and what we currently know about physiology and therapeutics. It is also general enough to resonate with people from many different backgrounds, beliefs and difficulties.