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Laurie Ayres


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Laurie is an experienced clinician, lecturer, & clinical instructor. Having been in clinical practice since 2007 he is experienced in treating people with a wide range of conditions, with a specialism in supporting those with autoimmune diseases, & other chronic complex issues.

He is the foremost teacher of the Tian lineage of the Shang Han Lun style of Chinese herbal medicine in the UK & Europe, and has been regularly teaching in numerous locations around Europe, Australia, & the US since 2010.

Laurie began his studies in Chinese medicine at age 19 at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture completing a diploma in Tui Na, a BSc (hons) degree in acupuncture, and a postgraduate diploma in oriental herbal medicine.

Towards the end of his formal studies in 2007, Laurie met Dr. Arnaud Versluys, the current lineage holder of the Tian lineage, a classical herbal lineage of Shang Han Za Bing Lun practice based around highly systematic method of pulse diagnosis. He was also fortunate to study with Dr. Versluys’ teacher & previous lineage holder, the master clinician Dr. Zeng Rong Xiu on a number of occasions before he sadly passed away.

In 2012 Laurie stopped practicing acupuncture & tui na to focus exclusively on the practice of herbal medicine. Alongside his clinical practice, Laurie continues to study & teach the Tian lineage, & offer clinical consultancy services to other practitioners.

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