There are pivotal points in your life where you realise that although our western Medicine can be potent, there are some conditions where it just runs out of options. For me, this moment arrived when I suffered from a severe case of lower back pain. I finally found relief and recovery through acupuncture and yoga. This started a long road of investigation and curiosity about these little known medicines and therapies and ended in me swapping my career as an engineering consultant to a practising acupuncturist.
I studied in the UK at the University of Westminster and graduated with 1st class honours. I was invited to carry out post-graduate training in Taiwan at one of their prominent Chinese Medical Hospitals, where acupuncture is still taught and practised as read from the classical texts. In the last eight years, I have dedicated myself to learning advanced skills from Andrew Nugent Head, a disciple of Dr. Li Hongxiang in Beijing - one of the previous known Chinese medical doctors. They still practice an entirely traditional manner.
The use of the many acupuncture and bodywork techniques, traceable back to Chinese Medicine as practised at the zenith of the Imperial Court, has transformed my efficacy as a practitioner in treating body imbalances, disease and musculoskeletal issues. Integral to my competence as an acupuncturist and therapist is my continual practice and self-development through Qi Gong (a moving meditative practice similar to Tai Chi), which I have dedicated myself to for the last 15 years. I feel it is Qi Gong which gives me the sensitivity to perceive and action changes to the body using both my hands and the acupuncture needles.
I have been an active sportsman my whole life and have a continued passion for cycling, surfing and skiing. As a result, I have had my fair share of sports-related injuries and have found acupuncture, Qi Gong and yoga a highly effective way to regain and maintain my health.