- The Oriental Medicine Practice, 35 North View, Westbury Park
- Bristol, United+Kingdom
I was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1970 when I started to learn traditional Chinese Massage (Tui Na) whilst studying martial arts. I became more involved in the healing arts as time went by and after learning yoga and meditation in the 1970’s I studied shiatsu and qualified as a practitioner in 1985. I graduated from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1989 and went on to study and work in the teaching hospitals of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. After studying Chinese herbal medicine I became more interested in nutrition, especially from the aspect of helping clients achieve optimum levels of health and vitality, and in April 2000 I gained a certificate in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the International Academy of Integrated Medicine.
I’ve been teaching Traditional Oriental Medicine, shiatsu, traditional Chinese massage (Tui Na) and acupuncture since 1986. In September 2004 I was appointed visiting professor to the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
In 2009 after following the mainstream advice for low cholesterol (lots of grains, beans, veggies and fruit, no red meat, 1 egg a week, etc etc) I had a sky high cholesterol count. My doctors wanted me to take statins by the bucket load. My son had been following the paleo diet for 6 months and twisted my arm to check it out. 2 months of eating red meat at least once a day, eggs every day, no grains, no legumes, and my cholesterol was in the lower range of normal.
Since then I’ve had my head buried in biochemistry books and we’ve been pointing our clients towards the Paleo diet, with some amazing results.