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April 2018 - present: Principal Investigator on a clinical feasibility study that compares CBT with acupuncture on the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

2010 - present: Practitioner of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and homeopathy in a private practice near Waterloo, SE1

2015: MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine, University of Westminster

2002: Practitioner of acupuncture and homoeopathy in a private practice in Islington 

2002-: Lecturer and clinical supervisor at the School of Integrated Health of the University of Westminster

2001-: co-founder of EIOM (European Institute of Oriental Medicine) in Munich; Director of Studies at EIOM

2001-: lecturer and clinical supervisor at EIOM

M.Sc. Chinese Medicine 1999 -: Northern College of Acupuncture associated with the University of Wales

My M.Sc. dissertation will examine the diversity of acupuncture practice in mainland China in relation to micro and macro contextual contingencies. For this purpose I have conducted extensive interviews with leading acupuncturists in China and observed them in clinical practice

Practitioner of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) and Chinese herbal medicine

2015- MSc Chinese Herbal medicine

2005; study at Kyong Hee Traditional medicine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

!999-2000 - :Student at Shanghai University of TCM for Advanced Training

1990-1998: Studied with Pere Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, Ricci Institute Paris

1989: Apprenticeship with Professor Li Boning, Chengdu

1984-1985: Postgraduate Training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, London; Diploma in TCM

1981-1984: College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, Licentiate in Acupuncture

Homoeopath

1984-1986: Hahneman College of Homeopathy, London: Diploma of Homeopathy

In 1984 I co-founded West Terrace Clinic in Eastbourne, UK, a multi-disciplinary clinic for alternative and complementary medicine. West Terrace Clinic quickly established a local reputation treating patients from all over the South East

I practiced full-time at the clinic from 1984 1999. I have a special interest in pediatrics and gynecology. I established a special Children's Clinic in Eastbourne. I have a wide range of experience in treating children and women for both acute and chronic conditions.

Modern Chinese Language 1999-2000: Jiaotong University, Shanghai and University of TCM, Shanghai

Teaching

Senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at the university since 2002.

I have been teaching regularly at EIOM in Munich, Germany since 2001.

I have given lectures in other countries including Australia and Holland in CPD and postgraduate courses.

Research

Current Research / Ongoing Projects

Since March 2016 I have been working with Anxiety UK in a pilot study organised with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) treating patients suffering from anxiety. 

In 2015 I worked on my dissertation for my second master on the history and clinical application of Wen dan tang and the concept of phlegm. 

In 2016 I gave a keynote presentation titled Reading the Body: an East-Asian Perspective in a conference organised by the Medical Humanities at the University of Greenwich, Body Talk Whose Language? 

Research Groups / Key Appointments

  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council
  • External examiner of ICOM (International College of Oriental Medicine) since 2014

2013-2016 I have organised for four years the EASTmedicine summer school programme

  • I have presented several papers at IASTAM on the Nanjing, The Classic of Difficulties (Austin, Texas), on the Principle of Yangsheng in education (Thimphu, Bhutan), on Diagnosis and Integration of different traditions in Acupuncture (Sancheong, South Korea)
  • 2001- Co-Founder, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor at EIOM, European Institute of Oriental Medicine, Munich, Germany