After graduating from The School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA) in May 2002, I went on to become a tutor at the School until it closed in 2007. I enjoyed teaching this amazing system of medicine that I was lucky to be able to teach at The College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick and at the London institute of Five Element Acupuncture in London.
Currently I am a faculty member of The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa and at the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Norway, which both offer a three-year undergraduate training in Five Element Acupuncture. I have also taught in Singapore, Australia and Switzerland as well as running post-graduate training with Nora Franglen and SOFEA Acupuncture.
I first went to Nanning, China in April 2013 to support Nora Franglen and SOFEA Acupuncture in offering five element acupuncture to The Nanning traditional medicine centre and the Tong You San He Foundation. Since then I have continued going to China twice a year and now also teach in Beijing, Chengdu and Nanning. This is us and the group of students on the first day in April 2013:
I returned to China in November 2013 with Long Mei and together we ran another two-week course in five element acupuncture. Here is the group photo from that trip:
I have now visited Nanning twice in 2014 and here is the group photo from the most November 2014.
This is the group photo of all the students and teachers from my last trip to Beijing in October 2019. The number of students who attend our one-week course in Five Element Acupuncture has been steadily growing since I first came to China in 2013 and this last seminar was attended by over 300 students.
Here's the group photo from my visit to Nanning in April 2014.