Andrew is both a full member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Association of Reflexologists. In addition, his extensive training in Buddhist Meditation, with its emphasis on calmness, precision, intuition and kindness, has benefited and deepened his work as a practitioner of acupuncture, Tuina and Reflexology.
Andrew trained as an acupuncturist at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. It is a style of acupuncture that seeks to understand the nature of a patient’s illness and, just as importantly, the nature of the person experiencing
the illness. His clinical training in particular was under the supervision of Peter Mole, one of the leading names in UK acupuncture.
His Tuina teacher (Chinese medical massage) was Sarah Pritchard (author of several books on Tui na massage and one of the first Westerners to learn Tuina in China. After a year of rigorous training he was awarded a first class pass mark.
Andrew has been practicing reflexology for over 20 years and have represented the Association of Reflexologists at major healthcare events.
For extra sensitivity, sensory acuity and the cultivation of present moment awareness he draws upon a daily disciplined practice of meditation and Qigong that stretches back over the past 25 years…. like drawing water from the well.
Andrew offers an unique approach. The ingredients of a treatment session can include a blend or combination of any aspect of my training – acupuncture, Tuina massage, reflexology, cupping, guasha, moxibustion and guided relaxation.
When people come for a treatment we always ask about your lifestyle and diet and how this effects you for better or for worse. Based on your answers we may make some suggestions in either changing the way you do things or to include certain foods and supplements into your daily routine.