John undertook nearly 3 years Shiatsu training which is a form of acupressure and massage using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) principles. This interest in TCM led John to enrol at the University of Lincoln to study acupuncture for three years, where he gained a First Class BSc Honours Degree in Acupuncture in 2007.
John completed nearly 1000 hours of practical acupuncture with patients whilst studying at the university. During the last year of the course, John was assigned to a Doctor’s surgery in Howden where he treated patients referred to him by the doctors with acupuncture for a wide range of conditions.
During the three years at university John studied the principles of Chinese medicine and practice of Chinese acupuncture, the management of the clinical conditions, as well as the orthodox disciplines of anatomy, physiology, pathology and psychology.
After university, John continued his studies in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and worked in the TCM hospitals working under Dr Wang who was recognised by Nanjing City to be a famous doctor in TCM and had over 40 years’ experience in this field. John returned to England where he opened the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic in 2008.