All the questions you should have asked…

It isn’t until you get to the end of studying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that you really understand the questions you should have asked before you started training. Hindsight is a marvelous thing! I thought it might be useful to help you clarify the questions that you should be asking of any Acupuncture…

Tui Na – doesn’t that normally come with sweetcorn and mayonnaise?

By Paul Johnson, Joint Acupuncture Course Leader, The City College of Acupuncture Twenty years ago, whenever you saw the word ‘acupuncture’ written down it would invariably be followed by ‘the ancient Chinese art of inserting incredibly fine needles into specific points on the body to stimulate a healing response’, usually in brackets. Nowadays everyone knows what…

Embrace the Winter! Learn to rest and listen…

By Anne-Sophie Morel. Living amongst the hustle and bustle of big cities, we often forget that we are part of nature, and are therefore influenced by its cycles. Winter and night-time are periods of rest and repair. Animals and plants alike retreat inwards. Humans are the only beings to fight against this natural time of rest….

What makes a good acupuncture student?

I’ve been training acupuncture students at various institutions for over fifteen years now and I think I’ve got a pretty good idea about the qualities to look for in a prospective acupuncture student. People come to study acupuncture for all kinds of reasons. Some people such as nurses, massage therapists or reflexologists come to acupuncture to add…

I love my job!

I do, I really do.I have a fantastic job. Two fantastic jobs, actually. Read More!