My Clinical Style

My style is personable and informal, top of my agenda is investigating carefully to find out what is best for you.

Having come to respect many of the ideas of Eastern culture I found evidence that acupuncture works and so, aged 24, I chose to specialise in this medicine. Experience has confirmed this view ten thousand times and my reverence for this medical tradition has continued to grow.

The top question in my mind when I see patients is:

what is the best thing that can possibly happen to this person?

I have cultivated knowledge and insight to integrate 2000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom with science, compassion, intuition and experience to arrive at a treatment plan that is most appropriate for that individual.

My work is rooted in a good understanding of medicine paired with 3 decades of hard study of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Interested in medical mastery, I have studied the ideas of the greatest oriental physicians of history by translating and interpreting their writings as well as by learning from eminent modern masters in China and the West. I believe that mastery means having extensive knowledge, perceptual acuity and a flexible patient-centred approach. Great physicians are not the technicians selling industry products and protocols, they are more like Sherlock Holmes constantly working things out.

Alongside a knowing investigative mindset in diagnosis I believe in therapeutic flexibility - matching the treatment to the patient. For example, using mild acupuncture or low dose herbs when a light touch is needed or offering a more robust approach if the situation calls for it. Sometimes being appropriate means accepting limitations and guiding people through other sources of help if that seems more suitable. I aim to be true and to live up to the trust people place in my integrity.

" Physicians should respond to requests for help by making no distinction between rich and poor, young and old, refined or lowly, friend or foe, foreigner or native, wise or simple. Treat people in the same way you would treat your own family - without discrimination…
Treat enthusiastically, regardless of your own fatigue, hunger and thirst, whether by day or night, summer or winter. Show genuine sympathy for the sick and provide care as if you yourself were stricken. Do not be hindered even by high mountain and rugged paths. "

Sun Si-miao 581-682