Martin is a Registered Practitioner of Chinese Medicine working within the Frome and N.E. Somerset area. He qualified with a double degree level (BHSc) in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne, Australia, which has one of the highest standards for Chinese Medicine qualifications and practice in the West. Following practice in Australia as a member of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board (CMRB) of Victoria, he recently relocated back to the UK. He currently sits on the council of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), which regulates Chinese Medicine Herbalists in the UK. As such, members adhere to a strict code of practice and ethics that helps ensure the highest standards of care and professionalism within the industry.
As part of his extensive training he has studied many areas of western medicine including clinical anatomy & physiology, clinical diagnosis, pharmacology, counselling & psychology. He has served clinical internships with Tran Nga of Eastern Medicine, and Steven Clavey, a world renowned specialist in the field of fertility and gynaecology in Chinese Medicine. He has also worked in Community Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation and in support organisations for patients living with HIV.
Further training has included :
Advanced Master Tung Acupuncture under Susan Johnson
Distal Needle Acupuncture (DNA) under Robert Doane
Medical Pulse Diagnosis (MPD) under Robert Doane
“I am passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and its incredible ability to treat the whole person rather than simply looking at symptoms or narrow definitions of western conditions. I continue to undertake regular professional development to improve my knowledge and skill base and regularly practice Qi Gong and Tai Chi for my own personal development and health.”
“As a Scientist having previously graduated with an honours degree in Environmental Science I am forever intrigued by the insightful concepts of Chinese Medicine which are only now finding parallels in modern quantum physics and other ‘new’ scientific concepts.”
He is also a keen musician as well as a proud father and husband.