George is an experienced London acupuncturist, Qigong teacher, meditation guide and Daoist scholar.
He trained at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK, in Five Element Constitutional and TCM acupuncture traditions. He has a special passion in and undertakes continual professional development in heart disease, cancer and chronic disease, emotional balance and pain management. He engages a lifestyle and medical practice that looks at all aspects of life, health and diet to quickly ascertain the triggers of imbalance and how to effect positive lasting change. He has undertaken extensive study in Daoism, particularly the geometries of its principle symbols and the ancient knowledge encoded therein, which elucidate the universal principles of Balance, Harmony and Vitality. As a consequence, he is actively engaged in promoting and teaching these principles, which guide and support us into a life of wei wu wei – living in the natural flow. He works closely with native and tribal medicinal approaches throughout the world to find fast and effective approaches that have minimal or no side effects.
Marion has over 10 years experience treating in the famous pioneering multibed The Gateway Clinic and has taught yoga for over a decade.
“My interest in acupuncture arose out of my study of Shiatsu massage where I was introduced to the concepts of Chinese Medicine. Once I’d finished my Shiatsu training I started a full time 3 year degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at Westminster University, graduating in 2003 with a BSc Hons. From London I travelled to a teaching hospital in Chengdu China to observe and study acupuncture and Tuina this experience gave me an insight into how acupuncture can be used alongside conventional medicine. On my return from China I started working at the NHS Gateway Clinic in South London, a multi bed clinic treating a whole spectrum of conditions under the mentorship of senior practitioners. I continued to work there for 10 years loving the variety and invaluable experience it gave me. Whilst I was at the Gateway I also worked for 7 years as the acupuncturist at The Crossing in East Finchley to support people through their recovery from substance abuse and misuse. In 2007 I completed my postgraduate training in Chinese Herbal Patent Remedies at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. As well as Shiatsu I have also studied Swedish and Thai massage. I am currently studying Postural Integration with Silke Ziehl at The Open Centre in Old St.
I started going to yoga classes when I was 14 and haven’t stopped since. I went to India to do my teacher training at the Sivannanda yoga ashram in Trivandrum under the recommendation of my teachers at the time in 2003. Since returning from India the popularity of yoga grew in London and my curiosity led me to a variety of types of yoga. Yoga experiences along the way have been with Yogamonks with Jonathan Monks, Acroyoga, Iyengar and Forrest Yoga.” Please ask Marion directly for yoga class information as she teaches in various locations throughout the week.