When it came to a change in career Andrew first gravitated towards Tuina (Chinese massage) due to someone telling him that he had ‘healing hands’. However he soon realised that what he was learning was very similar to acupuncture theory and with his background decided to do acupuncture as well.
After achieving a Higher National diploma in Chinese medicine from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and finishing the Tuina course in 2011, he decided to study at degree level and achieved an Acupuncture degree from the University of East London, attaining a First in 2013. To consolidate his achievements he then went and studied for a diploma at Nanjing University, China.
After qualifying in Tuina Andrew helped set up and run Phoenix Tuina Multibed Clinic in Old Street, London. He now integrates both Tuina and Acupuncture into his practise. As a student he assisted at Kai Clinic in Tufnell Park, London for 5 years until its close and volunteered at Shoreditch Spa, London for over a year. In the yearly years he ran his own practise in Harley Street, London and a community multibed in Hornsey, London. He attained his first residency at Amber Health in Baldock, Hertfordhsire (2014-2018) and then worked at Clerkenwellbeing in Clerkenwell, London (2015-2019), Fix in East Village Stratford (2017-2020) and Peachy Acupuncture in Crouch End, London (2019-2020).
Clerkenwellbeing and Fix were both multidisciplinary clinics which attracted a wide spectrum of clientele. Therefore Andrew’s experience ranges from treating those with general health enquiries (including pregnancy and infertility) to the musculoskeletal issues in runners, cyclists and even olympic athletes.
At present Andrew’s continual development includes Master Tung Acupuncture (assistant to Philip Weeks) and a mentoringship in Classical Chinese Medicine with Dr Hung Tran. Andrew has also belonged to a supervision group for over 5 years.