FACULTY

FOUNDERS

philip weeks

A leading teacher of Master Tung style acupuncture. He is a Master Herbalist and Naturopath and has a MSc. in Nutritional Therapy. He speaks internationally on nutrition and functional medicine. He is renowned for his deep understanding and knowledge of ancient medicine, and his ability to make it relevant for today.

He teaches advanced Chinese Medicine approaches internationally, including blood letting/bleeding and flying needle technique.The author of two books published by Singing Dragon: ‘Make Yourself Better’ and ‘Painful Bladder Syndrome’. He has been in full time practice for over 21 years and has treated some 10,000 patients. His clinic is located in Marylebone, Central London.

darren rose

Darren has spent over two decades studying acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, tui na bodywork, nutrition, Qi gong, meditation and martial arts with some of the worlds best teachers. He is one of the 6th generation disciples of Song family xingyiquan. He continues to develop himself through ever deepening studies into classical Chinese medicine and the health arts. 

He is the founder of his busy private clinic Darren Rose Wellness and The Yang Sheng Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaching Chinese medicine and health practices such as Qi Gong and meditation. 

Darren specialises in Acupuncture for Infertility, IVF, Women’s Health and Pregnancy as well as other difficult to treat chronic health issues.

COURSE MENTOR

Hung tran

Hung has been in clinical practice for over 25 years and is based in Marylebone and the Lake District. A pioneering teacher of advanced acupuncture and a lifelong seeker of Truth, Hung emphasises the importance of self cultivation and integration as key to being an effective clinician.

Born in Vietnam, Hung was introduced to the power of Oriental medicine after contracting polio at 6 months old. A kind physician averted the devastating effects of this condition, not only saving his life but literally changing the course of it.

Growing up in the UK and qualifying as a medical doctor, Hung discovered that Western medicine offered very little in terms of preventative health or empowering individuals to care for themselves. The turning point was meeting his first teacher and mentor of Oriental medicine, Master Nguyen Tinh Thong, with whom he apprenticed for 10 years, developing a great affinity with acupuncture. 

Meeting Dr Jeffery Yuen, an authentic lineage master of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM), and studying with Ann Cecil-Sterman, a senior student of Jeffrey’s, catalysed within Hung a deep fascination and long term exploration of this highly evolved system of medicine. He is one of the earliest teachers appointed by Ann to teach the advanced channel system of acupuncture. In 2017 he pioneered the first mentorship programme in the UK & Europe in advanced acupuncture. Hung’s passion is to disrupt limitation and awaken greatness through facilitating mico-mental shifts in awareness.

CLINICAL SUPERVISORS

duncan ford

Duncan obtained his First class honours degree in Traditional Acupuncture at CTA which before its closure was the oldest college of acupuncture in Europe. 

Duncan has trained in many different styles of Traditional Acupuncture including Five Element, TCM, Tungs family lineage, Tans Balance method, Japanese acupuncture and Korean Hand Therapy and Classical Chinese medicine.

Alex Bechinger

Alex initially trained within the western medical system as a Head Nurse in Switzerland.  There he primarily worked within mental health and with end of life care.

As well as studying traditional Chinese medicine Alex has also trained in several other Chinese medicine systems, including Master Tung and classical Chinese medicine.  
 
Alex is currently completing his training at the  “Institute of Functional Medicine” in America. 

 

PRACTICAL SKILLS TUTOR

Mir Ali

Mir initially studied at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and has also interned at Zhejiang Hospital, Hangzhou, China. He is also trained in the practise and prescription of Classical and Modern Herbal Medicine.

Mir is also engaged in continuing education, practise and internship as a senior practitioner with The Association of Traditional Studies; in the areas of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Bodywork, Chinese Philosophy and Daoyin.

Mir specialises in the areas of Women’s health and injury rehabilitation.

 

COURSE ADMINISTRATOR

Victoria Yau

Victoria is originally from Hong Kong and has studied and trained with leading Traditional Chinese Medicine professors and practitioners in TCM style acupuncture as well as classical Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine.

She specialises in cosmetic facial acupuncture and women’s health.

 
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