Mike’s interest in the Chinese arts began with his study of Leong-Fu style Kung Fu and T’ai Chi Ch’uan, which took him on two study tours of Mainland China in 1978 and 1980. During those tours he met traditional herbalists and acupuncturists and became inspired by the Chinese holistic approach to health. He was privileged and honoured to study with Prof J. R. Worsley and his team at CTA where he qualified with a Lic Ac in 1985 and the BAc in 1989. He then became a member of faculty at CTA in 2001 and served on 1st, 2nd and 3rd year teaching teams, including four years as Head of first year and one year as Course Development Officer. He has also just completed a Masters in Higher Professional Educational at Oxford Brookes University and is awaiting the results of his dissertation.
He now shares his time between teaching at CTA, working in a multidiscipline practice in Abingdon-On-Thames, and living a natural lifestyle and enjoying outdoor pursuits with his wife Patricia, staying young with their active grandchildren. He is excited to be working with such a great team at The Acupuncture Academy and is really uplifted by the knowledge that Five Element Acupuncture lives on.