Liza Wilmot (MB ChB MRCPsych, BA(Hons) Lic Ac MBAcC) was for many years a consultant psychiatrist working in the NHS. She became interested in traditional acupuncture after gaining much personal benefit from treatment and began recommending it to her patients. On retirement she trained in five-element acupuncture out of interest with no real plan to go into practice. However she found it all so fascinating that she has continued. She also enjoys teaching medical students at Warwick University about acupuncture and complementary therapies. In the future she will be teaching acupuncture students about biomedicine at the new Acupuncture Academy.