I have been in practice for twenty eight years, and like many of my colleagues think that a lifetime is far too short to explore the 2500 year history of this wonderful art. I have also been heavily involved in the administration and politics of the profession. I was Secretary of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) for the last seventeen years, and chaired many of the sub-committees in the BAcC during that period, as well as having spent four years editing its internal Newsletter. I also helped to establish the national Acupuncture Stakeholders Group.
As well as having worked for the BAcC, I have edited a number of textbooks over the years. Two of these were for Professor JR Worsley, the founder of CTA, in the early 1990s, then David Mayor’s authoritative and definitive volume on Electroacupuncture, and more recently Clare Stephenson's invaluable textbook 'A Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine.'. I was also principal author of a paper on the risks associated with the burning of moxa which was published in Acupuncture in Medicine in 2008, and have written hundreds of articles within the BAcC. I also remain the principal author of the BAcC’s Ask the Expert website function.
In my spare time I am Treasurer of Cholsey Day Centre, and have recently become Treasurer of the Choko project which links our village to villages in South Africa and Uganda. I try to leave enough time to continue my study of the djembe, a large African drum, and celebrate my fifty years of playing blues guitar by learning to play the bass.