Andrew originally trained to become a psychologist, but during these studies he realised that he was more drawn to Eastern philosophies and holism.
This lead him to begin training in Martial Arts and energy work. He studied Qigong (Chi Gung) with Sifu Shi Yanzi at the Shaolin Temple (London), becoming experienced in using Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade) and Shoalin Nei Gong (Internal Energy Work) for improving and maintaining health.
He then trained in acupuncture at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, and followed up this with a diploma in Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage).
In 2021 he completed a diploma in Classical Chinese Herbalism from the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism in Oxfordshire.
Andrew is influenced by the ‘Classical Acupuncture’ styles of Jeffrey Yuen, which utilise all the acupuncture meridians, as well as other treatment modalities such as essential oils.
His psychology background has also given him an interest in using acupuncture with those suffering mental-emotional conditions, such as stress, depression and insomnia. This is an area where Chinese Medicine and acupuncture is currently under-used in the UK.