I grew up with Eastern and Western medicines hand in hand, thanks to my parents.
They were born in India and migrated to Nairobi, where I - a Yang Water Tiger - was born.
When I was 5 years old they moved to London, where I have lived ever since.
My father taught his yogic lifestyle,
my mother, influences from family
who practiced Western medicine.
Both of them loved Ayurveda.
I encountered Taoism during these early years.
I loved art, science and maths equally, but chose to become a visual artist,
developing my work with exhibitions, commissions, writing and teaching.
I worked with earth materials - charcoal, pigments, wood, sand, clay, metal
- became a certified welder and used other processes - concrete, plaster, steam ...
In this era I was also committed to social justice and therapeutic work.
Decades of yogic and taoist practices showed me how all of this was holistically connected.
So I realised that I wanted to develop it to a higher level as a qualified practitioner.
I found that the sophisticated knowledge of the Chinese medicine paradigm allows both
practitioner and patient to work creatively together to maintain best health.
So I chose it as the beautiful bridge between my yogic and taoist knowledge.
Ongoing, I continuously study medical conditions and evidence base research.
Alongside the range of issues Chinese medicine is well known to help,
such as pain, digestion, insomnia, gynaecology, eczema, etc.,
I am especially interested in emotional wellbeing.
I notice that emotional balance is the root of physical and spiritual health.
I research and work extensively with PTSD and Complex Trauma
from both Chinese medicine and Western psychotherapy/biomedicine perspectives.
I see people unfold their qi into the world around them,
sharing their lives like living sculptures, poems, paintings, novels, films.
I feel privileged when I can share the intelligence of Chinese medicine
to help them steer through their chosen pathways.