Andy started his career in complementary medicine in London in 1984, studying shiatsu and macrobiotics, before travelling to Japan and the USA for 4 years in order to pursue his studies.
He began studying with Kiiko Matsumoto in 1991 and in 1995 completed a comprehensive clinical apprenticeship. He has continued to study regularly with Kiiko ever since and has returned to the USA on numerous occasions for further clinical studies and tuition with her as well as to study with Master Kawaii (one of Kiiko’s teachers).
Andy practices and teaches Kiiko style acupuncture and is recognised as one of the foremost practitioners of this style. He is currently the only person in Europe with Kiiko’s permission to teach her style of acupuncture. He is an engaging and experienced teacher and has taught Kiiko style at several acupuncture colleges in the UK and in Europe.
Andy is a British Acupuncture Council registered practitioner and has also studied both TCM and Five Element Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in the UK. Since 1990 he has been studying Classical Chinese texts with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée and Peter Firebrace.
For 6 years he lectured to nursing groups at Kings College London and has also lectured to charity and business groups. He worked for 18 months using Japanese acupuncture in two National Health G.P. surgeries and for 10 years using shiatsu in Guy’s Hospital oncology department. He has been invited to appear on television and in radio programmes to discuss alternative therapies and their significance. In 1993 he wrote and produced the training video Shiatsu Today and in 2015 wrote an article for the Journal of Chinese medicine entitled, The Pituitary Gland – Classical Connections and Treatment.
Andy maintains his private practice in Dulwich, London and also organises Kiiko’s annual London seminar. He is the founder and Director of the specialist Japanese acupuncture supplies company Dulwich Acupuncture Limited.