John Black practises all three major therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Acupuncture, Tuina massage, and Chinese herbal medicine. Moxibustion and cupping are frequently used as adjuncts to acupuncture.
Originally a qualified teacher of English as a Second Language, John was treated by a Traditional Chinese Doctor in Thailand while teaching English there. It was a life changing experience for him, and as he saw huge improvements to his skin problem that he had sought treatment for,
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as well as very positive side effects from the treatment, he started asking questions, his treatments becoming lessons in TCM. After finishing his treatment he spent every weekend for the following year continuing to study with the doctor. Loving his teaching job he wasn't looking for a change in profession but he realised the Chinese had a completely different approach to health that the whole world could benefit from, so he decided to study TCM formally. On the advice of the Chinese doctor ...