Explore Classical Roots and Current Practice

Celebrating the vision of Dr. Wang Ju Yi


Welcome to East West College in the UK, provider of continuing professional development courses (CPD).

Based in Farnham (Surrey) we specialise in short courses for Acupuncturists, and practitioners of Shiatsu and Chinese medicine. We teach online and in-person. Practical courses mostly take place in Farnham, Surrey, and we have also offered a qigong residential in Oxfordshire, and courses in different locations such as Reading, or Edinburgh, Rugby and Lancashire on request.

An essential aspect of the theory and practice we teach is that of Classical channel theory, presenting these key concepts in both a theoretical and practical manner:

- We explore Applied Channel Theory as taught by Dr Wang Ju-Yi, with introductory as well as advanced courses.

- Another focus of study is effective pulse diagnosis as described in the Mai Jing taught by co-Principal Jamie Hamilton, whose book on this subject Essential Pulse Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: Mai Jing ABC Method was published in April 2022.

We have been delighted to welcome guest tutors to teach their specialisms for us:

- Advanced online workshops on Applied Channel Theory with Jonathan Chang based on his experience as apprentice of Dr Wang Ju-Yi

Alongside our regular offerings on the pulse and Applied Channel Theory, on 4-6 May, we are hosting an advanced level 3 day workshop with Dr Jonathan Chang in Farnham (currently sold out).

This year we look forward to an exciting new Diploma of Tuina and Advanced Bodywork jointly taught by Nick Lowe and Jamie Hamilton starting in November 2024. This will take place in Exeter, Devon.

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Course Testimonials:

"Enjoyable, articulate and inspiring, I would recommend Jamie's 'Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis' to almost every acupuncturist I know". Jonathan C-W, Edinburgh. May 2019
"Very interesting to have more ways to analyse a pulse in a practical way". Kirsten S, Falkirk. May 2019
"This Applied Channel Theory course with Michael Phoenix has been the most relaxed, enjoyable and informative course I have ever been on. The combination of theory and practical brought things alive. I have learnt lots of new techniques to take back to clinic and I know I will have good results. A totally brilliant 3 days". Nov 2018
" Studying shiatsu at East West College has been a joy. Jamie is an excellent, enthusiastic and inspiring tutor and the charming setting of the Tatami Room is the perfect tranquil location for learning and practising Shiatsu. Acquiring the skills to be able to make a difference to an individual’s well-being has given me a refreshingly new outlook on life." Sue, Oxford 2012


East West College began teaching a 3-year shiatsu diploma in 2009, and subsequently ran two 18-month Anma Diploma courses and Sotai workshops, Wu-style Tai Chi with Fugaku Ito, organised Yang Style Tai Chi classes with Debbie Heaney and now focusses on CPD for acupuncturists and shiatsu practitioners. See our Past Courses page for more info.

Co-Principals: Jamie Hamilton & Carina Hamilton

Teaching in Farnham takes place in a variety of venues, depending on tutorial or course size:

At East West College, Farnham
Museum of Farnham Garden Gallery

  In central Edinburgh

Our residential in Oxfordshire for the last two years has been at Charney Manor:

Charney Manor, Charney Bassett

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Jamie Hamilton Acupuncture Practitioner

Innovative CPD for Acupuncture

East-West College was set up as a shiatsu school in 2009 and ran several rounds of Diploma courses in Shiatsu and Anma before becoming a specialist provider of CPD courses for the acupuncture profession.

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