Teaching at East West College and guest tutors

Co-principal of East West College: Jamie Hamilton

Jamie became interested in Chinese medicine on travelling from Hong Kong to West China in 1987, when after a cycling accident he received treatment from a blind Chinese Medical practitioner (doctor) who read his pulse and treated him with acupressure and herbal medicine. In 1988 he began a Shiatsu training with Macrobiotics at the East West Centre in London, studying with Rex Lascale, John Sandifer and Bill Tara.

After originally qualifing in Sustainable Agriculture in the early 1990's he made a career change to study a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage with the Maitri Foundation in Stroud in the year 2000. In the same year returning to study Shiatsu with Chris Jarmey and George Dellar at the European Shiatsu School in Marlborough. Jamie graduated and became a ‘Big T’ (MRSS (T)) whilst also studying the Six Divisions with Tim Mulvagh of Classically Based Shiatsu. East West College was founded in 2009 to teach a Diploma of Shiatsu. Jamie learned Anma with Fugaku Ito and Nicole Beauvois of Anma France and toghether they organised a series of Diploma of Anma courses at East West College.

Whilst studying and teaching Shiatsu, Jamie soon realised that there was so much more still to learn in Chinese Medicine and this inspired him to begin his training to be an Acupuncturist at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading; he graduated in 2013 and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC). Jamie’s other training has been in Japanese Sotai techniques for releasing muscular tension, Shiatsu Facelift and Cosmetic Facial acupuncture. He is a Yoga teacher (a graduate from the Mount Madonna Institute in California), a Shodan grade Instructor of Shintaido. He is currently taking an apprenticeship in Chinese Herbs with the Jing Fang Apprenticeship.

Jamie's teaching on pulse diagnosis is based on the classic 'Mai Jing', uncovering new aspects of diagnosis. He also teaches our 'Fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory' course.

Guest tutors

Jonathan Chang

Jonathan Chang graduated from the Beijing Universityof Chinese Medicine in 2012 with a degree in Chinese Medicine. From 2008 to 2017 he studied with Wang Ju-yi in Beijing, and was Dr. Wang’s full-time assistant at the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center and Clinic from 2012-2017.  He helped compile Wang Ju-yi’s Applied Channel Theory ClinicalCase Studies (2014). Along with Mei Li, he is working on an English translation of this book, which will be published by Eastland Press. He was also one of the main contributors to Dr. Wang’s An Introduction to Applied Channel Theory (2016). In August 2013, he was recognized by the Beijing Administration of Traditional ChineseMedicine, Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association and Wang Ju-yi as an apprentice and official instructor of Applied Channel Theory. In 2015, he was recognized as one of Wang Ju-yi’s indoor apprentices. Jonathan is originally from Canada, but has lived in China since 2002. He currently works at the Ling Lan TCM clinic in Beijing and is an instructor at the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center.  He has been teaching Applied Channel Theory in China and abroad since 2013.

Peter Deadman

Peter Deadman has worked in the field of health promotion for nearly 50 years. He began by co-founding Infinity Foods (natural and organic shop, distribution warehouse and bakery) in Brighton in 1970, followed by the Brighton Natural Health Centre - an educational charity teaching the local community ways to be well and happy through yoga, meditation, tai chi, qigong, dance and more. He qualified as an acupuncturist in 1978 and practised acupuncture and then Chinese herbal medicine for over 30 years. He is the founder and publisher of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, co-author of the best-selling textbook A Manual of Acupuncture, and author of Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of life Tradition. Peter has lectured on Chinese health traditions all over the world and has practised and taught qigong for nearly 30 years.

Michael Phoenix

Michael graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), Reading.  He has been in practice since 2003, with further extensive post-graduate training in China and Europe. Michael is passionate about traditional acupuncture including non-needling techniques and the benefits it can offer.  As well as running a successful practice, Michael is committed to acupuncture education.  He is a faculty member at CICM.  Working within acupuncture education keeps Michael up-to-date with current developments and best practice.  He has also helped run charitable acupuncture clinics in the community. Michael teaches our  advanced classical practical skills like Gua Sha, Cupping and needling techniques alongside intermediate level applied channel theory.

Dr Jason Robertson

Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of 'Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi (王居易)". Dr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 25 years and Chinese medicine in Chengdu and Beijing. He currently maintains a private practice in Seattle, USA and is a full-time faculty member at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (www.siom.edu). In 2013 he was recognized by the Beijing Administration of Chinese Medicine as an official apprentice of Professor Wang Ju-yi. In 2018, he completed doctoral research on clinical reasoning in East Asian medicine and traditional means of information transmission.  Dr. Robertson has taught courses on channel theory and diagnosis around the world.

Frances Turner

Frances Turner studied acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the London Academy of Oriental Medicine and the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, and added these skills to her practice in 1998. She completed a Masters Degree from Exeter University in the English Language of Chinese Medicine, and used this research in curriculum development at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, where she became a senior lecturer from 2000 until its closure in 2010. She studied herbs in China in 2006, finishing her training in Classical Herbalism (Jing Fang) between 2014-2016 in Beijing. Frances currently runs a Jing Fang apprenticeship in Oxfordshire. She has contributed articles to several leading journals of Chinese medicine including JCM and the European Journal of Oriental Medicine to name a few. 'A Classical Chinese Medical Approach to Dampness' is a brand new one-day course designed for East West College.

Deborah Woolf

Deborah Woolf is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and has been practising and teaching acupuncture for 20 years. She trained for 4 years full time at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), then was invited back to teach Chinese Medicine, pulse diagnosis and clinic skills and has taught and supervised students since she qualified. She is the main lecturer in Stems and Branches (wuyun liuqi 五運六氣) or Five Circuits and Six Energies, teaching theory and practical applications.

Deborah studies and translates Classical Chinese medical texts, with a particular interest in the background of Stems and Branches, divination and calendars, astronomy and astrology.  Her undergraduate dissertation was on spirals and their applications in acupuncture, drawing on her earlier studies in pure mathematics and nature. She has recently completed an MA at University College London, with a dissertation on numbers and divination in Chinese Medicine.  She is now studying for a PhD at UCL, focused on the guest-host relationship in the wuyun liuqi chapters of the Huangdi Neijing Suwen. Deborah taught her 'Interpreting the twelve zangfu organs of Chinese Medicine' for the first time through East West College in 2019.

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