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.

Jamie went on to train as an Acupuncturist at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. Graduating in 2013 he joined the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC). Jamie’s other training has been in Shiatsu Facelift, Cosmetic Facial acupuncture and Fertility Acupuncture. He is a Yoga teacher (a graduate from the Mount Madonna Institute in California), as well as a Shodan grade Instructor of Shintaido. He has completed his apprenticeship in Chinese Herbs with the Jing Fang Apprenticeship with Frances Turner.

East West College was founded in 2009 by Jamie and Carina Hamilton in Farnham to teach a Diploma of Shiatsu. In 2012, with Fugaku Ito and Nicole Beauvois of Anma France, we organised a two Diploma of Anma at East West College and workshops on Japanese Sotai techniques for releasing muscular tension. Jamie's teaching on pulse diagnosis is based on the classic 'Mai Jing', uncovering new aspects of diagnosis. Jamie's new book (out on 23 April 2022) is entitled 'Essential Pulse Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine' outlines this teaching method. He is also our main tutor for the introductory course: 'Fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory.'

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.

Since we had to cancel Jonathan's in-person workshop last year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we have been running a popular series of workshops online on Dr Wang's Applied Channel Theory clinical cases.

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.

Our weekend residential in 2021 was a great success, an oasis of calm and nurture.

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 and we are grateful that he has taught a three-day workshop for East West College on two occasions, November 2019 and October 2021.

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