David started his career in the petrochemical industry after gaining an honours degree in engineering in the UK. Following many international assignments and being involved in the R&D and manufacturer of systems for the oilfield, David changed his career path into sales. His success here led him to being head-hunted by a £1 billion healthcare company to turn around one of its ailing £200 million national sales divisions in just 18 months. David then decided to re-imagine his life, re-trained and started his own Chinese Medicine clinic. During his training he had the good fortune to meet Ngyen Tinh Thong, a buddhist monk, martial artist and healer. Learning Tai Chi, Qi Gong and meditation whilst developing a friendship, David feels he also learnt much about how to treat patients from Thong over the years. He was the Program Leader on the herb course for the Treatment and Differentiation of Disease at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. After lecturing, setting and marking exams for many years, he then became part of the team that developed the herbal course into an MSc in conjunction with Kingston University. Following this, he left to spend more time with patients in his private practice in South Buckinghamshire.
Lecture Choice 2b
Dealing with mental trauma - “Is this the first step to overcoming disease?"
4pm-5:30pm, Saturday 12th November, Imperial College, London
Some patients have been given a diagnosis which potentially puts them into a state of shock, hopelessness and despair which can be described as a state of mental trauma. How do we overcome this to enable better treatment outcomes? What does one say to a patient and how can we guide them in this time of mental stagnation. A few case examples ranging from cancer, physical injury, mental and emotional conditions to show a common thread covering many diseases to help patients in diverse circumstances. David will explore these ideas grounded in clinical cases and herbal prescriptions, examining the concept of trauma from physical and psychological perspectives and also where they converge.