BSc(Hons) Oriental Medicine
Licenciate in Acupuncture, International College of Oriental Medicine
BA Religions Studies & Social Anthropology, School of Oriental & African Studies
Diploma in Swedish Massage
Member of the Acupuncture Society, UK
Facial Revitalisation, Jong Baik Education
Theory & Practice of Cosmetic Acupuncture, Morningside Neuro Acupuncture Centre
Balance Method on Acupuncture Treatment
International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM)
Sept 2004 to July 2008
Four years full time training at ICOM, including a thorough grounding in orthodox anatomy, physiology and pathology. ICOM specialises in traditional ‘classical’ acupuncture including the 5 Elements method. Edward combines this with the more popular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and modern sports science approaches.
First Teaching Hospital in Tianjin, China
June to July 2007
Specialist teaching and research hospital for neurological, stroke and paralysis.
Turks & Caicos Islands
Dec 2010 April 2011
Private practice under a local physiotherapist’s premises.
Sussex Medical Chambers, Hove, East Sussex
2011 to 2014
Grace Bay Medical Centre, Neptune Court, Providenciales, T.C.I.
2014 to present
Edward Shearer trained for four years at the International College of Oriental Medicine in the UK, graduating in 2008. He is also qualified in Swedish Massage. See www.orientalmed.ac.uk for more details.
He also trained under experienced acupuncturists at the Tianjin First Teaching Hospital in China (http://www.tjutcm.edu.cn/) in 2007. This is well known for treating stroke victims as well as other neurological, muscular and skeletal disorders. Patients come from as far as Australia and New Zealand for long-term recuperation.
Cosmetic / Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
2010 Theory and Practice of Cosmetic Acupuncture, Morningside Neuro Acupuncture Centre
2014 Jeong Baik, Korean Cosmetic Acupuncture
Martial Arts and Fitness training and Coaching
Edward Shearer started on the path of Chinese health practices in 1996, beginning with qi gong (pronounced ‘chee gong’, lit. ‘energy work’) and Wing Chun, Shaolin and tai ji martial arts (pronounced as written but often, also ‘tai chee’). Daily tai ji quan (‘chuan’) and qi gong practice he regards as an essential and inseparable aspect of being an acupuncturist. The philosophical and practical themes at the root of health, qi gong and the martial arts are the same.