Andrew Kemp has been in practice since 1984.
He originally trained at The College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa for three years, followed by one year with the Journal of Chinese Medicine course which led him in a different direction than his initial training. Following two further years training in Chinese Herbal Medicine, when his tutor was the renowned practitioner Giovanni Macciocia, he studied for one month at Nanjing Hospital in China.
He has lectured extensively in Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) both in the U.K. and abroad and he was the first External Examiner for the Acupuncture degree course at Westminster University.
As a senior lecturer on the post-graduate Chinese Herbal Medicine course at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, he instigated contact with Hangzhou TCM Hospital, subsequently running more than twelve trips there with students for clinical observation between 1999 and 2010.
This exposure to ‘front line’ Chinese Medicine has greatly influenced the way he currently practices. His work and research with some of the best TCM doctors led him to be awarded ‘Honorary Visiting Doctor’ status in 2005.
Andrew opened The Grange Clinic in 2004 and in 2008 was awarded a contract with the NHS for Pain Triage and treatment with Acupuncture.
He currently practices at the Filshie Osteopath Clinic , 488 Mansfield Road, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Please feel free to contact him personally if you would like to discuss treatment options before booking an appointment.
A bit about me……… [words from the man himself]
I first came across Chinese Medicine almost 40 years ago, my partner at the time had a condition deemed `incurable` by our GP. Around 8 Acupuncture treatments later the condition resolved, much to our amazement.
This made me very curious and a year later whilst working for the probation service, I got bronchitis, I thought id try Acupuncture before antibiotics and it worked! (Never had it since either).
The years rolled on, I left the probation service and worked for myself as a landscape gardener, around this time I began to research and grow herbs to heal minor family ailments.
A close friend of mine then gave up her rather well paid job and began to study Acupuncture, every time I visited I would dive into her textbooks and instead of esoteric claptrap, I found a concise and elegant healing resource that made sense to me.
Soon after this one of those `crossroad` moments developed, my partner wanted to return to work as my son was about to start school, I could work part time and study so I applied and was accepted on an Acupuncture course.
The rest, as they say……….