Pascal DA SILVA DipAc DipCHM Msc
15 years experience (12 at the Medical centre of Stirling University).
I am a French national living in Edinburgh with my Scottish wife and bilingual daughters.
I graduated in Acupuncture in Brittany (France) in 2003 under the teaching of Dr Daniel Laurent whose school had a partnership with Pr Jack Worsley and the BAcC accredited College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa.
The training integrated “Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture” and what is known as the “French school of acupuncture” in the lineage of G. Soulié de Morand, A.Chamfrault, A.Lavier, A.Faubert… who largely participated in the development of acupuncture in Europe.
|Dr Daniel Laurent|| Pr Jack Worsley
A beautiful adventure with two masters
Dr Truong Thin (then Director of the Institute) and Dr Daniel Laurent (Head of the college) coauthored the “Manual of Traditional Asian Medicine” in 2002, which I had the privilege to illustrate and edit. We still keep close relationships with the doctors of Saigon as many studients go there every year.
Several of Ms Rochat’s books are translated in English with Monkey Press.
As the Edinburgh group coordinator for the British Acupuncture Council, I had the pleasure of inviting Elisabeth in Edinburgh for a lecture on ‘What is healing, in the Medical and Philosophical Classical texts’.
As an acupuncturist I have been using Classical formulas for a number of years previous to the course, until the new European legislation made it compulsory to attend a specific degree in herbal medicine, which I did.
You can read my dissertation here (academic writing is a little indigestible, sorry): “Towards blended e-learning for Acupuncture: a manifesto for the teaching of Traditional Acupuncture in the contemporary Western/postmodern world“.
The acupuncture I practice integrates “5 Element Acupuncture”, “Channels Acupuncture” and “Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)” more specifically for the practice of Herbal Medicine.
The ATCM is the largest professional body for the practice of Chinese Herbal medicine with around 730 members in the UK.
In 2005, I obtained the Black belt 3rd DAN and the teaching professional certificate (Brevet d’Etat). I still practice in Edinburgh with my friend Scott Reed when I can find the time.
Alongside the numerous Aikido camps that I attended, we often practiced Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure) which years later took me to study acupuncture.
Aikido has played a big part in my experience of Qi-Breath.