David Brown is a nationally registered practitioner of Chinese medicine (acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine) practicing for over 35 years. One of David’s passions is to share his knowledge, he’s lectured at Chinese medical colleges, taught post graduate workshops and run courses for anyone interested in personal growth, philosophy, metaphysics and spirituality.
David’s a qualified holistic counsellor & psychotherapist, he brings his life long interest of philosophy, spirituality and love of nature to his work with clients and, the various courses he presents for the public and the Chinese medical profession.
I’m often asked how I got into what I do… The Chinese have an understanding that our Jing or essence (genetic make up is synonymous, but Jing is metaphysical as well as physical) comes from the Jing of each of our parents and the Jing of heaven, so we have influences coming from our two family lines and something else more personal that must correspond to our soul in western culture. With this is Ming – our contract with heaven.
I think that holds true for me. My father grew up in rural England where he spent more of his youth poaching – fishing & shooting game on other people’s property, than he did at school! He loved nature and reared orphaned badgers and fox’s. Despite his lack of education he eventually became vice president and curator of the worlds’ largest oceanarium - ‘Marineland of the Pacific’ in Palos Verdes, where he became the world leader and pioneer in the medical treatment of captive marine mammals.
So I had the great fortune of growing up in marine parks, initially in California and then in Queensland, Australia. The highlight of this time of my life was the great gift of spending a large part of my childhood swimming with dolphins.
My mother, brought up as a fundamental Baptist, spent much of her life freeing herself of this rigid dogma. She became a Yoga teacher and seeker of life’s questions in Eastern religion.
So I’ve inherited my fathers’ love of nature and interest in medicine and, my mothers’ attraction in Eastern philosophy and esoteric study.