Graeme McCracken started his study of Chinese Medicine in 1998, His main Oriental medical training occurred in London with additional studies in Hong Kong, New York and mainland China. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and a Diploma in Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage). He is currently studding Chinese Herbs at the White Crane Academy.
Since qualifying Graeme has had the opportunity to worked in the NHS (at the Gatway Clinic) and in privet practice, combining Tui Na and Acupuncture along side Chinese Dietary Therapy. His main focus is pragmatic clinical practice, focusing on what works and has the longest lasting results. In 2013 Graeme founded Source Point Community Health CIC, a not for profit social enterprise offering Chinese Medicine thought a model focused on accessibility, effectiveness and clinical excellence. This service now employs 4 clinicians and treats thousands of patent with Acupuncture, Tui Na and Chinese Herbs, as well as offering courses in Chinese Dietary Therapy, Qi Gong, Meditation and Rehabilitation.
Graeme has lectured since 2005 in Chinese Medicine Physiology, Pathology and Chinese Dietary Therapy (CDT) at colleges and universities in the UK and Europe. He has worked along side Daverick Leggett since 2007 teaching CDT to help educate the Chinese Medicine community in this art, whilst using food that are easily accessible to us all. Over this time he has lectured in CDT foundations, principles and clinical practice as well as developed days and longe residential courses using cooking and tasting as the central point of CDT education. Graeme is also a trained chef and brings this knowledge into his teaching.
Graeme has been practicing Zuo Wang (坐 忘) meditation and Dao Yin for over 20 years. He is a 31st generation daoshi (ordained daoist Priest) of the Dragon Gate sect of the Complete Reality School of Daoism. His given Daoist name is Shi Qiao, meeting ‘bridge the worlds’. He was ordained in Shaanxi province, China by Feng Xingzhao in 2004. He now teaches Dao Yin and meditation for the British Daoist Association on there retreats, as well as running days for Source Point Community Health CIC to support patient to learn about the body and mind to stay healthy.
Graeme currently lives on his farm in Dartmoor National Park where he loves the wild environment of open moor and wooded river valleys. He enjoys many hours out walking or running with his dogs, swimming in the rivers and growing herbs and veg and stewarding animals.