Simon King has worked as a practitioner of Chinese medicine for thirty years. Since his first degree in philosophy he has maintained an active involvement in this subject and is now studying for a doctorate. He has a particular interest in how philosophical assumptions make their way into practice with a pragmatic approach which holds theory lightly.
During the early 1990s Simon taught himself to read medical Chinese and has applied this skill to develop particular interests in urology, the herbal treatment of joint disease and ENT (ear, nose and throat disorders). He has published articles in The European Journal of Oriental Medicine and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine journal on Chinese medicine and the philosophy of science and has taught widely in the UK.