[cs_content][cs_section bg_image=”https://thecpdgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Holding-page1.png” parallax=”true” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://thecpdgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Graeme-McKraken.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”3/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”Biography” open=”true”]Graeme has been practising Chinese Medicine for over 17 years. He studied acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese remedial massage), Chinese Dietary Therapy, Medical Qi Gong (Chinese Physical Therapy) and the classical application of Oriental Medicine over 6 years in Hong Kong, London, New York and mainland China.
He has studied Chinese Dietary Therapy – Food Energetics through apprenticeships in Daoist temples and clinics in China, by discussion and investigation with his friend Daverick Leggett and self-experimentation over the past 16 years.
Graeme started his Chinese Medicine career as an acupuncturist in the NHS, where he gained experience through being in a busy clinic seeing up to 32 patients per day, worked in private practice in London and Devon he ended up at high profile clinics on Harley Street, Chelsea, Kensington and Knightsbridge.
On leaving London, and returning to Devon in 2012, Graeme felt the need to re-engage with his original experience of acupuncture, where treatment was accessible to all, regardless of social standing or economic restraint. It was this desire that brought Source Point Community Acupuncture, a not for profit social enterprise workers co-op, Chinese Medicine health project, into being.
As well as his involvement with Source Point, Graeme still works in private practice in Devon and lectures on Chinese Medicine theory and Chinese Dietary Therapy as a guest lecture at Colleges and Universities in the UK and Europe. He also co-runs courses with Daverick Leggett in self-health, where he teaches Chinese Dietary Therapy, cooking for health and the Chinese system of nurturing life (yang sheng).
Graeme 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, sailing down on the cost, veg grow, stewarding sheep and learning from the bees.[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Areas of expertise” open=”false”]
- Chinese Dietary Therapy
- Mental health
- Knotted disease
- Community-supported medicine
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- The British Acupuncture Council
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- Published in a variety of magazines and newspapers
- The Journal Of Chinese Medicine.
- Currently writing a book on Yang Sheng – Chinese Nourishing Life Practices, with the primary focus on nutrition.