I’m Tony Todd, welcome to the page. I have been practising acupuncture and moxibustion since 2000 and currently have clinics in central and south Croydon, the main clinic is now in Addiscombe which I opened in 2016.
I also practises Chinese herbal medicine, shiatsu, and lecture at the International College of Oriental medicine [ICOM] and for the Institute of Classics and East Asian Medicine [ICEAM].
I began practising acupuncture following completion of a 4 year course at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in 2000.
Prior to which I had trained in shiatsu, joining the register of shiatsu practitioners in 1993 and undertaking further studies in tuina (Chinese massage) and acupuncture in Shanghai, China during 1993 and 1994.
Since graduating from ICOM in 2000 I have continued to study with leading teachers in the UK, Europe and Japan.
This has included training in Manaka style acupuncture as well as Japanese meridian therapy and Korean Hand Acupuncture. In 2003 I became a member of the European Branch of the Toyohari association. In 2005 undertook training in Kanpo (Japanese herbalism), followed by further studies in Chinese Herbal medicine, specialising in Shanghan Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue with Arnaud Versluys and the Institute of Classics and East Asian Medicine [ICEAM]. In 2013-4 I completed studies in Internal and External acupuncture with Andrew Nugent-Head and the Association of Traditional Studies .
I also teach acupuncture at ICOM, and was module leader for first year Chinese medicine from 2002 to 2016, stepping down to focus on the new clinic. I still lecture part time and do clinical supervision at the college as well as taking on a role as senior academic advisor. My other teaching role is for ICEAM where I specialise in abdominal patterns for herbal medicine, in this capacity I’ve taught internationally in Australia, USA as well as Europe.
My working practice is influenced by a wide range of traditions that I have come into contact with, though my preference is in Japanese style channel based acupuncture, and Shanghan based herbal formulas. I also practise and teach chi kung and taichi.