Teaching Staff


John Gradwell

Since our establishment in 1993, the Shulan College of Chinese Medicine has been growing in order to keep up with class demands. With our courses being offered than ever before and bespoke facilities being built, we have acquired some of the most experienced professionals within the industry, all having a different path prior to arriving to us. Browse through each of other personnel’s profiles below and see how their knowledge and experience within different fields can help you pursue your dream career:
  1. Nov 2005 Shi Zhen College of TCM Certificate advanced Tui Na
  2. June 2002 Stockport College City and Guilds Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate Stage 1
  3. 2001 Salford University Honours Degree in Complementary Medicine Practice
  4. 1996 Dr Lee Chiu Chun Hong Kong Certificate Classical Chinese Massage
  5. 1990 Arnould Taylor Education Therapy and Beauty teaching Diploma (ITEC)
  6. 1989 Sylvia Brearley School Harrogate Diploma Swedish Massage Anatomy and Physiology
  7. 1988 La Roche Scarbrough Diploma Remedial Massage

John Gradwell BSc (Hons), SBRCP, ITEC, Advance Tui Na certificate Nanjing practices Tui Na and Classical Chinese Acupuncture based mainly on the Huang Di Nei Jing, The Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine. John has been awarded the status of Senior Practitioner with the British Register of Complementary Practitioners for Acupuncture.

John practiced and taught Swedish massage for many years before studying Tui Na in Hong Kong with Doctor Lee Chiu Chun.

On returning to the UK, he studied acupuncture at Salford University, from where he graduated with honours. He furthered his study with Professor Wei Zha of China Nanjing International Training Centre to obtain a Certificate of Advanced Tui Na.

John previously supervised the students acupuncture clinic at Manchester Metropolitan University for four years and also supervised and lectured on acupuncture at Salford University for six years.