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Temple TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine was set up by Gary Coventry in 2011. Having spent my formative years in the Shipping & Freight Forwarding industry I took the decision in 2007 to change career. I wanted to find a career that could give me personal satisfaction and reward through acquired knowledge and skill and one that gave me the ability to help people. To this end I was recommended to meet Dr.Philip Lawes and Dr.Graham Chandler who run ‘The Academy of Oriental Medicine’ and their enthusiasm and undoubted knowledge inspired me to enrol on a degree course in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in 2008.

Currently no UK University offers the degree course so our guidance and syllabus came from the ‘American Liberty University’ based in California, USA.

The course included all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as giving the opportunity to practice and study at the ‘Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion’ in Beijing, China which I did during October 2010 being assigned to the Opthalmology and Neurology departments.

After three years study and at the end of July 2011 I took my final exams and thankfully achieved a ‘First’ degree.

Having qualified I set up my Temple TCM practice in Rayleigh, Essex and am enjoying job satisfaction immensely. The reward in seeing a client repair and recover was the whole reason I set out on this new career path.

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