College Staff

Damo Mitchell

Damo Mitchell

College Head Tutor

Damo Mitchell is one of the two joint head tutors and runs much of the training within the Xiantian college. He is particularly interested in the more classical ways of working and designs a great deal of the ACM modules within the school. He has particular passions for pulse diagnosis, energetic ways of working and the treatment of unusual diseases. As well as Chinese medicine, Damo also practises Nei Gong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. He heads the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts which has branches in several countries.

Rob Aspell

Rob Aspell

College Head Tutor

Rob Aspell is one of the two head tutors of the Xiantian college and runs a great deal of the teaching on the three-year-long Diploma course. He is trained in the TCM style of Chinese medicine and uses a combination of Acupuncture, Tui Na massage and herbal remedies from his clinics in North Wales and Manchester. Rob teaches and treats at the Shulan clinic in Manchester while runnning the Xiantian college. He is basically a very busy guy who spends all his time treating, teaching and furthering his own study of Chinese medicine!

Roni Edlund

Roni Edlund

Teaching Assistant

Roni Edlund assists with the teaching on the three-year-long Diploma course. She is a university-qualified acupuncturist and Tui-Na-massage therapist as well as an experienced practitioner of the Daoist arts of Nei Gong, Taijiquan and Baguazhang. Roni specifically assists with much of the point location material within the school and helps with diagnostic skills and practical lessons. She is Damo’s partner and also assists with teaching in the Lotus Nei Gong school ,where she specialises in teaching alchemical methods for women.

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Course Administrator

Jason is an organisational machine. Jason is in charge of all the important aspects of the college that take place behind the scenes. He organises the teaching dates, finds halls for us to use, deals with the governing bodies and keeps our insurance policies up to date. Basically, nothing would happen in the college without Jason! He also studies the Daoist arts with Damo and the Lotus Nei Gong school and specialises in Taijiquan.