Xian Tian Teachers

Rob Aspell

Rob studied Chinese Medicine, attaining a first-class BSc (Hons) degree. His degree covered many traditional subjects associated with Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tuina (medical massage), cupping, moxibustion, as well as Western medicine pathophysiology. He now lives and works in North Wales as well as Manchester, where he treats and teaches at the Successful Shulan clinic. Rob is involved in many aspects of providing Chinese medical education in the United Kingdom and also travels regularly to China, and in particular the Nanjing University where he continues his own learning. Rob is experienced in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) system of practice and brings a great deal of knowledge to the Xian Tian College of Chinese Medicine.

  • BSc Hons Degree in Chinese Medicine
  • TCM clinics in Llandudno and Anglesey
  • Course Tutor at both the Xian Tina College and the Shulan College of TCM

Damo Mitchell

Damo Mitchell has been involved in the Eastern arts for his whole life. He was born into a family or martial artists and thus began his formal training in the martial arts at the age of four. Since this time, he has studied various systems across Europe and the far East. Damo’s Chinese medical training began with Tui Na massage. He studied this form of therapy alongside his martial arts training while studying Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in an effort to keep the traditional balance between learning how to fight and to heal. These studies expanded into classical Chinese medical practices and acupuncture which he has studied for many years in the West as well as in the far East. He now continues his study with two highly skilled practitioners of classical Chinese medicine.

  • BSc Hons Degree in Acupuncture
  • Technical Director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts
  • Author of Several Books on Daoism and Energetic Medicine, including Heavenly Streams: Meridian Theory in Nei Gong

The Xian Tian college is primarily run by head tutors Rob Aspell and Damo Mitchell. Between the two teachers stud nest gain a rounded knowledge of Chinese medicine delivered from within two different traditions.

Rob Aspell teaches primarily from within the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) system of practice. He provides clinical examples from the outset ensuring that students are given the benefit of learning theory which is immediately applicable to practice. Though Damo Mitchell, like Rob, has a degree in TCM he teaches from within the ACM (Ancient Chinese Medicine) system which, though based in the same foundational theories, takes a different approach at both diagnostics and treatment. Damo’s experience come from his teachers in Asia which he has studied with alongside his internal arts practice as well as the medicinal teachers he continues to study with.

Rob and Damo have worked together to create a syllabus which has the advantages of both systems of practice. The inherent strengths and weaknesses of both styles are discussed enabling students to develop an effective way of practicing which can be tailored to suit their individual patients.

Alongside Rob and Damo, several other skilled practitioners may well assist in the teaching at various times.