I have practiced Chinese medicine, with a focus on the herb and dietary side of things, for nearly 30 years. In the early days of practice I worked in a mixed clinic that specialised in chronic fatigue syndrome, and was confronted by the variety of this (at the time very) common presentation, and it was there that my interest (or obsession) with lingering pathogens was born.

With more experience my understanding of the complexity of CF pathology developed, and my appreciation of the Chinese medicine model as one of the best ways to untangle it was reinforced. Developing the model for other complicated problems (in particular chronic inflammation) has become my passion, because I believe it is flexible enough to contribute real insights and strategies to often intractable problems.