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Dr. Affifa Farrukh
MB BS MRCP (UK & Ireland) MRCP (Gastroenterology) FEBGH:

Affifa qualified as a doctor in Pakistan and has worked in the UK for more than 10 years. She trained in the Midlands and is registered with the GMC as both a general physician and gastroenterologist. She worked as a consultant in the NHS and continues in private medical practice.

Affifa’s interest in complementary medicine is long-standing. She learnt traditional therapeutic massage and the use of aromatic oils when she was a student. She was brought up in a tradition of therapeutic massage and use of aromatic oils.

​She has continued to develop this knowledge and experience throughout her career. She has trained in acupuncture and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. She also trained in Hijama and is registered with the GRCCT.

Professor John Mayberry
DSc MD FRCP (London & Ireland):

John qualified as a doctor in Cardiff and worked as a consultant physician in the NHS in the East Midlands. He is Professor of Gastroenterology in Leicester. He continues to practice clinical medicine in the private sector and undertakes original research. He is internationally known for his work on inflammatory bowel disease and has published more than 300 academic papers on bowel and related problems, including work on acupuncture and complementary medicine.

He chaired the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group for Crohn’s disease and was also Editor of The Postgraduate Medical Journal.

John became interested in the use of herbal treatments early in his
career and has throughout his clinical practice used them in conjunction with other medications. He is a member of the Herbal Medicines and Advisory Committee of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He has trained in acupuncture and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. He also trained in Hijama and is registered with the GRCCT.