Nas is fully trained and qualified as a classical acupuncturist. He began practicing following completion of a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Hons) in Acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM).
The degree was full time and included four years of material that covered the entire spectrum of acupuncture and its related philosophy with great extensive in-depth theory. This included practical application of classical Chinese medicine (CCM) and Contemporary Acupuncture, including Five Elements, Stems and Branches, and traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Thus, equivalent to a Master’s degree level because of the density of material and thorough practical application. The degree was also underpinned by Western medicine and three years of clinical practice.
The International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) is the oldest Acupuncture college in the UK and Europe. ICOM is renowned for turning out some of the most prominent acupuncture practitioners, educators, and authors in the world such as, Dr. Leon Hammer, Peter Firebrace, Giovanni Maciocia, Peter Deadman, Sandra Hill, Peter van Kervel, Joan Duveen and Roisin Golding.
Having achieved an approved standard of training in both Chinese and Western Medicine, Nas is an insured practitioner and member of the British Acupuncture Council, adhering to accepted codes of conduct and professional practice.
In the last few years, Nas has been engaged in charity work in parts of the UK, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is based in the UK and practices in London where he was born and bred. Nas actively continues to practice and regularly attends workshops held by world leading practitioners, teachers and authors in the field of classical Chinese medicine, as well as conducting his own research in the theoretical and practical aspects of acupuncture.
For over two decades, Nas has been a practitioner of martial and meditative traditions based on Taoist and Buddhist philosophy and holds the rank of assistant instructor. He continues to develop and progress his practice and dedication in the martial and meditative healing arts.