Origins of the Barefoot Doctor
In Ancient China Barefoot Doctors would travel around the country offering Natural Health Treatments to the villagers in exchange for small amounts of money, food and somewhere to sleep.
Although Barefoot Doctors had no academic training they had a vast amount of knowledge handed down from generation to generation. they used this knowledge to help and support others asking only what the patients could afford.
When Nic spoke at the NADA USA conference in Arizona he was introduced by Dr Michael Smith as the Barefoot Doctor of Cornwall
Although Nic is highly trained he has always felt honoured to be referred to as a Barefoot Doctor.
Nic now trains people in Auricular Acupuncture so that others can continue the Barefoot Tradition and help people from the cities, towns and villages throughout the UK