Laurie Ayres, BSc, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc

Director, London Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine
Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine
Senior Instructor and Senior Clinical Supervisor


Laurie Ayres began his studies in Chinese medicine at age 19 at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture completing an undergraduate diploma in Tuina, a BSc (hons) degree in acupuncture, and a postgraduate diploma in oriental herbal medicine.

Towards the end of his studies in 2007, Mr. Ayres met Dr. Arnaud Versluys, and started studying the Tian-Zeng lineage of Shanghan Lun practice with him. During those years he was also fortunate to meet and attend seminars with master Dr. Zeng Rongxiu in person on a number of occasions.

He was appointed director of London ICEAM in 2009 and consecutively approved as the Institute’s first instructor and clinical supervisor. In 2010, Laurie Ayres started actively teaching in ICEAM’s Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ program, both in the UK as well as worldwide. For lectures, he travels often to the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Poland, the US and Australia.

Since 2007, Mr. Ayres has been in clinical practice. And in 2012 he stopped practicing Tuina and acupuncture to focus his attention exclusively on the practice of herbal medicine. Mr. Ayres practices in London, UK, and although he maintains a general practice treating people with a wide range of conditions, he specializes in the treatment of people with autoimmune diseases.