About True Fortune Acupuncture

Andrew Wormald

Andrew Wormald PhD, LicAc, DipObsGyn, DipTn, MBAcC

Andrew is a practitioner of both Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture (TCM) and Five Elements (5E) acupuncture. These two styles work very well together as TCM acupuncture focuses on addressing symptomatic issues and 5E acupuncture is more focused on the subtle energetic imbalances that may have led to these symptoms. In addition to acupuncture, Andrew is also experienced in the practice of Chinese therapeutic massage (tuina), which means that he can offer the same level of support to those who don’t want acupuncture or who prefer a more hands-on approach to treatment. Andrew is also a skilled Qigong and Tai Chi practitioner  and is able to advise clients on the best forms of exercise to support their needs.

Andrew qualified with an honours degree in Acupuncture from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, and has received post-graduate diplomas in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics, and in Tuina Massage. He also has a PhD from the University of Bristol based on his research of Chinese Buddhist meditation practices, and is fully qualified by the Buqi Insitute to teach Tai Chi and Qigong. Andrew is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the largest professional body for traditional acupuncturists in the UK.

Andrew has called Bristol his home for the past fifteen years. He lives in the St George area with his wife, two young daughters, and a cat named Charlie.


Tai Chi & Qigong

Andrew has been training in Tai Chi and Qigong for twenty-five years. He initially studied Yang style Tai Chi in the lineage of Dr Chi Chiang-Tao (Qi Jiangtao), and then went on to study Taiji 37 in the lineage of Dr Shen Hongxun. Taiji 37 and its associated Qigong exercises present a very complete picture of traditional Chinese internal cultivation and meditation practice. Andrew enjoys guiding students on the journey of physical, emotional and energetic transformation that these arts offer. He also draws on his understanding of these practices in order to advise and treat his acupuncture clients.

Tai Chi Teaching
Tai Chi Practice
Tai Chi Balance

Research & Translation

Hand Written Chinese Characters

Andrew received a PhD from the University of Bristol based on a study of Buddhist meditation practices in early twentieth century China. This work led to him living in China for five years, and to becoming proficient in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. His research and translation interests are now directed more towards the history of Chinese Medicine and its application in a modern clinical setting.

He is currently working on a translation of Qigong master Zhou Qianchuan’s commentary on The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, as well as a biography of the Tibetan Buddhist master Gongga Huofo.

Call for a complementary consultation

I am always happy to offer a complementary consultation over the phone, or you can book a time to come and visit me in the clinic. If you’re in Bristol and not sure if acupuncture is right for you, I am here to answer any and all of your questions. Call today on 0117 427 0246.