Ahmad Miles is a practitioner of Classical Five Element Acupuncture. This acupuncture does not ask what symptoms a person has, but asks who is this person who has these symptoms. Ten people may have the same symptoms but would be treated differently because they are all different, unique individuals. The classical work looks at the body, the mind, and the spirit of the patient. As such it is part of the inner tradition of acupuncture.
"The most important aspect in treatment is the maintenance of the spirit; only then comes the maintenance of the body." Zhang Jiebin (16th Century C.E.)
"For every needling, the method is above all not to miss the rooting in the Spirits."(Neijing Lingshu, 3000BCE)
Ahmad Miles has been a practitioner of classical five element acupuncture for over 30 years. He moved from Vancouver to train with JR Worsley, one of the great teachers of the classical work, at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England. In 1993, he was described in Good Housekeeping magazine as one of the top eight acupuncturists in Britain.
In addition, Ahmad teaches seminars in Victoria and in the UK about the underlying principles of ancient Chinese health practices, and how to apply them in daily life. In 2015, he published ‘Tao of Well-Being’, a written exploration of the same principles. Ahmad has taught a weekly class on ancient Chinese health practices at the James Bay Community Project on Michigan St. in Victoria for the last seven years.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist Ahmad was a professor of Drama and Dramatic Literature in Toronto, and later worked in the City of Vancouver Health Department heading a volunteer programme. His childhood was spent in Manchester, England. He received a B.A. in English Literature and a M.A. in Education at Leeds University, U.K.
Ahmad has three adult children and is a lifelong supporter of Manchester United Football Club.