Our Ethos

The School of Scientific Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (SSOMA) was founded by Dr Daniel Keown in 2015.

The goal of the school is simple: we believe that acupuncture should be used by every physician, every nurse, every physiotherapist on the planet. 

We have a dream that in the future our healthcare will use this gentle medicine as first-line therapy. We believe that in doing this we will create happier doctors; more satisfied patients; cheaper healthcare; and a more sane, healthy world.

Uniquely, amongst courses tailored to doctors, the SSOMA's Foundation Course remains faithful to the heart and science of Chinese medicine. We can do this because the SSOMA course understands Chinese medicine at a deeper level - a level that can only be appreciated when we understand the embryology.

The SSOMA course aims to engage you in the beginning of what will become a lifetime of learning by creating a fast efficient way to learn Chinese medicine and become a competent acupuncturist.

As a pleasant side-effect Chinese medicine not only opens up wonderful healing potential for your patients but will also give you the tools to stay healthier yourself.

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