About Us: Our Aims, Philosophy and a bit about our story.
“We are born into a society where people spend more money on their personal appearance and the maintenance of their cars, than they do on their health !!!
What sort of society and level of intelligence does this?” Mike Lambert
When you look around you, it seems as though more and more people are losing their health earlier in life, and are therefore not living longer, but dying slower.
Doctors surgeries are packed to capacity, with appointment waiting times averaging 2-3 weeks in the UK. – hospitals are packed often beyond their capabilities, and drugs are flying out of pharmacy doors like there’s no tomorrow.
Iatrogenic Events (death by doctors) so we are told, are now the world’s third biggest killer next to Heart Disease and Cancer. !!!
What’s gone wrong?
The power and political influence gained by the pharmaceutical cartels is undeniable.
It has been stated on many occasions that an estimated 80% of all illnesses are likely to be linked to stress, and emotional / psychological disturbances.
And yet, drugs and surgery are regularly being used in response to what could be a stress / emotional disturbance – manifesting itself as a physical symptom !!!
What can this approach possibly offer in resolving the underlying problem ?
You can’t treat unhappiness, discontentment, bad relationships, poor housing, bad jobs, no money and a total lack of hope – with a drug!!!
We live in a world that is over-medicated, in an attempt to
Surely, people need better health education, better food, better housing and more money, not more drugs.
Whilst you can’t deny that mainstream medicine has made remarkable progress in treating acute conditions such as; heart attacks, stroke and life saving surgery, its ability to deal with chronic conditions, and the human malaise, is woefully lacking.
The problems caused by over-use of anti-biotics for example, is now bordering on wiping out the human species – 90% of all anti-biotics produced are used in farming!!! You get some idea of the problem.
Healthcare Systems are being diluted.
When was the last time your GP offered you any nutritional advice?
One-day courses are becoming the norm in complex subjects such as nutrition. These are being attended by healthcare workers, including some doctors.
A nutritionist will spend 2-3 years qualifying, and a lot longer than that in additional studies. Where is the comparison?
A vast number of doctors, physios, chiropractors and the like, who offer acupuncture, have actually attended a two day course in what is called Dry-Needling (needling trigger points in muscles).
Compare this with an Acupuncturist of Traditional Chinese Medicine who will have studied intensely for 3-4 years, on a training program that will also include the study of syndrome and organ diagnosis. Vastly different and more comprehensive than Dry Needling.
In 2008 the International Vice Chairman of one of the worlds biggest pharmaceutical company’s said::
“Our Drugs don’t work on most patients”
There are endless campaigns to raise money for research into new drugs, and yet, there are no campaigns to raise money to research and expand awareness in areas such as nutrition (in case you have forgotten, humans like all animals rely on nutrients to stay healthy and survive).
Nutritional deficiencies (poor diet, poor quality food) play a major role in the development of illness and disease, and yet we don’t see people running, riding, jumping, climbing or doing anything else to raise money for nutritional research – do we !!!
Why’s is this !!!
Prevention will always be better than cure.
You might also consider this:
“if you’re on a diet, then you’re not eating properly”
Next time you go shopping and fill your basket with refined, processed nutrient deficient, chemically enhanced, chemically grown fake food that the body often doesn’t even recognise, consider this;
You are going to feed it to your loved ones. Is that what they deserve?
Practitioners at the Shen retain; “A Beginners Mind”
Beginners have endless possibilities; experts have but a few choices..
This can allow us to move forward at a rate that often outpaces many traditionally trained practitioners, including many from natural therapies.
Our choice is lucidity over rigidity, in both the way we think, and work.
Despite the propaganda being created by Big-Pharma and others, in a bid to demonise natural medicine and therapies – millions of citizens are rapidly losing faith in mainstream medicine and are turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The Shen Clinic – has always been about health not wealth.
“It is important to appreciate how you feel after helping someone, instead of how much you got paid for it. Sometimes that feeling is beyond the value of money.” Mike Lambert
We have always kept our costs realistic, so as not to exclude those who are financially less fortunate.
Our home is pretty much an open house, where patients often call in socially, and this leads to the realisation that the clinic is not so much a business enterprise, but more a way of life.
And yet we compete pretty well when collaborating with organisations much larger and substantially wealthier than ourselves.
In the year 2000 we collaborated in the building of a school and an outreach clinic, in the Annapurna region of Nepal. (part of the Himalaya Healing Centre Kathmandu),
In Memory of Sally Hayles
1948 – 2014.
Volunteers from the Isle of Wight travelled to Nepal. Among them was the extraordinary humanitarian Sally Hayles (Yarmouth Isle of Wight);
Despite her own challenges, Sally devoted much of her life to helping children; both within the UK and abroad. An incredible lady, whom we were privileged to know as a close friend, She is sadly missed
In 2008 Mike, his wife Rachel and their son Bruno (then aged 9 years old), were special guests of the Peto Institute in Budapest Hungary.
Following this visit the clinic received an in-principle offer to collaborate with the Peto.
Mike Lambert – was born on the Isle of Wight as were generations of his family (Lambert). His grandmother on his mothers side, was from Bow in London (a true Cockney 1863 – 1963), and his grandfather on his mothers side, was from Cornish descent.
Mike started training in Martial Arts and studying Oriental philosophy at the age of 16 years old. He went on to gain his Black Belt 8th Dan with Hanshi status under the Okinawan / Japanese ranking system.
Having taken responsibility for his own health and injuries at an early age, his attention was soon drawn towards Oriental Therapeutic Arts.
Mike initially studied Meridian Therapy and Shiatsu, and went on to become a Shiatsu Tutor.
Over time, he has studied; Traditional Chinese Medicine -Tibetan Healing – Nutrition – Biological Medicine – Kinesiology – Bio-Energetic Medicine – Advanced Diagnostics – Physiological Regulating Medicine – Behaviour sciences and Personal Development, Wave Medicine.
His philosophy is;
“question everything you are told, or hear “- whether it comes from mainstream or alternative sources”.
By challenging everything, Mike has spent most of his adult life re-educating himself. This has resulted in a vast swing away from the mainstream standards education (indoctrination) belief system.
He continuously questioned information and comments made by his eastern teachers which caused some frustration and annoyance.
Mike believes in the old adage;” just because it says so, doesn’t mean it is so.”
This ultimately led him to “seek the truth as he perceived it”
Driven by the fascination of re-discovery, Mike soon opened his mind, expanded his horizons, and focused upon his own thoughts and ideas (not those of others).
From the 1960’s to this very day Mike continues his fascination with subjects such as consciousness, the nature of reality and the universe.
He met his first Zen Master when he was 18 years old, and continues in his research and activities relating to Hyper Dimensional Physics.
Mike has devoted a virtual lifetime participating in Eastern thought and enlightenment systems along with other methods, to gain self-realisation.
Plenty of people have written about this, but not many will have achieved it.
He supports Home Education (Not to be confused with Home Schooling):
The story of Bruno Lambert.
Both Mike and his wife Rachel chose to home-educate their son Bruno.
They wanted him to have a Free Range Education, and to feel able to challenge everything, including his parents, according to his own beliefs, in a safe and secure environment.
They realised if a child is going to challenge authority as they grow up, then it has to be kept in mind that the greatest authority and dictatorship in their early lives, will be their parents !!!
Bruno had a wonderful time, and travelled extensively with Mike and Rachel..
When he was in his teens, and through his choice, Bruno entered school.
He did remarkably well, and ended up being accepted into one of the UK’s most prestigious five star schools.
Senior masters at this school commented that they had never encountered a boy like Bruno before.
They stated he was a pleasure to be around and to teach, but his maturity well exceeded that of his age, and he was capable of fighting his own corner.
Further to this, his work-rate was extraordinary, and he challenged everything.
This challenging threw them at first, but, Bruno went on to excel in both academia (his own version) and sports.
He represented the school internationally in cricket (tour of India), and was a 1st Team member of the schools Squash team. Bruno also showed great potential as a 200 meter sprinter.
Sports masters / coaches often commented that Bruno’s presence at events and games lifted the morale of the other players, and the team as a whole.
This school has produced many National Team members, along with World and Olympic champions, so no mean feat.
On finally leaving this school, Bruno received a personal card from the headmaster saying; “Bruno your star will shine” and signed it with his Christian name only.
He also commented in a letter, his heart felt disappointment that Bruno was leaving. This man was and remains a truly remarkable educator.
Following an interview at his chosen top-end university, where he will study Philosophy, Politics / International Relations and Economics (Humanities), Bruno received a letter.
It started: “ Dear Bruno. Welcome to a three year argument.”
There is a big difference in Mike and Rachel’s view between Home Schooling and Home Educating.
The former is mainstream type schooling done at home (indoctrination), and the latter is a lucid journey of endless experiences, adventures, discoveries, conversations, exercise and freedom.
But most importantly, the right to be themselves.
Free Range Home Education if you are prepared to put in time and effort, according to Mike and Rachel, is one of the greatest gifts you can give any child – provided it suits them (the child).
For many years Mike ran his own survival and field medicine school on the Isle of Wight, initially under the guidance of the late, but un-forgettable Eddie McGee (Survival and Bush-craft specialist extraordinaire).
This gave Mike an even deeper understanding of the term “No Need To Die” (coined by Eddie McGee in the 1970’s).
During this time he came to his own realisations about the potential of plants, both as food and medicines, and came to appreciate the driving dynamics of nature.
Mike visited CERN in the 1980’s as a guest of French physicists. He continues to follow the Large Hadron Collider project, albeit he has inevitably, come to his own conclusions as to what it’s all about.
Mike is a member of the Chinese Medical institute and Register (London) – University of Chinese Medicine (Beijing) and a Fellow of the Institute for Optimal Nutrition.
In 2006 he was selected as a member of a six man EU research team for Health.
And in 2007 he was a welcomed participant in the Co-Reach Conference held between the EU and China, and hosted by the Royal Society London.
Other participants in this event were from the higher echelons of EU and Chinese academia and government. Mike also participated in debate at the British Academy (Humanities), and appeared in the Royal Society’s official list of participants.
In 2018 Mike was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and works relentlessly to create fairer societies and a better world.
In the same year (2018) he received recognition from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, of which he is a Fellow (FCIPD), for his outstanding if not remarkable contribution to the development of people, spanning some 20 years.
Mike also has a profound background in areas such as Risk and Safety management, Specialist investigation, Collaboration, and Strategic planning.
Coming from a position of been there, done that, he sees himself as having an affinity with the working classes, having built several houses and boats in the early days.
He deplores how the working class (you know, the ones who pay for everything and produce everything), once known as the “salt of the earth”, being reduced by those who abuse, exploit and profit from them, to the “scum of the earth”.
However he feels that pretty well everyone is now working class; even those with loads of cash still have to work hard and worry lots to keep hold of it.
He deplores the tactics and propaganda being used in an attempt to eradicate natural therapies and remedies, but remains adamant that natural medicine will be the choice for the 21st Century, once people escape from the grips of the propaganda crazed media, and wake-up to what is really happening.
Mike campaigns for the humanisation of medicine and believes that many of the treatments given to cancer patients are barbaric.
On education, he campaigns for the eradication of the standards system (indoctrination), in favour of more creative ways of learning.
In his view, the standards system of education doesn’t work, as it stifles creativity and crushes the potential and aspirations of children (control).
It is a legacy of the industrial revolution, and it only remains in place to serve those who profit, and prosper from it. And that ain’t many of us.
Mike believes we should encourage more creativeness and diversity in preparing our children for a world where change keeps coming.
As for politics, both local and national, Mike, deplores elements of stupidity that beggars belief and corruption on a scale that makes the world of organised crime look pretty weak by comparison. Actually it is organised crime !!!
This means that the people who pay for everything, don’t matter!!!!
He would like to see an end to the historical system of voting for politicians and councillors. This was introduced in the 1700’s to deceive the masses into thinking they have a say, which they don’t – and we are still being deceived.
Mike strongly supports the Campaign for Deliberative Democracy and Citizens Assemblies. He believes that the people should be the decision – makers.
Accepted as an enlightened thinker, Mike describes himself as a Generalist as opposed to a Specialist.
He feels the term specialist is too narrow in a world where change keeps coming, and that interdisciplinary studies are the only way forward.
In 2020 the UK will see the opening of a new university for interdisciplinary studies.
The London Interdisciplinary School.
**** Mike’s all-time Isle of Wight greatest-son is Robert Hooke. Natural Philosopher, Architect and Polymath. He was born at Freshwater Isle of Wight 28th July 1635 and died London 3rd March 1703. Hooke became Head of Experiments at the Royal Society London. Mike believes that had Hooke been born into a higher social class, he would have dwarfed the likes of Issac Newton and Christopher Wren, who some feel, took credit for Hooke’s genius. On Hooke’s death, Newton had all of Hooke’s work destroyed. Envy, Jealousy, Cover-up?? Who knows.
Rachel Lambert-Smith. First and foremost Rachel is creative !!!
She gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Art and English Literature from the University of Kent, and went on to qualify as an Acupuncturist of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Rachel carried out her clinical training under Dr Han Li Ping (formerly of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Beijing), and graduated in 1995 with Distinction.
Creativeness, and the ability to use it clinically is uncommon among practitioners working today.
Many practitioners, mainstream and alternative alike, are stuck in the standards system
These are trapped in the box-standard approach driven by the mantra of;
“if it says so, it must be so “- but it’s often not so, in Rachel’s case.
By keeping a Beginners Mind, she is open to endless possibilities, and is constantly looking to nature for guidance and inspiration. Although science sees nature as material, Rachel sees it as intelligence.
Her career has been influenced by the work of such people as Dr Han Li Ping, Giovanni Maciocia, Dr John Shen, Ted Kaptchuk and the guidance and support of the late Professor Mei Fong.
Overall Rachel is led by her ability to filter wisdom from information and knowledge (the known), and apply this with an enviable level of skill
To date she has carried out 10,000’s of treatments for GP’s and the medical profession, referred and funded by them.
This coupled with her busy private practice, puts Rachel among those at the leading edge of Acupunctirists working anywhere today.
Although she receives numerous requests to teach and pass on her skills, Rachel declines, preferring to devote her working time to doing, not teaching.
However, one day, who knows.
When she is not working Rachel is a mother who enjoys among other things; painting, pottery, block printing and embroidery.
As an accomplished artist, some of her creations have been best sellers for publishers.
Rachel’s upcoming collaboration with internationally acclaimed jewellery designer and maker Maura Nicholson will soon be online: www.newtcreations.com
You can also view some of Rachel’s designs at: raich888 (Instagram).
What We Don’t Do. We don’t congratulate ourselves for removing symptoms.
We don’t make claims regarding diagnosis, treatments, cures, or the prevention of any illness or disease. Neither do we interfere with prescribed medicines, or breach confidentialities. We do not attempt to keep people away from doctors, drugs or surgery whenever they are needed, In fact, as a matter of good practise, we encourage you to always talk to your GP regarding your condition to enable you to make an informed choice. You should always talk to your doctor regarding any complementary or alternative therapies you are considering, or being offered, prior to commencing. You should always consult your doctor if you have any health concerns or issues, without delay.