Payam’s interest in healing and Eastern Medicine began early in life with his exposure to the mystics and healers of the middle east. He started the practice of Chinese Martial Arts at the age of ten and by seventeen had committed to a daily practice of meditation and Qi Gong. His first experience of Qi and energy channels came through his spiritual practice rather than acupuncture and that led him to an in depth study of eastern and western spiritual traditions and their commonalities. When the time came for him to choose a career, Classical Chinese Medicine seemed to fulfill both his spiritual hunger and his need to help others in a tangible way. His intense interest in the subject made him the Valedictorian of his class at Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine, one of the best Accredited schools in the country.