George Lewith attended Trinity College, Cambridge and Westminster Hospital Medical School. He has worked as a Senior House Officer and Registrar within the Westminster and University College Hospital Teaching Groups in London. After training as a GP, he practised medicine in Australia before returning to England. He continues to lecture at Southampton University’s Department of Medicine. A member of many organisations within the field of complementary medicine, Professor Lewith holds a Diploma in Acupuncture from Nanking in China, and has acted as a consultant on complementary medicine to the American National Institute of Health and Federal Drug Administration, and the World Health Organisation.