Katie’s Story

“Having benefitted so much from the extraordinary yet unknown brilliance of self treatment in Chinese medicine, I created The Hayo’u Method to inspire you to unlock your own health and beauty.”

Inspired by Chinese medicine, the Hayo’u Method was founded by Katie Brindle. Katie is the only qualified Chinese practitioner in the UK currently offering the combination of technique and product to a mass market.

Katie has been working in Chinese medicine since 2002, first practising Tui Na Massage and reflexology, then studying TCM and finally qualifying as a Five Elements Chinese medical practitioner after graduation from the UK’s Integrated College of Chinese Medicine.

Hayo’u is not only the culmination of Katie’s career, but also her health journey. After a car accident that ended her dreams of becoming an opera singer, followed by complications around fertility, weight, stress, depression and daytime fatigue, Katie resolved to solve her own health problems naturally. She was amazed to discover that over and over again Chinese Medicine enabled just that – and was thus inspired to continually train and extend her knowledge as far as possible.

During her years in clinic, Katie would always advise self treatment to her patients in between appointments. She observed that those who followed the advice and techniques would improve dramatically faster than those who did not. With this in mind she focused her attention on deepening her knowledge as far as possible.

Self-care or “yang sheng” is a central aspect of Chinese medicine, hugely beneficial, yet largely unknown in the West. Katie structured this knowledge into simple, one-minute rituals that delivered instant result and long term benefit. so the Hayo’u Method was born.

Katie says: ‘Having benefitted so much from the extraordinary yet unknown brilliance of self treatment in Chinese medicine, I created The  Hayo’u Method to inspire you to unlock your own health and beauty. From the visible signs of ageing to bad sleep and low immunity, once you understand what your body is doing you can take informed daily steps to improve the situation and help avoid health problems later in life. More than ever we need techniques that work with the good and bad habits that we have developed, or to step in on the days when everything piles on top of us.

I’m delighted to see that the energy around the Hayo’u Method is growing fast and that our groundbreaking work is beginning to be recognised.’

Katie is married with three children and divides her time between Somerset and London. Her prime focus as a Chinese medicine practitioner is to evangelize the Hayo’u Method to benefit as wide an audience as possible.