Both Daria’s parents are Western medicine doctors so her childhood memories are oftentimes of neighbours coming to consult her mum or dad about their or their loved ones’ health. One might say that helping people is in her blood. Her mum later also trained in Korean acupuncture which introduced Daria to that ancient art when she was in her late teens. The keen interest in combining Western and Eastern approaches to medicine seeded early in Daria’s life has now culminated in her BSc. (Hons) degree at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading.