Katie’s Story


Inspired by Chinese medicine, Katie Brindle founded the Hayo’u Method to enable people to master their health.

Hayo’u is now an acclaimed self-treatment method based upon the largely unknown but hugely beneficial aspect of Chinese medicine, Yang Sheng (nurture life).  These simple self-treatment techniques enable you to address the root cause of most modern day illness – inflammation.

After years in practice, Katie could see that Yang Sheng had the solution to modern day health issues that repeatedly appeared in her clinic, including stress, pain, low energy, headaches, anxiety, depression, poor skin and beauty, low fertility, bad digestion and a lack of sleep.

Hayo’u is not only the culmination of Katie’s career, but also her life and personal 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 used Yang Sheng to solve her own health problems and thousands of others around the world.

Katie says:

“Having personally witnessed and benefitted from the extraordinary yet unknown brilliance of Yang Sheng, I created The Hayo’u Method to help inspire others to master their own health too. More than ever we need techniques that work with the good and bad habits that we have, or to step in on the days when everything piles on top of us.

The focus for modern living is no longer how long you live, but how well you live. This is easier than we think, because once you understand what your body is doing and how to address it, you can take informed daily action that delivers instant results and offers long-term benefits.

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 has been working in Chinese medicine since 2002, previously practising Tui Na massage and reflexology. During this time, she studied TCM and qualified as a Five Elements Chinese medical practitioner after graduation from the UK’s Integrated College of Chinese Medicine.

Katie’s clinic specialises in a remarkable combination of detailed diagnosis and Yang Sheng. She has been featured widely in the UK press, including Vogue, Grazia, You Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Get the Gloss, Marie Claire, Top Sante and The Daily Mail. She has conducted hugely successful pop-up clinics for high profile companies including Knight Frank Real Estate, the Soho House group, the DVLA and the South Kensington Club.

Katie lives with her family in Somerset and divides her professional time between London, Somerset and Asia.