Alex Turner Lic Ac, MBAcC, BSc (Hons), MRSS(T) has been a complementary health practitioner since 1995 initially as a Tai Chi/Qigong instructor. He taught for many years in London and Devon in Adult and Community learning. He then went on to become a shiatsu practitioner and acupuncturist.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture from the University of Kingston where he studied for 3 and half years at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
His style of acupuncture integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element acupuncture. As well as using techniques such as moxibustion, cupping and guasha, he also brings his bodywork experience to the treatment, which may include techniques such as acupressure, Channel palpation and gentle stretching.
Alex is a registered shiatsu teacher with the Shiatsu Society UK. He was Course Director and tutor at The Devon School of Shiatsu where he also taught for many years before moving to Bristol. As well has having a busy private practice he also teaches at The Bristol School of Shiatsu and worked for many years as a shiatsu practitioner for The Eddystone Trust supporting people affected by HIV.
He is part of The Core Therapy Team at the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Center where he is an acupuncturist and shiatsu practitioner on The Treatment Support Clinic. He also teaches Qi Gung, relaxation techniques and facilitates residential courses on the ‘Whole Person Approach’ to health and well being called Living Well with the Impact of Cancer.
Alex is a registered and fully licensed member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Shiatsu Society and adheres to their codes and ethics of professionalism.
With nearly 20 years of experience practising T’ai Chi, Qigong, Aikido and Meditation, Alex can also advise on energy building and strengthening exercises, postural aligment, relaxation techniques and meditation that are based on these disciplnes.