Alex Turner Lic Ac, MBAcC is a registered and fully licensed member of the British Acupuncture Council and Fellow member of the Shiatsu Society UK and adheres to their codes of ethics and professionalism.
He has been a complementary health practitioner since 1995 initially as a Tai Chi/Qigong instructor and has taught in London, Bristol and Devon.
From 2001 he went on to become a shiatsu practitioner/teacher and then an acupuncturist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture from the University of Kingston where he studied at the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
In 2018 Alex was awarded a scholarship for his work in cancer care to travel to Heilongjiang University Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine to deepen his understanding of Acupuncture and Qigong.
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.
He is part of The Core Therapy Team at the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Center where he is an acupuncturist on The Treatment Support Clinic. He also practices shiatsu there and teaches Qi Gong, relaxation techniques and facilitates residential courses on the ‘Whole Person Approach’ to health and well being.
He was Course Director and tutor at The Devon School of Shiatsu where he also taught for many years before moving to Bristol.
With 25 years of experience practicing T’ai Chi, Qigong, Aikido, Jujitsu, mindfulness and meditation, Alex can advise on energy building and strengthening exercises, postural alignment, relaxation techniques and meditation that are based on these disciplines.