Alex Turner

Acupuncture and Shiatsu

My aim is to offer you a professional ‘Whole Person’ approach to supporting your health and well being using acupuncture and shiatsu.


Based on over 20 years of experience, extensive training and clinical experience in the field of Chinese Medicine, my intention is for you to feel confident that your best interests are always at heart.
Being a practitioner of Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Qigong means that I can use one or a combination of these disciplines to offer a comprehensive and individual service that addresses your needs physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

About Alex

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.


Alex 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 and a diploma from The Devon School of Shiatsu where he also taught for many years.
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 before moving to Bristol. As well has having a busy private practice he worked for many years as a shiatsu practitioner for The Eddystone Trust supporting people affected by HIV.
He is now part of The Core Therapy Team at the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre 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.

Getting the most from your treatment.

Your initial consultation and treatment lasts an hour and a half, so there will be plenty of time for you to explain your health concerns and feel listened to carefully, patiently and compassionately. You will have time to discuss and ask questions if you are unsure of anything concerning your health and your treatment.
If you would like to speak to me personally before booking, I would be more than happy to discuss your case with you on 07748 068360 or email me at

Initial consultation and treatment, Acupuncture & Shiatsu – between 75-90 mins cost £70
Follow up treatment, Acupuncture – 1 hour cost £55
Follow-up treatment, Shiatsu – 1 hour cost £60
Concessionary rates and special rates for a bulk purchase of a series of sessions are available.

Please give at least 48hrs notice for a cancellation or regrettably a full cancellation fee maybe charged.

Last Updated on 19/10/2023