Alison is a highly respected acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Having graduated from the London Academy of Oriental Medicine in 1996, she has followed a prestigious career, including lecturing at the South West College of Oriental Medicine and working in hospitals in Beijing and Guangzhou, China. At the Dongzhimen Hospital in Beijing, she gained valuable experience, which continues to have a profound influence upon her unique style of practice.

Alison gained her MSc with distinction at Guangzhou University in 2013, specialising in gynaecology and fertility. Alison is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Registry of Chinese Herbal Medicine. She has recently been invited to become a member of the World Acupuncture Organisation.

She sees many clients with a wide range of ailments. Her clinical experience is well respected, coupled with her caring and professional approach. All her treatments are tailored to the individual, taking into account a person’s lifestyle as well as their physical, psychological and emotional makeup. Time is given to each client to enable a close and deep understanding of that person, thus nurturing the traditional and holistic approach of Chinese Medicine.


Alison works mainly from her clinic in Williton, where she maintains a thriving practice. She welcomes clients to discuss their health and offers a free 20 minute initial consultation.

One client comments “Alison is one of those rare acupuncturists with a gifted ability to diagnose as well as treat a myriad of conditions. Using the time-honoured skills of Chinese healing and analysis, Alison Courtney offers a sympathetic and thoroughly professional service for people of all ages and outlooks.”

And another says “Acupuncture with Alison, isn’t just receiving a treatment for an ailment, it is about looking after your whole body and mind. She has an amazing ability, insight, into your inner workings, which can be a bit unnerving to start, but you soon realise it is entirely for your own benefit, and you learn to go with the flow. So you may go to see her for an obvious ailment, but will come away, knowing a lot more about yourself.”

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