About Alex

Alex Maas

BSc (Hons) Ac Dip Ac TCM
Adv Clin Dip Ac (China, Vietnam)
FRA (USA) MBAcC
Member of British Acupuncture Council

From a young age Alex has spent considerable time living, working and travelling throughout South-East Asia which has deepened his knowledge of and interest in traditional Asian cultural and belief systems. He has studied a number of healing disciplines, both Eastern and Western.

Professional Affiliation

Alex is a member of the internationally recognised and renowned British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the largest and most respected governing body of traditional acupuncturists in the UK. The BAcC maintains the highest standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy, Sussex University, 1994
  • Three-year Diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), London School of Acupuncture, University of Westminster, 1998
  • BSc (Hons) TCM, London School of Acupuncture, University of Westminster, 1998
  • This full-time training included the study of Western medical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture
  • Advanced Clinical Diploma, TCM clinic, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical College, Kunming, China, 1998
  • Advanced Clinical Diploma, Nguyen Thai Thu Acupuncture Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1999
  • With a colleague Alex established a massage and acupuncture centre at MacQuarie St. Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1999
  • Facial Acupuncture, New England School of Acupuncture, Boston, MA., USA
  • Assistant Facial Acupuncture Supervisor at the Leamington Spa College of Traditional Acupuncture
  • First Aid (St. John ambulance)
  • Swedish therapeutic massage and Tuina (traditional Chinese massage)
  • Eastern and Western models of diet and nutrition which Alex incorporates into his clinical work

Clinical experience

  • Alex runs his own private practice in the New Forest
  • He has worked as assistant clinical supervisor at the teaching clinics of the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and at Westminster University, where he was responsible for the support of students in their training and development of academic and clinical techniques
  • Alex has also worked at the Open Road Clinic for alcohol and drug rehabilitation, and on a voluntary basis at the Gateway Clinic (an NHS-funded Chinese Medical treatment centre)

Alex also has extensive experience of Chinese martial arts, which he began in 1991. His studies include "Chee Gong" (i.e. energy enhancement/ breathing/ stretching), Wu Dang Tai Ji, Yang family Tai Ji Quan Dao, and Shaolin Kung-Fu Nam Pai Chuan. He incorporates this knowledge into his work.

Alex lives in the New Forest, with his wife and two children.