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Marian Fixler

LLB (Hons) Dip Ac. Clin Ac (China)

Member of the British Acupuncture Council

My interest in East Asian medicine began when I was living in Japan and studying shiatsu. After returning to the UK I qualified in acupuncture in 1991. This was followed by further intensive clinical training in a teaching hospital in Nanjing, China. Since 1998, i have specialised in  Japanese acupuncture systems, training in the UK, the Netherlands and Japan. I taught for many years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and as a guest lecturer at other acupuncture colleges in the UK. I am passionate about making Japanese acupuncture more widely available to practitioners and patients and organise and teach post-graduation courses in the UK and abroad.

My clinical experience includes:

  • Working for many years in a busy GP practice on the NHS
  • in organisations working with people with immune related conditions and drug and alcohol projects.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary clinic & my own private practice
  • I have extensive experience of supporting couples who are trying to conceive and offer pregnancy support with particular emphasis on lifestyle and nutritional advice. I am a member of the Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT) and served on the Steering Committee for many years.
  • I work with young babies & children, using a non-invasive style of Japanese acupuncture, called Shonishin.

I have published numerous articles on Japanese acupuncture and have undertaken research that has been published in professional journals. I have presented papers at the British Acupuncture Council’s Research Symposium & at the British Acupuncture Council conference.

For many years, Marian was the President of the Toyohari Association UK.

Membership of Professional Organisations:

British Acupuncture Council
Toyohari UK
European Branch of the Toyohari Association
Acupuncture Childbirth Team
EFT International