About Marian

Marian Fixler
LLB (Hons) Dip Ac Clin Ac (China) MBAcC, MEFTInternational

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, organising and teaching post-graduation courses in the UK and abroad.

My clinical experience includes:

  • Working for many years in a busy GP practice in the NHS.
  • Working in organisations for people with immune related conditions and drug and alcohol projects.
  • Running my own private practice since 1991 & working in a multi-disciplinary clinic.
  • Supporting couples who are trying to conceive and offering 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.
  • Treating 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, I was the President of the Toyohari Association UKa member of the European Branch of the Toyohari Association (EBTA)


I saw Marian after two attempts at implanting IVF embryos had failed. I found her very calm and encouraging, and the treatment seemed to have swift effect. Within a month my menstrual cycle was more regular. After two months I implanted an IVF embryo, which was successful, and I now have a healthy baby daughter.


The treatment I received from Marian helped me recover from lung surgery both medically and psychologically, using her expertise in acupuncture and the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) that helped me feel more in control of my pain and recovery. Highly professional wiht a good dose of empathy and humour, Marian helped me feel that I was being cared for as a person as well as a patient.