About Peter Thompson

Lic Ac, MBAcC [Member of the British Acupuncture Council]
M ZBA UK [Member of the Zero Balancing Association UK]
Qualified Masseur [International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies]


“I feel truly passionate about healing, in all its forms, and very blessed to enjoy such fascinating and rewarding work”.

I originally trained and qualified in Youth and Community work. This background in counselling and psychology proved to be helpful in my therapeutic work. When asked to treat children and young people i work with a sense of fun and informality. I enjoy good rapport and find it very rewarding. I first experienced acupuncture when i had treatment for low energy levels and stress following some accidents and injuries. Treatment helped my recovery. My spirit and energy levels improved in a way that my friends noticed and i became more relaxed. I was hooked and the rest as they say is history as i went on to train as an acupuncturist and in other forms of healing.

Over the past 33 years I have continually trained and developed my practice. My 3 main areas of study have broadened and deepened my knowledge and skills. I find these very practical skills work well together or individually.

In my spare time I love to connect with nature, walking in mountains, canoeing, sailing or watching wildlife. These activities along with Yoga and Meditation help sustain me and assist me in my work.

I offer both 5 element style and Traditional Chinese Medicine: two of the most established styles of Acupuncture in this country.


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Training and Qualifications 

  • 1983 Dip HE in Youth and Community Work with a useful grounding in psychology and counselling
  • 1990 Qualified in 5 Element Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa. (3 years)
  • 1991 Various modules on advanced training at Leamington Spa
  • 1994 Qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine of Reading (2 years)
  • 1998 Qualified in Zero Balancing (Structural Acupressure) with Dr Fritz Smith, plus annual training with him.
  • 1991 Training in Remedial Massage
  • 2004 Qualified Masseur (International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies)
  • 2014 Much of my training has been on going e.g., my last major workshop in Zero Balancing was May 2023

Continuous Professional Development is a requirement of membership of The British Acupuncture Council