Team Alex Charles

About Alex Charles

I am a people person. I’d be in the wrong vocation if I weren’t! Throughout my life, I have always been drawn to people and fascinated by how we interact and relate to each other and the world around us. Since training in Five Element Acupuncture, this interest has reached a new level, thanks mainly to the guidance of my teacher and mentor, Gerad Kite, the UK’s leading Five Element practitioner.

Through Five Element Acupuncture, I treat the whole of you and take a holistic approach to your recovery. I am passionate about this form of ancient medicine and how it can help so many who struggle to maintain balance and harmony in this hectic world.


BSc (Hons)
Five Element Acupuncture Apprenticeship – LIFEA (London Institute of Five-Element Acupuncture)

Past experience / employment

Ex-Army officer, a trained actor, food retail director, senior advertising executive, boutique hotel owner and operator, Acupuncturist. This list of my previous roles does seem to be fairly disparate, but there is one thread that weaves through them all – working with people.

After graduating from Nottingham University, I followed a reasonably usual path into work which eventually led to a senior role in a London advertising agency. However, something was missing, and so my partner and I packed in our UK lives and headed south. Towards adventure and the unknown!

We settled in the Languedoc region of South Western France where we set up a successful web design and marketing business. We then fell in love with a stunning old property that was crying out for some TLC. After two years of renovation and much blood, sweat and tears, we opened our hotel to the public.

However, after the break up of my relationship, a change was needed. I searched for something that would continue to engage on the intellectual level but use my skills and experience in working with people. My profound experience of receiving Five Element Acupuncture, lead me to this fascinating and intensely personal form of medicine. I then decided to train as a practitioner myself at LIFEA under Gerad Kite.

So now, after 15 years in France, I have returned to share my knowledge and passion for this beautiful way of life and to be ‘of service’ to those that need help in living life to their full potential.

Among my many interests, I love the simple things in life; the company of friends, wine and of course tasty food. I am also a keen sailor having competed in some off-shore races. Travel and adventure still make my heart race when I have the time.

Here are some quotes I come to practice with:

“If the body is sick the mind worries and the spirit grieves; if the mind is sick the body and the spirit will suffer from its confusion; if the spirit is sick there will be no will to care for the body or mind.” J.R. Worsley

“Great healers get straight to the point. They waste no time” Huangdi Neijing – 230BC


“I’ve been suffering from stress and anxiety for ages and didn’t want to address this with prescribed medicines, so I sought out Alex for treatment. I felt much better within the first few sessions -my symptoms had been general anxiety, low mood, and poor sleep. I’m now much improved and getting better by the day. Alex is understanding and considerate and was very accurate in his diagnosis.”


“I feel very calm and comfortable in Alex’s care, and he is very understanding and helps me through some big emotions. The treatments are excellent and have helped with my pregnancy. I feel lighter and happier after my sessions with him.”


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