Alex Bowling and Richard Medlock have over 20years of experience in providing Medical Acupuncture to their patients. Having undertaken medical training as part of their respective professional degrees in Chiropractic and Osteopathy they both incorporated Medical Acupuncture into their original training. As such, they are able to bring their knowledge and experience in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints with an integrated approach to treatment. Often it is a combination of Acupuncture and either Osteopathy, Chiropractic or Massage that has the fastest and most effective results.
Both are registered with the British Medical Acupuncture Society and are part of the South West Acupuncture group
BMAS Membership Number 33094
Alex Bowling first came across Acupuncture whilst training to become a Doctor of Chiropractic more than 15 years ago. Alex has a firm background in sports-related injuries having led kayak expeditions both in the U.K and overseas for a number of years. After a five-year full time accredited degree course at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, he graduated following a Bachelor of Science degree with a Masters degree in Chiropractic.
During his Chiropractic training, Alex began his education in Acupuncture with Dr. John Reynolds (MRCP Dip Med Ac. DOccMed. FISM).
In his final year, Alex was asked to practice in the prestigious Sports Injury Clinic at Bournemouth University with its elite athletes. He also presented his dissertation on leg length inequality to the Chiropractor Osteopath and Physiotherapist annual conference in 2006.
Dr. Bowling has taken a particular interest in certain fields within Chiropractic & Acupuncture. These include; pre and post-surgical care, neck pain & headaches, preventative care, acute nerve damage, as well as sports rehabilitation.
After graduation, Alex worked in a busy rural practice in Norfolk before establishing his own Clinic in Taunton in 2009. Alex and his wife Christa, who is the Clinic Manager, live in Somerset with their 2 children, 3 cats, 9 chickens and 4 beehives. Alex has been a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society for over 12 years. He undertakes regular training courses and CPD and is now qualified to offer electro-acupuncture.
BMAS Membership Number 36138
Richard undertook Acupuncture training as part of his Integrated Masters in Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy. Having worked and lectured in Kent after graduating, he is happy to be back at home practising in Somerset.
From an early age, Richard has always been involved in a variety of sports and outdoor activities including badminton, rugby, dinghy sailing and hiking. Whilst studying he was introduced to CrossFit and has been training regularly ever since. He has successfully completed a number of CrossFit events including some which have raised funds for local charities.
Although Richard has a specialist interest and sports-related issues, he has a wide range of patients from teenagers, pre and post natal patients through to elderly patients. If you’d like to find out more about how Acupuncture and Osteopathy can help you, Richard offers a free pre-consultation session with no obligation.
Richard has been practising Acupuncture for over 4 years and is also qualified to practice electro acupuncture. He lives in Taunton with his wife Naomi and they are soon to become parents.
"Alex is a fantastic chiropractor, taking time to put you at ease and to explain treatments fully. I've had acupuncture and a small amount of chiropractic corrections and the difference is incredible. I'm disabled with osteoarthritis and the positive effects of my treatments with Alex are worth every penny. All of the staff here are great, being friendly and professional at the same time."Mark Back Pain
"Richard was very polite, professional and put me at ease. He recommended a course of acupuncture and stretching. Despite being very phobic about needles he reassured me at every stage and helped keep me calm with various breathing techniques. The difference has been incredible, my sporting performance has improved and my general day to day life is a lot less painful."Ian Knee and Shoulder pain
"The Acupuncture treatment I have received by Alex Bowling has reduced my severe pain levels significantly, allowing me to come off Opiate medications. My treatment from Alex is second to none and has given me my life back again."Vikkie Hypermobile type Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
I’ve been a patient for some time now and have always been treated in a most professional manner. Alex always has time to listen to me so that he gives me the most effective treatment. Acupuncture works well for me which reduces the pain and inflammation I experience with my back and neck. I highly recommend Alex to anyone who has muscular-skeletal problems.Ian Back and Neck Pain
"I was treated by Alex who's positive attitude is infectious. He used acupuncture and chiropractic manipulations to treat me, he even found an issue with my gluteus I didn't know existed. I was then given daily stretches to help ease the tension in my neck and left glute. All together a very helpful - eased the issues but educated me as to why they appeared in the first place and how to avoid them in future."George Neck and Back pain
"Alex has worked wonders for my lower back and neck and shoulders with both the chiropractic and acupuncture. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere too. Can't recommend highly enough."Suzy Neck and Shoulder pain