Alex Kolaczynski first qualified in Oriental medicine in 1981. Over the last 35 years he has become an accomplished bodyworker, Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist. He is a fully registered member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, the largest professional body of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the U.K.

He is founder of the Apricot Forest Clinic and pharmacy. Alex is dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence, and is one of Europe’s leading practitioners and educators of Chinese medicine.

He is also committed to sharing his wisdom through his education and training programmes, which he designs for lay people as well as medical professionals.

As an experienced family practitioner and a leading paediatrician, he treats all stages of the human condition. Alex’s assessments and total commitment to your health enables long lasting recovery, his focus is on making health, not just fixing problems.

Alex has spent the last 10 years of his career with the Hunyuan Research Institute which specialises in fertility treatment and especially the well-being of future generations. His research work and training at the institute is devoted to exercising the levels of thinking that it takes to accomplish masterful results and in 2010 he became the first qualified Hunyuan practitioner in Europe.

The institute travels the history of Chinese medicine unearthing the deeper meaning and the hidden legendary power of Chinese medicine. He works in the herbal tradition of Zheng Qinan’s 郑钦安 Fire Spirit school, demonstrating the effective practice of life changing medical work. His greatest inspiration in deepening his practice comes from the time he spent in Chengdu, China with Liu Baigu, 4th generation descendant of Liu Zhitang (Zheng Qinan’s teacher) and standard bearer for the Huai Xuan 槐轩 school.

Alex currently practices in London as well as from his clinic in Wales; where he has the privilege of treating three and four generations of many families. His patients travel from all over the U.K. and Europe to benefit from his clinical clarity. He also works daily throughout the U.K. and Europe by video conference.

‘My greatest work is to help each individual and family manifest their full potential in time and flourish in their unique and natural characters. Success includes manifesting a long period of peace, prosperity, health and happiness. Ancient medicine holds many secrets of successful living; integrating and bringing this medicine into our futures is more relevant now than ever.

At Apricot Forest we work through the body, to free the mind, to reach the soul. We believe that a person’s piece of time on earth; 80-100years, can be lived well to the end using the correct balance of Traditional medicine, exercise, rest, nutrient dense diet and right thinking.

Our work is simple, effective and true. We believe as Fei Boxiong 費伯雄 Famous 19th century Chinese medicine physician once said;

‘There exist no miraculous methods in the world, only plain ones, and the perfection of the plain is miraculous.’