Tui na Lecturers

Julia Oji

BA (Hons), Dip Tui Na, Clin Cert Tui Na (Nanjing), Lic Ac, MBAcC, MMLDuk

  • Tui Na Co-ordinator
  • Chinese Medicine Practice 2 (CMP 2) Co-ordinator
  • Tui na, acupuncture and lymphatics practitioner in private practice

Julia Oji is among the first in the UK to train in Tui Na, graduating with a Diploma in Tui Na in 1994 having completed her clinical training in Nanjing, China; she later complemented this with a Licentiate in Acupuncture awarded by the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Julia has been teaching the Tui Na Diploma course since 2001.

“Having been a teacher of various disciplines all my working life, combining this passion with my love of Chinese medicine has been a thoroughly enriching experience.

In private practice I see the full gamut of clinical conditions but over recent years I’ve enjoyed additionally treating in several specialist settings, including: 3-year term as in-house TCM practitioner for Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre; offering lymphatic decongestive therapy for patients with complex lymphatic conditions following cancer treatment.”

Alex Brazkiewicz

BSc (Hons) Acup, B.Ost (Hons), Dip Tuina, Cert Tui Na (Beijing),
HCPC registered Paramedic, GOsC Registered Osteopath, Cert.Ed. MBAcC, MRTCM

  • Tui Na Lecturer and clinical supervisor
  • Osteopath, Tui Na and acupuncture practitioner in private practice
  • Co-owner of the approved First Aid Training organisation Holos Healthcare

Alex was introduced to Shiatsu through his martial arts training over 30 years ago and has been practising bodywork and Japanese martial arts ever since. He gained his degree in Traditional Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading after which he volunteered at the NHS Gateway clinic in South London.

Alex’s passion for Tui Na resulted in his studying extensively in China, including undertaking regular month-long study trips to Beijing to study Channel Palpation and Applied Channel Theory under Professor Wang Ju Yi. After his last trip in 2013 he returned to complete a 5 year degree in Osteopathy. Alex practices in Malvern where he integrates Chinese and Western Orthopaedic Medicine in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Alex is also an HCPC registered Paramedic and served 17 years with the London Ambulance Service. He and his wife, Judi, own an approved First Aid training organisation which also delivers specialist first aid training to Chinese Medical practitioners.

James Woodward


  • Licentiate Diploma Acupuncture
  • Licentiate Diploma Tui Na
  • Tui Na Lecturer and clinical supervisor
  • Acupuncture Lecturer and assistant clinician
  • Holistic Therapist VTCT

James Woodward is an experienced body worker who was introduced to Chinese medicine while training as an holistic therapist at Canterbury college completing a VTCT Diploma in 2009. This included Swedish massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. Aromatherapy blended acupressure with the massage.

James volunteered for the NHS practicing reiki in the Supportive Therapies Unit Canterbury for cancer where his curiosity for acupuncture lead to training at City College London of Acupuncture graduating in 2017. James continued his training at CCA in Tui Na in 2019.

He runs his own clinic, The Tranquility Space, in Herne Bay and has been working in the teaching acupuncture clinic as a clinical assistant since 2018.

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