About Bryan Melville

I was born and raised in New Zealand and have lived in the UK more than 20 years

Me and my wife Lynda Mutch (homeopath) and our dog

My wife Lynda Mutch (homeopath) and I, with our dog.

I love travelling and started at a young age, ending up working in Taiwan teaching English. There I learned to speak Chinese and developed a knowledge of and interest in Chinese culture. This led to me to travel around China learning more about the people and how they think. I was and still am fascinated by the ideas in ancient China especially as they relate to nature and health.

I live in the lovely village of Freshford with my wife who is a homeopath and counsellor. We often treat people together who then benefit from our range of skills especially in issues such as male and female infertility, and feel a male/female perspective really complements each other.

How I found acupuncture

I was inspired to study Acupuncture when I was successfully treated as I recovered from a bout of malaria in South America. I carried on having Acupuncture when I returned to the UK and felt very nourished and enriched by the 5 Element treatment that I received. This inspired me to train as an acupuncturist in order to be able to help others to feel more in balance and achieve their potential.

My training

I studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading graduating in 1996. It was a fascinating and comprehensive training covering Chinese Medicine and Philosophy as well as Anatomy, Physiology and Western Medicine that took 3 years.

As soon as I started the course I felt very much at home and really loved learning about this amazing medicine. Since then I have worked with clients with a wide range of conditions ranging from  fertility to sciatica.  I feel very privileged to be able to help people live a healthier and happier life.


I work at a GP clinic in Corsham and believe that acupuncture works well with the NHS ana as a stand alone treatment. There are conditions that we are trained to be aware will need GP/ hospital diagnosis and treatment and many clients come to me while being treated by their doctor and on the doctors’ recommendation.

I see acupuncture as a complementary therapy and it is great to have the opportunity to share knowledge and learn from each other I also work in multi-practice clinics at Neal’s Yard in Bath and The Porch Surgery Corsham.

Contact me

Please contact me to see how I might be able to help you:

0777 1901 131 or bryan@bryanmelville.co.uk

Locations: Neal’s Yard in Bath and The Porch Surgery Corsham.