Alex Holland is an acupuncturist, teacher, musician and composer. He was one of the first graduates in 1985 from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle and has been instrumental in the Institute's continued growth and development. He was the Institute's Academic Dean from 1992 to 1996 and former Chair of the Board of Directors. He spent time in Chongqing, China in 1985, working at the Chongqing Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He currently lives in a woodland hideaway with his wife, Linda, and three cats in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, WA, where they operate Peninsula Acupuncture Clinic. He divides his time between practicing acupuncture, music, teaching and exploring healing through energy medicine and expanded conciousness.