Dr Philippe Tournesac graduated from the University of Paris Ouest Medical School in 1987 as a General Physician. He studied acupuncture during three years at the Ecole Française d’Acupuncture, graduating in 1988. Dr Tournesac then studied “neuro-sciencology’ with neurologist, Dr René Bourdiol who integrated osteopathy, reflexology, homeopathy, posture and podology. Thereafter he did a three years training for an inter-university Diploma in Osteopathy at the University of Saint Etienne. He then studied with André Burckel a clinical biological systemic approach which incorporates immunological, neurological, endocrine and metabolic perspectives. This he also applies to personalized prevention. Dr Tournesac graduated from a Postgraduate Diploma in Predictive Medicine in 2001.
Dr Tournesac started his private practice in Acupuncture and General Medicine in Versailles in 1987. He practiced as a Pain Consultant during ten years at the Hospital André Mignot from 1987 until 1997. He then moved his office in Paris to practice Integrative Medicine in 2000.
He is now Medical Director at the Institut de Medicine Integrative in Switzerland where he continues to practice with a specialist focus on chronic fatigue and chemical sensitivity.
Dr Tournesac was a teacher at the Ecole Française d’Acupuncture from 1988 until 1992. He initiated two university diplomas in University of Dijon in which he is also teaches: The first which was created in 2002 is the ‘Diploma for Neurofonctional Pathologies’ (looking at hypersensitivity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), multiple chemical sensitivity( MCS), electrohypersensitivty (EHS), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)). The second diploma which was initiated in 2013 and is called ‘Biomarkers, Nutrition and Health.
Dr Tournesac taught also in a Masters degree; ‘Nutriments and Physiology’ at the University of Anger, France from 2008 until 2011. He also taught in the ‘Diploma of Micronutrition’ from 2003 until 2013.
Dr Tournesac has been a regular columnist for the magazine “Santé Intégrative” since 2003.