Dr Ali’s Bio

Dr Alison Kamffer, known to many as Dr Ali, was born in the United Kingdom and studied at Birmingham University Medical School. She came to South Africa in 1983 for a 3-week job in Ladysmith, Natal, but fell in love with the country and its people, and eventually settled in Cape Town.

Dr Ali obtained the MFGP ( now called FCFP) from the College of Medicine of South Africa in 1986. She obtained a Diploma in Acupuncture from the South African Acupuncture Society in 1998 and completed a course in Obesity Management at the Foundation for Professional Development in 1999. She has recently obtained a BSc in Scientific Nutrition from Bircham International University.

She now lives in Robertson, with her husband and 4 dogs, runs a small practice for acupuncture and people with weight problems and assists at a local practice from time to time.

Left to Right: Mr. Pip, Elli, Boudie & Socks (The Alpha)

She has developed a great interest in nutritional and alternative medicine, having seen the limitations of traditional pharmaceutical-based western medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys training her dogs, walking and cycling.

The Breath-Taking Cape Winelands I call Home – Dr Ali