Dee Atkinson

Dee Atkinson

Dee Atkinson, Medical Herbalist

BA(Hons) FNIMH Medical Herbalist

Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine

Dee is the senior herbal practitioner at Napiers the Herbalists in Edinburgh. She runs a general medicine clinic with a special interest in women’s health, managing hormonal health and ageing. More recently, Dee set up the Napiers Long Covid Clinic to facilitate an integrated approach between doctors, herbalists and nutritionist to this new disease.

APPROACH TO TREATMENT

I take an eclectic and wide ranging approach to health and to both assessing and working with my patients. I have learnt that there is no one answer or way to good health, but rather many inter-linking paths and crossovers. I have trained in orthodox medical science and clinical diagnosis but also have an understanding that illness has both a physical and an 'energy' side. I take time with my patients to work on both the presenting symptoms and the possible underlying causes. I will often ask for copies of blood work, or arrange for further testes to be done. I know that flexibility and understanding are needed when working with complex health situations and there is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I often use different modalities such as nutrition and lifestyle advice and working within a multidisciplinary clinic means that patients have the benefit of access to other therapists and I often cross refer where appropriate.

Ill health and disease are often the expression of internal imbalance. In many cases, we do not fully understand the mechanisms that lead to this imbalance, sometimes seeking help for one physical problem, such as a rash for example, when the real issue comes from an internal imbalance. I always look beyond the presenting complaint to try to understand this imbalance: it might come from the gut microbiome for instance, or it could be an inherited pathway or perhaps be driven by stress. The true aim of a herbal consultation is to restore both physical and energy balances throughout the body and to help the patient with a health road map. Herbal Medicine is the oldest known form of medicine and, in world terms, is the most widely used form of medicine. Herbal medicine can work well alongside orthodox medicine and patients can often benefit from a dual approach.

WHO COMES TO DEE'S CLINIC?

Many of my patients have chronic health issues and come to herbal medicine looking for support in the management of them, whilst others have a single problem that they want to address. Some patients are referred by their GP or consultant, and I often work as part of a patient's healthcare team. I may suggest that other treatments, either orthodox or complementary, would be more appropriate for your condition. It is always my responsibility to make sure that I take the best approach for your health issue.

A large part of my practice is working with women's health care, with an emphasis on managing hormonal change and ageing. I also support patients who are undergoing cancer treatments, often working with their healthcare team. This is an area of special interest in which I have personal experience. I have over 35 years of clinical experience and have worked with many different health scenarios. If you are unsure about whether I can help, please contact me before booking or talk to the Edinburgh Clinic reception team.

ABOUT DEE

Dee qualified in 1988 after four years of intensive study at the now famous School Of Herbal Medicine under the guidance of Hein Zeylestra. With a passion for the UK tradition of herbal dispensaries and the history of plant medicine, Dee was offered the opportunity to take over Napiers in Edinburgh, the UK’s oldest herbal house. She re-built the business and set up integrated health clinics, bringing together students of herbal medicine, doctors and qualified herbalists. Dee has handed over the Napiers business and now she concentrates on her clinical practice.

Dee is a Fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and regularly attends conferences and training workshops both in the UK and abroad. She has been a Council Member of NIMH, and has represented the profession in negotiations with The Department of Health and in Parliament.

Dee is a senior clinical supervisor on the Heartwood Professional Course in Herbal Medicine and a guest lecturer on the Royal Botanic gardens Diploma in Herbology course.

If you would like to book an appointment with Dee please contact Napiers Edinburgh Clinic Reception on 0131 225 5542, or email us at edinburghclinic@napiers.net

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Lynn Bennett

Lynn Bennett

Lynn Bennett, Osteopath

GOsC

Lynn is a registered osteopath and has been practicing osteopathy for nineteen years. She studied osteopathy and cranial sacral therapy at the European School of Osteopathy and graduated in 1991. Lynn has a background in physiotherapy and is trained in structural, craniosacral, fuctional, fascial and visceral osteopathy.

Lynn has been a practitioner at Napiers for over fifteen years and has a significant client base. She has treated thousands of patients ranging from babies only a few hours old to patients over ninety. Lynn is an established practitioner in her field and often converses with leading practitioners and doctors to ensure that she continues to be well versed in the latest treatments and techniques. 

Approach to Treatment

Osteopathy is a holistic therapy that helps to treat ailments related to the skeletal, muscular and joint structure, as well as the underlying cause. In doing so the therapy helps to treat the structure of the entire body. 

Lynn is a passionate practitioner and she has an overwhelming aptitude for treating the human structure. Lynn uses the non-invasive technique of osteopathy or cranial sacral osteopathy to alleviate problems such as neck and shoulder pain, headaches, repetitive strain injury (RSI), sports injuries and much more.

There may be many conditions that can be helped using osteopathy or craniosacral therapy; Lynn is always ready to discuss any questions you have.

To make an appointment with Lynn please call our Napiers Edinburgh Clinic reception on 0131 225 5542 or email us at bpreception@deeatkinson.net

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Dr Simon El Nahal

Dr Simon El Nahal

Dr Simon El Nahal

Medical Herbalist & Medical Doctor

  • Herbal Medicine

    Simon is a dual trained medical herbalist and medical doctor, practising both in Edinburgh and his home on North Uist. 

ABOUT SIMON

Born into a family of doctors, I followed my parents’ path into medicine, qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2015. Exposed to both the strength and weaknesses of orthodox medicine, I sought a wider perspective throughout my training which included spending several weeks at the Institute of Tibetan Medicine in Dharamsala and spending time with doctors in the UK who practice holistic approaches by integrating mindfulness and healing therapies into their clinics.

I studied herbal medicine with Heartwood UK and completed a Diploma in Herbal Medicine, gaining a distinction. This included 500 hours of clinical training, many of which was spent with Dee Atkinson and her herbal team at her clinic on Bristo Place, Edinburgh.

My work as a doctor has taken place in hospital settings within a wide range of specialities and I currently work in both emergency medicine and general medicine at speciality registrar grade (ST1/2).

I believe the body has a great capacity for healing and, whilst there may never be a magic cure for all the illness a person can face, the power of the body to recover when given the right conditions is not to be underestimated.

I offer an integrated approach to herbal medicine. As both a hospital doctor and medical herbalist, I am able to bring together the best of what these often contrasting disciplines can give. Orthodox medicine has honed its ability to diagnose and understand illness, whilst herbal medicine looks deeper at the root causes and offers medicine from the plants around us to help shift our bodies back towards health.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Through my training in orthodox medicine I have seen, first hand, the limitations of its approach. Whilst powerful and life-saving in an emergency or with severe illness, my experience of orthodox medicine is that it frequently fails to address the underlying reasons people find themselves unwell and in hospital.

Seeking an alternative perspective, I found in herbal medicine an expansive and inclusive world of healing and support. Plants are our oldest healers, and their ancient wisdom has nourished humans and other animals for as long as we know. The huge diversity of plant species, and the variations between individuals of the same species, echoes our individuality as human beings. We are each completely unique and the medicine we need is equally as unique; one size does not fit all, and rarely fits two the same.

Herbal medicine requires an approach that takes into account the entireness of a person, from the problem with which they are seeking help, to the way they eat, sleep, live and move.

SIMON'S CLINIC

I welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to my clinic. Whether your problem is new or longstanding, whether I am the first person you have approached or you are already receiving treatment, and whether your problem is physical, emotional, or spiritual, my door is open to support you on your jouney.

During the consultation, I will listen to your story and the issues you seek help with, asking questions to better understand you and the processes that could be underlying what is going on. I might also suggest an examination of the relevant body system to support this. From there, I will make a treatment plan together with you, using plant medicines alongside nutrition and lifestyle.

If you are already receiving orthodox medicine, I will make sure the herbs prescribed can be used safely alongside any medication you are taking. I might recommend that you see your own doctor for further testing or referral, and can write to them should you wish me to. I might also suggest another therapy to work alongside your treatment plan if I feel it would be particularly beneficial.

I will aim to see you again in clinic after 4-6 weeks to see how you have been doing and to allow any adjustments to be made to your prescription.

I live with my family on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and practice there as well as my regular face-to-face clinic here at Napiers Clinic in Edinburgh. You can also book a consultation with me on Zoom or on the telephone.

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Kirstin Bruges

Kirstin Bruges

Kirstin Bruges

RSHom MA

Kirstin is a fully qualified member of the Society of Homeopaths and holds an RSHom distinction in Classical Homeopathy. Kirstin qualified in 2019 from the Northwest College of Homeopathy's four-year training course in Manchester.

Kirstin treats a wide variety of conditions, but has a special interest in autoimmune diseases, gynaecological issues, and the treatment of anxiety and mental health conditions. She also specialises in gastrointestinal problems, arthritis (musculoskeletal issues) and chronic fatigue. She combines her extensive knowledge of Classical Homeopathy as well as up to date research in homeopathy and integrated health management in order to provide the best quality care to her patients.

In 2017, she received the ‘UK Student Achievement Award’ from the Society of Homeopaths. She continues professional development through attending research seminars, clinical observation and supervision groups.

Kirstin was treated successfully with homeopathy for Post Viral Fatigue and to manage her own autoimmune condition, celiac disease. She credits Homeopathy for restoring both her mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. She has been using homeopathic remedies personally ever since and with all family members, both old and young.

APPROACH

Kirstin’s approach is to view each person individually and to go beyond the surface symptoms (which may only be temporarily relieved) and resolve balance at a deeper layer, within an individual. Homeopathy has a huge potential to make a positive difference in our lives, whatever physical or emotional challenges you are currently facing.

WHAT PATIENT’S SAY ABOUT KIRSTIN:

“Going to see Kirstin for homeopathy is one of the best things I've ever done. From the first session, the effects were dramatic. I went with an open mind and was amazed at how two little pills could transform my energy, mind-set and outlook in such a profound way.

Kirstin is very easy to talk to, thoughtful and considerate of what treatment best fits individual situations. The treatment she chose for me has been brilliant. It helps me to calmly and confidently deal with the stresses and challenges of my busy day-to-day life.

For anyone wanting try homeopathy, but unsure, I'd say to give it a go and you, like me, may be surprised by how a little can achieve such a lot – in my case, more than I ever imagined or thought possible. Thank you, Kirstin!”

SS patient

CONSULTATIONS WITH KIRSTIN

An initial consultation will usually last 90 minutes (60 minutes for children under 16 years old), during which time she will discuss in detail the current symptoms, as well as the past medical history and emotional wellbeing. Homeopathic treatment is a long-term investment to better health and a minimum of two follow up appointments are advised.

Repeat consultations last 45 minutes, during which time Kirstin will assess the progress of the condition, and make any changes necessary to your remedy.

If you would like to book an appointment please contact Clinic Reception on 0131 225 5542, or at bpreception@deeatkinson.net. If you would like to discuss whether homeopathy could support you please contact Kirstin on kirstin.bruges@hotmail.com.

For more information please go to Kirstin's website here.

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Nigel Fawthrop

Nigel Fawthrop

MSc BSc(Hons) mBANT, CNHC, ANLP, FMCHC

Nigel is a BANT registered nutritionist, functional medicine coach and NLP practitioner proving personalised diet and lifestyle advice. 

Nigel offers...

Nutritional Therapy

Functional Testing

Functional DX Testing

Genetic Testing/Interpretation

Neurolinguistic Programming

Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (CNELM)
  • Certified NLP practitioner
  • Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
  • Certified Firstbeat Practitioner

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine)
  • CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)
  • IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine)
  • ANLP (Association of Neuro-linguistic Programming

As a BANT Registered Nutritionist, certified NLP practitioner and functional medicine coach, Nigel provides personalised diet and lifestyle advice.  He also offers the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment. Nigel has a passion for working with mental health, mood disorders, and chronic conditions, using a non-medical, nutritional approach. He also has a keen interest in improving athletic performance.

ABOUT NIGEL

After many years working in construction and project management, Nigel decided upon a career change to follow his passion for nutrition and wellness. He studied at BCNH College of Nutrition and Health and at the University of Greenwich for four years, and then at CNELM (Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management). He always engages in further professional development and is currently studying with the Institute of Functional Medicine (USA) and with the Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition. Nigel has taken extensive continued educational training in numerous areas, including the interpretation of epigenetics and genetic polymorphisms and how these may influence health conditions and symptoms. 

APPROACH

Nigel is passionate about helping you feel better, have more energy, and increase your capacity for life's challenges (physical, mental, immunological etc.). He seeks to address your current health challenges in a sustainable way, creating the foundation for long-term benefits. He believes that there is an inextricable link between mind and body, and he brings a holistic/integrative approach to this through nutritional therapy. This can address concerns such as:

  • mood disorders
  • low energy or fatigue
  • poor motivation
  • poor focus or brain fog
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • low sex drive
  • sleep issues
  • appetite changes
  • food sensitivities
  • digestive problems
  • chronic fatigue
  • sports performance

Nutritional therapy is an integral part of functional medicine, which aims to find the root causes of your health problems. Dysfunction of our body systems often contributes to what we are experiencing, particularly with chronic symptoms. Nigel will investigate these root causes with you and put the puzzle pieces together from your symptoms, a thorough health history, and interpretation of any functional testing/genetics reports. He also offers a health assessment utilising a comprehensive blood test and can incorporate a lifestyle assessment using the Firstbeat assessment.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Optional free 30-minute discovery call
  • Complete health questionnaire and 3-day food diary
  • First session (90 minutes) – history taking and establishing goals. Initial diet and/or lifestyle advice.
  • Follow up session (45 mins, in 1-2 weeks) - develop recommendations including possible functional testing and/or supplements. Focus on next steps.
  • Fortnightly 30 min sessions: further updates and next steps, including feedback on tests, with an email check-in on alternate weeks.

Nigel will work with you at a pace that is manageable for you. His preferred approach is to work together for 3 months or more, as this provides a more successful outcome for clients in the longer term. However, sometimes people just may want a nudge in the right direction, with more limited advice and support, and Nigel is happy to do this too.

Being an integrative, complementary therapy, nutritional therapy, and functional medicine can work well alongside other complementary therapies as well as conventional medicine. Nigel is happy to work in collaboration with others, with your agreement, for your overall benefit and support.

PRICES

Initial Consultation: 90 mins at £135

Follow up: 45 mins at £75

Packages from £637

Health check – Comprehensive Blood test report and 1 hr feedback consultation

Functional DX (Ultra) 90+ markers £497

Firstbeat Lifestyle assessment £195

Combined Functional DX test and Lifestyle assessment  £679

Other Functional DX alternatives are available.
 

For more information about Nigel, Nutritional Therapy, functional testing and lifestyle assessment and Male Health check, go to www.nigelfawthrop.com and book a free call or email Nigel at nigel@nigelfawthrop.com

Mary Gibson

Mary Gibson

ITEC

Mary trained in Edinburgh, and has been working as a complementary therapist since 1999, holding diplomas in Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic Massage and Hopi Ear Candling gained from the International Therapy Examinations Council (ITEC). She is a member of, and is fully insured to practice with, the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA). 

She has extensive experience in combining therapies for best results, and will always tailor treatments to your needs and comfort. Being able to relax and enjoy the treatment will allow your own natural healing processes to work so much more effectively.

Aromatherapy Massage

Massage is a wonderful way to support the body in easing tight and painful muscles, helping recovery from strenuous activity to periods of illness where the body feels sluggish and blocked. 

Individually selected essential oils will enhance the benefits of massage, and can be used in whichever type of massage you choose, with pressure light and soothing to deep and vigorous, depending on your preference.

Hopi Ear Candling

Hopi Ear Candling uses hollow wickless candles made from flax, honey, beeswax and soothing herbs. The candle is inserted gently into the ear canal, producing a mild suction effect. 

Hopi Ear candling may be beneficial for sinus congestion, migraine, excess ear wax, persistent sore throats and colds. There may also be an improvement in conditions such as with tinnitus, snoring, pain when flying, vertigo and Ménières disease. A very relaxing treatment which combines effectively with Reflexology.

Reflexology

Reflexology uses gentle pressure on points on the feet to bring balance and help stimulate healing. While the treatment is deeply relaxing and comforting, you may find that your energy levels improve as stress and tension lift. 

Reflexology may help support the immune system and help alleviate sinusitis, migraine, digestive problems and hormonal imbalance. Mary has also used reflexology extensively to support those with fertility problems.

Shona Hamilton

Shona Hamilton

Shona Hamilton 

Shona has worked at Napiers Clinic for 20 years where she has picked up a wealth of knowledge about various complementary therapies. She trained as a Food Sensitivity tester with The Health Partnership Company, where she was taught how to use the 3 point marker system.

What is the programme?

The food sensitivity programme is based on 3 important markers:-

  • The frequency you eat the foods being tested
  • Referral to our own Guide to the Foods Most Commonly Implicated in Symptoms of Food Intolerance
  • Results from the electronic machine measuring your body's reaction to each of the foods being tested

Elimination & Reintroduction

If it appears that you are intolerant to a specific food, we ear-mark it for elimination based on a priority system. Priority one means that you should consider eliminating that food immediately. Priority two means one month later. We never recommend that you eliminate too many foods at once.

Shona takes into consideration your lifestyle to ensure the goals set are achievable. You will be given a helpful booklet, which can assist you through the elimination diet and any other dietary changes.

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Bettina Horvath

Bettina Horvath

Bettina Horvath

Aesthetician

Bettina is a fully qualified aesthetician who is skilled in an impressive number of beauty and holistic treatments. As well as undergoing our own expert training in Dr Hauschka, Eminence and Guinot facials, Bettina is trained in and includes Swedish massage, Indian Head massage, No Hands massage, Chakra Balance massage and Reiki Energy Healing alongside waxing, tinting, manicures and pedicures in her portfolio of treatments.

A holistic therapist, Bettina is committed to giving her clients the best experience possible, focusing on their specific needs and tailoring her treatments to suit each individual. She has an innate ability to connect with her clients quickly, making them extremely comfortable, thus enabling her to pin point exactly what is needed.

Because of her wide ranging expertise in holistic treatments, Bettina is able to improvise and create a unique treatment, every time. Her bottom line is helping people feel good about themselves and she loves the feeling of job satisfaction when the client goes away happy and feeling their best.

Wendy Kelly

Wendy Kelly

Wendy Kelly

Wendy Kelly, Herbalist

BSc(Hons) in Phytotherapy, MNIMH. Medical Herbalist.

Wendy qualified in 2002 with a BSc(Hons) in Phytotherapy. Since then she has practiced in Fife, Angus and the Lothians. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.

Wendy began her interest in herbal medicine in her early twenties when a persistent health problem just wasn't going away with conventional medicine. She walked into Napiers Herbal Dispensary in Edinburgh to ask for help and was given a bottle of blended herbs to take - and never looked back!

Wendy was so impressed with the power of this herbal remedy, that she decided to find out more and soon began her training as part of the Napiers Dispensary team and studying at the Sussex College of Phytotherapy. Over 5 years she studied hard and worked as a dispensary assistant, deputy manager and finally shop manager in Napiers until she qualified in 2002 with a BSc(Hons) in Phytotherapy. Since then Wendy has practiced in Fife, Angus and the Lothians.

Wendy is a fully qualified member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). This indicates that she is fully trained and works within the ethical guidelines set out by NIMH. We study the philosophy, principles and practice of herbal medicine and medical science and take a holistic view of health and illness.

As well as seeing patients in clinic for one to one consultations, Wendy loves to spread the herbal joy by running herb walks and workshops as well as doing regular talks on all aspects of herbal medicine. She is a mum of two boys, and an enthusiastic member of her local choir, enjoying the social aspect as much as the singing. Her love of crochet has extended to Wendy teaching beginner crochet lessons online and she really loves to bake!

WENDY'S HERBAL APPROACH

Wendy sees the relationship between herbalist and patient as a partnership. Together you will look at whatever brought you to Wendy in the first place, working out where well-being and health has gone wrong and how it can be improved. Wendy takes into account lifestyle, medical history, diet and anything else that could help with bringing things into balance.

Quite often, Wendy finds that her patients know themselves what needs done, but just need a bit of herbal support and a nudge in the right direction. Wendy is there to provide the herbal knowhow and to champion you and give some accountability to encourage positive change in your life. Nothing is more satisfying than getting a patient better as a result of the team work between the herbs, the herbalist and the patient.

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John Kennedy

John Kennedy

John Kennedy 

Adv. Dip. Counselling (COSCA)

As your counsellor John will offer understanding, acceptance and support wherever you are at and, whilst not offering advice or solutions, he will support you in finding your voice and your own way forward. John aims to create a warm welcoming space within which you can bring everything you want and need to talk about, especially the things you struggle with or that have not felt heard elsewhere.

John Kennedy has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. He graduated 10 years ago. During his studies his placement was at the PF Counselling Service. He continued to work there for another year after graduating then set up a private practice. He has over the years worked with a variety of clients. In addition to counselling John also works for the Department of Health and Social Care in Edinburgh where he helps run a community based project for adults with learning difficulties. This work has taught him about how much impact respectful, nourishing and supportive relationships can make to people’s lives. 

The main counselling model John works with is person centred though he is influenced by creative therapies and psychodynamic theory and practice. 

What is counselling and how can it help?

Counselling is a gentle and supportive process. It sensitively encourages each person to express their story in their own way and at their own pace. It highly values the unique perspective that each of us has on life and on our particular situation. It creates a safe space to explore who you are and what you want.  Counselling is based on the belief that through learning to value and accept our thoughts and feelings we gain a better understanding of ourselves. This increased self-awareness and acceptance of who we are means we can begin to re-connect to our in-built knowledge of what is best for us. These insights give us the opportunity to choose more fulfilling ways of living our lives.

People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. Whether it's an unresolved moment from your past, an area needing attention in the present or the desire for life to take a new direction, counselling offers you the time and space you need to explore. 

Coming to counselling for the first time can feel a little daunting and people aren't always sure what to expect. It may feel difficult to pick up the phone and make that first appointment especially when things are tough. Many people have been glad that they took that first step. 

You can contact John directly. Feel free to give him a call. He’s happy to have a chat and arrange an initial appointment. 

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Xing-Hui Liang

Xing-Hui Liang

Xing-Hui Liang (she is currently on sabbatical)

MB, BAcC

Xing-Hui Liang trained as a traditional Chinese medical doctor at the Zhejiang Traditional Chinese Medical University in China for five years and qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) degree from the university in 1983.

She worked as a traditional Chinese medical doctor in Chinese Medical Hospitals in China before working as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal medicine doctor in Edinburgh from 1991. She has been practising at Napiers Clinic since 1993 and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Xing-Hui Liang has established her reputation in helping patients with the management of a wide range of complaints with acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

These include:

  • Conditions associated with women’s health such as menopausal symptoms and endometriosis, period pain and irregular periods, assisting IVF and fertility
  • Chronic pain including migraines, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and sciatica
  • Skin ailments such as eczema, acne, psoriasis
  • Problems associated with allergy, stress related illness, irritable bowel syndrome and general well-being

If you have not had acupuncture before then it is natural to feel slightly apprehensive but many people say that they find the sensation quite pleasant. Some say that they experience a dullness or tingling around the site of the needle but soon this settles down and a state of deep relaxation can be achieved. 

Xing-Hui Liang's in-depth knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine and her extensive experience have allowed her to successfully help manage and relieve patients’ suffering.

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Michaella Mazzoni

Michaella Mazzoni

Dip CNM mBANT CNHC Reg

ABOUT MICHAELLA

After years of struggling with chronic pain (fibromyalgia), fatigue and anxiety, Michaella turned to nutrition and lifestyle alone to manage her condition. Her personal journey with chronic health is what drives her passion for nutrition and the positive impact it can have.

Michaella loves cooking and runs healthy cooking workshops and creates recipes for brands and publications alongside her clinical practice.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Michaella trained for three years with the College of Naturopathic Medicine across London and Edinburgh. Michaella is a member of BANT which is the leading professional body of Nutritional Therapists and requires members to follow a strict code of conduct, ethics and continuous professional training, she is also a registered member of the CNHC.

WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of optimal health. It identifies nutritional and biochemical imbalances in the body that lead to ill health. Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body. Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels and gastrointestinal health, maintaining a healthy blood sugar balance, supporting emotional and psychological wellbeing, and better understanding tolerance levels to a broad range of food groups.

Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is suitable for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and overall wellbeing.

Nutritional Therapy can support with a wide range of health concerns, including:

  • Digestive issues
  • Food sensitivities (allergies and intolerances)
  • Hormonal imbalances (including female specific issues, PMS)
  • Stress management (including sleep disorders)
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Lack of energy
  • Immune dysfunction
  • Skin complaints
  • Healthy ageing

Michaella has a special interest in chronic pain and fatigue conditions, autoimmunity and female health.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Initial consultations are up to 90 minutes during which Michaella will take a detailed medical history and discuss your reason for attending the clinic and health concerns. She will then provide you with the following;

  • Detailed diet plan relevant to your health requirements
  • Recipes
  • Supplement recommendations (where appropriate)
  • Referrals to other practitioners (where appropriate)
  • Discussion of testing e.g. blood testing (where appropriate)

Follow up appointments are generally 4 weeks after the initial assessment. You may benefit from multiple follow up appointments depending on your personal circumstances. All patients’ programmes are unique and Michaella will discuss follow up appointments with you in your initial consultations.

Michaella offers a free 15 minute introductory consultation prior to your first booking. You can contact Michaella directly by emailing info@michaellamazzoninutrition.com or call her on 07786 841 333

Typically 1-3 appointments are appropriate to allow progress to be monitored. Recommended changes can be made gradually or all at once; you set the pace.

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