Herbal First Aid

  Herbal First Aid A few indispensable home remedies for troublesome conditions you may not want to go to your doctor about: Thyme  is a good herbal remedy for irritating coughs, and will often feature in over-the-counter products found in a good healthfood store. Ginger  is the best remedy for nausea, whether travel sickness, morning […]

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Acupuncture for Hayfever

The beginning of the hayfever season has arrived! With the beauty of Spring can also cause suffering for some as various pollen start to permeate the air. As anyone who has experienced it knows: hayfever can really spoil the enjoyment of this season! Depending on what the body reacts to, symptoms can appear for only […]

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Welcome to our new practitioner

We welcome our new practitioner Dr. Carolyn Rubens who is an integrative doctor and acupuncturist. She specialises in musculoskeletal problems, women’s health including fertility and menopausal symptoms.  Dr Rubens integrates acupuncture with her work as a GP and likes to take a practical yet holistic approach to her work.  She is interested in helping patients manage […]

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ANTIBIOTICS

Antibiotics are still being prescribed too freely in medicine, often for conditions they cannot treat such as colds and ’flu, which are viral infections.  In this way they are being used more or less  as placebo. Too often when doctors aren’t sure which bug they are treating, they’ll resort to the scatter-gun approach with a […]

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Herbal Medicine

  Herbal Medicine – The Future of Health In a world dominated by pharmaceutical medication, it is easy to forget that herbal remedies have been used successfully by many cultures for over 5,000 years.  The Sumerians, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Indigenous Tribes and Europeans have all left documentation of their widespread use of herbal medicine. Modern […]

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