Helping you find Fitness, Health and Happiness

Massage, Acupuncture, Counselling, Nutrition and much more ..

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The Albany Street Clinic is located in the New Town and is home to some of Edinburgh's most established and experienced complementary health practitioners.  The clinic is known for it's warm and calm atmosphere and the effective care of the practitioners.  As well as treating a range of chronic and acute complaints, we are also the dedicated venue for The Natural Fertility Centre, the Natural Pregnancy Clinic and the Arthritis and Frozen Shoulder Clinic.  

 

Our clinic is host to professional, experienced and specialist massage therapists, acupuncturists, herbalists, counsellors, nutritionists and much, much more. Have a look at our Treatments page or scroll through the Therapists if you know who you're looking for.  Not only do we work as individual practitioners but we also with each other and will refer you to a colleague if it is in your best interest.  

Here at Albany Street, we know how hard it is to maintain optimal health in a busy life because we are all in the same boat.  We will work with you to gain and maintain a healthy weight, relieve stress and insomnia, ease a sore back, relax those tight shoulders and tone muscles, release painful joints and clear your skin as well as help you along your fertility and pregnancy journey if that's what you need most.

Call us on 0131 6291529 to book an appointment

Our clinic office hours are 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.  We will endeavour to answer the phone as much as possible during this time, around seeing patients, and will also respond to emails/texts.  Please do leave a message on the phone so we can call you back as soon as we're free. During out of office hours we will be listening in for urgent messages but otherwise will get back to you during the week when the clinic office re-opens. 


Repeat acupuncture patients can use this button to book online.  Once you have registered you can also move your appointments should you need to. 


Those of you who have been into the clinic will know that we recommend the NFC Essentials supplements.  These were developed by the Natural Fertility Centre and our nutritionist Dr Jane Jamieson to help men and women with fertility issues but they are also very suitable for anyone trying to improve their general health.  If you would like to order supplements, please use the button below which will take you to the supplements page of our NFC site.


September News

Autumn is a time of change in Chinese Medicine. It's a time of letting go and is associated with wistfulness and, on a physical level, the lungs (which take in breath and then let it go).  The leaves turn gold, red and brown, nights draw in and there's a chill in the air.  Our thoughts turn to winter coats, woolly hats and the long haul through Winter.  It can be a time of coughs and colds, feeling tired and sad at the thought of the end of the year comign towards us.  Still, we're not quite there yet and we're still getting some lovely days but give some thought to what you need - physically, mentally and emotionally before we withdraw for the year.  Have you had an energizing summer and feel ready for the next 6 months or have you been over-doing it and need some support.  

Drugs, Ginger and Acupuncture are now recommended by the NHS in the treatment of 'morning sickness' during pregnancy.  Nausea in pregnancy is something we treat regularly at the clinic, with acupuncture, and it is effective when the nausea is mild to moderate and caught early enough.  Occasionally we see a patient with more severe sickness and these poor people would need daily sessions to keep their symptoms manageable so we do what we can, in combination with their GPs and Midwives.   We also suggest seeing our nutritionist before you get pregnant so that digestive issues can be addressed before all the hormonal complications of pregnancy kick-in.  Balancing blood sugars is vital during pregnancy to help combat nausea and, more seriously, gestational diabetes.

For all those people out there either with cancer or supporting people with cancer, one of our patients is writing an excellent blog on her experiences and it's well worth a read.  It's called 'Grin from Within'.

Craniosacral Therapy is an excellent way to help new born babies through birth trauma and colic.  Some patients go through difficult births and the mother isn't the only one who suffers!  Birth trauma can be expressed through digestive issues and sleep problems as this article on ParentMap describes.  We also recommend Craniosacral treatments for older children and adults as trauma, experienced at birth, is often something that stays with us throughout our lives if not addressed and processed.

The next TRE (Trauma/Tension Releasing Exercises) workshop run by Pam Martin is on Tuesday 20th September at 10am (lasts 2 hours).  There are only 3 places left so if you are interested, please get in touch with Pam on 07932 587 422 or pam@bodyliving.co.uk asap


Menu of the Month :

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Here's a simple and tasty recipe from Deliciously Ella for Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew.  It looks like a lovely warming option and I'm going to try it out as soon as I can.    

We're all about POSITIVE EATING here at the Albany Street Clinic.  Eating well is much more about adding in the good stuff than taking out the bad stuff (with the exception of sugar).  There is so much that can be done to improve your nutritional intake and the results are a more robust immune system, more energy, weight loss, better skin & hair, balanced hormones (that goes for men and women) and balanced blood sugar levels.  Cutting back on sugar is one of the best things you can do for your body - come in and chat to us about making it easy.

 

 

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