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 - if we are on another call or with clients, please leave a message.  We will get back to you as quickly as we can.

 

 


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


August News

The Olympics are everywhere in the media and, in the US, big news is being made of the US Olympic team using cupping to help recovery from injury.  You can see the tell tale sign of a 'cup mark' here on this athlete's shoulder.  The Daily Mail reports on it here and how the ancient technique works.  There's a paper here on scientific trials carried out and reported on ScienceDirect.com.  We use cupping in the clinic, usually the vacuum cup version which is safe and easy to do.  Most patients really feel the benefits and the marks fade after a few days.

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.

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 BBC's Good Food for Honey & Mustard Salmon with Puy Lentils.  It's not far off something I make on a regular basis so I know it's easy to do but is strong on the 'wow' factor.    

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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