Helping you find Fitness, Health and Happiness
Massage, Acupuncture, Counselling, Nutrition and much more ..
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, 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.
Repeat acupuncture patients can use the button below to book online. Once you have registered you can also move your appointments should you need to.
Here's a link to our latest review on Google Business. We can't always guarantee to fit people in at short notice but this visitor to Edinburgh with a bad back was in luck. We have also had an influx of performers from various shows - dancers with injuries and performers who need help with keeping stress and anxiety levels down. It is very satisfying to help everyone who comes into the clinic, especially all our regulars, but we do get quite a few extra patients leading up to and during the Festival who create an extra level of vibrancy to life on Albany Street.
We usually recommend supplementing Vitamin D to our patients - it is thought that most people in Scotland have some level of vitamin D deficiency - and here is a really useful site, called 'Scots Need Vitamin D', run by an Edinburgh GP, on the implications of low vitamin D levels and the reasons Scots need more of it.
This video is out on youtube about how acupuncture is understood to work - it describes in a very simple and straightforward way what happens in the body when acupuncture is used.
This article for Acupuncture Awareness Week gives you some more information on how acupuncture works and what it can do for you and here is a short video with Olympian swimmer Rebecca Adlington who uses acupuncture for shoulder injuries.
The Daily Record reports on a journalist's experience of facial acupuncture - it's all good - but we definitely don't use that many needles!
We have a second nutritionist working with us now - Bea Devlin will be working on Thursday and alternate Tuesday mornings. Jules Harrington has increased her availability and works every Thursday afternoon and evening and Dr Jane Jamieson will be here every Wednesday.
Menu of the Month :
I must be feeling hungry as this recipe for a tasty curry sprung out at me from the web - I think it was the lovely colour that did it. Chickpea, Quinoa and Turmeric Curry - It's another one from Deliciously Ella and looks very simple to make but incredibly satisfying. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and turmeric is well known anti-inflammatory so you could eat this for healthy reasons as well as the great taste!
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.