Getting you Fit & Healthy, Keeping you Fit & Healthy

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 as well as 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, counselling, 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.

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, 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 to book an appointment on 0131 629 1529. At busy times your call may be diverted to an answering machine - please don't be put off and do leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


March News

It's trying to snow but I can also see the snowdrops, crocuses and even daffodils coming through.  That means that Easter is on it's way and Spring shouldn't be far behind.  Be sure to still wrap up warmly - it's not time to pack away the scarves and hats yet.  Chinese Medicine always advocates being protected from cold winds so stay warm and cosy for (at least!) another month.  If you're popping in to the clinic, we have some great cinnamon tea on the go and the radiators cranked up so you can relax and enjoy being with us.

Mother's Day Treatment Package

This 1hr treatment includes a relaxing facial with a full body scrub as well as flowers to take home and is now only £40 (normally £80).  It's time to treat yourself!!

To book, contact:  www.beautyserviceswithlana.com, Facebook Page (Albany Street Clinic Beauty services with Lana) or www.wahanda.com

Lana, our Beauty Therapist has recently qualified in Mesotherapy Injectables (£90-£120 depending on area to be treated) and is offering a deal for £45 per treatment in February only.  Contact Lana on 07912 351 285


Acupuncture and adverse reactions reported in the press

Some of you may have read this article in the Herald Scotland that a male patient attended A&E with pneumothorax (partial lung colllapse) and this has been linked in the press with the patient having had acupuncture. What is not made clear is when the man had acupuncture in relation to his lung symptoms nor whether the acupuncturist involved was fully qualified or a British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) member.  Acupuncture isn't completely without risks but these are generally minor  - such as bruising - especially compared to the side-effects of many prescribed medications and the benefits definitely outweigh the risks. 

Nick Pahl, chief executive officer of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), said two separate surveys had concluded the risk of a serious adverse reaction to acupuncture is less than one in 10,000.

If you are one of our patients already, please feel free to get in touch if you have any concerns.  If you are considering acupuncture now or in the future, please also do get in touch - we're happy to answer any questions, Our acupuncturists have around 50 years experience between them, have degree level qualifications and training in acupuncture and are all registered members of the the BAcC.


Pam Dobbie will be supporting individuals and small groups by providing Trauma Releasing Exercise  sessions at the Albany Street Clinic from May 2015.  For more info, see here


Check out this very funny little video (above) about acupuncture and migraines - it's only a few minutes long:

 


Menu of the Month :

image: hemsleyandhemsley.com

image: hemsleyandhemsley.com

I know I'm a bit late with the pancake thing but this looks like a really interesting recipe from good old Hemsley and Hemsley.

Many people are finding they have either full blown allergies or just a mild intolerance to wheat.  The latest science on this is that it may be caused by the fertilizers and pesticides used on the crop than the wheat itself. Chestnut flour looks like it might be good alternative and you can get it from Real Foods here in Edinburgh.

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.

Our nutritionist Jane Jamieson will be giving a talk on the importance of good nutrition and supplements for fertility at the Infertility Network Information Day in Glasgow this Saturday, 7th March.

 

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