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 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 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.

Summer News

Bar Rafaeli/instagram

Bar Rafaeli/instagram

The Daily Mail has a good article on facial acupuncture by Sarah Vine.  It highlights the benefits of regular facial acupuncture and also describes how it works.  See our blog as well on the benefits of facial acupuncture.  Here's a snap of model Bar Rafaeli using facial acupuncture and short article also in the Mail online.

  •  Prince Charles has written to the British Acupuncture Council to congratulate them on 20 years of good work.  As a governing body they are stringent in their controls of college accreditation, learning, health & safety, ethics and continuing professional development.  All our acupuncturists at Albany Street are members of the British Acupuncture - designated by letters MBAcC.  
  • An important new study, reported here in the Guardian has shown that acupuncture significantly relieves stress hormones.  Even though we acupuncturists see acupuncture working on a daily basis, western science/medicine still hasn't quite pinned down how it works.  This new research is an important step forward in understanding the mechanisms of acupuncture.
  • New research published in the respected Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, shows that acupuncture is effective at treating skin complaints.  The research showed" statistically significant improvement in patient outcomes in several conditions". 
  • reports on the growing use of acupuncture and chiropractic for chronic pain.  Many people are no longer satisfied with taking pain killers and want the source of their pain addressed.   We use acupuncture and body work to help our patients with chronic pain, whether it's backs, knees, hips or even long-term headaches.

Menu of the Month :

There's a load of good information about healthy eating on and here she posts a useful article on staying healthy on the plane.  Having done two 10 hour long-hauls to Vancouver for a conference this year, I wish I'd read this before. Luckily we had taken food with us because the in-flight options were small and terrible.

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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