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, 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.
Local update: John Lewis may still be open but their car park isn't, which means there are many more vehicles parked on Albany Street than before. If you're driving here, factor this in because it might take a little longer to find a parking space. Luckily you can de-stress once you're in the clinic!
Good news for sugar addicts - Nestle have found a way to reduce sugar content in their chocolates by up to 50%. It seems they've found a way to use less sugar but still keep the sweet taste. If you want to know more about successfully cutting down your sugar intake for the long term, which is something we recommend to all our patients, come and see our nutritionist Dr Jane Jamieson who is in the clinic on a Monday evening. See below for a great 'no sugar Christmas Pudding' recipe.
Read our latest blog - 'USA now stands for Unsettled, Stressed and Anxious'
The latest TRE (Trauma/Tension Release Exercises)Workshop will be held here at the clinic on Thursday 9th January between 10.30 and 12.30. For more information, please contact Pam Martin via her website on www.bodyliving.co.uk
Vogue has an article this month on the 5 Beauty Benefits of Acupuncture. Three of our acupuncture practitioners here at Albany Street are further qualified in facial acupuncture and give regular treatments. Our patients report a definite improvement in small lines and more glowing complexion so if you're looking for a fresh face for Christmas, acupuncture is the way to go!
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.
Menu of the Month :
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.