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 work with each other and will refer you to a colleague if it is in your best treatment. Because we treat each other, as well as our patients, each practitioner knows how the others work and where all our varying strengths lie and can give you expert recommendations for your condition and situation.
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. Or you can email us on email@example.com.
- As the weather turns chilly an the mornings get frosty check out our latest blog on Raynauds Disease/Syndrome before you shove your hands and feet away in thick gloves and socks.
- 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".
- Yahoo.com 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. Also, check out our latest blog on the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage.
Menu of the Month :
I couldn't resist posting two recipes this month, both from the BBC's Good Food site, as they look delicious. For meat eaters, the Persian Lamb Tagine combines a whole lot of warming foods - lamb, chilli, turmeric, cumin and cinnamon - which can only be a good idea as the weather gets cold. They'll certainly get your circulation going to your hands and feet.
The squidgy chocolate pear pudding looks amazing - try and add some protein to help your body cope with the sugars by adding more nuts or eating with some plain yoghurt on top.
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.