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  • CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
    High Quality Ethically Sourced Herbs for Daily Therapy

What is Herbal Medicine?

The practice of herbal medicine dates back millennia and forms the origin of most western pharmacological products.  In their natural form, herbs tend to have a more subtle effect than modern high strength medication, but as a result they often carry a lower risk of unpleasant side effects and can be used safely over longer periods.

Our top quality, ethically sourced herbs are a highly effective clinical tool in hands of our experienced practitioners.  Most effectively used in combination with acupuncture, herbal medicine can be taken on a daily basis by prescription to extend and reinforce the aims and effects of treatment between appointments.

A TRADITIONAL FORMULA WITH MODERN APPLICATIONS


The modern practice of Chinese herbal medicine draws on a tradition which is at it’s core thousands of years old.  Over the centuries the quality of the herbs, the combinations used to create formulas and the specificity and scope of application have evolved and been refined to create a highly effective treatment modality suitable for assisting with a broad range of health complaints.


Where herbal medicine comes into it's own is in treating your condition every day.  The effects of acupuncture can be seen to last in the body for around 14 hours following a treatment.  By using herbs in combination with acupuncture we are able to gently reinforce the effects of acupuncture on a daily basis, speeding and enhancing the therapeutic effects.


A herbal medicine treatment begins with the classical TCM diagnostic process.  Following the signs and symptoms seen during diagnosis our practitioners will develop a prescription of herbs, primarily plant components, for administration orally or as an external poultice or unguent.  Over the course of treatment your prescription will be tailored and updated to face any changes in your evolving condition.


In the UK, herbs are strictly regulated, ensuring that outdated ingredients such as animal products or toxic compounds are never used as part of a TCM herbal medicine treatment.  At the Natural Health & Wellness we take the sourcing and distribution of our herbal ingredients very seriously.  To ensure the purity of our herbal products and to comply with our strict policy on ethical sourcing, all suppliers are subject to an ongoing supplier approval program.


Our herbal prescriptions are provided to order on a week by week basis and are easily taken in the form of herbal powders mixed simply with water.

Acupuncture

Specialised ultra-fine needles are used to stimulate points of the body indicated during diagnosis. A painless process, acupuncture offers a subtle way to interact with the neuro-muscular system with surprisingly far reaching applications.

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Tuina Bodywork

Tuina massage is a light yet effective group of techniques which form the keystone of treatment for ingrained physical complaints such as trauma caused by sports injury and tension accumulated through stress or emotion.

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Complementary Methods

From cupping, to moxibustion, from gua sha to traditional medical qigong (chi kung) and lifestyle coaching, our comprehensive portfolio of therapeutic methods address both the symptoms and root of your imbalance.

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Fees & Treatment Plans

With options for both one off appointments or discounted treatment packages, single or multi therapy pathways and the option of standard and out of hours clinics, our fee structure aims to offer flexible choices to suit our clients.


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  • From start to finish I had a great experience with the Natural Health and Wellness Clinic. I was being treated with acupuncture to support IVF cycles. Martyn supported me through two cycles and offered a lot of advice, guidance and support through both. He always took time to explain the treatment and any alterations to support the cycle. I always felt a priority when fitting in appointments to fit my IVF schedule. Having used acupuncture before this was a totally different and positive experience. I would't hesitate to use the clinic again myself if required which is the best recommendation I can give. I'm currently pregnant with twins and I thank Martyn for his part in that.*

    NovaBristol
  • After a year of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, my partner and I decided to give acupuncture a try before moving on to the serious IVF process.  Martyn was very clear and calm in his approach, he gave us acupuncture treatments and herbs along with some changes to our diet and exercise over several months in what he called a preparation period.  The period pain I had experienced every month for as long as I can remember completely disappeared with the treatments and it must have been linked to our problems to start a family as after 5 months we were blessed with success!  I highly recommend Martyn at NHW, I don’t think our little girl would be here without him.*

    AngelaBristol
  • I’ve only had acupuncture once before, but I felt completely at ease with Martyn. He was very thorough with my medical history and in assessing what needed to be worked on. He was also very happy to answer all of my questions. After the session and in the days following I noticed immediate improvements to my back and shoulder pain which I have been suffering with for some years. Martyn was professional, provided a clean, relaxing environment and results that really worked. I will definitely be using his services again.*

    SatoukaCheltenham
  • We contacted the natural health and wellness clinic after we researched acupuncture for IVF. We wanted to give ourselves the best chances of success in our last NHS treatment cycle. After talking to Martyn we started around two months before our transfer was due. Ten weeks later and we are pregnant! I was much more relaxed this time and acupuncture the day before and on the Sunday morning after my procedure seems to have done the trick. We are keeping everything crossed and continuing acupuncture treatments. I wish we had tried acupuncture earlier.*

    Rebecca & DanBath
Please Note - These are reports of personal experiences and do not constitute a guarantee of treatment success.
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