People look to complementary therapies for help when their health conditions do not respond to mainstream drug-based treatment, or when that treatment causes side-effects which outweigh its benefits. The more gentle holistic approach offered by complementary therapies can frequently effect improvements in even seemingly intractable conditions.
Complementary approaches have been used for centuries – and, in some cases, millennia – to treat acute and chronic mental and physical conditions long before the birth of modern medicine. Today, they are most frequently used to complement conventional treatment, or to address conditions with which conventional approaches have not had success or where they produce unpleasant side effects.
The Centre has been a true pioneer in this field, promoting the concept of ‘complementary’ in 1988 when it was still called ‘fringe’ and regularly pursued by ‘quackbusters’. Today nationally recognised as a centre of excellence, we maintain the highest professional standards in our choice of practitioners and offer only those therapies which research or time-honoured use have demonstrated to be effective and safe.
Our national awards have included:
- Winner, 2002 Complementary Health Centre of the Year Award, CAM Magazine
- Shortlist, Best Integrated Practice Award 2005, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation for Integrated Health
- Winner, 2012 Complementary Health Centre of the Year Award, CAM Magazine
The newcomer to complementary approaches can easily be confused by the range of choice presented and have difficulty in deciding which therapy is the ‘best’ for his or her condition. The short answer is that there is no ‘best’, no ‘right’ choice. Each therapy has its unique way of stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms – and this belief in the body’s ability to heal itself is the essence of the complementary approach.
Clinic hours: Mon-Fri 09.00 to 20.30 Sat 09.00 to 15.30
To book or for more information call 01462 678804. Please note that our building is over 100 years old and unfortunately its physical layout restricts access in certain areas for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues. Please advise us in advance if you have any specific additional requirements/needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.