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Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

People 'more likely to feel pain on humid days'

Researchers hope the study will steer work into why those with long-term health issues are affected.

NHS in Scotland 'could face £1.8bn shortfall'

Audit Scotland's report said the NHS was "seriously struggling to become financially sustainable".

Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

Evening doses gives more protection against heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests.

Scientist gets £2m decades after he invented diabetes test

Prof Ian Shanks used his daughter's toy microscope to build a prototype for the device in the 1980s.

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector
Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!
British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in EH16 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Alba Acupuncture

8 Lauriston St, Edinburgh EH3 9DJ, UK – 07806 634498

Monika is a fantastic acupuncture practitioner. I have been seeing Monika regularly for acupuncture and I can't describe what a difference it has made. Not only is the acupuncture extremely effective, but she is also a very kind, caring individual who makes me feel comfortable and relaxed during the session. I highly recommend Alba Acupuncture!

I will get round to writing a longer review but for now this will have to do. Donald is by far and away the best acupuncturist I have ever come across. A very gifted and passionate practitioner who achieves real results. I cannot recommend him enough.

Naturalway Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

35 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LH, UK – 0131 656 0358

Having pain in my hip due to pulled muscles and osteoarthritis which was not alleviated by medecine prescribed by my GP I was interested by an article by an ex Scotland rugby player. He said he was using crutches due to his arthritis and following treatment by Traditional Chinese Medecine he was well enough to take up running again. Intrigued I made a 400 mile round trip to Edinburgh to try TCM myself.Happily after a few treatments I am pain free and gardening and swimming again. I highly recommend Tracey at Naturalway for her effective treatment delivered in a caring profesional way,

I visited Naturalways to consider alternative therapy, for a health complaint i have had for many years, with unsuccessful management through conventional medicine. I was really pleased and surprised by the result. The herbal medicine prescribed had a quick and dramatic effect on the condition, with better result than drugs previously taken, and herbal teas have continued to improve my health since. I will be happy to come back, and recommend this practice to others. Thanks.

Graceful Change

35-37 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AL, UK – 0131 229 0724

I went to see Tom originally for back pain and general anxiety that I have had for years. I had never tried acupuncture before so I was a bit nervous. He was very gentle. I cannot believe it but my back pain is completely gone! He also seems to combine his knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and counselling as well, which has sorted me out with my stress and anxiety. More than just acupuncture, a one stop body MOT. Highly recommended.

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Edinburgh.

Alternative Medicine

Vital Energy Therapies

139 Vexhim Park, Edinburgh EH15 3SF, UK – 0131 657 1119

I met Jackie and found her service to be very thorough, relaxing and therapeutic. She really understands this area and takes the time to explain it which is important the first time. I would recommend her service.

D. Atkinson Herbalist & Napiers Clinic

18 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, UK – 0131 225 5542

Situated in close proximity to J K Rowling's graduation venue, this authentic and esteemed herbalists takes you on a journey to a magical world of plant based ointments, oils, creams, you name it. Vast selection, well informed staff, and affordable prices. We will definitely come back for more of their natural potions.

Very helpful staff. A great range of herbal products to help with many problems or boost health. I use the massage therapist in the clinic next door. An excellent service for me.

Hawthorn Holistics Therapies

4 Nether Liberton, Edinburgh EH16 5TY, UK – 0131 664 3633

Kathryn Watt has quite simply changed my life! With a meticulous and thorough approach, she has treated a complex and difficult medical problem which the NHS has failed to do in almost ten years! I can't recommend highly enough...

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Edinburgh or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.
This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in EH16 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.
This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.
Search for mental health services in EH16 or anywhere in England.
Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.
NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in EH16 and Edinburgh.
Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.
The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!
Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Edinburgh.
For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.

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