I am a Registered General and Mental Health nurse and spent 27 years working in the NHS which I loved. During that time I became more and more convinced that taking a holistic approach to health madeperfect sense and so it was a natural progression to move into the practice of complementary therapy. I also have Training in massage for pregnancy and Indian Face Massage and am a member of the Complementary Therapists Association and the West Country Massage Association.
It is a way of identifying imbalances by monitoring a person's ability to hold their muscles under light pressure. Each muscle is related to an organ and also to an energy pathway called a meridian.Once an imbalance is found we muscle test again to find out the cause of the imbalance. A treatment plan may involve nutritional advice, Emotional stress release techniques, Bach flower remedies, Acupressure, chakra balancing, firm reflex massage, suggested lifestyle changes.
We were motivated into Chinese Medicine at the beginning of the 1980's by what was then a growing awareness of the vast amount of medical knowledge China had to offer. Our approach in the clinic ispractical, well grounded in Chinese literature and the actual Chinese practice as well as the huge benefits of the integration of Western and Chinese Medicine. Simon initially studied Plant Science before gaining a First class degree in Philosophy.
I have a lifelong interest in nature and natural healing. This inspired me to train at The British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in London at the age of 20 years. After graduation I set up aprivate practice in Devon, UK, where I still live today. I am married with 3 children and so far, one grandchild. My sensitive, perceptive and enquiring nature then drew me into my own personal journey.
We offer a wide range of natural beauty and health treatments as well as complementary health therapies. We hope and aim to be a friendly, welcoming place for you to come to whether it is for yourbeauty essentials, some time to relax or to get help keeping healthy! All of us are professionally qualified and will be as honest as possible - if we do not feel that we can help we will not try to sell you something unnecessary.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that promotes natural healing of the body. The science and art of acupuncture involves insertion of fine needles into specific points along meridians, orchannels, of the body to stimulate the nervous system, which then activates mechanisms which bring about balance and healing within the body. Acupuncture is a great way of getting well and helps maintain good health enabling you to stay well.
Here at the Exeter Natural Health Centre, we offer a wide range of complementary treatments, classes and training opportunities from a team of highly professional, experienced therapists and teachers.Our beautiful city centre premises provide spacious, light and airy rooms and a professional yet comfortable environment enabling you to relax and enjoy your time here knowing that you are getting the high quality care you deserve.
Because of her belief that medicine is an art, as well as a science, she went on to qualify as a Medical Herbalist at The School of Phytotherapy in 1990. She currently practices both conventionalmedicine and herbal medicine throughout Exeter and the South West, and is regularly to be heard on BBC Radio Devon giving advice on complementary health issues as well as conventional medicine.
Welcome to my website, and to the chance to enjoy an improved quality of life. I offer acupuncture, shiatsu and tuina (Chinese massage) treatment in Exeter, from a tranquil clinic adjoining theuniversity campus and nature reserve, yet only 5 minutes drive from the city centre and major routes from elsewhere in Devon. I do it because I greatly enjoy practising a medicine which looks at the whole of you and which encourages your body to heal itself.
The Culm Valley Natural Health Practice is a complementary therapy practice based at the Culm Valley Centre for Integrated Health in Cullompton, Devon. It provides a range of natural therapies inclean and comfortable rooms, ideal for effective treatment. Working as a complement to the medical centre, in an innovative and forward thinking initiative, the Natural Health Practice offers Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Counselling, Massage, Podiatry and Osteopathy as well as a range of other therapies.