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The practice of Acupuncture is thought to have begun with the discovery that the stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs in the body. Over the last two thousand years it has developed into a system of medicine that restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into specific points in the body. Through inserting the needles in specific points we can improve the flow of the Qi (the Life Energy), the Circulation, the Immune system and the function of the organs in the body. As a result of these being improved the person will restore his health and well being.

Acupuncture was introduced to the Western World in the early seventies and since then its great potential in the treatment of disease has gained an ever growing recognition in the West. Today it is widely used with great success to treat a variety of conditions as diverse as musculoskeletal pain, anxiety and skin disease.

Ilan Shahor                                               



Biomechanic Podiatry

Biomechanics – What is it?

Many aches or pains in the feet, legs or lower back can be attributable to your “biomechanics”.  But what does this mean?

Rarely do we find that the left and right sides of our body are symmetrical. This is equally so for our feet and legs. Additionally, many of us have mild deformities in our feet and legs, such as bowed legs or fallen arches..

This means that when we stand, walk or run our body has to compensate for these anomalies. It is these compensations that put structures such as muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons under undue strain as they begin functioning in an abnormal or compromised manner.  Over time the structures can become inflamed or injured.

A Biomechanics assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function identifying what happens in your legs and feet when you walk and stand .  Once the problems have been identified a tailor made treatment plan can be created to improve your symptoms. This may involve one or more of the following:

  • Exercises to stretch or strengthen muscles
  • Insoles / Orthoses – specially made devices for you to wear inside your shoe to control, realign or cushion the abnormalities.
  • Footwear advice

Charlotte Simpson



Bowen Therapy

The therapist will see muscles and tendons relax, changes in temperature and appearance of skin, the patient going into a deeply relaxed state. Inflammation and swelling may be eased. Poorly functioning muscles may be 'woken up' and energised as they function more freely. The patient themselves may feel changes going on such as tingling in response to a move. An increased thirst can appear showing a need to drink more water after a treatment. Thousands of people have given testimony to positive effects on their health through the stress reduction and relaxation induced by the treatment. Many things are seen in clinic that relate to every day pain and injury, different health issues, sports performance, pregnancy care and childhood complaints.

Cathy Vivian



Chinese Herb Medicine

Although less well known to the Western World than Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine is the most basic and important part of Chinese medicine.

With its tradition of over two thousand years, it has been proven to be a very effective and safe form of medicine. It is especially effective in treating skin condition’s, gynaecological conditions, gastrointestinal problems and fatigue.

Like Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine is a holistic form of medicine: it treats the root of the problem as well as the symptoms. Therefore, unlike most western medications, herbs are rarely given for life and can always be discontinued after the problem has improved.

All the herbs used in this clinic are regulated and supervised. They are of the highest quality and do not contain any parts of wild endangered species. Herbal medicine can be used by itself of in conjunction with Acupuncture. Over the last few years, as a result of the great popularity of Chinese Herbs some individuals and organizations that have bought herbs in China and sold them on the high street in the U.K. with no regard to local rules and Regulations. It has been discovered that in a few instances these products contained toxic materials and pharmaceuticals. These rare cases have been much publicised in the media giving Chinese Herbs and unjustly bad name.

It is very important to understand that this could not be further from the truth. Chinese herbal medicines when practiced properly are very safe and very healthy. The herbs used in our clinic are pure and of the highest quality. They all go through vigorous quality control tests before dispensing to the patient. There is absolutely no risk of any toxins of Pharmaceutical mixes with them.

Ilan Shahor                       




Chiropody helps to treat foot pain by the removal of callus or corns which have occurred on the foot due to pressure.  Chiropody can also help to treat thickened or fungal nails and in-growing nails.  Other conditions that chiropody can help with are cracked heels, verrucaes, and warts.

Charlotte Simpson


Chiropratic – McTimoney

A gentle technique suitable for all ages from the very young to the old and frail.

Chiropractic specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of bio-mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly those involving the spine and their effects on the nervous system.

This is a system of gentle manipulation to treat disorders of the joints and muscles using only the practitioner's hands. At each treatment, the skeletal system of the body is assessed and pelvic bones are realigned before the spine is adjusted on each vertebrae. Pain, discomfort and stiffness relating to the joints and bones; muscular aches and pains; sports injuries; migraine; whiplash and trapped nerves can all be treated with this gentle form of Chiropractic treatment.

Patient Satisfaction
In 1997, patient satisfaction of McTimoney Chiropractic was measured in a survey commissioned by the UK's McTimoney Chiropractic Association:

  • 89% of patients rated their satisfaction with the McTimoney treatment as either extremely or very satisfied
  • 85% felt that it had been very beneficial in the management of their painful condition
  • 93% of patients had recommended the McTimoney treatment to their friends and family

Chiropractic is an established method of adjusting the bones and joints of the body to improve the function of the skeleton, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. Chiropractic is used to treat and prevent back, neck, shoulder and other joint, nerve and muscle problems and aims to relieve pain and discomfort and increase mobility.

Chiropractic is used to treat both recent injuries and longstanding problems; however, early treatment presents the opportunity to stop minor symptoms worsening. Taking a preventative approach to health through regular maintenance care can optimise the nervous system and reduce the likelihood of injury during sport or other activities.

Liam Mulvany                       Rosalind Beresford



When people first come to counselling they are often at a point in their lives where they feel they are struggling to cope and come with a variety of problems.  The counsellor’s job is to help you gain perspective about whatever is troubling you.  Together you will both identify what might be stopping you from reaching your full potential and what action you need to take to improve your situation, in order to live the life you wish to lead. 

Malcolm Soulsby                       



Diabetes Management and Education

Diabetes is a lifelong complex medical condition. It is vitally important that good control is achieved and maintained in order to reduce the risk of developing complications associated with the condition which can be devastating.

Complications can be divided into two groups:-

Macro-Vascular, e.g. heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease which can lead to foot lesions, erectile dysfunction , intermittent claudication.

Micro-Vascular, e.g. Diabetic Nephropathy (kidneys), Diabetic Retinopathy (eyes), Diabetic Neuropathy (nerves)

I am committed to a holistic approach to diabetes care which I think is really important as the condition affects so many different aspects of a persons' life. My aim is to support, educate, advise with everyday management issues and in particular address the emotional and psychological needs of the person with diabetes.

Having diabetes is not all bad news, research into many aspects of diabetes continues, treatments continue to become more effective, increasing your own knowledge and understanding will help you to keep your diabetes well controlled.

Elizabeth Wong




EFT is commonly called tapping – it is the 'Emotional Freedom Technique'

EFT began in the 90s, it is simple quick and effective so its use has spread rapidly all around the world, it is now available as brief therapy in some NHS practices. It works by tapping on meridian or acupressure points, which are also used by acupuncturists and reflexologists.

EFT therapy involves tapping on the side of your hand,face and upper body while repeating positive words which are based on your symptoms.

Clinical research has found EFT is effective for:-

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Phobias
  • Pain
  • Weight loss and food cravings
Wendy specialises in EFT for physical pain reduction, emotional trauma and changing old thinking patterns.

Wendy Dunning



The Emmett Technique

The Emmett Technique is a unique body therapy which eases pain and discomfort and may benefit many other conditions. The application of pressure and gentle moves appears to enable the physical release of specific muscle groups bringing the body into a state of balance. Results can be dramatic and instantaneous with most clients recognising the improvements in pain levels and range of movement before leaving the clinic.

Some of the symptoms commonly seen in clinic are

  • Neck and shoulder pain & restriction
  • Headaches and sinus problems
  • Back and hip pain
  • Knee and ankle restrictions
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy and birth issues
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Forearm and grip strength
  • Body symmetry and balance
  • Lung capacity and body flexibility
  • Increased stability

Cathy Vivian



Hopi Ear Candling (Thermal Auricular Therapy)

Hopi ear candling is an effective and gentle treatment to help relieve compacted ear wax. The Hopi candles, which are made from cotton, are impregnated with beeswax, honey extracts and herbs, and are inserted into the ear canal with the furthermost end alight. The candle is allowed to burn down to a safe point before being extinguished. The candle acts as a chimney-effect, creating a vacuum, which helps impurities and wax to be released from the ear canal. The gentle warming vibration of the candle can massage the tympanic membrane and help clients to feel calm and peaceful.

Hopi candling can help with sinus related problems, headaches, cold symptoms, excessive ear wax, congestion, ear irritation and is a relaxing way to relieve stress.

Treatments also include a sinus drain – which is a pleasant facial massage which helps to remove toxins, encouraging blood flow and oxygen to the area and assisting lymphatic drainage. Facials can help skin feel healthy and rejuvenated.

Vicky Tunaley                       



Hypnotherapy and CBT

Hypnotherapy is based on the fact that there are two minds: the Conscious and the Unconscious. The Conscious mind helps you make every-day decisions and supports you in reacting to every-day situations through your behaviours and habits. Once a decision is made in the Conscious mind, your Unconscious runs the program in the most efficient way it can. The problem is that the decision made by the Conscious mind may have been influenced by the environment, your bad experiences, and your perceptions. That means that you may be afraid to say 'No' or speak your mind, get anxious in social situations, find it hard to switch off, etc.…they are all behaviours that your Unconscious mind has been 'programmed' with over the years and is now stuck in the reality of that behaviour, habit, thinking pattern etc.

Here is the good news: As your Unconscious mind has learned one way of behaving, it can learn another! Yes, you can free yourself from any habit, behaviour or thinking pattern that you no longer wish to identify yourself with. Through Hypnosis, if used by a skilled Hypnotherapist who can access your Unconscious mind directly, you can change out-of-date program that your mind is used to running...it's that simple!

Treatments are available for the following conditions: Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Confidence, Smoking and other dependencies, Overeating, Phobias, IBS, and many more...

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is based on the fact that how you feel is influenced by what you think. Through CBT you can challenge your thinking patterns, and so gradually change the way you feel. The tools that you obtain during the treatment can be utilised as often as you like to help yourself. This can have a positive effect on how you feel about yourself and your life. Utilising Hypnotherapy and CBT together can often bring faster results, positively influencing your perception of yourself and your world. Giving you practical tools you can use yourself.

Anna Finn
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Also utilising CBT, EFT (Tapping), EMDR and NLP



Hypnotherapy – Solution Focused

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a powerful branch of hypnotherapy that uses a combination of hypnosis and psychology in order to promote health and wellbeing. Science and research come together to combine the very best procedures possible in order for interventions to be effective.

We recognise that solutions are found in the future, not in past or current conflicts. This being so, we can work together on your preferred outcomes, activating the power of your subconscious mind to assist you in making positive progress.

If we look at the world our ancient ancestors lived in, we will know that the environment was full of threats and danger. In that prehistoric age we needed our primitive emotional brains to be active in order to keep us safe. That same primitive part of our brain still does a good job in keeping us alert and safe but nowadays we have different types of threats – these may be relationship worries or work stress, for example. This kind of stress can build gradually until we suddenly find we are unable to cope. More and more we become victims of negative thoughts and emotions – and often the threat doesn't go away but becomes a habitual way of thinking, gradually eroding our self-esteem, confidence, control and happiness.

I offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss what your needs are and how I can help you step forwards into your preferred future.

Hypnotherapy is excellent for many conditions, including, but not limited to:
Anxiety IBS
Stress Anger management
Confidence Pain management
Quitting Smoking
Controlling drinking
Weight loss

Vicky Tunaley



Indian Head Massage

A massage which unlocks daily tension and brings about an enjoyable sense of well-being. A range of techniques are used which cover the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp, face, arms and hands. This massage can help to relieve many ailments including tension headaches, eyestrain, stress, anxiety, insomnia and neck and shoulder aches and pains.

Alka Joshi



Natural Detox Solutions


Dr Fiona Dann



NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

NLP is the manual for the brain which was not, alas, provided along with one's Birth Certificate (LondonHealth)
NLP may be the most powerful vehicle for change in existence ... -- Modern Psychology
NLP could be the most important synthesis of knowledge about human communication to emerge since the sixties. -- Science Digest

Neuro refers to the brain/mind and nervous system through which each experience is gathered via our five senses.
Linguistic is about how we order and give meaning to experience through language, symbols, words & metaphors.
Programming refers to our ability to organize these parts (sights, sounds, sensations, smells tastes, and symbols or words) in a way that creates our own individual experience of life.

NLP Life Coaching is an emerging and rapidly growing field. A Life Coach is similar (for the sake of familiarity) to a football coach. The football coach coaches his players to improve, change and develop so that they can become better footballers. A Life Coach coaches people to enable them to improve, change and develop aspects of their lives (but without the shouting running and press ups!).

NLP Therapy is similar to counselling as it is a talking therapy, it is different because it does not encourage clients to stay in the pain of old hurts or traumas, it encourages them to look forward and move obstacles from their path in order to get the life they want. NLP is focussed on the present and the future while counselling is more focussed on the past.

NLP Therapists have a detailed map of the mind and a toolbox of techniques that can help you to move forward into a more powerful position in any area of your life.

NLP can help if you are:-

  • Stuck or lost
  • Going round in circles
  • Looking backwards more than forwards
  • Find someone or something is stopping you moving on
  • Confused
  • Frustrated and angry
  • Trying to please others but not happy in yourself
  • Worried about what is around the next corner
  • Feeling power-less rather than power-full
  • De-motivated
  • Self-critical or judgemental
  • Not smelling the roses or enjoying the journey
  • Off balance
Please contact me for more information or book an introductory session to discuss your individual requirements.

Wendy Dunning



Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy, is a holistic complementary therapy that aims to educate and support clients to enable them to achieve their optimal health.  Nutritional Therapy helps to alleviate a number of conditions by recommending diet and lifestyle changes to address symptoms caused by biochemical imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.  These recommendations are carefully tailored to consider each clients individual requirements and provides guidance and support on promoting general health.  Nutritional Therapy may help with the following areas and many more: low energy, skin conditions, female health, fertility, food intolerances and allergies, colds and infections, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, sports nutrition, stress related problems and weight loss.

Lucinda Gamble




Physiotherapy is a well established and respected profession, providing evidence based treatments of various conditions to aid healing , reduction of pain, increase range of movement, earlier return to work , sport and recreational function.

Physiotherapists combine there knowledge, mobilisation, rehabilitation and diagnostic skills , to ensure that the patient gets an accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment , home exercise programme and prevention programme.

We will liaise with your GP and help arrange consultant specialist appointments , and investigations if required.

All our physiotherapists are chartered and HPC registered (formally known as State Registered). Also registered with most health insurance companies.

Below is a limited list of commonly treated conditions in the clinic.

Sport Injuries
Muscle Pain
Muscle Tears
Neck Pain
Back Pain
Tennis Elbow
Frozen Shoulder
Post Op Hip / Knee Surgery
Ankle Sprains
Hamstring Strains
Knee Sprains
Achilles Tendon
Anterior Knee Pain
ACL Construction

Please feel free to ring and discuss your condition and requirements.

Initial appointment lasts 45
Subsequent treatments last 30 minutes

Charlotte Rubin




Reflexology works on the principle that reflex points in the feet correspond to every part of the body. By working on these points, blockages in the energy pathways are released, thereby promoting healing. The relaxation and release which accompany this treatment is beneficial to those with (and without) health problems in all age groups. Reflexology may help to revive energy allowing the body to restore well being.

Christine Gibbs                        Alka Joshi




Reiki means - Universal Life Force Energy, it came from Japan and has been practiced there for over 100 years.

Although we do not have an awareness of energy as part of western medicine, in many other parts of the world it is fully established as an effective way of working with health issues. Eastern medicine suggests that there an energy field created by all living things that surrounds us, penetrates us and connects us. This concept has a rich history around the world. In traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine this energy is called "Chi." Japanese mystics and martial artists call it "Ki." Indian yogis and sadhus call it "Prana" The Ancient Greeks called it "Pneuma." Jewish Kabbalists call it "Nefish." Muslims call it "Baraka." and the Polynesians call it "Mana."

Reiki is used for - stress and to top up the positive energy in the body, it encourages the body's own natural healing processes. In a similar way to acupuncture or reflexology Reiki can be used to release blockages and balance the whole energy system. Reiki focuses on the whole person with all their emotional and physical issues.

Reiki treatments are - an opportunity to lie down, relax, and listen to peaceful music, while the therapist places their hands gently on your body, allowing the positive loving energy to flow through the therapist and into your body to release imbalances and blockages. . Most patients report feeling relaxed during the treatment and calm yet energised after it.

Please contact me for more information or a relaxing Reiki session.

Wendy Dunning



Sports Massage

Clinical sports massage is a vigorous, deep form of massage to the soft tissues of the body. It encourages good muscle condition, circulation and flexibility, as well as helping prevent and heal injuries of everyday life. Very useful in treating pulled muscles, backache, joint stiffness, trapped nerves, sporting and non-sporting injuries.

Charlotte Rubin



Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is a physical therapy and involves manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. It releases physical aches and pains, as well as emotions, which can be locked in the soft tissues. Massage is a deep therapy and works to correct imbalances caused by bad posture, injuries, back pain, lifestyle, stress and many other problematic conditions.

Chris Gibbs



Touch For Health Kinesiology

Kinesiology is a system of healing that uses manual muscle bio-feedback to determine which stimuli stress the body and how that stress can be decreased. It is a safe and effective way to maintain health, enhance well-being and upgrade performance. A holistic approach is used to rebalance the body's energies and activate the healing process.

Cathy Vivian


Burbage House Health Clinic 3 Burbage Road, Hinckley, LE10 2TR - For further information please call the clinic on 01455 616995

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