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Edinburgh Health

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One St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AAUK

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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:15 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Prices from £15 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Very Good ServiceScore™ 7.4 from 37 votes ★ Customer Service Award 2023 ★ 4 verified patient reviews. Visit our Acupuncture Clinic - One St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA, UK.

Popular Treatments

Acupuncturist Consultation £80 - £118
Electro-Acupuncture £40 - £60
Auricular Acupuncture £80 - £118
Acupressure £35
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About Edinburgh Health

Charmaine Shepherd B.Sc. Biomed., N.dip. Ac, MBAcC, offers a wide range of holistic, alternative and complementary medicine including acupuncture, biofeedback, HRV coherence training, Acugraph Digital Scan and more, all in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Patient reviews

4.8 from 4 verified reviews
Anonymous, UK
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The doctor was very nice and professional

I've just started my homeopathy treatment, and although it is too soon to talk about results I must say I'm enjoying the process. The doctor was very nice and professional and I'm l very happy that I chose this treatment and looking forward to continue.

I saw the clinic on the Internet and I liked it right away because they offer a variety of treatments, and of course they see the person in an holistic way. When I went to my first appointment I was very pleased since the receptionist was really nice, the atmosphere was very relaxing.

Jane, UK
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Experience was really positive

4.3 50 Paid: £90

Overall experience was really positive. The staff at the centre are great and I was make to feel welcome. My therapist, Charmaine, was really knowledgeable and caring and I left with a real sense of well being.

Treated by: Mrs Charmaine Shepherd

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review Jane. We very much appreciate it. Glad that you left with a feeling of well-being. Thank you!

Mrs Charmaine Shepherd
Mrs Charmaine Shepherd
Laura, UK
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Very pleased

5 50 Holistic Health Consultation • Paid: £80

Very pleased with how I was treated in this centre and reasonable priced as well.

Vicki, Ireland
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Very kind and caring

5 50 Dry Needling • Paid: £45

Had a treatment with Amanda. She was amazing, very kind and caring and really helped with my back problem.

Treated by: Mrs Amanda Burnham

Dear Vicki, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you benefited. The CHH team

Mrs Charmaine Shepherd
Mrs Charmaine Shepherd
Anne-Marie, UK
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5 50 Massage • Paid: £45

Massage Therapists

Therapist was amazing - went because of sore neck -much improved after treatment

Dear Anne-Marie, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you benefited from the treatment. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We very much appreciate this.

Mrs Charmaine Shepherd
Mrs Charmaine Shepherd
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  • BAcC - British Acupuncture Council (UK) 
  • NIMH - National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) 


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Clinic services

Open weekends


£80 - £118

Acupuncturist Consultation (1 hour)

We use traditional acupuncture for a variety of ailments. We are fully registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
£80 - £118

Auricular Acupuncture (1 hour)

Auricular acupuncture is used for smoking cessation, pain and emotional balance.
£40 - £60

Electro-Acupuncture (1 hour)

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. "Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other.

General Practice

from £60

Children's Health Consultation (1 hour)

from £80

Nutritional Counselling (1 hour 30 mins)

from £118

Women's Health Consultation (1 hour 30 mins)

Holistic Health



For those who are sensitive to needles, but would like to have meridian treatment, acupuressure can be very effective. Especially good for children and babies.


Alternative Allergy Treatment

Allergy testing and treatment to eliminate a variety of symptoms

£15 - £50

Anxiety - Alternative Treatment

We use a combination of biofeedback, acupuncture and EFT to help ease anxiety.  


CST - Craniosacral Therapy

£35 - £60

Fertility - Alternative Treatment

We have a unique approach to fertility as we combine acupuncture, biofeedback, herbal medicine and physical therapy to create the optimal physical conditions for fertility.

Holistic Health Consultation

Herbal Medicine


Functional Medicine

£60 - £75

Holistic Health Consultation


Pain Management - Alternative Treatment

£15 - £45

Stop Smoking - Alternative Treatment

We very successfully using acupuncture for smoking cessation treatment

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Charmaine Shepherd - Practice Therapist at Edinburgh Health

Mrs Charmaine Shepherd

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist

Charmaine Shepherd  B.Sc. Biomed., N.dip. Ac, MBAcC

As a therapist I am dedicated to helping individuals take control of their own health as I firmly believe in supporting the body’s natural ability to heal through the use of natural remedies, nutrition and lifestyle.  I like to have a sensitive and holistic approach to healthcare as it is essential that you feel in control of your treatment.

I originally obtained my degree in biomedical sciences 17 years ago and worked for several years in biomedical research before deciding to move into complementary medicine.  I went on to study acupuncture for 3 years in Asia. I qualified as an acupuncturist in 2005 and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).  Please note that all members of the BAcC are bound by strict codes of Practice and Ethics.

I have had extensive training in Singapore, China, Thailand, Switzerland and the UK, which introduced me to wide range of interesting people & cultures, and have had more than 15 years experience in health-care.

During my time in Asia, I built expertise in treating a wide variety of complex conditions. I also spent time gaining clinical experience at the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture in China, in the Urology and Neurology departments.

Charmaine has a sensitive and holistic approach to health-care. She is dedicated to helping individuals take control of their own health. ” I believe in supporting the innate healing ability of the body through the use of natural remedies, nutrition and lifestyle.”

Recent CPD training:

High Cholesterol and Dietetics – November 2012

Auriculotherapy – Jim Chalmers – PTSD & toxic scars

Dr Liqin Zhao- TCM treatment of premature ovarian failure and infertility Sep 2011

Debra Betts & Sarah Budd - Deciphering fertility and obstetric research for clinical practice Sep2011

Dr Volker Scheid- Why is everyone suffering from liver qi stagnation? A window into the history and changing practice of Chinese medicine - Sep 2011

Richard Blitstein-TCM for complex infertility conditions: PCOS, Auto immune & premature ovarian failure - current

Daverick Leggett- Qigong for Practitioners – November 2009 – May 2010

Jennie Longbottom – Practical Skills for Difficult Pain Syndromes – May 2008

Giovanni Maciocia – Understanding and Treating Female Infertility – Aug 2011

Will Maclean – Introduction to the Treatment of Lingering Pathogens – Aug 2011

Nic Lucas: Anxious but Happy – Aug 2011

Shen-Psychic aspects in Chinese Medicine – Jan 2011

Giovanni Maciocia – Understanding and Treating Endometriosis – Feb 2011

Meridian Circuit Systems – Feb 2011

 Charmaine is also the author of a groundbreaking book about depression entitled Is it all in your mind?

Miss Jean Dow - Practice Therapist at Edinburgh Health

Miss Jean Dow

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
  Herbalism, Ayurvedic Medicine

Jean R Dow B.Sc.(Hons), B.A.(Hons), M.Sc.

I started my professional career as the business manager for a group of very successful and dynamic chiropractic clinics, managing five clinics 50 miles north, south, east and west of Edinburgh. My academic career has always been done whilst in full-time employment which has been a challenge indeed, but gave me a great ability to focus and prioritise my workload. It started with my passion for books and I completed a B.A.(Hons) through Open University followed by an M.Sc. in Sociology through Edinburgh University. In 2004 I completed my B.Sc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine.

Through my position as business manager, I was able to travel extensively to health, philosophy and personal development seminars both in Europe and the United States. It was through learning about health from a different perspective that I realised that I wanted to have a more direct involvement in healthcare than simply management. After a period of illness, I was introduced to herbal medicine and was simply amazed and inspired by how gentle yet powerful this medium of healing was. As someone who has always loved all aspects of plant life and nature it seemed to tick every box for my future.

Most people don’t realise the depth of training involved in being a medical herbalist and I feel it is important that patients know this so that they know they are in safe hands as I will be asking them to take internal medicine. It is a four-year honours degree covering all the same subjects as a medical degree. This includes anatomy, physiology, pathology, differential diagnosis, botany, plant pharmacology, and biochemistry. This allows us the right to primary diagnosis and to safely prescribe alongside pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, we had to spend 500 clinical hours in supervised clinics.

I graduated from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in 2004 and have been practicing in Edinburgh since that time. I see a very wide variety of patients ranging from newborn babies to people in their 90s and it’s wonderful to be able to show that herbal medicine is suitable for all. I work from a vitalistic philosophy where I use herbal medicine in a manner that supports the person’s own innate self-healing and self-regulating ability. I also work closely with people living with cancer, supporting them with herbs and nutrition, both during mainstream medical care (chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy) and during the recovery process.  

I work from a functional medicine perspective in that I am constantly searching for the “why”. Why is this person ill? Why does this person have these symptoms? And clinical testing is an important part of finding out this “why”

I am incredibly passionate about herbal medicine’s supportive and important role in health care. I have a particular interest in working with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic gastrointestinal disease, gut infections, inflammatory diseases and also Lyme disease.

Having over 14 years of experience working with a wide range of patients I continue to be inspired and motivated to continue to work with patients on their journeys. I see dramatic and powerful shifts in patients’ health and mindset and see it as a huge privilege that they allow me to be part of that journey.​

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One St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AAUK