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Edinburgh Health

Edinburgh Health

Show Phone NumberOne St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AAUK
4.1 / 5  Excellent
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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 from Edinburgh Health. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.1 from 69 votes. 4 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Acupuncturist Consultation £40 - £60
Fertility Acupuncture £40 - £60
Acupressure £35
Auricular Acupuncture £40 - £60
Electro-Acupuncture £40 - £60
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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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from 4 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Edinburgh Health

"The doctor was very nice and professional"
5 50Reviewed 30 Jan 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Homeopath Consultation
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.
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"Experience was really positive"
4.3 50Reviewed 22 Apr 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Bioresonance
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: Charmaine Total Amount Paid £90
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Mrs Amanda Burnham
Mrs Amanda Burnham responded to this review:

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!

Jane Edinburgh
"Very pleased"
5 50Reviewed 07 Mar 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Holistic Health Consultation
Very pleased with how I was treated in this centre and reasonable priced as well.
Total Amount Paid £80
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Laura Kirkcaldy
"Very kind and caring"
5 50Reviewed 08 Feb 2013 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dry Needling
Had a treatment with Amanda. She was amazing, very kind and caring and really helped with my back problem.
Treated By: Amanda Total Amount Paid £45
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Mrs Amanda Burnham
Mrs Amanda Burnham responded to this review:

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

Vicki Edinburgh
5 50Reviewed 29 May 2012 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Massage
Massage Therapists

Therapist was amazing - went because of sore neck -much improved after treatment
Total Amount Paid £45
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Mrs Amanda Burnham
Mrs Amanda Burnham responded to this review:

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.

Anne-Marie Edinburgh
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  • FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists (UK) 
  • BAcC - British Acupuncture Council (UK) 
  • GOsC - General Osteopathic Council (UK) 
  • BOA - British Osteopathic Association (UK) 


AcupunctureHolistic HealthOsteopathyTraditional Chinese Medicine


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Clinic Services

Text message remindersOpen weekends


£40 - £60
Acupuncturist Consultation (1 hour)
We use traditional acupuncture for a variety of ailments. We are fully registered with the British Acupuncture Council.
£40 - £60
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.

£40 - £60
Fertility Acupuncture (1 hour)

General Practice

Allergy Testing
from £60
Children's Health Consultation (1 hour)
from £80
Nutritional Counselling (1 hour 30 mins)
from £35
Smoking Cessation Consultation (30 mins)
from £48
Weight Loss Consultation (1 hour)
from £90
Women's Health Consultation (1 hour 30 mins)


£40 - £45
Osteopath Consultation (45 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.  

£60 - £90

Resonance biofeedback uses complex programmes with sensors attached to your ankles, wrists and forehead that measure and feed resonance information between yourself and the system. In one session the body’s reactivity to more than 9000 items are tested. From this information, a risk profile can be assessed and ranked for the different regulating systems of your body, thus allowing us to work out a wellness programme within the same session.

Biofeedback is very safe and has a feedback loop which zeros in on your resonance pulse and sends back an alternate pulse to which your body responds to rebalance functions. Throughout the session the constant feedback continuously monitors and adjusts the frequencies to customise the session for your body.

CST - Craniosacral Therapy
Eating Disorders - Alternative Treatment
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is a wonderful technique to alleviate all emotional problems such as PTSD, low-selfesteem, anxiety, stress etc.  It is a very gentle self-help technique which is wonderful for helping on a day to day basis, but can achieve amazing results  in the hands of a skilled practitioner.

£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.

£60 - £75
Holistic Health Consultation
£15 - £90
IBS - Alternative Treatment

We use a combination of methods including biofeedback, nutritional therapy and acupuncture to resolve IBS

Pain Management - Alternative Treatment
£15 - £45
Stop Smoking - Alternative Treatment

We very successfully using acupuncture for smoking cessation treatment

£15 - £45
Weight Loss - Alternative Treatment

We offer acupuncture as well as nutritional support for weight loss


We offer individualised one on one yoga sessions


£45 - £70
Homeopath Consultation

Registered Homeopath Jenny Livingstone M.A.  R.S.Hom. has over 10 years experience and a special interest in women’s issues, men’s health, babies and children. A former specialist teacher for children and adults with disabilities, Jenny consulted for a childrens ADHD charity. She currently teaches homeopathy and runs post graduate training courses.

Edinburgh Health

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Mrs Amanda Burnham

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist

Amanda Burnham   BSc.(Hons) Osteopathy In Edinburgh

I qualified as an Osteopath in 2009 from the London School of Osteopathy following a five year degree course prior to which I worked in the music industry.  The catalyst for my rather drastic career change was a demanding first pregnancy. Having been successfully treated before by osteopaths for a neck injury as a result of a road traffic accident, I contacted them again whilst on crutches after delivering my first child to see if they could do anything about pelvises!  My subsequent therapy and recovery were so fantastic that I determined a career as an osteopath was definitely for me.  A decision that I can honestly say I have been thankful I took.  Since qualifying, I have been working in London establishing my own practice in the hustle and bustle of the ‘Square Mile’ whilst also working as an Associate at a very busy and well respected North London clinic.

Osteopathic treatment does not simply treat the ‘sore bit’ but looks at how and why those symptoms have arisen.  Osteopaths have a holistic approach and believe that your whole body will work well if your body is in good structural balance.  To take an example from the British Osteopathic Association; imagine a car that has one of its front wheels not quite aligned. It may run well for a while, but after a few thousand miles, the tyre will wear out. You can apply this example to the human body, which is why it is so important to keep the body in good health. I employ a wide range of techniques, including  joint mobilization, cranial techniques (sometimes referred to as ‘cranial osteopathy’), muscle energy techniques, soft tissue massage, exercise prescription and lifestyle advice.  It is this breadth of approach that enable me to focus on every patient’s precise needs.

I practice structural, cranial and visceral osteopathy and I also use Western Medical Acupuncture as an adjunct where appropriate.  In light of my personal experience, I am particularly successful at, and very much enjoy treating pregnancy related issues (both ante and post natal).  An additional area of special interest for me is in combating postural and/or occupational associated aches and pains.  Osteopathy can assess and treat people of any age from the elderly to the newborn and from pregnant women to sports people. Conditions that osteopathy can be useful in treating include:

Neck & back pain
Frozen shoulder
Hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries
Muscle strains
Sports injuries

Conditions that osteopathy can assist in the resultant biomechanical or musculoskeletal symptoms include:

Repetitive strain injury
Strains caused by poor posture
Post-operative rehabilitation
Pregnancy related pain such as Sacroiliac pain, low back pain or Symphysis Pubis pain
For babies: colic, glue ear, constipation

As a practicing Osteopath I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council, thus ensuring patient safety, practitioner competence and fulfilling statutory requirements.

Mrs Moira McFadyen


I have always been a good listener and have a talent for problem solving. I then discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and realized that by using this technique, I could help people on a much deeper emotional level. I soon started using it to help my friends & family cope with their day-to-day problems. The joy I gained from doing this was immeasurable. Eventually, I decided to specialize in Counselling and become an Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, specializing in helping people overcome the effects of stress and depression. My own experience of winning the battle against depression (many years ago) very soon made me realize that I have a special talent for tuning into people who are depressed and being able to truly empathize with them. Having such a deep and personal understanding of depression puts me in the unique position of often being able to intuitively and accurately “intuit” or guess their feelings. I’ve found that clients appreciate this as they have reported that it has made me very approachable, and their sessions much easier and more comfortable. Over the past 3 years as a counsellor, I have helped numerous people achieve emotional freedom from depression and other emotional problems and regain happiness in their lives.

Diploma in Counselling – Open College accredited by S.F.T.R. (The Sherwood Foundation of Therapists Register) Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Emotional Freedom Techniques – AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Energy Techniques) Registered Bach Flower Practitioner Diploma in Psychotherapy – Stonebridge College – accredited by SFTR Registered Counsellor – CCC Counselling Associate Member of the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches Diploma in Professional Therapeutic Counselling – Stonebridge College – accredited by SFTR Certified EFT Practitioner (EFTCert-I)


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

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist

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

I graduated from the Scottish School of  Herbal Medicine in 2004 and have been practicing in Edinburgh, West Lothianand Glasgow since that time under the clinic name Rosemary & Thyme. I see a very wide variety of patients ranging from new born babies to people in their 80's and its wonderful to be able to show that herbal medicine is suitable for all. I believe passionately about  wellness care; in other words health not being simply the absence of symptoms or disease, but a feeling of optimal wellbeing and herbs have a wonderful way of supporting  preventatively to maintain health.   Many patients I see use herbal medicine in this way; to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

I work from a vitalistic philosophy in that I use herbal medicine in a manner that supports the person’s own innate self healing, self regulating ability, so that I am working with the body and mind rather than pushing it in directions it may not want to go. I also work closely with people living with cancer, supporting with herbal medicine  and nutrition both during mainstream medical care (chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy) and/or after this has finished: I am incredibly passionate about herbal medicine’s supportive and important role in cancer care and now have several years experience in this very particular field.  I have completed advanced nutritional qualifications with the Penny Brohn Cancer Centre in Bristol.   I also run nutritional workshops teaching about the positive role of food for both the body and the mind with a particular focus on people living with cancer or chronic degenerative disease.

I love what I do,herbal medicine is my passion and I love working with people.


Miss Jenny Livingstone

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist

Jenny Livingstone M.A.  R.S.Hom. Registered Homeopath

I have been a homeopath for 10 years now and have found great joy in helping people on their health journey.  Patients have reported to me that they feel comfortable with my gentle approach and that I am a very good listener.

I was classically trained at the Edinburgh College of Homeopathy and after I qualified in 2002 I became fully registered with the Society of Homeopaths. I also spent a year training in contemporary homeopathy in the Lake District and a further two years with a specialist Homeopath in York. This extra training enabled me to  develop a unique skill and I enjoy taking a creative approach using the best of old and new homeopathic methods.

Before becoming a Homeopath I was a specialist teacher for children and adults with multiple disabilities. Latterly I taught children with autism. Soon after qualifying as a Homeopath I was given the opportunity to work for a charity in Kirkcaldy for children with ADHD . This project ran successfully for nearly 8 years and gave me valuable experience in giving homeopathy to children.

I am also a tutor for the Lakeland College of Homeopathy and New College of Homeopathy in Scotland and supervise student clinics, as well as running post graduate training courses. Recently I was privileged to spend nearly four years as a Homeopath on the Jan De Vries team in Edinburgh.

I have a special interest in women’s issues, men’s health, babies and children as well as stress relief, breathing and relaxation.

As well as practising homeopathy, I am also a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher with 30 years experience.  I like to offer one to one sessions which can combine homeopathy and/or yoga.

Miss Sue Matthews

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
  Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy

Sue Matthews, B.Sc. hons Therapeutic Bodywork, N.dip, MICHT, FHT

s a child, I was often inspired by the grace I observed in body movement and dance. It was clear to me then that the body could be used effectively to express both emotions and experiences. Training in Massage (Cert. Body Massage – Cornwall) became a natural choice and was quickly followed with a course in Reflexology (ITEC Diploma – Cornwall).

As a practicing therapist, I began to see the potential of how I might be able to work with the body, using communication and touch as tools to support people back to health. With this as my motivation, I undertook 3 years of intensive training to become a Bodywork Practitioner (BSc hons in Health Sciences: Therapeutic Bodywork – University of Westminster, London). The course placed a strong emphasis on patient-centered care. This approach still underlines my practice today; placing the patient and their experiences at the heart of every treatment.

In 2008, with my passion for helping people find health through relaxation, I instigated and managed a Government funded project with a local charity. The aim was to offer Complementary Therapies to a group of under-privileged young women to support their health awareness and well-being. The project was a great success and was subsequently commended by the Federation of Holistic Therapists as part of their Awards for Excellence in Practice.

Learning to move, breathe and live with more ease and vitality is what inspires me. When people come for Bodywork, they have often lost that sense of ease and connection in their body due to pain, discomfort or disease. Movement with increased ease leads to mental clarity and a state of calm, which in turn improves physical health. I believe my role as a therapist is to nurture and support this cycle towards health and well-being.

Dr Gregorio Torchia

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
  Dietetics (Nutrition)

Dr. Gregorio Torchia Ph.D. is proud to introduce his expertise in Bio-Nutritional Therapy, Phytotherapy,  Alternative  and Complementary Medicine.                                                                                                       

Junior researcher at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy, and “UCLA” University of California Los Angeles, USA, Gregorio’s background is in Neurophysiopathology with a focus in epilepsy and brain tumors. Gregorio directed his own centers of Alternative and Complementary therapies in Rome and in San Francisco.                

Why choosing BioNutritional Therapy instead of other “conventional” therapies

Thanks to the recent scientist studies, finally people realized how it’s very important to take care of their personal well-being by following a natural healing pathway, such as using the pharmacological power of the food for recovering from unbalance healthy status. Furthermore the food is always present in our daily life so why not to improve health while reducing the risks by providing the right nutritional support.

Show Phone NumberOne St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AAUK