is based almost opposite the Chelsea and Westminster hospital on the Fulham Road in Chelsea, we are home to a large collection of dedicated, experienced and talented practitioners (we aren't sure what the collective noun is for a group of practitioners, but please feel free to make suggestions). We have too many different therapies to list in this section, but to name a few how about Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Sports Therapy, many different types of massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, Podiatry and Chiropody, Hypnotherapy, Counselling / Psychotherapy and Nutritional Therapy? A full list is available here.
We are open 7 days a week, from 9am - 9pm weekdays and 9am - 6pm at weekends. Please do browse the site but do feel free to call us on 0207 352 3087 if you have any questions.Our goal is to provide to the highest standards, a comprehensive portfolio of complementary, holistic and natural health care treatments to our clients in Fulham, Chelsea, London and the rest of the, well whole wide world.
My name is Annie Pritchett. It is with great pleasure that I havestarted practising homeopathy from the Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you.
I originally grew up in South Africa, and also lived in Australia and the Netherlands. When I first came to London in 2006, I was working as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant for various health and fitness companies. I have always had a great interest in natural health, and back in 2014, I decided that I should be working in this field and feeling the job satisfaction that comes along with doing something I feel passionate about. This led me to enrol on a 4-year part-time Practitioner Licentiate course at the Centre for Homeopathic Education. Amazingly, the end is in sight and I am set to qualify in June 2018.
I have been seeing my own patients for the last 13 months, and I am gradually building up my client base. In order to do so, I am delighted to offer new patients an initial consultation (60-90 minutes) for only £50.
Please note that I am registered and insured by the Society of Homeopaths. If you are unsure of whether or not this is for you, I would be more than happy to have a 10-minute phone or Skype conversation with you.
Understanding Cupping and the meaning of the marks left behind….
A very common misunderstanding regarding a surprisingly, beneficial after effect of Cupping, is the marks it may leave behind. Many people believe they are bruises and that they are sore and tender, sometimes these marks can put people off trying a cupping session altogether! In actual fact, these marks are harmless, painless, temporary and not classified as ‘bruises’ as there is no impact trauma. The ‘vacuum effect’ formed by Cupping draws up the old non-circulating stagnant blood, toxins and sticky fluids (lymph, coagulated proteins) from the area, bringing them up to the surface and away from the injury so that healthy circulation can be restored to the affected area, thus creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery. The circular marks are created when capillaries under the skin break as they release toxins. The colours are also really useful, as they give a good visual indicator as to the patient’s health from a TCM perspective. The colour and pattern of the marks depend on the level of stagnation in the area, and range from a bright red to dark purple, usually lasting 3 days to a week – sometimes longer if the person is very sick or sedentary. If there is no stagnation present, there will be only a pink marking which disappears in a few minutes to a couple of hours.
Health benefits of Cupping:
Speeds up and assists the body’s natural detoxification process
Stretches out the lymphatic vessels facilitating movement and drainage of lymph
Accelerates the general metabolism and assists waste and toxin elimination
Clears congestion and stagnation (particularly effective for respiratory conditions)
Increases blood flow, improves circulation and stimulates healing, also helps the formation of new blood vessels (neovascularization)
Relieves tension and loosens tight muscles (stretches out tight fascia and connective tissue)
The vacuum creates a negative pressure (suction) which lifts up and separates layers of tissue, helping break down adhesions and knots
Remove blockages in the meridians and promotes the free-flow of Qi throughout the body
Alexandra works in Fulham SW10 London every Thursday& at other times by request.