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Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

General election 2019: Income tax rise will boost NHS budget - Lib Dems

The penny rise would allow it to match Labour's NHS front-line spending plans, the party says.

NHS to pay tax bills to get doctors back to work

The row over pensions has led to doctors refusing to do overtime because they were being landed with hefty tax bills.

Coroner urges first aid training for chiropractors

A coroner has made recommendations for chiropractors after a man's neck broke during treatment.

Genetically-modified babies 'ethically justifiable', academic claims

An Abertay University bioethicist says it could protect people from debilitating diseases in later life.

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Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!
British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in W8 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

GinSen Clinic - Kensington

15 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4LF, UK – 020 7937 7968

Lily (the Founder of GinSen) is deeply intuitive with many, many years of expertise and knows exactly what you need to move forward. I went to visit her struggling with my energy in the first trimester of pregnancy. She took a quick look at my tongue, eyes, and took my pulse and devised a plan to sort me out, blending herbs with acupuncture and other lifestyle changes (for example not walking around barefoot!). Within a fortnight my energy was back, my tongue and eyes had brightened and I was no longer feeling nauseous and achy all the time. Thank you Lily!

The specialists in GinSen are very helpful. They have suggested me to take herbal medicines as well as to have acupuncture sessions in order to help me improve my health. I was feeling tired all the time last year, after following the instructions of the specialists, I feel much better these days. Also, my hands and feet were cold most of the time and after taking the herbal medicines as well as the treatment, they are not cold anymore. I highly recommend GinSen for people who want to try alternative way in improving their health.

Kate Winstanley Acupuncture London - Chelsea Clinic

293 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9PZ, UK – 07794 621027

I visited Kate a couple of weeks ago with a lower back muscular problem - I was having spasms and there were no inflamatory markers - even though I dislike needles the treatment was totally painless and afterwards I felt relaxed and energised at the same time.Since then the spasms have decreased and I shall return to see if she can progress my situation further.

Healing with Acupuncture

Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, 208 Fulham Road (First Floor), Chelsea, London SW10 9PJ, UK – 07903 806463

I can only but recommend Eva. She is very professional & attentive to her clients' needs. I came to see Eva as I was in extreme pain in my joints. I have no more pain, all gone! Eva also helped me with hot flushes & menopause related issues. Once again, I strongly encourage you to see Eva, she & her needles will definitely help you.

I was suffering very badly from hayfever, but thanks to Eva, I don't suffer ftom it much anymore. This is fantastic, as I used to have to take medication for it, as it was that bad. Eva is such a kind and thoughtful person. I would recommend her to anyone. All I can say is thank you so much, Eva! I hope your business continues to flourish. :) Review by Paul Bruce-Joy (A.K.A. The Nonconformist Way)

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in London.

Alternative Medicine

Wholistic Medical Centre

8 Upper Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 6LH, UK – 020 7486 2196

Being a health care provider myself, it's hard to find an amazing doctor whom I can trust to care for my health. I found that with Dr. Daya and her wonderful and knowledgeable team! What an incredibly comprehensive set up. I am impressed at how well they are able to investigate the root cause of my dis-ease process and tell me things that would otherwise take years if not decades to discover. Wholistic Medical Centre is definitely the best health care provider in London.

I had the opportunity for a month to observe Dr. Daya, Tony Ryman, and Sheila Partridge collaborating on the treatment of their patients and I was highly impressed. The Holistic Medical Centre’s approach is quite unique since it successfully combines expertise in Bio-Meridian screening, Functional Bio-Chemistry and conventional medicine. It emphasizes identifying the factors which cause disease and treat them before the disease manifests. Patients come from all over the world with all types of health issues, from shingles to digestive issues to cancer. I was particularly impressed with how much effort is focused on educating patients on diagnostic methods, the findings, and how the treatment plan is going to resolve symptoms. The approach to health care that the Holistic Medical Centre has taken is ideal for treating patients. It is innovative, patient centered, educative and synthesizes a broad range of modalities.

Colon Hydrotherapy Integrated Medical Centre

121 Crawford St, Marylebone, London W1U 6BE, UK – 020 7224 5111

This is the clinic where Late Dr Milo Siewert, the founder of ARCH in 1987 and father of colonic hydrotherapy in the UK , used to practice. The treatment is provided by qualified and Dr Milo's trained practitioner, Ms. Adriana Vajova.

Hautman Homeopathy

82 York Street, London, Marylebone W1H 1QP, UK – 07766 057823

I had aroma touch therapy with Jenny and It was such an uplifting experience. Highly recommended!

Jenny has helped my 85 year old mother immeasurably with repeated urinary tract infections and bladder inflammation. After trying many different ways to manage this problem, I took mum to Jenny who prescribed a remedy that had a powerful effect. Over a period of a few months, each time Jenny advised mum to take the remedy there was a positive change in her symptoms and the most recent time has resulted in her becoming symptom free. Mum has been in a cycle of either infection or inflammation for 5 years without respite so being completely symptom-free is something of a RESULT! Jenny also prescribed a particular aromatherapy oil blend for when mum gets distressed (she is of an age when her friends are regularly getting sick and dying which she finds very upsetting). I wasn't sure whether mum would use it but she has and told me that she finds it very comforting to put some on her forehead at night and that it helps her to sleep better. So this has been hugely useful too. If you go to see Jenny you will meet someone who is kind, good humoured and very knowledgeable. She was very considerate of my mum's age and vulnerability for which I was grateful. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around London or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.
This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in W8 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.
This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.
Search for mental health services in W8 or anywhere in England.
Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.
NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in W8 and London.
Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.
The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!
Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around London.
For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.