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Here at D. Atkinson Herbalist and Napiers Clinic we’re getting very excited about our forthcoming Open Day on Sunday the 5th of February. If you’ve ever wanted to find out if complementary medicine and natural therapies are for you or if you have any lingering health problems that you’d like to address, then this is the perfect opportunity to find out more.

From 11am until 4pm we’ll be throwing open the doors of our clinic where you’ll be able to chat to many of our expert practitioners who, between them, cover a wide range of disciplines. There will be free 15 minute consultations available with most of our practitioners with some taster sessions as well.

Top UK herbalist Dee Atkinson will be on hand to answer your questions about Herbal Medicine and discuss the many ways in which it can help you to achieve better health.

Joining Dee on the day will be our Nutritional therapist, Charlotte Heald and our Food Sensitivity tester, Shona Hamilton. If you have any questions regarding food, nutrition or your diet then these are the experts to talk to.

Our Acupuncture practitioners, Quintus Farrell and Xing Hui Liang, will be here to chat to you about this ancient form of healing with Xing Hui Liang, who also practices Chinese Herbal Medicine, on hand to answer all your questions. Joining them is Dr Andrea Guenther, a GP, homeopath, female health and integrated medicine practitioner and Thanos Razis who, as well as being a member of our herbal medicine team, is also a homeopath, so if this is an area that you’ve always wanted to know more about then why not have a chat with him or Dr Guenther.

Christine Sproull is our Podiatrist/Chiropodist and Bowen Therapist and an expert on anything to do with your feet as well as biomechanics and mobility. If you’ve been experiencing any kind of issues in this area then Christine will be here on the day to chat and give advice.

Our aromatherapist, essential oil expert and Bach Flower practitioner, Rose Morley, will introduce you to the aromatic, healing world of essential oils and Bach Flower remedies and give you some great tips on the right oil or flower water for every situation whilst Naturopath, Ellia McIntyre, can answer all your questions about Naturopathy.

Massage is one of the most popular natural therapies and massage therapists Sue Lancaster and Jill McLaggan will be here to offer taster treatments in massage as well as being able to advise on sports and remedial massage . Jill will also be able to advise on craniosacral therapy.

Our Beauty aestheticians Sam Todd (winner of the Guinot Regional Therapist of the Year 2016) and Anne-Marie Morrison are the people to go to if you’d like a free mini skin consultation or mini massage on the day. They’ll be able to discuss the best skincare for you as well being able to recommend the most effective organic, natural products for your skin type from Guinot, Eminence and Dr Hauschka.

Our shop is right next door to the clinic, where we’ll be offering a fantastic 20% off all our own brand and Napiers products on the day. And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be giving out goodie bags filled with treats, including samples of our own Frankincense and Neroli cream and our wonderfully refreshing Rose Water and Lavender Water. We’ll also be including samples from the likes of Ocelot Chocolate, Planet Soap, Dr Hauschka, Jason, Wiley’s Fish Oil, Pukka and Enzymedica.

So make a date in your diary – Sunday 5th February. Bring a friend! Bring two! We’re all really looking forward to seeing you.



Dee Atkinson MNIMH

Dee is one of the UK's top herbalists and owns and runs D. Atkinson Herbalist in Edinburgh - a herbal dispensary and shop which provide a wide range of herbal medicines, vitamins, supplements, herbal skincare as well as a herbal dispensary. Next door is Napiers Clinic.

Dee qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1988 and took over Napiers the Herbalists in 1990, building it up into one of the UKs most respected and trusted Complementary Medicine Clinics.

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