Eastgate Complementary Health Centre in Leicester provides a broad range of complementary therapies to help improve health and reduce stress. Our team of experienced and dedicated practitioners are here to provide you with a complementary and alternative approach to health care and well being.
Below is a list of available therapies at Eastgate Therapies Centre in Leicester
Acupuncture was introduced to the Western World in the early seventies and since then has gained popular recognition in the treatment of disorders and disease. By stimulating specific points of the body lying just below the surface of the skin, energy flow is regulated and good health is restored. Today it is widely used with great success to treat conditions as diverse as musculoskeletal pain, anxiety, gynaecological problems and skin complaints.
Ilan Shahor | Kerry Byrne
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine has been practised in the East for over 2000 years. Traditionally, prescriptions contain between 3 and 16 herbs which are boiled for about 40 minutes and then drunk. Nowadays, they are often taken as powders or pills. Chinese Herbs are a safe, holistic way of restoring health, being especially effective in the treatment of skin conditions, gynaecological problems, gastrointestinal complaints and fatigue.
A system of gentle manipulation to treat disorders of the joints and muscles using only the practitioner’s hands. At each treatment, the skeletal system of the body is assessed and pelvic bones are realigned before the spine is adjusted on each vertebrae. Pain, discomfort, and stiffness relating to the joints and bones; muscular aches and pains; sports injuries; migraine; whiplash, and trapped nerves can all be treated with this gentle form of Chiropractic treatment.
Liam Mulvany | Paul Hemmings
Circumcision Clinic for Non-therapeutic Reasons
We provide circumcision procedure and care for babies, infants and children that sets the standard. The Circumcision Clinic is offering circumcisions for religious and cultural reasons – nontherapeutic reasons with plastibell and traditional method.
We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide surgical procedures. All of our doctors and health care assistants are qualified, highly experienced and certified to ensure that we provide all the clients with the highest level of professional care.
Shall the need arises, the doctor can review the baby at home in earliest possible opportunity.
The lead clinician at Circumcision Clinic is a paediatric specialist Dr Muhammad who is fully trained and experienced in UK to carry out the circumcision with both traditional and plastibell technique.
Dr Muhammad has been fully trained by resuscitation council UK for advanced neonatal and paediatric life support courses.
We are offering the procedure with plastibell method and our modified and innovated traditional technique. Choice is yours – but we believe our modified traditional technique has advantages over plastibell technique. With plastibell or similar methods, it takes upto 14 days for the wound to heal and final cosmetic appearance may take upto 8 weeks to achieve. With our modified traditional technique, average healing time is from 3-5 days only. There is gross and usually upto 3 times more swelling and redness in plastibell technique as compared to the other method. Another downside of plastibell or similar methods is, in any case the bleeding happens after the procedure, the procedure has to be converted to the traditional method anyway – for this ideally you should take the baby to the hospital. In our traditional technique if bleeding happens after the procedure, this can be stopped with various methods without any changes to circumcision in itself.
We advise you to call and discuss this further. You can choose between the two methods.
Feel free to visit us or ask any questions before booking with us for the procedure.
For our full guide please visit: www.circumcisionclinics.uk
Dr Muhammad B.Sc M.B., B.S MRCPCh
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling offers a confidential and private space where personal difficulties can be explored and resolved. Psychotherapy focuses on psychological methods for treating mental and emotional problems with the ultimate goal of personal development and self-understanding. Appropriate therapy for relationship problems, bereavement, addiction, life crises, eating disorders or any other unresolved personal problems.
NHS Vita MIND
A development from osteopathy, CST is extremely gentle and is suitable for all ages and conditions. Using no manipulation the practitioner focuses on the palpable motion of the fluids of the spine and head. The patient experiences a sense of deep relaxation. Physical restrictions and emotional tensions in the body are gently eased. The treatment is individual to each person and aims to get to the underlying causes of symptoms.
CST has a calming effect on the nervous system and can prove helpful in cases of anxiety, shock, trauma, and post-operative conditions. Other conditions that are often seen include, TMJ dysfunction, headaches & migraines, ME, and pain.
CST is also effective in helping pregnant women to relax and ease back pain & nausea. It is especially effective in supporting babies recovering from birth, with symptoms such as colic, sleep problems, and excessive crying. Please talk to Pat Hughes for more information.
CST can be used safely with other complementary therapies and conventional medicines.
Herbal medicine utilises the knowledge gained by ancient traditional medicine and the latest scientific research on health and wellness. A comprehensive case history is taken at the first herbal consultation to gain a full holistic overview of the individual from their physical symptoms to their emotional and mental well-being. This allows the herbal prescription to be tailored to restore balance within the body and mind. The treatment also includes dietary or lifestyle advice that would be beneficial.
Indian Head Massage
A massage that unlocks daily tension and brings about an enjoyable sense of well-being. A range of techniques is used which cover the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp, face, arms, and hands. This massage can help to relieve many ailments including tension headaches, eyestrain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and neck and shoulder aches and pains.
Naturopathy – Diet Evaluation & Nutrition Therapy Included
Nutritional Therapy examines the ways in which the food we eat affects our health. After taking a detailed health history, the therapist plans an individual program that may include dietary changes, nutritional supplements and identifying food intolerances. Since “we are what we eat”, Nutritional Therapy can help most health problems, including IBS and other digestive disorders, many skin conditions, migraine, catarrh, asthma, MS, fatigue, candida, heart and circulation complaints, PMS and menopausal symptoms, and arthritis. It can support cancer patients by strengthening the immune system. It helps to prevent degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and is excellent preparation for pregnancy.
Osteopathy is a systematic method of treating misalignment of spinal and peripheral joints of the body. Through the selective treatment of soft tissues, stretching of muscles combined with active/passive movements of joints. Advance osteopathic techniques include joint mobilisation and articulation with corrective bone manipulation. This helps to restore pain-free mobility and remove lesions. Benefitting the patients by promoting healing and improved joint function with well-being. www.osteopathy-backcare.co.uk
Ozone therapy has been around for over 150 years, used originally to disinfect drinking water and later on used to treat diseases. Ozone therapy is a mainstream practice in many European countries, used by thousands of doctors practising western medicine. It is relatively new to the UK; the first UK ozone medical society was only recently formed. Ozone is created for medical use by using a medical ozone generator from medical grade oxygen. The ozone generator attaches extra oxygen to the traditional oxygen molecule (O2) to create ozone (O3) in specific concentrations depending on the condition being treated. Ozone is then delivered to the patient using different routes, the commonest being intravenous. The effect of ozone is still not very well understood but it seems to work by promoting tissue oxygenation, increasing the antioxidant capacity of the body and modulating the immune response. Ozone therapy is thus used to reduce inflammation and inactivate harmful pathogens. It is used for a variety of conditions including autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, chronic infections and to support organ recovery from medication side effects including chemotherapy. As a full member of the German Ozone society, I follow protocols set by this society but at the same time apply my own judgement to fine-tune treatment plans. www.leicester-ozone.co.uk
Dr Ghassan Hamad
Reflexology is a gentle therapy that uses massage and pressure on the feet to reduce tension and bring relaxation and balance to the whole body. It works on the theory that each area of the foot is connected to a specific organ, gland or body system. By working on these reflex areas, studies have shown that sleep can be enhanced, pain can be reduced and psychological symptoms can be improved. Reflexology has been shown to induce relaxation, reduce stress, anxiety and calm emotions. It works to improve health and resilience within the body and prevent illness.
Remedial Massage is physical therapy and involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. It releases physical aches and pains, as well as emotions, which can be locked in the soft tissues. Massage is a deep therapy and works to correct imbalances caused by bad posture, injuries, back pain, lifestyle, stress, and many other problematic conditions.
Clinical sports massage is a vigorous, deep form of massage to the soft tissues of the body. It encourages good muscle condition, circulation and flexibility, as well as helping prevent and heal injuries of everyday life. Very useful in treating pulled muscles, backache, joint stiffness, trapped nerves, sporting and non-sporting injuries.