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    The Benefits Of Complementary Therapies

    Posted on August 14th, 2014

    Over the past 10 years the popularity of combining conventional medicine with complementary therapies has soared in the UK. Cancer Research UK reports, “up to one third of people with cancer use some sort of complementary therapy at some point during their illness. For some types of cancer, such as breast cancer, the number of people using complementary therapies is even higher, at almost half”.

    At YourGP we believe how you feel can affect how you cope. “Complementary therapies can be a beneficial part of your health care plan” says Dr Lyndsey Myskow, Medical Director at YourGP. “We have seen a significant impact on the wellbeing of our patients and their loved ones”. Combining conventional treatment with complementary therapies is often referred to as ‘integrative medicine‘, and increasing numbers of GPs are adopting this approach.

    Our GPs work closely with some of Scotland’s most experienced therapists to provide a tailored approach that will best help you. Our treatments work to heal the whole person, physically and emotionally. We are guided by you, your presenting symptoms and together we work out the best way forward for you.

    Many doctors and researchers are interested in the idea that positive emotion can improve your health. At YourGP we offer a wide range of therapies focussed on, boosting relaxation, reducing stress, relieving anxiety and increasing your general sense of health & wellbeing. Some of our most popular therapies include; Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Nutritional Therapy and Reiki.

    In 2005 a clinical study carried out at the Haven Breast Cancer charity revealed as many as 89% of patients felt better as a result of receiving complementary therapies alongside their traditional medical treatment. The study examined 400 patients who were experiencing emotional problems, including stress and anxiety. The most popular therapies were Acupuncture, Counselling and Nutritional Therapy. Over 99% of women in the trial indicated they would recommend complementary therapies.

    At YourGP you can contact any of our therapists directly you do not have to be referred. All our therapists are handpicked to ensure their suitability for our clinic and their ability to meet our patient needs.

    Simply call us on 0131 225 5656 or e-mail to find out more and arrange an appointment.

    The best place in Edinburgh for private GP services (I have tried several). Very professional practice management able to answer any queries in a very timely manner. The nurse, Lynn is very knowledgeable and caring, able to put not only me but also my three months old son at ease. I am very happy with the service I have received.

    Katharina K

    YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

    Independent Healthcare Team
    Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
    0131 623 4342 |

    YourGP is registered with the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) Registered Office: Station Road, North Street, Havant PO9 1QU.