Ripon Natural Health Centre Blog and News

Autumn – Cleaning out, letting go, breathing deeply! ??

This is the season of harvest and of gathering in on all levels; a time to store up fuel, food, warm clothing; a time to study and plan for the approaching stillness of winter. Leaves are letting go, and fruits fall, seeds dry out, the sap of trees goes into its roots, the earth’s grasses turn lighter and drier and lose their deep green colour. Nature will now be making everything bare after the grand final display of Autumn. Energy is turning inwards to nurture and protect through the winter months. It is a time to let go, both in nature and within ourselves; trees do not stubbornly hold onto leaves, yet many of us defy this natural letting go and hold on to old negativity. This season supports our letting go of waste, the old and stale within our lives. We are now getting ready to receive the new and fresh things to come. Many of us find it is a great time to have a clear out at home, and many find it is a time to eliminate what we no longer need. In Chinese medicine Autumn is the season of the element Metal and grief is the emotion of this element. Everyone experiences loss, separation and letting go in their lives. If the energy of Metal is blocked, or the energy of the organs associated with Metal (Lung and Large Intestine) are not strong we may experience repressed grief, congested lungs, slow digestion; we may hoard unnecessary…

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Meditation

Meditation is an ancient practice found in many parts of the world. Some of the oldest texts relating to meditation come from India and China. The Upanishads, a collection of sacred Indian texts were compiled in the first millenium BC and there are clear teachings on psychology, states of consciousness and meditation practices. Many of these ideas and practices have reached us in the Western world through the spread and rise in popularity of Yoga.

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Added Acupuncture Availability

We’re delighted to announce that our acupuncturist Rachel Stocker is now available for consultations on Wednesday afternoons (last appointment at 6.00pm) in addition to Tuesday and Friday mornings. Please contact us if you would like to book.  

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GDPR 2018 Privacy Notice

One of the aims of The General Data Protection Regulations, which come into effect on 25th May, is for greater transparency by organisations of the personal data they hold, why they have it and how they use it. Like many other organisations we’ve created a Privacy Notice which explains how we process personal data which you can find below.  Anyone new to our clinic will now need to sign a statement to say they understand this but otherwise in practical terms there are no other changes – we will continue to ensure any information about our patients and clients is treated with confidentiality and respect. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Scope The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is EU wide and far more extensive than its predecessor the Data Protection Act, along with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), seek to protect and enhance the rights of EU data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU and its storage within the EEA. 1 –Ripon Natural Health Centre (RNHC) is pleased to provide the following information: 2 – Who we are RNHC offers Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Massage therapies and Deep Memory Process Therapy as treatments and also provides training and educational courses in areas related to health and wellbeing such as meditation and martial arts. 3 – Personal Data a) For the purposes of providing treatment, our practitioners may require detailed medical information.…

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Easter 2018

For Easter this year the clinic is closed on Good Friday 30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April.  Limited appointments are available with our osteopath Amy-Leigh Smith on Saturday morning 31st March.  We will open as normal on Tuesday 3rd April 2018. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Information about urgent care provision in Ripon over Easter can be found on the NHS website Hope you have a Happy Easter and plenty of Spring sunshine!

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Homeopathy First Aid Workshop

We’re delighted to host another Homeopathy First Aid workshop with homeopath Michael Edwards on Saturday 17th March 09.00 – 12.00 noon.   Homeopathic remedies are usually prescribed after a consultation with our homeopaths but can also be used as part of a basic first aid kit at home. This morning workshop will show you how to use these safe and gentle remedies, creams and tinctures for common ailments that affect the whole family. All the remedies studied will be available for purchase at the Centre.   If you’re interested please get in touch with us. Booking is essential as places are limited. A £10.00 deposit will secure your place and the full cost of the workshop is £25.00.  

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Christmas and New Year 2017/8

Last appointments before Christmas are on 22nd December and we’re opening again as normal on Thursday 28th December. We’re then closed on New Year’s Day and back open Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If you need non urgent medical assistance in Ripon over the festive period please call the  NHS helpline 111 for information about current provision. The minor injuries unit at Ripon Hospital is currently advertised as open 08.00 – 18.00 on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day but closed on Christmas Day. Details of pharmacies and  GP surgeries open throughout Christmas and New Year are at http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg.nhs.uk/  We  wish you a Merry Christmas and peace, health and happiness in the New Year.

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