Ripon Natural Health Centre Blog and News

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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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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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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Homeopathy First Aid May 2017

Our Homeopath Michael Edwards’s next Homeopathy First Aid workshop is  on Saturday 20th May 9.00 – 11.30am. 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 alongside other homeopathic creams, tinctures and more conventional medicines.  These safe and gentle remedies can also be used for common ailments that affect the whole family If you’re interested please get in touch.  Places are limited so booking is essential with a £10.00 deposit. The full cost of the workshop is £25.00.

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Easter 2017

For Easter this year the clinic is closed on Good Friday 14th April and Easter Monday 17th  April.  Michael Edwards will be available on Saturday morning 16th April for pre-booked appointments. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Hope you have a Happy Easter with plenty of Spring sunshine!

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