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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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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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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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Christmas and New Year

We’re closing for Christmas on 25th December and opening again as normal on Monday 29th December. We’re then closed on New Year’s Day  and back open as normal on Friday 2nd January 2015. The minor injuries unit at Ripon hospital is also closed on Christmas Day with adjusted opening times over the festive period so if you need non emergency medical assistance or advice in Ripon over those four days you’re best calling 111 (NHS non urgent helpline) for information about current provision. Details of pharmacies open throughout Christmas and New Year are at http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg.nhs.uk/  We all wish you a Merry Christmas and peace, health and happiness in the New Year    

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