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Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!
British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in CB4 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

The Therapy Room Cambridge

25 Oxford Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PH, UK – 01223 315400

A one-stop shop for complementary therapies

Physic

76 Gilbert Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PD, UK – 01223 237459

Away from home and carrying out some particularly repetitive physical work I was in agony with shoulders and had numbness going into both arms. I needed a massage to loosen me up to see me through the rest of the week. I am not new to sports massage and so know it's a) not normally a pleasant experience and b) not a quick fix. I looked at those local to where I was staying and this place had good reviews. Don't be put off by the fact it is a residential address as the treatment room(s) are every bit as professional as those you would find at a centre or unit. I was a bit nervous as I usually see a woman therapist when I'm at home and this was a guy so I was a little uneasy but I didn't need to be and in fact I wish he was local to me as I would definitely see him again - I saw Mike, there are several therapists. I felt completely at ease and could tell he knew his stuff and if I'm honest probably has a bit more strength behind him than my usual therapist. I paid £42 for an hour and it was worth every penny. I'm not suddenly better and I'm sore from the treatment but I know already I am looser and will feel the benefit tomorrow!!

Roger has sorted my husbands back out after docs just giving pain killers which are not much use when your back has locked up. We have used Rodger for over 20 years now when he first started off in his front room at Oakington. He is a very pleasant man who believes in going in hard with his treatment but when you are in agony it is better to go this way rather than several soft appointments. If you have a bad back Roger is your man. Thank you Roger please don't ever go into full retirement

Spinal Physio

124 Gilbert Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PD, UK – 01223 350622

I have been using Kevin as my physio since pretty well the first week he opened - which must be going on over ten years now. He is exceptional. There are very few physios, in my rather long and painful experience, who have the holy triumvirate of: osteopathic, physio and trigger point needling (aka western acupuncture...) skills. Kevin knows how to use them all if you wish him to. He's like a miracle worker. I feel slightly ambivalent about posting a review as it might encourage others to go to see him and then I'm going to have difficulty getting an appointment. Ah well. Must be altruistic about these things.

Having just found out from an MRI scan that i had a prolapse spinal disc, my company nurse advised me to seek physio. Though the clinic is 45 mins drive for me i'm glad i choose these guys. Professional and friendly and give good advice. well worth a visit.

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Cambridgeshire.

Alternative Medicine

The Therapy Room Cambridge

25 Oxford Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PH, UK – 01223 315400

A one-stop shop for complementary therapies

Thierry Clerc - Homeopath & Metabolic Balance Nutritionist

116 Ramsden Square, Cambridge CB4 2BL, UK – 01223 655300

I initially came to see Mr Clerc about 8 or 9 years ago when I suffered from a severe illness. His approach, based on nutrition and re-balancing the body's ability to heal and function, has greatly helped me. I still come and see him about once or twice a year when I visit my family in Cambridge. I feel that this helps me to stay healthy and well.

I am more than pleased to have engaged in your Thierry Clerc's Metabolic Balance Program. Having met with you earlier this year and investigated the art of helping me to lose weight I decided to employ your course of action. I must say I was amazed by simply putting together a program based upon my blood sample that would actually work. I stand here today extremely happy to have hit my target to shed 35lbs in three months. All without ever being hungry. I have never in my life been on a diet but conversely the eating plan you developed for me was spot on and frankly I was a bit skeptical at the start. But your plan for me came up trumps and I now have a plan for life. My body feels extremely Better and Healthier. I will not hesitate to continue to recommend your services in the future. Thank you for your great work and timely performance

Physic

76 Gilbert Rd, Cambridge CB4 3PD, UK – 01223 237459

Away from home and carrying out some particularly repetitive physical work I was in agony with shoulders and had numbness going into both arms. I needed a massage to loosen me up to see me through the rest of the week. I am not new to sports massage and so know it's a) not normally a pleasant experience and b) not a quick fix. I looked at those local to where I was staying and this place had good reviews. Don't be put off by the fact it is a residential address as the treatment room(s) are every bit as professional as those you would find at a centre or unit. I was a bit nervous as I usually see a woman therapist when I'm at home and this was a guy so I was a little uneasy but I didn't need to be and in fact I wish he was local to me as I would definitely see him again - I saw Mike, there are several therapists. I felt completely at ease and could tell he knew his stuff and if I'm honest probably has a bit more strength behind him than my usual therapist. I paid £42 for an hour and it was worth every penny. I'm not suddenly better and I'm sore from the treatment but I know already I am looser and will feel the benefit tomorrow!!

Roger has sorted my husbands back out after docs just giving pain killers which are not much use when your back has locked up. We have used Rodger for over 20 years now when he first started off in his front room at Oakington. He is a very pleasant man who believes in going in hard with his treatment but when you are in agony it is better to go this way rather than several soft appointments. If you have a bad back Roger is your man. Thank you Roger please don't ever go into full retirement

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Cambridge or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.
This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in CB4 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.
This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.
Search for mental health services in CB4 or anywhere in England.
Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.
NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in CB4 and Cambridge.
Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.
The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!
Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Cambridge.
For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.