15 Apr 2019
April 15, 2019

Good Friday – Work For Charity Day

April 15, 2019

On Good Friday (Friday 19th April’19) three of Summertown Clinic’s practitioners are dedicating their time to raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Originally an idea born out of Work for Oxfam, the Summertown Clinic team have raised thousands of pounds for charities including, Oxfam, The Back Care Charity, and Nasio Trust. This year Summertown.. read more →

06 Sep 2018
September 6, 2018

Qi Gong Classes with Michelle Spicer

September 6, 2018

Qi Gong Classes – at North Oxford Golf Club Qi Gong is one of the cornerstones of Chinese Medicine, alongside acupuncture and Tui Na (Chinese medical massage). It is a series of exercises or practices using posture and movement sequences, breathing patterns and meditation. The classes are suitable for beginners and all abilities, as it.. read more →

Herbal First Aid Kits for Holidays, Out and About and in the Car Many of us will be heading off for adventures far and wide this summer, or to the seaside or out for a day’s walking. These are the herbal items that I take with me: My tiniest herbal kit for a day out,.. read more →

Lavender What can I say about lavender that you don’t already know? I am sure that you already use it in essential oil form as relief for stings, scalds and burns and as a relaxant if you can’t sleep. The first words that come to my mind to describe the herb are: uplifting, aromatic, relaxing.. read more →

A Spot of Herbal First Aid in the Field The trouble with this time of year is that there is so much lush herbage out there when I get out for a walk! While I was trotting down a narrow, overgrown path talking to my botanising friend and admiring the Scrophularia nodosa (figwort) leaves to.. read more →

Following on from my last post, did you spot the two other herbs in the photograph? I’ve added a photo of one of them, the other needing no introduction. The blue-flowered plant towards the bottom left corner of my verdant photograph is Glechoma hederacea, commonly known as ground ivy, though I much prefer one of.. read more →

I’m sure that I would be correct in thinking that you’ve just taken a brief glance at a rather dull photograph? Not so from the Herbalist’s perspective. At this time of year my walks are often amongst an abundance of medicine growing up around my ankles and, understandably, I get quite excited. This snap, taken.. read more →

I strongly recommend Kina as a therapist. I had suffered from depression for many years when I first met her. I had just turned 30 and I was very skeptic someone could help me. We ended up working together for many years, and with her guidance and support I overcame my depression. I feel happier.. read more →

One of the cough medicines that I use often as a herbalist, is Tussilago farfara, or coltsfoot. I was delighted to find a display of the flowers with their scaly stems when I was walking around a rather boggy churchyard today. The botanical name comes from the Latin, ‘tussis’ – cough. The freshly blooming flowers.. read more →

Osteopathic Exercise Therapy The Summertown Clinic is pleased to include an Exercise Therapy session as part of its offerings. The Exercise Therapy session is run by Osteopath and Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrew Nicholettos. The session aims to explore the merits of exercise in a clinical situation, to help individuals prevent and rehabilitate injury, and.. read more →