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The Lismore Clinic Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary!

The Lismore Clinic, which is now one of the best-known and most well established alternative healthcare clinics in the South East, has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. The Lismore Clinic was established in 2006 by AnneMarie Reilly, the first fully qualified Medical Herbalist in the South East. The clinic was opened in order to bring together the best local healthcare practitioners and to provide an opportunity for patients to address health issues in a supportive, professional and holistic environment.
Over the past five years, the clinic has become an increasingly popular choice for people looking for a safer and more natural, yet effective approach to health care. People have travelled from far and wide to the clinic in Lismore, due to the excellent reputation of the clinic and its team of practitioners. Clinic director and Medical Herbalist, AnneMarie Reilly says, “Working at the Lismore Clinic is really the most rewarding thing I have ever done. We have an outstanding team of skilled and experienced practitioners who work very well together. To see mothers who haven’t slept for weeks leave with contented little babies after a craniosacral treatment, to see elderly people with arthritis experience relief from chronic pain with herbal medicine and chiropractic, to help infertile women to conceive… it really is a wonderful experience.”

As more and more people discover that modern medicine has its limitations, various forms of complementary and alternative therapy are springing up all over the place. This has had an extremely positive influence on the health and wellbeing of many individuals, but some people sadly fall victim to unscrupulous practitioners. As the law stands, any individual can practice any form of therapy they choose with very little or no training. Some of these therapies can be quite dangerous in the hands of an untrained individual, while others have no scientific evidence to prove that they have any effect at all.

The Lismore Clinic was established in order to provide only those forms of alternative healthcare that are thoroughly researched, effective, and well established. At the same time, all of the therapies are natural and safe forms of treatment, which encourage the healing processes within the body rather than simply treating the symptoms. The treatments all complement each other and can either be used alone, or in combination with other forms of treatment or with conventional medicine, for the benefit of an extremely wide variety of health problems.

All of the practitioners at the Lismore Clinic are fully trained and experienced in their particular form of treatment. Each practitioner is also registered with an appropriate professional body, which imposes strict codes of conduct. Patients who visit the Lismore Clinic can be assured they are in the hands of a trained professional who will act in a responsible manner at all times, including referring patients to a doctor or another therapist if this is required.

The range of therapies includes Herbal Medicine and Nutrition, McTimony Chiropractic, Chiropody & Podiatry, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Craniosacral therapy, Massage, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Art Therapy. Advice is always available about which form of treatment or combination of treatments would be most suitable, and the team at the Lismore Clinic can also work together, to achieve the best results for their patients.

For example, an individual suffering from back or neck pain can avail of chiropractic to ensure the spine is correctly aligned, massage to help relax muscle tension, and herbal medicine to relieve pain and inflammation. A person suffering from emotional difficulties may combine herbal medicine with counselling or art therapy as an alternative to taking antidepressants. Babies with colic can be effectively treated using a combination of craniosacral therapy and herbal medicine to relieve symptoms.

AnneMarie Reilly concludes that “The Lismore Clinic has achieved a great deal in its first three years. Even in these difficult times, the clinic is still very busy because people are more concerned than ever about staying healthy. Individuals are worried about the impact on their jobs and businesses of taking a lot of time off work. I would like to thank all of those people who have supported the clinic during its first five years, especially the talented and dedicated team of practitioners who make the clinic the special place that it is; and of course to all the people who have visited the clinic to whom I wish continued good health.”