Rosalind Blackwell ND MRN MCPP LCSP (Phys) PG Dip Nutritional Medicine
Naturopathic Physician, Medical Herbalist, Remedial Massage and Manipulation Therapist, Clinical Nutritionist
Rosalind is a registered medical herbalist, naturopathic physician and clinic director. She completed her 4 year training as a herbalist at the then School of Herbal Medicine, Tunbridge Wells in 1986 and as a naturopath at the then British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1994. She is also qualified in massage and manipulation and holds a diploma in remedial massage and manipulative therapy. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey.
- Member of the General Council and Register of Naturopaths
- Member of the British Naturopathic Association part of GCRN
- Member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
- Member of the London and Counties Society of Physiologists
- Associate Member of the British Society of Ecological Medicine
Rosalind has a broad training in traditional naturopathic techniques and Western herbal medicine but also has orthodox scientific training in phlebotomy and IV nutrient infusions. She liaises with medical colleagues who are members of the BSEM in some instances when appropriate in treatment of certain conditions, notably chronic fatigue syndrome. She is familiar with and routinely orders all basic blood tests and uses specialised laboratories (Biolab, Acumen, Genova) for nutritional and functional tests, for example mitochondrial function, DNA and toxin tests when required. The Doctors Laboratory, London is used for routine blood tests when required.
She qualified many years ago as a reflexologist and aromatherapist but also studied with Dr Daniel Penoel MD (France) and Pierre Franchomme on the medicinal uses of essential oils or Aromatic Medicine and subsequently ran training courses with him for medical herbalists. Later she was able to use this knowledge and clinical experience in teaching and was appointed lecturer in Aromatic Medicine, a module on the first University BSc course in Phytotherapy at Middlesex University, a position she held for two years.
She travelled to America in 1998 where she attended several training courses. One was with Majid Ali MD (who has been such a positive influence) on intravenous nutritional therapy, ozone treatment, chelation and high resolution microscopy. Rosalind also attended specialised training in nutritional medicine in Seattle, USA in conjunction with Bastyr University, with Dr Jonathan Wright MD and Dr Alan Gaby MD from whom she also learnt about bio-identical natural hormones. She spent some time in a hospital setting where she was able to practise intravenous technique. She regularly attends training seminars on Ecological and Functional Medicine. She has done advanced studies in herbal medicine with Dr Jean-Claude Lapraz MD (France) whose research and clinical work focuses on the neuro-hormonal aspects of disease progression and is called endobiogenics. Rosalind has recently done refresher courses in IV nutritional therapies and is trained in the Patrica Kane (PK) protocol which is a treatment that focusses on normalising the cell membrane and detoxifying the body. It is also called Phospholipid Exchange.
Dr May Lynn Yeap MBChB DCH MRCPCH LFHOM MD DipSIM (Pge) (Integrative Medicine)
Dr Yeap qualified in Medicine in the 1990s, (MBCHB,Bristol University) and started practising in general paediatrics very soon after with postings including the renowned Liverpool Royal Hospital for Children, Alder Hey. After passing the Royal College of Paediatric membership examination in 1999 (MRCPCH). She moved back to study endocrinology and diabetes in Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol in 2001. She was involved in a clinical research project funded by CLIC-Sargent Charity at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on Childhood Leukaemia Survivors and found abnormalities in their endocrine systems i.e. Hypothalamic Adrenal Axis by testing their salivary cortisol circadian rhythms. She also found abnormalities in body composition using DXA scanning in bone, fat and muscle and central obesity including high insulin levels, in these leukemia survivors after treatments with standard toxic chemotherapy and Bone marrow transplant protocols. From this she achieved a Doctorate in Medicine (MD 2009, Bristol University).
Seeing the effect of toxins on systemic health and an ailing father who suffered autoimmune disease due to lead and chemical exposure and haemorrhagic stroke secondary to warfarin treatment; she ventured into complementary medicine to search for answers to toxic exposures in disciplines like homeopathy where diluted toxic substances potentised, are used to resolve symptoms. Seeing improvements in her father with homeopathy, she gained LFHOM from the Royal London Hospital for Integrative Medicine in 2007. She studied further classical homeopathy with world famous homeopaths Dr R. Sankaran and Dr J. Scholten. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in the Study of integrative Medicine – with the British College of Integrative Medicine in Bath accredited by University of Buckingham in 2012. Pursuing her interest in Endocrinology and realizing the importance of balanced hormonal system in health and aging, she trained with the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine (A4M) in Adult Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, (BHRT)) with world famous endocrinologist in BHRT Dr Thierry Hertoghe, and also Dr Ron Rothenberg, Dr Pam Smith and Dr Jonathan Wright.
Concerned with the rise in autism, neurological, neurobehavioural (ADHD), neurodisability and autoimmune diseases i.e. autoimmune encephalitis in society especially in children, she completed biomedical training in 2011 with Autism Research Institute’s, Defeat Autism Now (DAN) course in USA and CEASE homeopathic detoxification methods Practitioner Certification in 2012. She then joined to study paediatric neurology and neurorehabillitation in Frenchay Hospital Neurology and Neurorehabilitation unit and at Royal Bristol Children’s Hospital (2013-2017). She is a member of the (BPNA) British Paediatric Neurology Association. She has publications in endocrinology and neurology and has presented her work in endocrine, bone and neurology in scientific conferences internationally in Europe and America and nationally in UK and in integrative medicine in Malaysia.
She is a member of the UK British Society of Ecological Medicine and trained in the Dr Patricia Kane PhD (PK) protocol, which is a nutritional treatment that focuses on normalising the cell membrane by detoxifying the body. Consultations are offered in homeopathy, hormonal assessments and BHRT therapy, biomedical functional and nutritional medical assessments and therapy including rebalancing stress-relieving treatments on theSCIO bioresonance biofeedback device.
Jon Muscaty ND DO GOsC
Jon is a registered Osteopath and Naturopath, he studied at the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. He has been in practice for nearly 20 years and currently runs four clinics in the Southwest. He is registered with most insurance companies - but please check your policy conditions before booking a consultation.
The first appointment is 45mins and will involve taking a case history (it may be worth bringing any results of scans, tests etc) and then usually a physical examination to help reach a diagnosis. You may be asked to undress to underwear to help do these tests properly. If anything of particular concern is picked up, this may involve a referral to your GP or to a specialist. Otherwise, after discussing the findings, a treatment plan will be suggested. Usually, there will be time for treatment within this first session.
Osteopathy aims to correct the underlying imbalances in the body that are responsible for the presenting symptoms. Treatment will vary widely between patients but may involve massage, stretching, mobilizing joints, posture and exercise. It is commonly used on back and neck pain, arm/leg and pelvis problems, sports and other injuries but may be helpful in many other conditions. Jon is available on Friday mornings.
Kate Mullis BSc MSc ITEC MAR
Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Massage and Spa Therapist, Facial Reflexologist
Kate is a highly qualified massage and spa therapist, her background is Environmental & Biological Sciences and Teaching. Her interest in health led her to initially study Massage which then led her to study other disciplines. She is qualified in Therapeutic Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. She has a special interest in Clinical Aromatherapy but is qualified in many manual therapies including additionally Hot Stone Massage, Body Wraps and she is able to deliver most of the spa therapies we offer. Kate is available on Thursdays. See the menu for details.