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I came to David from a friends recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy I went and wish I had found David years before. I have been in chronic 24/7 pain in both my knees for approx. 5yrs. I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, joint hypermobility, mild early onset osteoarthritis in my L knee and moderate osteoarthritis in my R knee. Over the last 5yrs I have been to homeopathic hospital tried homeopathic medication, homeopathic injections into my knees, knee lotions and potions, splints, supports, painkillers, physio, tens machine for 3hrs every night on high intensity and pain clinic. Nothing helped, physio and pain clinics discharged me as they didn't know what to do with my complex conditions. I was on 33 high painkillers on a daily basis and on double crutches to enable me to get out and about, the pain woke me at night, I struggled with stairs, I couldn't walk far without being in pain and missed out on things with my 6 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew. My last hope was a referral to orthopaedics at the local hospital but sadly they told me to lose weight and gave me a knee brace to wear that didn't help at all. I was resigned to being 45 and in daily pain for the rest of my life. I then thought about trying acupuncture as I was willing to try anything at this stage. A friend gave me David's details. I found him easily online. I had a quick look at his website and made my 1st apt. From the 1st consult David was professional, knowledgeable on my conditions, listened to all my health problems, what I was looking for and didn't just put everything down to my weight which had been brought up many times before. He was very professional, explained everything to me, he felt acupuncture wouldn't help me long term so offered laser treatment. I was so grateful to at last have someone listen to me and offer something to help rather than being told we don't know how to treat you. I didn't know what the laser treatment was and David explained it all in lay mans terms so I understood. I have had 5 treatments so far and even after my 1st treatment of only an hr I left feeling positive, hopeful and in less pain than I had went in. David has given me a new lease of life in a very short time. I cant believe the difference in my pain levels in such a short time. I have now reduced my med medication, I'm reducing , usage and reliance on my crutches and try walking without them, I haven't needed to use my tens machines, I am managing stairs much better and are able to do things with the kids now. I still have some pain but its drastically reduced and I no longer wake during the night in pain. David has suggested I have 1 more weekly treatment then go to fortnightly and then to monthly and take from there. I am now looking forward to getting back to enjoying things I used to be able to do and have a near enough pain free life and its all thanks to David. I cant believe the difference in my pain and I cant thank him enough. People can be sceptical to trying alternative therapies but I have been there and bought the shop on trying different techniques and aids to help. I would advise anyone who is suffering and feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel like me to get in touch with David and I'm sure he will be able to help elevate some of your suffering like he has for me. I have already recommended him to my sister and a colleague. I would highly recommend David to everyone. He has also recommended a fellow specialist to help with my feet problem which is fab.
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Naturopathy is a common-sense approach to health.

Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Nutrition, Exercise
In today's world, where people are constantly rushing, taking little time to cook or eat properly, not exercising regularly, sleeping badly, drinking coffee and other stimulants to keep themselves going, it is hardly surprising that many people are feeling tired and unwell.

Naturopathy requires you to change certain aspects of your life style. While some people are more than happy to this, others are not. Naturopathy is about learning what makes you thrive, how to recover your energy and feel genuinely well.

To start with, here are some tips:


A good nights sleep is essential for overall health. When a person has a poor sleep they will, over a period of time, fail to thrive. Bad sleep is linked with depression and anxiety, lowered immunity, an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

Most people can, with the correct approach, can get a good nights sleep and awaken feeling refreshed.


Correct nutrition is vital for health. Many people believe they can make up for poor nutrition by taking supplements. This is not correct, as we all need an adequate and balanced intake of carbohydrate, protein and fats. If these foods are not processed, they should also provide us with all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements we require.

People will thrive on a balanced, whole food diet, which includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Certain people do not tolerate wheat, others dairy products or nuts.

It is usually straightforward to help a person with their nutrition. It does take a little patience to start with, as learning to prepare and cook food can be a new experience. The results are well worth the effort, and the improvement in health will quickly be evident.

Some people have trouble digesting certain types of foods. There are numerous medical tests that be done to see if there is an allergy or intolerance to certain foods. An example is Coeliac Disease, which is intolerance to Gluten, found in Wheat, Barley and Rye. It is thought to effect around 1 in 500 people.

There is a huge array of healthy food just waiting to be eaten. If you are a Vegan, Vegetarian or Omnivore there are many delicious and healthy recipes just waiting to be tried.


Exercise is vital for health. Exercise helps prevent the vast majority of diseases and improves mood, appetite and sleep. Human beings are dynamic, they need exercise and movement to stay happy.

Exercise should combine cardiovascular exercises like cycling, running and hill walking with movement such as swimming, yoga, indoor climbing and tai chi. It is important to keep the heart and lung function good, while keeping the spine, joints and muscles supple and strong.


Naturopathy can be help with many medical conditions. Exclusion diets for conditions such as Arthritis can help with weight loss, while also reducing inflammation and pain.


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