8th January 2004

 

WHY NOT TRY HERBS OR ACUPUNCTURE?

 

These days, if you’re feeling ill and a visit to your GP fails to do the trick, you might well turn to alternative medicine for a cure.

 

Now patients in Lincoln can try complementary therapies at a reduced rate by visiting a new clinic which has opened at the University of Lincoln.

 

The university launched its new Complementary Medicine degree in the autumn of 2003 and was bowled over by the response when 25 students signed up for the course.

 

An important component of the degree course is the provision of 500 clinical practice hours for the student.

 

This work is carried out under professional supervision at the university’s new complementary medicine clinic which is now open to the public.

 

Located in Court 11 in the student village at Brayford Pool, the clinic offers free consultations in acupuncture and medical herbalism, and treatments cost just £10 each.

 

“Patients are treated in relaxed, professional surroundings under the supervision of expert practitioners,” said clinic administrator Michelle Delury.

 

“We’re providing an ideal opportunity for local people to try complementary therapies at a reduced rate.”

 

The clinic is open for bookings between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday during term time.

 

For further details or to make a booking call Michelle on (01522) 886113. To find out more about the Complementary Medicine degree course visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/courses or call Christopher Low on 886937.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                       email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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