We started our practice in 1988 as herbalists and moved to the present site in 1998. Since coming here we have been able to expand and fulfill our dream of having a dispensary open to the public that can give sound advice and respond immediately to people’s needs. All practitioners are fully trained and experienced in their medical disciplines.
Working in the community of a small town has been a rewarding experience. We often know our patients in different contexts and through other people, which gives a very rounded feel to the whole practice. Also working as part of a team, which is quite rare in the field of natural medicine, gives benefits to practitioners and the public because expertise is shared and this means greater availability of excellence. For simple health problems using over-the-counter natural medicines is now the first choice route for an increasingly aware public.
People at Hamblys
Paul works full-time in the clinic at Hamblys using acupuncture and herbal medicine. In 1991 he and his wife Frances co-wrote the book “Herbalism”, a guide to using herbal medicines for the lay person.
Frances has been a practising Medical Herbalist since 1987 and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH).
She went on to study Aromatic Medicine and is a GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) practitioner. Nutrition is a fundamental part of her practice.
Frances gives prenatal advice on conception and offers pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care.
Functional Medicine Doctor
Dr Corcoran (Dr Liz) has a passion for empowering people to restore their health through changing how they interact with their world. Through her own and family members’ struggles with health she was led to Functional Medicine. She graduated from the Royal Free University College London in 2005 and completed higher training in psychiatry. She has pursued further education with the Institute of Functional Medicine as a means to ‘come alongside’ her patients to help them make changes and improve their health.
Kirsten qualified as an acupuncturist in 1994 after attending a three-year full-time course at the International College of Oriental Medicine in East Grinstead, Sussex. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Kirsten offers courses of facial rejuvenation acupuncture in conjunction with Angela Mason’s facial treatments.
Natasha is passionate about the potential counselling has to enable changes for us all, and her years of experience have only grown this passion further, as she sees people gain so much from the process of counselling, time and time again.
I have been practising as a full time Massage Therapist since 1989, with regular clinics at Hambly’s since its inception. I now also specialise in using sound therapeutically in particular with tuning forks, large healing gongs, singing bowls, the voice and other instruments.
Claire is in Wadhurst on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and at the Brook Health Centre in Crowborough on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please see www.intouchhealth.co.uk for more details and clinic times. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07891 043497 to contact us with any queries.
Dr Andrew Sikorski
Dr Andrew Sikorski first encountered complementary medicine practices, and was hooked on finding out more about healing, when working at the St Michael's Hospital Obstetric Unit in Bristol as part of his NHS GP training when a lady delivered her second child using only acupuncture and meditation/ hypnosis techniques. She complained she didn't have as much time to get into 'the zone' as she had with her first child! (cont'd)
Lucy has been practicing as a Medical Herbalist in Kent since 2000 and has since qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist, GAPS practitioner and Vega allergy tester.
She runs regular herb workshops and herb walks in Kent and has a herb group at Little World Herbs throughout the summer.
Yeli is a medical herbalist and yoga teacher practicing in Hastings and Wadhurst. She offers herbal medicine consultations at Hamblys on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings. She has a BSc honors degree in Herbal Medicine, a MSc degree in Medical Immunology and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Her holistic person-centered approach to health encompasses herbs, relaxation and nutrition all of which is informed by science to produce safe and effective results, empowering her clients to take control of their own health and well-being.