Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott MBAcC, RSAPH
Edinburgh Natural Health Centre
Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn
132 Corstorphine Rd
01316293257 / 07950012501
I am registered with the British Acupuncture Council, and as a homeopath with the Scottish Association of Professional Homoeopaths,
I work at the Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, next to Edinburgh Zoo. I have over 35 years experience treating very young to very old people and their families, for physical, mental and emotional issues.
Do have a look at my website to find out more about my experience and how I work. Or ring or email me if you'd like to talk about your problem first.
Acupuncture is often excellent for pain.
Probably most people see me for acupuncture. I use various kinds of it including Chinese acupuncture, auricular or ear acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture and '5-Element' acupuncture.
Many people ask for advice on nutrition and a large number of people come for homeopathy which is often preferred in treatment of children and babies.
I also practise acupressure, Reflexology and Bowen therapy where appropriate.
'We have been going to see Jonathan for years and we have had excellent and consistent results with him.' (Michael Boyd, full-time student, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, 1/4/10)
'Jonathan listens attentively and researches the background thoroughly before arriving at any conclusion. He always seems to be interested in his patients as people first and I have often been surprised at how much he remembered of what I had told him.' (Marjory Rodger, Company Director, Transport Industry, Edinburgh: March 2010)
'I feel that Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott always approaches his work methodically but also intuitively, his vast experience shows itself in his work practice and results.'(Gillian Drysdale, Portobello, Drug Rehabilitation: March 2010)
'I have now been making appointments with Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott for acupuncture and /or homeopathy, over 20 years now and with excellent results each time.' (Joanne Dancer, Xelplex Associate, Edinburgh: February 2010)
From 2000 to 2006 I was Regional Coordinator for the British Acupuncture Council (Edinburgh and South-East Scotland) and in 2014 I took over that role again.
I am currently joint Professional Development Lead for the North of England and Scotland for the British Acupuncture Council.
I am also Chair of the Scottish Association of Professional Homoeopaths.
I'm married, with two adult children, so I know what it's like to bring up a family while working hard - and my wife has always worked hard too, so we learned to juggle time a bit!
In my spare time I like taking exercise, playing and listening to music and travelling. As I have a garden, I'm learning to like gardening. Originally I grew up on a farm, then got a degree in Electrical Engineering and then became a Chartered Accountant. So I've lots of interests and can usually find something in common with people I meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained first with Mary Austin, (Chair of the British Acupuncture Association) in the 1970’s then at:
- The College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Leamington Spa (LicAc)
- The British College of Acupuncture London (BAc)
- The Northern College of Massage
- The College of Chinese Medicine Nanjing China (DipAc)
- The College of Homeopathy (LCH, MCH)
- The Dynamis School for Advanced Homoeopathic Studies (PCH)
- The Northern College of Acupuncture, York UK (DipCHM) and
- The European College of Bowen Studies (CertECBS).
I've attended courses run by prominent practitioners such as Giovanni Maciocia, Kiiko Matsumoto (for Japanese acupuncture), Jonathan Shubs (United Acupuncture Therapy), George Vithoulkas and Jeremy Sherr.
I have also studied and practised various other therapies including Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Kinetic Chain Release and Shiatsu.
I began seeing patients in 1976 near Baker Street, London before moving to Edinburgh in 1982 to set up the Edinburgh Natural Health Centre.
I've seen people of all kinds and ages. Nearly everyone who visits me comes as a result of referral by an existing, pleased, patient.
Formerly a member of the Society of Homeopaths (RSHom) (http://www.homeopathy-soh.org ), the Traditional Acupuncture Society and the British Acupuncture Association, I am now a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) (http://www.acupuncture.org.uk). I was also a member of the Bowen Therapists' European Register (MBTER) (http://www.bowentherapists.com) and am currently Chair of the Scottish Association of Professional Homoeopaths (http://www.scottish-homeopath.org.uk).
I taught Chinese Medicine and Homoeopathy to students for example at the Scottish College of Homoeopathy and the Edinburgh College of Classical Homoeopathy for many years.
For four years I had 3rd and 4th year medical students from Edinburgh Faculty of Medicine sitting in with me to gain experience of alternative medicine.
I've given talks and lectures all over Scotland and at the Science Festival.
I'm currently developing an acupuncture resource website for patients: http://www.acupuncture-points.org. This is visited by thousands of people daily from all round the world.
I have written four books, all related to acupuncture and the theory behind it, explaining Chinese medicine in English:
- Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress
- Yin Deficiency - Exhaustion and Burnout - What to Do!
- Yang Deficiency - Get Your Fire Burning Again!
- Western Astrology and Chinese Medicine
Other available therapies
Chinese herbal medicine
Photos & videos
For treatment, my usual fee is £50 if you come on a Monday (other days cost a little more). The time of a normal treatment varies between 25 minutes and 60 minutes.
The First Consultation
For Monday consultations, my fee is £50 per half-hour. (So an hour would cost £100, for example.) This first consultation is very important because if I can understand your problem right at the start there is a much greater chance of helping you quickly.
Please don't try to shorten this first appointment because I want you to have a full opportunity to explain your situation thoroughly to me and for me to ask questions and if appropriate, do a proper physical examination.
If at the end of it there is time, it's appropriate and you would like to receive acupuncture, we can also do the first treatment.
Times that I can see you
Currently I work on Mondays (0830-2100) though I'm often available on the telephone at other times.
Please do ring me to make an appointment as I can get very booked up. But it's always worth ringing me on the day you want to come in case there is a vacancy. If on the day of the appointment, please ring my mobile 07950 012501, not my landline.
Cancellation of your appointment
I ask you to give me at least 24 hours notice if you won't be able to make your appointment so that I can offer your time to someone else. Otherwise, the full fee is payable.
Access by Rail
Holiday Inn is about 10 minutes drive West of Haymarket Railway station which has a taxi rank and from there buses 12, 26, 31 all pass our door. Get off at the Zoo bus stop.
Access by Bus
Lothian Buses 12, 26, 31 and the Airport bus all pass our door. Alight for the Zoo.
Access by Car
Holiday Inn has free parking. Ask at Reception if you aren't sure.
Access from Edinburgh Airport.
Either come by taxi, or take the Airport Bus and alight at the Zoo to which Holiday Inn is adjacent.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
|Other languages:||Some French, a little German|
In clinic on Mondays 8.30am - 9pm but please ring me for an appointment! If Monday is not possible for you, please ring anyway! Usually also available on Wednesday mornings.