Glenys shows that she's a real natural!

PUBLISHED: 11:13 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 14:57 12 May 2010

Glenys Collings with Dr Kenneth van Terheyden, left, and Dr Peter Gough

Glenys Collings with Dr Kenneth van Terheyden, left, and Dr Peter Gough

A FORMER Royston nurse has turned her attention to natural health remedies. Glenys Collings, of Great Chishill, who is a GP of complementary medicine- a naturopath - believes in the healing power of nature and the body s inherent ability to heal itself, a

A FORMER Royston nurse has turned her attention to natural health remedies.

Glenys Collings, of Great Chishill, who is a GP of complementary medicine- a naturopath - believes in the healing power of nature and the body's inherent ability to heal itself, and has her own clinic in Cambridge at the Cambridge Complementary Health Centre.

She said: "This is something I've always wanted to do. I feel strongly that orthodox and complementary therapies, together with eastern and western philosophies can be applied holistically to promote balanced health. This is especially relevant as we struggle to cope with the stress of modern life."

It took the qualified nurse and midwife three years to qualify as a naturopath.

She studied at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, followed by clinical experience in acupuncture at The Hospital of TCM in Nanjing, China.

She held a Chinese promotion party in Barley on Friday with general practitioners and nurses who are supporting her new venture.

Those who attended included Dr Kenneth van Terheyden of Royston Health Centre, and Dr Peter Gough of Market Hill Surgery.

Dr Gough said: "Alternative medicines give patients another choice away from conventional medicines. As long as they are safe, and get people better, that's great."

Glenys, a former Market Hill Surgery nurse with 20 years' experience in general practice, is also hoping to open clinics in Royston and Letchworth.

She said: "I want to work with the root cause of illnesses, and enable people to obtain optimum health."

She says naturopathy can help with cardiac, digestive, skin, emotional, respiratory, and women's health, among other conditions.

"I'm passionate about health and fitness and would like to share my passion," Glenys said.

Her clinic will take place every Tuesday, starting on January 23, from 2.30-8.30pm.

For more information call Cambridge Complementary Health Centre on 01223 355344 or visit www.cchc.co.uk

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