About Bedford Integrative Health Centre
Empowering, nurturing and promoting health and well-being
At Bedford Integrative Health Centre, our therapists take an interest in you as a whole person, considering all your health conditions, lifestyle, diet and exercise, and tailoring the treatment to best suit your needs.
Our therapies include osteopathy, counselling, nutritional therapy, health kinesiology, naturopathy and complementary therapies. Where appropriate our team of practitioners work together to help you find your own path to health and wellness.
Because we work as a team, you can be sure that you will be referred to the practitioner most able to help you with your health care. In some cases two or more practitioners will be involved in your care. For instance if you come with M.E. or fibromyalgia you may see Sorrel, the osteopath, for the Perrin Technique, and Anna, our nutritionist, may also advise you on the best nutrition to speed your recovery.
By combining our clinical experience and engaging in ongoing discussions with colleagues, each of us is able to form an understanding of what therapy is most likely to benefit each individual patient. We find that in many cases, patient recovery is faster and more effective when we combine our individual skills, and offer a multi-practitioner solution. With your consent and always acting in your best interests we would also suggest keeping your GP updated about your treatment programme. This way of working alongside medical practitioners means that we are truly integrative, helping the patient to make the best use of medical and complementary health care.
The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine
- Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
- All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
- Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body’s innate healing response.
- Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
- Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
- Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
- Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
- Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.
These principles were developed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, part of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ. Our thanks is due to ACIM for permission to re-state these principles on our website.
Bedford Integrative Health Centre is located on the first floor of 66-68 St Loyes Street, Bedford, MK40 1EZ (Tel: 0845 123 7580). We are in Bedford town centre, above Lane & Holmes Estate Agents, opposite Bedford Prison. Look out for our pavement sign in the doorway.
If you are coming by car, there is parking available in Allhallows car park, which is at the end of Gwyn Street, 1-2 minutes walk away. Alternatively metered parking is available on Adelaide Square, the Crescent, De Parys Avenue and Foster Hill Road.
We are literally a few minutes walk from the bus station. Numerous buses come into Bedford town centre and details of timetables can be obtained from Stagecoach Bedford.
Bedford Midland station has links to London and other major cities. It is a 10 minute walk from the station to the clinic, or alternatively, there is an excellent taxi rank at the station.
Below is a full list of the treatments, services and therapies available at the clinic, many of which can be booked online. Your initial treatment can be booked here using the links below on the right. Some treatments, however, require an initial assessment and follow up appointments can only be booked online through the patient login once that assessment has taken place.
Registered patients can book their follow up treatments here.
If you are unsure, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01234 409538.
Osteopathy Consultations & Treatments
£55 (under 18s £42)
Initial consultation for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia
£69 (under 18s £55)
Follow Up Treatments registered patients only
£42 (under 18s £33)
Structural Health Check (posture check)
£27 (under 18s £23)
Telephone Consultation with Osteopath
Health Kinesiology Consultations
First Consultation – Child
Reaction and Disturbance Testing
Follow Up Treatment registered clients only
£40 (under 18s £35)
Emotional Freedom Technique
Health Coaching Consultations
Follow-Up Consultation registered clients only