Hale Clinic

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"The Hale Clinic was founded by Teresa Hale whose aim is to combine and integrate the principles of conventional and complementary medicine, on the basis that no one system has the whole answer to every medical problem. The Hale Clinic was established in 1987 and officially opened by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in 1988...There are over 80 practitioners based at The Hale Clinic in London."[1]

"The Duchess of York, Richard Gere, Tina Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kate Winslet have all passed through the opulent Nash portals, to be ministered to by the 100 or so practitioners who work there, offering everything from ayurvedic healthcare to tui-na (apparently a form of massage)...

"'We were considered rather crazy when we first started,' Hale agrees enthusiastically. 'But it's all changed. The Royal Family helped enormously; the Queen carries homeopathic medicines when she travels and the Queen Mother was the patron of the British Homeopathic Association. Now there are more complementary practitioners than "medical" doctors and the challenge is, how do you make sure people are going into this out of genuine compassion and not just because they see it as a good career move?'..

"Hale was educated at a private Catholic convent, and after her O-levels spent a couple of years in France before travelling round America. She ended up in San Francisco at the height of the peace-and-love era and lived in various communes. 'We must have been the only hippies who didn't smoke marijuana. I had a very strong intuition that it was not good for my brain. People thought I was crazy at the time but now there's been a lot of research into it that makes me feel quite vindicated. Otherwise, I loved it. It was the start of a whole new way of thinking, which wasn't good from a drugs point of view but it did lead to a lot of new ideas about meditation and yoga.'

"Returning to Britain, she studied philosophy and economics at the University of East Anglia, which left her further disillusioned with Western thought." [1]


Web: http://www.haleclinic.com

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  1. Hale Clinic Philosophy, organizational web page, accessed April 24, 2014.