We are a medical clinic specialising in the holistic treatment of chronic pain and multi symptom chronic conditions. Download our brochure to find out how Holistic Treatment with novel medicines can help you get better.
Our team led by world-leading expert Dr Dani Gordon specialises in treating multi symptom chronic conditions including chronic pain.
These conditions respond poorly to pharmaceuticals alone, often leading to ineffective treatment and frustrated patients.
Our mission is to improve your resilience and quality of life, even when a cure is not possible, through personalised holistic treatment programs combining:
Chronic pain conditions are one of the greatest barriers to quality of life, affecting almost half (43%) of the UK population and the most common cause of disability.
Chronic pain can also lead to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and sleep problems and often these issues go hand in hand and require treating the whole person with an integrative approach. Chronic pain can disrupt hobbies, family and relationships, work, energy levels and passion for living. Yet chronic pain is often poorly understood and poorly treated by standard drugs or surgery alone.
When pain goes from acute to chronic, the pain isn’t just in a specific body part any more, the pain messages and signals also become wired in our brains and our nervous systems. Chronic pain creates a constant stress burden and increases what is called our allosteric load, our total body and brain stress burden, and uses up mental and physical resources, energy and can lead to a hyper aroused ‘tired but wired’ nervous system that has trouble relaxing and calming down due to the constant internal threat of pain.
It is possible to treat chronic pain effectively using a holistic approach even if the cause of the pain has no permanent cure.
Chronic pain can be from many sources and causes including:
The endocannabinoid system is a natural brain and body system involved with regulating most major functions including pain regulation. There are ECS receptors in the brain as well as in nerves throughout the body and even in localized joints and tissues. Therapeutics that work on the ECS can interrupts the pain messages through a multitude of different chemical and brain messenger pathways, contributing to an anti-pain effect. ECS differences in chronic pain can change not only how our brain processes pain, but also our emotional and behavioural ‘brain reactions’ to it.
This is part of the chronic pain experience where our brain areas of emotion and mood become involved in the pain response. This is a very real part of chronic pain and ‘thinking positively’ does not work to counter it. Targeting the ECS helps with the secondary symptoms of pain too, such as low mood, anxiety, brainfog and anxiety.
Exercise also activates the analgesic (pain relief) effects of the endocannabinoid system, which is one of the reasons why staying active is so important if you have chronic pain. However, for many patients they are in too much pain or too deconditioned to be able to use exercise in this way, leading to a vicious cycle of no exercise, more weight gain & weakness, leading to more pain and muscle wasting making it harder to exercise/move the body leading to less energy. Treating pain effectively using a holistic approach can help break this cycle.
Novel botanical medicines influence multiple biological functions and often bring rapid relief of symptoms within days.
Most patients see a significant improvement within the first month of therapy across multiple symptom clusters including mood, fatigue, stress, pain, sleep and mental function.
Novel Medicines Can Dramatically improve Quality Of Life
Many patients are able to wean down on other medications to help to further improve symptoms and quality of life and reduce unnecessary drug side effects.
Once initial symptoms are relieved, we develop a personalized holistic long-term treatment plan, since even two people with the same diagnosis can need different things. This can include:
Resilience is the ability to adapt and bounce back in the face of challenging circumstances.
The ability to reduce distress, both mentally and physically enhances your quality of life & activates our inner potential for healing. Resilience can always be improved regardless of your medical diagnoses.
Our virtual platform gives you access to holistic tools and resources as part of your treatment to enhance your resilience further, manage your holistic health & see your progress over time so you can get better and stay better.
Dr Gordon is a London based double board certified medical doctor and world leading authority in Integrative and Cannabinoid Medicine.
She is considered the UK’s most experienced cannabis clinician having trained many of the UK’s cannabis doctors and treated 1000s of patients with medical cannabis with over a decade of clinical experience in integrative & cannabinoid medicine for the treatment of chronic illness.
She has spoken at the UN, delivered medical cannabis practice recommendations to Downing Street, is a Founding member and vice-chair of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, Policy Advisor for the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group and has been featured in the Sunday Times, The Guardian, BBC News, Channel 4, Vogue and Marie Claire.
She is a published author of the CBD Bible (2020), a Guide to Medical Cannabis and The Resilience Blueprint (out April 2023) with Hachette UK.