Charmaine Shepherd

Charmaine Shepherd

IFM Certified Practitioner IFM Certified Practitioner

Practice Information

  • Consultations Online
  • Consultations by Phone

Practice Location

E2814A6E-0D1F-4DCC-B107-7AA9AD796716 0131 272 2743

Information for Patients

From the practitioner: About My Practice

I spend a substantial amount of time with you in order to tailor my experience and knowledge to your specific case. Having spent over 20 years assembling a versatile set of clinical skills that allow me to get to the root of the problem, I will still be able to understand your case and work with you effectively even if your issues are exceedingly complex, or involve multiple factors of different types. My approach integrates immunology, body chemistry, nutrition, lab analysis, functional medicine, resonance biofeedback, acupuncture, and other methods into a single working process. This combination of tools allows me to address each factor in your problem matrix with the clinical approach that matches it best.

From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect

In most cases, the initial appointment will last between 1 hour and 90 minutes. Follow-up visits will last for just under an hour. All of them will take place in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment. Virtual appointments are also an option.

My approach is always to get to the root cause of your health problems. In most instances, I will suggest laboratory testing. We may be able to request some of these from your GP, but many of the more specialised testing is not routinely offered by the NHS. In some cases, if you are working with an NHS consultant, we may be able to access more testing on the NHS. I will be happy to write to your GP to request testing, if appropriate.

Medical Specialties

  • Acupuncture

Medical Conditions

  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Female Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Hypertension
  • Infections (acute and chronic low-grade such as Lyme, Candidiasis etc.)
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Male disorders
  • Mercury and Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stress-related Conditions
  • Thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal disorders
  • Weight or Metabolism concerns

Languages Spoken

  • English

Graduate School Education

Biomedical Sciences

Professional Associations

British Acupuncture Council

IFM Coursework

  • Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Bioenergetics (formerly Energy) Advanced Practice Module
  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
  • Environmental Health (formerly Detox) Advanced Practice Module
  • GI Advanced Practice Module
  • Hormone Advanced Practice Module
  • Immune Advanced Practice Module