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Dr Jessica Braid

BSc(Hons), MBChB, MLCHom, DCMAc, CCosD, CHMMD, BSc

drjesscutoutsmallJessica has a BSc(Hons) in Medical Science from St Andrews University and graduated as a Medical Doctor (MBChB) from Manchester University in 2006. She has diverse NHS medical experience from working in hospital and Emergency medicine for 6 years before leaving to work full-time in her private integrative medicine practice. She maintains her medical license to practice with the GMC (no. 6145476) as a registered doctor and is a member of the Independent Doctors Federation. She has a passion for integrative and functional medicine and she attended and completed the intensive AFMCP* UK course with the Institute for Functional Medicine in London in April 2017.

Jessica graduated as a homeopath (MLCHom) from the Lakeland College of Homeopathy after 3 years of training. She is a Registered Homeopath (RHom) and member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (MARH). She has previously taught at both the Lakeland College and North West College of Homeopathy.

Jessica is also qualified in Chinese medicine and Acupuncture from Acumedic (DCMAc) and registered with BMAS and the CMIR. She is a specialist in Cosmetic Acupuncture (CCosD) for weight loss and anti-ageing and holds a specialist diploma in Chinese Herbal Materia Medica & prescription (CHMMD).

She trained in Therapeutic Energy Kinesiology with Dr Adrian Brito-Babapulle and uses this in her consultation to assess vitamins, minerals and the energy centres of the body. She now teaches this form of kinesiology.

She has a Herbal Medicine BSc (1st class) from the University of Westminster providing a broad range of herbal knowledge and practice to add to her study of Chinese herbs and is a registered member of NIMH.

All these therapies work very well together, giving the patient the best of what integrative medicine has to offer. She helped found and was chairperson of the North West Institute of Holistic Medicine.
Jessica is passionate about natural therapies and their role in supporting health.

*Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function. The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ (AFMCP). 

My Blog

Expert advice and in-depth features for a healthy life

Baby Jack

Dr Jessica had a healthy, beautiful baby boy 7lbs 8oz on Friday 7th July. Despite her previous emergency Caesarian baby Jack was born at home with no pain

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Kefir

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Beliefs and Philosophy

Dr Jessica is passionate about natural health and integrative medicine and practices in a way that respects the intrinsic healing mechanisms of the body and nature

Do you wish you had a doctor who you could trust to give you a wide range of options and advice and not just medications? A doctor who left the NHS in order to practice safe and natural systems of medicine that harness the body’s own ability to heal and who knows what herbs work, what’s safe and what you can use in complex conditions, with medications or if pregnant. Is an experienced acupuncturist who has trained in electro-acupuncture and pain management as well as fertility, weight loss and cosmetic acupuncture.

Dr Jessica loves and is passionate about medicine but became disappointed in the limitations and side effects of NHS treatment for complex and long-term conditions as well as its difficulty in integrating the mental and emotional. Despite the fact that we can show that 90% of illnesses are affected by our lifestyle very little information is given to patients on nutrition, exercise, how to deal with stress and trauma and manage our own health.

Dr Jessica started down her own path of discovery, researching and learning what she needed for her own health and that of her family and friends and eventually her whole practice. She wanted to change and empower patients to take control with natural and safe support eventually getting and staying healthy.

As a mother, wife, sister and daughter and with a 4 year old, 2 cats, 6 chickens and a garden full of vegetables and herbs she embraces a natural lifestyle for her family with environmental responsibility and a passion to change the world around us.

“Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense “
Henry Miller

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