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Meet Dr. April Blake ND, LM
Naturopathic Doctor + Licensed Midwife
April is a Naturopathic Doctor who works to empower her patients through education, emphasizing preventive medicine, joy as an elixir for healing, and the innate healing potential of the human body. She is proficient in botanical treatments & herbs, homeopathic, nutritional and physical medicine, and treats a wide variety of conditions including endocrine imbalances, immune system disorders and stress, always focusing on the root cause of the disease. She is also versed in the use of Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
April received her BA from UC Santa Barbara and her ND and LM from Bastyr University, in Seattle, WA. She has additional training in amino acid therapy, which can be used to treat mood disorders, including anxiety and depression. In addition, as a Licensed Midwife, April can provide prenatal and postpartum guidance.
Solstice Wellness Centre includes an infrared sauna next to the heart of Edinburgh.
Reduce inflammation, ease sore muscles, and strengthen your circulatory system in our Self Care Studio in Edinburgh!
Heal With Nature
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics. The doctors who practice naturopathic medicine are called Naturopathic Doctors (ND); we are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions. (please note in the UK we are not GMC-registered).
PCOS, PMS, Fertility, Menopause
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
Chronic, Autoimmune, Unknown Cause
of Illness such as IBS, Eczema, Asthma
Joy is Medicine
You will quickly find that joy is my secret ingredient. Healing can be a big and scary prospect. By adding joy into the diagnostic process I create a serene, healthy and uplifted environment for healing.
The Big 3
Hormones, mood, and mystery illness make up the majority of my practice. I have developed special
protocols using nutrition, vitamins, minerals, & test analysis to address the following: what may be affecting your body, sleep, mood, anxiety, depression, insomnia hormonal health, fertility issues, menopause, low testosterone, chronic fatigue, asthma, autoimmune conditions, and much more.
Infrared Sauna & PEMF Therapy
At our Edinburgh office we offer an infrared sauna and PEMF treatments, in 45-minute long sessions. These work to help reduce inflammation and boost vascular health.
I went to see Dr. Blake as a stressed, tense, broken patient and she has been dedicated to identifying the underlying causes of my illness
and stress. I’m happy to report I’m now on a path to healing!
Before Dr. Blake, I suffered for years with adrenal fatigue and
hormonal imbalance, issues that no previous doctor had taken the time
to uncover. I appreciate that she considers lifestyle factors and makes recommendations that bring wellness to my whole self, not just the surface symptoms. It is a pleasure to visit with Dr. Blake because she is empathetic, she listens with intent to learn, and creates a customized, effective healing regimen. I've come a long way since I met her and I am incredibly grateful for her knowledge and guidance. I highly recommend!
— W. L., 39 years old, Female, Program Manager