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Customer Testimonials

We have been visiting David & Dianne for over 15 years now and can't recommend them enough. We have had treatment for numerous things, such as back and knee problems. One injury which springs to mind was my knee, which following an accident and trip to A&E, I was told I would probably need an operation and 6 months off work. Weekly treatment with David avoided all of this and I am very grateful for the service provided.

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Knee Injury - Whilst doing a charity hike in Spain, I had the misfortune of injuring my knee. In terrible pain and unable to stand without crutches, a friend suggested I give David and Dianne and try. After just one session, I saw huge improvement. Quick, affordable and friendly, I highly recommend their service.

Loyal Mehnert


M.E. - I had suffered with M.E for a few months before asking David for help. Through regular weekly treatment David managed to keep me working and feeling relatively well throughout the time I had it. I am eternally grateful for the treatment and support I received and pleased I could keep working through what can be a very debilitating disease.



I have been visiting the Natural Health Centre over the last 14 years for a variety of ailments and illnesses. Treatment, help and advice have always been prompt, reliable and very much appreciated.



M.E. - I was recommended to David around 20 years ago and I've been a patient of his ever since.    I have M.E. and the condition was pretty bad and entrenched when I first started treatment with David. I'd tried other alternative approaches/ practitioners and neither they nor conventional medicine had  been able to help.  David's knowledge of the illness, the holistic approach taken  and the acupuncture and massage all helped to improve my condition.  

The illness is mostly under control now, although whenever a virus hits, or the illness re-emerges  I find the acupuncture helpful in terms of boosting the immune system, balancing the system etc.    David is usually spot on re identifying the issues and areas of weakness.  Dianne's massage has helped me enormously also and the treatement you get is what you need on the day.   The patient care David and Dianne offer is also to be recommended.  They are extremely caring people and have always found time to talk or see me when required.    I live in Cambridge and  consider the journey worthwhile.



Following 2 miscarriages I spoke to David. He had previously treated me, very successfully, for hormone imbalances following the birth of my son. He said that early miscarriages could be caused by hormones and that he could help me. As soon I fell pregnant again I had treatment throughout my pregnancy. The result was a beautiful baby girl to complete our family. I am very grateful for the wonderful treatment and support I received from David & Dianne.



M.E & life's little challanges! - The Natural Health Centre and David Skates were recommended to me in 1995. Having been diagnosed by Doctors & specialists with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - whilst they were certain of diagnosis, they were totally in the dark as to how to help. The first visit was made with great trepidation, as it was a journey of over 120 miles - round trip, and a s a woman who couldn't stand unaided or cope with light for longer than a few minutes a day - it was a huge undertaking.

My condition was understood from the outset and many of my frightening symptoms given sensible, logical explanations for, with the reassurance that help and constructive treatment would make a difference. My first few minutes in the clinic made the journey worthwhile - not just for me but for my exhausted, frightened parents.

Thanks to the treatments I received, I went on to be well enough to marry and have a son. My extended family have consulted David & Dianne on many occasions for all sorts of health related issues over the years; major & minor they have all provided diagnosis, treatment and support to us all for nearly 20 years. There has yet to be a condition that you can ask them about and they are baffled.....but we keep trying!



I write this note to express my enormous appreciation and gratitude for the support, which I have received from Mr David Skates.

David has given me every confidence in the way he has handles all my problems - for most of my adult years I have searched for relief for my back problems without any lasting success. I must have attended almost every clinic in the country. It was not until I came to David that he was able to diagnose the real problem and since attneding the clinic I am now completely pain free and able to enjoy my life to the full once again.

I can recommend David and his clinic with every confidence in the knowledge that his experience and understanding will be of the greatest benefit to all his patients.

Grania Crawshay


I have been visiting the Natural Health Centre over the last 14 years for a variety of ailments & illnesses. Treatment, help and advice have always been prompt, reliable and very muc appreciated.



I was suffering with loud noises (like explosions) in my head which were disturbing and very disruptive to my sleep. It turned out to be a common condition known as 'exploding head syndrome'. David had an official term for it, which I have forgotten. Following my accupuncture session I have not had it since, which is a great relief.



M.E (22 years ago) and assorted dramas over 20 years! Phew. What can I say? David has kept me healthy and (almost) sane for more than 2 decades. he started by curing me of M.E. so that I was healthier than I had ever been before I had it and I have only had recourse to Western medicine once in the last 22 years, when a bad neglected Bronchitis went towards Pneumonia. David got me back up and running again after the anti-biotics. He is an incredibly wise, skilled and compassionate practitioner with a vast amount of knowledge of western as well as Chinese medicine. Dianne is just gorgeous - I can't comment on her personally as a practioner as I have always seen David, but she is a wonderfully kind woman who keeps the practice thriving and looks after everyone. I am enormously blessed to know them both - Thank you.

Helen Taylor


I have been looked after winderfully at the Natural Health Centre for about fourteen years. Frequently acupuncture has dealt with ptoblems which the medical profession had missed but this is complimentary medicinenot alternative medicine. I owe the centre an enormous debt. The extent of medical knowledge is incredible.



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Myself and my family have been visiting David and Dianne for over 10 years now and still find it quite amazing how their approach makes you feel so much better. Over the years I have found them to be understanding and very knowledgeable, not only does the treatment work but having someone to listen to you and truly understand you is brilliant.

I cannot recommend this enough and would like to thank them for everything they do for us.

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