What is ben&biao?

ben & biao’ means ‘root and branch’ and at our clinic we provide relief not only from the symptoms of disease but also the underlying cause of disease.

We do this by melding both Eastern and Western medicine in our practice to give our patients the best outcomes modern medicine can provide.

We use the natural therapies such as acupuncture, physiotherapy, herbs, diet advice and neutraceuticals to avoid unpleasant side-effects and dependencies and to keep our patients safe.

What is our approach

Our approach to natural therapy and medicine is simple. We use:

Evidence Based Protocols

We are guided by research and proven protocols that get results. We belong to global learning networks and keep up-to-date with the latest findings in our fields.

Summaries of our findings and recommendation

We provide you with a clear Treatment Plan setting out our agreed treatment aims and how we plan to get you there.

Experienced practitioners

We are highly qualified, with experienced practitioners with many years of experience. Most importantly we practice medicine because we love it

Proven modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Ultra sound

High quality products

We source Organic and AAA rated natural herbs for our teas, broths and medicines. Our practitioner supplements are tested to ensure you are getting the exact ingredients and dosages we prescribe for you.

How did ben&biao start?

Sally Chilvers and Heidi Abel, the founding directors of ben&biao, developed the idea of an evidence-based natural clinic during 2016. There was a shared vision of providing health care with compassion and common sense.

ben&biao opened in July 2017 and has grown to include specialist practitioners with over 50 years combined experience in medicine and health.

Life can be hectic and our patients often present with complex cases, where it may feel that getting back to vitality can be challenging. ben&biao was created to work with you and your other practitioners to get you back to good health as quickly and stress-free as possible.

What is unique about ben&biao?

Committed to cutting edge medicine

Our practitioners regularly attend courses and seminars to hone their skills and learn new techniques. We share the latest research papers from around the world and belong to global industry groups to share our knowledge base.

Variety of skills and experience

We can assist patients with a wide range of medically defined diseases and many that are not. We recognize that illness can just be a lack of well-being.

The ben&biao team includes practitioners of Cosmetic-Acupuncture, Eastern & Western Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy & Cranial Osteopathy and Nursing.
Each practitioner comes with areas of special focus including, fertility and gynecology, neurology, cardiology, oncology and dermatology to name a few.

Committed to quality and safety

Our products are sourced from suppliers who adhere to our high standards. The ben&biao difference is that we pay the extra for organic, triple AAA grade herbs where possible and regularly discuss with our suppliers the current evidence and production source line of any product.

We offer pills, granules, raw herbs, teas and broths to cater for our patients varying tastes and busy lives.

Any Questions?

Call one of our Health Directors, Sally or Heidi

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Our clinic is a sanctuary where you can feel safe, calm and relaxed while receiving the best care.

was created to help you return to health using research-based natural therapies.

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