Framar Health is an independent natural health buisness, which incorporates, “The Jan de Vries Clinic” for Northern Ireland. First established in 1981, framar Health has been a centre for excellence in alternative and complementary therapies for over 33 years. The clinic has become one of the Jan de Vries affliated clinics in the UK, with Jan having been associated personally with the practise for the past 23 years. The Framar clinic offers a wide variety of qualified practitioners bringing together a great diversity of therapies and treatments in response to a high demand from patients from all over Ireland and the U.K.
Framar Health offers a very prompt mail order service for those people who live further a field, as well as a useful e-mail service, in which queries may be answered by any of our practitioners.
Pearl Maconaghie, Jan de Vries and Paul Maconaghie
Framar Health came on to the health scene in 1981 and since then has become a “mecca of natural care” to an increasing number of people who are interested in the complementary/alternative approach to health. Framar Health was originally founded on a partnership between Margaret Maconaghie and her son Paul. As a family the Maconaghies have been familiar for years with the use of Herbal and Homoeopathic medicines in their home in Belfast and also in Nigeria where they lived for fourteen years.
So in the early eighties with the rapidly growing public interest in the use of complementary medicines, when premises became available, they opened their first shop and clinic rooms in 1981. The partnership between Margaret and Paul continued until 1986 when David, Paul’s twin brother returned from South Africa and became Paul’s partner in opening a second shop and clinic rooms at 391 Ormeau Road, Belfast. Margaret then took over the administration of the company having obtained the Diploma of Health Food Retailing and been awarded a Fellowship of the Institute.
The retail store has a comprehensive range of natural foods, nutritional, herbal and homeopathic medicines, natural toiletries, which include the world famous Dr. Hauschka skin care range. A free computer health information centre for the public is available in store and supplies up to date information on therapies, diets, natural remedies and a safety checker for the interaction of orthodox drugs when taken with alternative medicines. The same system is also included in our website.
The Jan de Vries Natural Health Clinic provides an extensive complementary medicine dispensary of herbal, homoeopathic and nutritional remedies. Therapies offered in the clinic include, Homoeopathy, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Podiatry, Food Sensitivity testing, Nutritional assessment, Psychotherapy, Bio-energetic screening (Asyra pro), Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Remedial and Sports Massage, Indian head massage and Herbal Medicine
To make an appointment or to find out more about the Jan de Vries Natural Health Clinic please contact the clinical receptionist on 028 9068 1018.