Five Holistic Healthcare Trends to Watch Out for in 2023

Hello to a New Year. We know for many, exploring ways to improve your health will be on your mind.

People up and down the country have had to make difficult adjustments to their daily lives as a result of the enduring cost-of-living crisis. The impact of this has, unsurprisingly, has taken a toll on the health of many having to face unprecedented amounts of stress which can be detrimental to both our physical and mental well-being.

According to trend experts at Pinterest, there has been a rise in the number of people searching for more alternatives and holistic forms of therapy as NHS waiting lists grow longer and demand increases.

If you’re looking for new ways to take control of your health this New Year, then read on to find out what we think will become the top healthcare trends to look out for in 2023.



Patient opening their Mamedica prescription delivery

Mamedica treatment

Since its legalisation in 2018, medicinal cannabis has become an attractive alternative to strong opioids to treat chronic pain and has the power to improve users’ lives by 50%

We are a private clinic with a linked pharmacy that specialises in cannabis-based prescriptions (from oil to cannabis flower), for patients who have not found satisfactory results for their conditions with their previous medication across pain, psychiatry, neurology, palliative care, and cancer.

Our service can be used by anyone over the age of 18, on a referral basis, that meets the eligibility criteria. To find out if medicinal cannabis could work for you, click here to check your eligibility.

Once all existing health records have been received, you will be booked in for an initial consultation, followed by a follow-up consultation the next month. After that, you’ll receive your prescribed and bespoke treatment package delivered to your door. We’ll then invite you to attend regular, quarterly meetings to monitor and assess the effectiveness of your treatment.

CBD Treatment

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive substance found in the cannabis sativa plant. When consumed, either orally or by inhalation, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in your endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate your movement, mood, homeostasis, and immune system.

It has become increasingly popular in recent years for its natural effects in calming and managing feelings of anxiety. In fact, the UK is the second largest CBD consumer in the world, behind the US.

Studies have also shown that CBD reduces the behavioural symptoms of anxiety and physiological symptoms with people reporting more control over adverse feelings.

CBD comes in many forms, so if you fancy giving the natural remedy a go there is options to choose from including CBD oil, gummy bears, cookies, CBD drinks, vapes, and muscle balm – to name a few.

Lymphatic massage

A lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. Lymphatic massage aims to improve the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce swelling.

The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from body tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Massage treatment can benefit people with lymphedema, fibromyalgia, or other conditions.

It can be done by a specialist or practised using techniques at home.

The results can improve circulation, reduce swelling, relieve symptoms of stiffness and can even aid mental health outcomes.


The holistic practice of acupuncture can be traced back to China over 3000 years ago and testament to this, it is still popular today.

The ancient practice involves an acupuncturist inserting a tiny needle into the patient, stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, enough to manipulate the body into sending a signal to the punctured area to let it know it needs to respond.

As a result, the body produces natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins.

Acupuncture has often been used to treat everything from depression and allergies to morning sickness and chronic pain.

Hormone balancing

All of our hormones affect one another and work together as one big system. This means that when one hormone is out of balance, it affects every other hormone, as they are all interconnected.

Hormonal balancing means having just the right amount of every hormone. It means having a body that’s healthy and resilient. Our hormones are impacted by a number of factors including, stress, diet, sleep, lifestyle, exercise and our gut health. If our hormones remain imbalanced, it can lead to more serious, chronic issues.

Seeking support from your GP may be helpful in understanding which hormones are low and where you can make changes to balance them out.

Self-help methods might include improving sleep hygiene e.g., a more consistent sleeping routine. Or exercising more frequently and regularly, eating healthier fats and fewer sugars, and drinking more herbal and natural teas such as green tea.