About the Elaine Mummery Acne Clinic
Why I opened an acne clinic
I decided to open an acne clinic because when I was younger I had very poor health and I also had issues with my skin. I was taken by my parents to see many doctors, dermatologists and alternative health practitioners. Not one of these gave me the advice required to clear my skin or to improve my health. So many people claim to clear acne and yet it is simply not the case. Let me explain why.
My acne clinic works with medical facts not theories
What I discovered was that back in the 1950s some doctors came up with a theory as to the cause of acne. The theory that excess sebum causes acne and that when the pore is blocked it can transform into many different types of spots. Most health practitioners continue to accept this as fact when it continues to be a theory.
In order for me to understand the cause of acne, I had to start with a blank page. There were no scientific studies that set out the exact cause of acne. I had my own theories and from trial and error I was able to clear my own skin and improve my health issues. It was at this point that I decided to open an acne clinic.
My acne clinic proved that the cause of acne could be very different for each person
I opened my first clinic in Glasgow in 2007. At this point I had spent many years studying health from a variety of practitioners, to include doctors who specialised in the health of the stomach, pancreas, liver, intestines and blood. What some doctors had discovered was not common knowledge and this allowed me slowly to piece together the possible causes of acne. In the early days I charged very little money, not even enough to cover my overheads but it allowed me the opportunity to work with patients with acne who shared with me their other health issues and this allowed me to build up a database to isolate the cause of acne.
With each patient, I noted down spot types, where these were appearing, if the spots caused scarring and along with this information I noted down any health issues suffered by each patient.
It has taken me many years to put the acne jigsaw puzzle together. I could not have done this without the dedicated practitioners from many fields of medicine who have carefully and thoroughly studied various area of the human body, the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids and for those scientists who have taken it a giant leap forward with the use of hair analysis.
Even though at times I had patients whose skin I could not resolve, it was thanks to these patients that given time and continued research I was able to find a solution for future patients. I was also fortunate to have patients send me books that they felt I should read and in this way collectively between practitioner and patient, my ability to help my patients grew.
Sourcing medical facts for my acne clinic
The medical world is very divided with doctors who believe that pharmaceutical drugs is the only scientific way forward. Other doctors, whom I have personally worked with, who have been frustrated with the narrow minded way of the medical world and have opted to work privately to provide their patients with a better rounded out approach to health.
I find that many practitioners only work in the way in which they were taught and seldom look to challenge their beliefs. As a practitioner it is important to be open-minded as not everything that is written and taught about health is correct.
Opening my second acne clinic
By the time that I had opened my second acne clinic in London in 2009, I had worked with over 500 patients.
I have had so much joy with working with my patients over the years. Thanks to all of these patients, I can now clear skin a lot faster and quicker than before. I can also identify and address other health issues such as IBS, bloating, depression, social anxiety, oily skin, attention problems and insomnia.
Working in London has given me a tremendous client base who continually pass around my name and it is common for me now to work with each member of a family rectifying health issues that often do not relate to acne.
Moving on with an online acne clinic
When I worked in Glasgow, many of my patients were flying up from London. When I worked in London many patients were flying in to see me from other countries. 50% of my consultations were being held by Skype/Facetime. This continued to grow and so I made the decision to close my clinics and I set up my new base in France.
I am still available to see patients in Aix en Provence, France but the majority of my consultations for my acne clinic are held online. This has proven to be highly successful and allows me to spend more time writing instead of travelling.
Consultations at my acne clinic are open to everyone around the world
Each month I work with no more than 20 patients per month. In this way I am able to ensure that each patient gets the necessary support to work with their plan and achieve the correct results.
If you would like to work with me feel free to get in touch. Please do not be put off by the fact that I work from France. The majority of my patients continue to come from the UK.
With very best wishes