John H. Varley, D.O., N.D. is the backpainspecialist in Tiptree. He graduated from The British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1978.

At the age of 60 years John retired for personal reasons from active practice.

Having spent 2 years on other projects including writing a book on diet, he was tempted back into practice in Tiptree because there is no one who is a trained specialist in the treatment of back pain in the area.
John graduated from The British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 1978 with Diplomas in Osteopathy and Naturopathy.

I started Acupuncture training in 1983 with Dr. George Lewith and Dr. Julian Kenyon-both international authorities on Acupuncture. Subsequently, John has completed completed numerous courses with The British Medical Acupuncture Society..The most recent courses have been ‘Facial Acupuncture’ with the College of Chinese Medicine and ‘Electro-Acupuncture’ with the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.

He offers a free, no obligation 15 minute consultation to establish whether he thinks he can help with a particular problem. If he feels confident to proceed he will usually offer the patient an appointment as soon as convenient.

John has 39 years experience in treating back pain and sports injuries.He can also usually help people with neck problems, headaches, shoulder, knee and ankle problems.

John has owned and run several diet and allergy clinics. He is a Founder Member of The British Society for Clinical Nutrition. He has trained under some very famous weight loss experts. John  went to Montreal, Canada to study the methods of world famous bariatricians Dr. Maurice Larocque and Dr. J Forbes.He also travelled to Cordoba, Spain to study the methods of Dr. Francisco Nogueras a famous Spanish weight loss expert.  John worked as a consultant to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for 4/5 years. He treated back pain, sports injuries and advised the whole team. John has also been a consultant to the Tobagan International touring cricket team as well as The English National Ballet and the Honorary Osteopath to The English Karate Association.

John no longer practices as an Osteopath but he uses a combination of all the modalities which he has learned over the last 33 years to help his patients achieve their optimum health.

John is married to Denise who is a Registered Osteopath, Naturopath and Acupuncturist practising in Witham. She specialises is the same areas as John but additionally, has considerable success with Anti-Ageing cosmetic acupuncture and also in the use of Cranial Osteopathy for the treatment of babies and infants.

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