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Latest News

8 days ago

Video Consultations with Dr David Owen

We have had to review how we provide our service to patients because of travel and health concerns.

14 days ago

Are you suffering from Text-Neck?

Did you know texting can add 49lbs of stress on your spine and nervous system?* The average adult head weighs 10-12 pounds when it’s upright or in a neutral position.

17 days ago

Anxiety in the time of Covid-19, and how hypnotherapy may help

Even prior to the current pandemic I noticed an increase in the prevalence of anxiety among the patients I was seeing both in my hypnotherapy practice and as a GP.

17 days ago

Depression and the Menopause

Women need their hormones to function normally both physically and emotionally and they also need their hormones for good mental health.

Why choose The Natural Practice

Group Practice

We draw on the team expertise and help you choose the best indicated approach for individual needs.

Doctor Led

We work with people of different ages presenting with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions and specialise in natural management options.

35 Years of Experience

Having first opened in Winchester in 1987, the Natural Practice is now a well-established practice with 12 practitioners, 6 different locations and an in-house dispensary.

Personal Care Package

We recognise that everyone is unique and therefore work together with the patients to create an individualised management plan to restore optimal health.

Meet the Practitioners

Dr Patricia Ridsdale

Physician (Integrated Medicine)

Dr Katya Mishanina

Physician (Integrated Medicine)

Dr Iwona Pogoda

Physician (Hormonal Health)

Dr David Owen

Physician (Integrated Medicine)

Medical Director

Dr Tim Foster

Medical Homeopath

Dr Ruth Dyson

Medical Hypnotherapist

Dr Ruolin Sun

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Ruth Taylor

Nutritional Therapist

Christina Edwards


Mark Stockwell


Pat Maguire

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist

Jane Pearce


Marcos Frangos

Constellations Counsellor

Clinic Locations

The Winchester practice is the hub of the Natural Practice.
Alternative practitioners, reception, dispensary and managerial staff all work at the Winchester practice.
Integrated medical doctors see clients in person in 6 different locations.
Follow up consultations with the doctors can also be arranged via Skype, facetime and telephone.

Patient Testimonials

"Dr Ridsdale has helped more than any other doctor or other medical/well-being practitioner ever has. I've had a lot of issues to deal with from childhood traumas and experiences and they've never been fully dealt with in a way that I can feel in control of them and myself. Holistic treatment from Dr Ridsdale has allowed me to finally deal with these issues head-on and move forward from them, taking control of my life. I'm now so confident in myself I'm doing things I never possible before. I cannot thank her enough and would recommend her treatment to anyone!"

"Conventional medication never agreed with me. In 1982, following a recommendation from a friend, I decided to try consulting a homeopathic doctor. Since then I have not looked back. I am 94 years old and feel to be in good health despite a set back with a broken hip earlier this year. I am able to enjoy life and love going out for meals, shopping and the theatre. I am grateful to Dr Katya and all the staff, past and present. " Beryl Beech

"I was in a car accident 2 years ago and have tried every therapy under the sun for the pain and movement restrictions it caused. Physio, massage, sports massage, exercises, strength retraining - nothing worked and I thought I would be in pain forever. However, after receiving acupuncture treatment from Dr Sun, relief was IMMEDIATE and after a full course of treatment, my full movement was restored and I now no longer feel the pain that had been constant since the accident. I can't recommend acupuncture enough! And Dr Sun is an expert. No pain from needle insertion and no pain from an accident I can now fully put behind me. Worth every penny."

"Coming to see Dr Ridsdale has been extremely helpful and well worth the energy, time and financial outlay. Homeopathic remedies together with acupuncture have helped enormously."

"I have used the integrated medical approach to my health all my adult life. I believe in prevention rather than cure to stay healthy. So many factors can affect your health that I prefer to see a doctor that treats your whole body rather than just one or two symptoms. So many times we are given drugs that don't address our whole body's needs resulting in other problems.

Operations and prescribed drugs can all affect your body so I believe it's beneficial to consult a doctor who is a GP wo also knows about complementary medicine. Although we can all go on the internet I prefer to consult a qualified GP to make sure what I am taking correctly balances my body.

I have found Dr David Owen to be an excellent GP who combines that knowledge with his extensive knowledge in complementary medicines. He listens to you and then treats you as a person, not a symptom. As you talk to him it is as though the computer inside his head is coming up with the solution for your particular needs.

I came across homeopathy in my early 20s when I found a book belonging to a grandparent who had passed away. In my 20s I had various problems - asthma plus I was told to have my tonsils out, but visiting an integrated physician sorted both those problems.

I have had breast cancer twice, which I believe could be down to having lots of x-rays as a child and in my early teens. I don't want to risk my health by stopping taking Tamoxifen; David Owen advises me on what I need to do to minimise the side effects." Patient: Susan Sanderson

"Dr Katya has helped me enormously. Her practical support and understanding of the problem has put me on the road to recovery. She is thorough in her medical analysis and explanation of the issues and course of treatment as well as being warm and compassionate. My mum and I feel that we were lucky to be directed towards her. " Patient: Name withheld.

"I've had a monthly massage for over 25 years and when my practitioner retired I was lucky enough to find Pat. She gives a good strong session and I'm very lucky to have found her".

Julia Sandison

"Dr Katya has given me a range of tools to better explain my feelings so I am able to ask for the right support from others. I have also been taught about my inner child and how to be more aware of her needs which has improved my happiness and confidence."


"Excellent help with thyroid issues plus associated adrenal/sugar problems. Very sympathetic; Dr Owen is extremely knowledgeable across different modalities. Highly recommended and very happy with the whole practice!"

Pam Gregory

"The treatment received has made a considerable difference to the quality of my life over the past 15 years."

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"Splendid fact packed lectures that I find extremely useful in understanding your theory missing in my consultations with you.

They complement one to one consultations superbly. Mainly because my individual concerns are not discussed but possible reasons for their cause.

This mornings lectures again contained excellent content. As with the previous ones I have come away with a fuller understanding of past situations. These were both stressful and difficult to understand. I now do.

Reflecting now, I came up with a suggestion which I do hope you will take as a compliment.

Prior to his death a Rabbi Lionel Blue gave thought for the day on Radio Four. His thoughts many and myself found set us up any stressful day ahead. I sense you would make an excellent if not better replacement!! More so now as this country needs positive people like you. The Rabbis best thought still recalled by my pals and myself was given during the dark depressing days of John Major. 'Now my friends a quick thought for you to recall during your day, like me everyone is suffering, well now, all good things come to an end, so do bad things'. When ever even now a bad day is had his thought is quoted still.

After your lectures I feel set up for today to better cope with what is (not pleasant at present) thrown at me, more important with new tools to cope. Thank you I look forward to the next ones."

Brian commenting on Dr Owen's recent webinar

"Working with Marcos helped me to process and move on from a difficult time in my life and into a new and brighter future. His manner is warm and sensitive and, because I felt safe, I found it easy to talk and share (even on Zoom). Constellating my feelings created a real breakthrough and I came away from each session feeling clearer and positive."

"My sessions with Marcos were very special, I always looked forward to them. He holds sacred space for you magnificently, never rushing, just allowing what is deep inside you to come forth. The sessions felt so nurturing in the blur of my days when I am giving out all the time to others.

He taught me to love myself more and to make time for that. Marcos is very skilled in techniques that truly allow old behaviours or even ancestral patterns to be released so they stop getting in our way of our happiness. Our sessions have even benefited my work, as I feel I express that with even more love and equally receive more back from people.

Marcos works with exquisite sensitivity but a great deal of skill, and was able to find just what I needed to allow me to have a happier life. Highly recommended!'.

Just writing to add our thanks to Dr Owen and colleagues for the helpful advice and support you have given during the COVID-19 emergency. We have taken up several of your suggestions. Once again, many thanks.

Ed & Sarah Rhodes