About Us

CLAID stands for Covid, Lyme And Infectious Diseases. The Claid Clinic is a co-operative group of herbalists specialising in the long-term effects of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. We work in close association with Napiers the Herbalists but are a separate, registered, not-for-profit entity.

Our highly skilled practitioners support those with recurrent or antibiotic-resistant infections such as Borrelia (Lyme), Bartonella and Babesia, as well as those recovering from ongoing infections such as urinary tract and prostate infection. Where possible, we work with the patient’s primary care physician to ensure that supportive herbal treatment is safe by avoiding drug interactions. We are also experienced in supporting the long-term recovery of patients after virus infections such as Covid-19, Epstein-Barr (mononucleosis), herpesviruses, cytomegalovirus (CMV), dengue, chikungunya and other viral attacks where people are left with post-viral fatigue, brain fog, poor memory and neurological problems, joint or muscular pain, persistent inflammation and/or poor immunity.

Practitioners at the Claid Clinic include medical, naturopathic, and research herbalists, Chinese TCM practitioners and counselling. We take a holistic approach advising on diet and nutrition, stress management and other lifestyle factors in addition to creating an individualised protocol of herbs or supplements. We take a patient-centred approach working collaboratively with medical doctors who specialise in infectious diseases, to ensure a safe approach to concomitant prescribing alongside prescribed medicines, holding regular MDT and review meetings.

We are also committed to sharing knowledge and run a biannual herbal practitioner training conference (AKESO) and a practitioner support forum.

For appointments with our specialist practitioner team, please email care@claidclinic.com (or call reception on 0131 225 5542) and ask to register with the Claid Clinic. You will be asked to fill in a detailed intake form so that we can match you with the practitioner best suited to your experience. You will be set up on our clinic portal to which you have access to all test results, treatment plans, letters and recommendations and can manage your appointments.

The Claid Clinic is a non-profit making Cooperative Society run by our members. Each practitioner member charges a consultation fee for the time spent looking after their patients. Commissions on prescriptions and medicines are not taken by practitioners but are paid into the cooperative to fund care, research and low-income patients.