Harley Street and CBD
Harley Street and CBD Explained
A History of Harley Street
Nestled in the heart of Marylebone, arguably one of London’s most stylish districts with its W1 postcode, Harley Street is globally renowned as a hub for private healthcare.
At the beginning of the 18th century, the village of Marylebone featured a small amount of housing, but it didn’t begin to grow until the Georgian period which saw the development of imposing, elegant architecture.
In 1717, Edward Harley married wealthy heiress, Henrietta Cavendish Holles who owned the grid of streets around Harley Street. Between 1715 and 1720, Edward decided to develop the streets that surrounded the fashionable Cavendish Square, naming many of the streets after members of their family.
The estate eventually passed to Edward’s daughter, Margaret Cavendish Harley, who married the second Duke of Portland. It became the Portland Estate for five generations until it passed to the widow of the 6th Baron Howard de Walden and became the Howard de Walden Estate, as it is today.
From the mid 1800s, doctors were attracted to the grand yet affordable buildings, their central location and proximity to rail stations. There were around 20 doctors on Harley Street in 1860, 80 by 1900 and almost 200 by 1914. The area became associated with brilliance and innovation, synonymous with medical excellence. When the NHS was established in 1948, Harley Street was home to around 1500 doctors.
What does Harley Street offer today?
Having grown and thrived over the past three centuries, the modern day Harley Street boasts an exclusive collection of some of the world’s leading physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals.
With over 5000 medical professionals and over 200 clinics, practices and hospitals in the Harley Street area, it features the largest concentration of medical services and clinics in the world. There are several private hospitals including the Harley Street Clinic, the Harley Street Hospital and the London Clinic, all featuring state of the art technology and equipment and with specialisms that range from fertility to pain management.
What is The Harley Street Hospital?
A private hospital located on Harley Street, the Harley Street Hospital offers a wealth of experience over a diverse range of medical treatments. With spacious consulting rooms and two fully-equipped operating theatres, its focus is on high quality patient care led by doctors who are at the forefront of their specialities. As a result, the Harley Street Hospital is a centre of excellence when it comes to pain management, research and education.
Services include spinal and orthopaedic care, female healthcare, plastic surgery, andrology, examinations and full health checks. It is also home to the London Spine Unit.
How is ULU connected with Harley Street?
Many studies have taken place reporting the value of CBD, particularly when associated with improved sleep and reduced anxiety, but we must always seek to further our understanding. While the advantages of CBD are being seen around the world, there is still much to learn about the ways in which CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, alleviating symptoms of relatively common problems.
In a ground-breaking partnership, award winning ULU is engaging in a medical research programme in conjunction with The Harley Street Hospital. This unique, forward-thinking project will explore new ways in which CBD can be used to manage pain and treat problematic issues, from pain and anxiety to sleeplessness and skin conditions.
ULU is the only CBD brand in the world to be affiliated to a world renowned hospital, under the expert guidance of Harley Street Hospital’s medical director, Mr Mo Akmal. With over 20 years’ experience, Mr Akmal is a lead consultant at Imperial College London. Founder of the London Spine Unit, his mission to safely push boundaries has led him to ULU. Together with his colleagues, he will carry out research and practice in CBD treatments.
Alongside the Harley Street Hospital, ULU aim to further our understanding, targeting problems by supporting our use of CBD with medical science and promoting general wellness.
Should I consider specific products?
Developed in partnership with The Harley Street Hospital, our ULU @ 19 Harley Street CBD products are designed specifically to support pain management, sleep improvement and recovery.
We’ve combined our premium, organic CBD with the natural amino acid, GABA to form the best GABA supplement for sleep on the UK market. Working gently yet powerfully, this product is designed to help improve sleep quality and quantity, boosting your mood and beating stress. As the delicious honey flavour soothes you to sleep, the high-strength oil gets to work, achieving real benefits.
Taking the irritation out of dry skin and providing deep, long lasting moisturisation, this luxurious body oil targets dehydrated and mature skin for ultimate moisture and care. Designed to help with dry skin, eczema, acne, inflammation and redness, this massage oil is a pure delight.
This full-spectrum, high-strength CBD oil, includes our premium CBD alongside other beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. Considered one of the strongest oils in the UK market, it’s here to help you stay happy and healthy, providing relief from anxiety, poor immune function, pain, sleep issues and other ailments.
Our exceptional cream features 1000mg of organic, premium CBD combined with natural ingredients that include organic aloe leaf juice, cooling menthol, paprika and camphor oil. It’s designed to invigorate your senses and support muscle aches and pains, whether you experience chronic discomfort in a muscle group or need some relief from aching muscles after exercise.
Harley Street – did you know?
– Florence Nightingale worked at the Institute for the Care of Sick Gentlewomen at 1 Harley Street in the early 1850s before she left for the Crimean War.
– Si Henry Thompson, the great British surgeon and polymath, practiced from Harley Street in the 1870s. He specialised in surgery of the Genito-urinary tract and was appointed surgeon-extraordinaire to the King of Brussels.
– In 1873, the Medical Society of London opened in Chandos Street.
– Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, was admitted to the London Hospital on Harley Street in 1886, where he remained until his death in 1890
– In 1912, the Royal Society of Medicine opened in Wimpole Street.
– Dr Edward Bach practiced from Harley Street in the 1920s. He was a specialist in vaccines and bacteriology and went on to develop the Bach Flower Remedies.
– In 1902, two days before his coronation, King Edward VII had an emergency appendectomy on Harley Street. It was England’s first appendectomy and performed by Sir Frederick Treves.
– Lionel Logue began practising at Harley Street in 1924. In 1926, the Duke of York (later King George VI) started speech therapy with Logue.
– There are numerous fictional references to Harley Street – featuring in Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ to name just two.
A hub of medical excellence with over 200 clinics, practices and hospitals, Harley Street features the largest concentration of medical services and clinics in the world. At its very heart is the Harley Street Hospital.
Seeking to further understand the ways in which CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, ULU is engaging in a medical research programme in conjunction with The Harley Street Hospital.
To that end, we have developed our ULU @ 19 Harley Street CBD products, designed specifically to support pain management, sleep improvement and recovery. At ULU, our mission is to provide high quality solutions, increasing positivity and confidence in people and in their lives.
Consider the products that best suit you, perhaps building up as you see the benefits. And remember, if you have any questions, our friendly CBD experts are just an email away.
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