Margaret decided to launch the clinic to help others with Arthritis after her own personal experience with the disease. At the age of 21, whilst training to be a nurse, she developed Rheumatoid Arthritis. This had a fast onset, literally overnight, and resulted in 5 months of complete bed rest to aid her recovery. Years later, after completing her training, she then developed Osteoarthritis, which culminated in another attack of Rheumatoid Arthritis leaving her crippled and in severe pain. Realising that the medical profession could do nothing for her, as the only available treatment was aspirin, she began to look into natural treatments.