Pilates good for back pain

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Several health care professionals recommend Pilates for those suffering with back pain. Yet how does Pilates help so many people who suffer with back pain?

Pilates is a gentle and effective way to help strengthen muscles to support the back. The Pilates exercises can easily be adapted, ideal if you are suffering with back pain, as it offers you options. Clinical Pilates are small classes, maximum of 12. To ensure everyone receives the adequate time and attention, especially with back pain.

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Menopause

By |March 21st, 2017|

“Menopause is a consequence of reproductive ageing and follicular depletion (ovarian failure), yielding very low circulating oestrogen concentrations and biologically disadvantageous metabolic alterations.” [The Evolutionary origin and significance of Menopause www.ncti.gov/articles]
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Qi Gong – Exercise for Health

By |March 1st, 2017|

Currently, there is much in the news and media about the medical crisis facing the NHS and an ageing population in poor health with a high proportion of preventable illnesses that need high cost care and support. How can we enjoy our old age in good health without NHS bankruptcy?

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An Acupuncturist’s honest opinion

By |March 1st, 2017|

Every year, the British Acupuncture Council devote a week to the promotion of acupuncture. You’ll see a rise of articles in the national press, local promotions, more feeds on social media. Sometimes a celebrity will be approached to act as a spokesperson. But why should this great push to understand acupuncture only happen once a year?

Acupuncture has so much to offer. Just within the last few months in my clinic I have seen it take away longstanding pain, help with emotional issues (including men’s), turn breech babies, help with digestive issues, cease menopausal hot flushes.
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Spoil Mum or those Mummy’s-to-be this Mother’s Day

By |March 1st, 2017|

Mother’s Day is approaching us, have you ran out of ideas on what you could do this year?  Maybe you could do with some inspiration?
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Migraines and Homeopathy

By |February 5th, 2017|

Migraine headache is usually a moderate or severe headache. It is understood that it comes from a change in the blood vessels of the head and brain: the blood vessels first become overly constricted and then widen abnormally. However, some experts now believe the cause is related to genes that control the activity of some brain cells. […]

Migraines – The Key is Normality

By |February 5th, 2017|

According to the Global Burden of Disease Survey 2010, migraine is the 3rd most prevalent disorder and 7th highest specific cause of disability worldwide.  Migraine Action UK states that 1 in 7 people in the UK suffer from migraine affecting twice as many women as men.  […]

Treatment of migraines and headaches according to Ayurveda

By |January 26th, 2017|

Ayurveda is a comprehensive 5,000 year old system of herbal medicine, whose origins are closely related to Yoga. It understands how to bring harmony back to the body, mind and senses and in the process treats symptoms. Here are a few causes of migraines according to Ayurveda; hormonal imbalances, indigestion, emotional stress, muscular tension or certain foods/chemicals. These sources amongst others can trigger both chronic headaches and migraines. […]

A Year to Make Changes you Can Keep

By |January 1st, 2017|

A brand New Year and with it for many will come reflection on the previous year and hopes for a happier and healthier year ahead.  Health and Wellbeing goals are often and understandably at the top of the agenda of many New Year’s resolutions; quitting smoking, getting fit, weight loss and improving ‘work life balance’ being some of the top changes that people hope to make.  So why is it so difficult to succeed in making changes? […]

10 Reasons to do Yoga

By |November 2nd, 2016|

1. Relaxation (allows you to step back from your negative emotions, stress, anger, worry, anxiety, regret and makes you appreciate how important the breath is. When we lose our breath focus we lose our way and situations can become out of control quickly) […]