Health Issues

  • 6 Tips to keep your back strong, stable and mobile

    Researchers have found that The Alexander Technique is one of the best ways of managing chronic and recurring back pain. It is more effective than massage and exercise, they say. The therapy was tested on 579 patients who received either the standard medical care, massage or 6 or 24 Alexander sessions. Half of the participants […]

  • Factors that may lead to stress

    ·        Excessive workload ·        Physical illness ·        Excessive physical exercise ·        Financial pressures ·        Lack of sleep ·        Excessive caffeine intake ·        Smoking and social drug use ·        Excessive alcohol consumption ·        Emotional distress form a relationship

  • How do we help ourselves in times of stress?

    Most importantly we must give ourselves some ‘me’ time. Meditation, just sitting listening to music, a good massage, yoga or Thai Chi are all great ways of relaxation. It is now widely acknowledged that daily meditation is not just good for us, it has been proven to actually extend our life, create more happiness, increase […]

  • 15 Tips to Help Fight ‘Swine Flu’

    15 Tips to help fight ‘Swine Flu’. The human body is a wonderful and remarkable machine that is designed to function and survive in a world full of ‘body invaders’. All around us every day, every hour, every minute, the human body is exposed to and attacked by ‘body invaders’. They can be infectious organisms […]

  • What is stress and how does it affect the body?

    Stress affects the balance of certain hormones and the factors that contribute are our emotions, lifestyle, diet, exercise, injury and environment. Whether the stress is physical or emotional, the body only knows one way of responding. It will trigger the ‘fight or flight’ response, which is nature’s way of preparing us to run away or […]

  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST) Can Help Stress & Anxiety

    Craniosacral Therapy (CST) can be really useful in treating stress and anxiety: Firstly, the treatments themselves create a deep sense of peace and relaxation which enables people to feel relief from their current problems. Secondly, the therapy can address the underlying agitation of the nervous system that is frequently at the root of the problem. […]

  • Our Polluted World

    We are reading and hearing more and more about toxic chemicals that are in our environment and causing health problems in all age groups. Chemicals used to make household products are being found in breast milk, blood and urine and experts fear that they may be linked to human diseases such as breast and testicular […]

  • Coping naturally with the menopause

    The menopause is a time of fundamental hormonal adjustment causing a variety of symptoms in women over the age of forty. This is caused by dropping levels of progesterone and oestrogen in their bodies. Symptoms include: hot flushes, sweats, memory loss, depression, irritability, insomnia, palpitations, water retention, vaginal dryness, weight gain, osteoporosis and an increase […]

  • Cancer, what’s it about?

    Now that one in three people develop cancer it is vital that we realise that the 21st Century environment and lifestyle could be responsible, and make the necessary changes. The four main causes of chronic disease are: Poisons Radiation Lack of vitamins and minerals Fears and emotions Poisons These are chemicals in our food, the […]