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Article Category - "Healthy Lifestyle Choices"

Pregnancy Acupuncture

Pregnancy Acupuncture Pregnancy Acupuncture with Clare Foley

Acupuncture has become a hugely popular therapy to support pregnancy, labour and postpartum health in recent years. Every woman wants her pregnancy to go smoothly and acupuncture is a great way to regulate and optimize our natural cycles. Whether you-and-bump are aching for a good night’s sleep or you’re preparing for the big day, booking in some acupuncture sessions will bring calm, energy and help with the following issues:

 

Low back pain is the most common use of acupuncture during pregnancy along with other pain conditions where painkillers need to be avoided such as headaches and migraine.… Read more

Posted on March 15, 2019

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Qi Gong

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Qi Gong

Qi gong is a system of energetic and meditative practices that originated in Ancient China, however it’s efficiency in repairing and improving the body are still as effective today.

The simple movements of Qigong help balance the flow of Qi (life force energy) so that physical, energetic and spiritual vitality can be restored and maintained.

Some advantages of Qi Gong include the improvement of physical and emotional health, development of fitness and vitality plus reduced stress, improved energy and longevity.… Read more

Posted on February 12, 2019

Acupuncture for Adult Acne

Acupuncture for Adult Acne

Acne, unfortunately, doesn’t just affect teenagers. Adult Acne can appear when you are in your 20’s, 30’s or even 40’s.

Because the causes of acne can be affected not only by hormonal changes in the body but also by your stress levels, your diet and lifestyle choices. So while you may have escaped with the occasional spot as a teenager, adult acne can be problematic popping up when you least need it.… Read more

Posted on February 5, 2019

Naturopathy

Naturopathy

 

Naturopathy with Siobhán Carroll at The elbowroom

Naturopathy is for people who are ready to take control of their wellbeing and are willing to do the work to make changes that will benefit their health now and into the future. It’s a medicine of empowerment and of self-healing. Working with plant medicine, nutrition, sleep hygiene, lifestyle medicine, detoxification principles, Ayurveda, Bach flower essences, homoeopathic tissue salts and more, conducting 1:1 health consultations with clients of all ages.… Read more

Posted on January 16, 2019

Q&A with Naturopath Siobhán Carroll

Q&A with Naturopath Siobhán Carroll

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Siobhán. I love potatoes, like a good Irishwoman, and avocados, like a good vegan. I love plants and can often be found hugging trees. My favourite herb is Calendula, so much so that my friends from my Naturopathy school and my Herbal Medicine Internship all call me Shivandula. I’m a big fan of Disney, fantasy and everything magical. My favourite film is Stardust, and probably all of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, and my favourite books for the last 20 years have been the Harry Potter series.… Read more

Posted on November 15, 2018

5 Medication-Free Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease

5 Medication-Free Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Here are 5 ways you can help protect your heart. The Irish heart foundation report that it is Ireland’s no 1 killer. See here for statistics.

We all know diet and exercise are primary factors for your well-but here are some motivating tips for you.

1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco

Smoking or using tobacco is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease. Chemicals in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis).… Read more

Posted on October 5, 2018