Article Category - "Healthy Lifestyle Choices"

Quit Your Smoking Addiction with Acupuncture

Quit Your Smoking Addiction with Acupuncture

“I only smoke a couple a day (cough). How much is a couple? 15, Okay maybe 20 (cough). I really don’t enjoy them anymore. So why do you continue to smoke?”

Sound Familiar? Quitting smoking is one of the hardest but also most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Your physical and mental health will instantly improve.

Here are some numbers to digest

1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease

Most smokers (83%) regret that they ever started smoking and would not smoke if they had the choice again.… Read more

Posted on July 13, 2017

How can reflexology help?

How can reflexology help?

Reflexology is based on the principle that areas in the feet, hands and other parts of the body relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. The points to which pressure is applied are located by reference to both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and reflex zone therapy.

“most neglected areas of our body”

Our feet are possibly one of the more important and most neglected areas of our body. … Read more

Posted on July 10, 2017

What type of posture do you have?

What type of posture do you have?

Are you a swayback? A sloucher? Military type? Does your bum stick out a bit too much? Are your hamstrings too tight? Pilates is one of the most effective ways of correcting posture. We always recommend you start a beginners course – see our schedule here

Negative effects of poor posture

The truth is – the way you sit or stand can have a negative effect on your body over time causing niggling aches or worse.… Read more

Posted on June 20, 2017

Hay Fever Blues

Hay Fever Blues

Every summer do you stare outside at the fabulous weather and the people frolicking around in the sunshine, while you grab another box of tissues?

Hay fever is miserable. Who wants to be sunbathing with cold symptoms? Colds are for winter so you can bundle up and feel terrible by the fireside sipping hot whiskey. You can’t stick a cocktail umbrella in hot whiskey and hope for the best.

So what can you do to help?… Read more

Posted on June 1, 2017

5 Myths & Misconceptions About Lower Back Pain

5 Myths & Misconceptions About Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common condition, with 80% of adults experiencing it at some point in their lives. However, despite the high prevalence, low back pain is rarely serious and much can be done by patients to self-manage the condition. Pilates or physical therapy is a great way to help and prevent back issues.

Below are some common myths and misconceptions about back pain which frequently impede recovery.

1 “As I have back pain, it is best that I stay in bed and rest”  While it is important to avoid aggravating activities after the initial injury, research has shown that those who stay in bed due to low back pain have a longer recovery time than those who remain active.… Read more

Posted on May 30, 2017

Can Acupuncture Relieve Headaches?

Can Acupuncture Relieve Headaches?

Did you know that there are two classifications of headaches? Primary headaches and secondary headaches.

Primary headaches include tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches.

Secondary headaches are caused by other conditions like allergies, sinus infections, dental disorders and in cases of hangovers – alcohol poisoning.

Research has shown that acupuncture is at least as effective as preventative drug therapy in the treatment of migraines. It can be used as a preventative as well as for acute attacks.… Read more

Posted on April 25, 2017