Article Category - "Healthy Lifestyle Choices"

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

Craniosacral Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

Craniosacral Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with your body, using a light therapeutic touch to encourage the release of symptoms caused by physical, psychological and emotional stress.

This is a therapy which enhances the body’s own healing abilities. It involves gentle manipulations as the therapist both tests for restrictions and “listens” to the quality of the craniosacral rhythm.

In our modern life, with its high energy and fast pace, it’s difficult to find the time for ourselves and to slow down.… Read more

Posted on April 18, 2017

Acupuncture for Acne

Acupuncture for 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 April 5, 2017

5 Tips to Help Reduce Oedema

5 Tips to Help Reduce Oedema

“The Swelling in my legs meant that I felt uncomfortable walking long distances.  Walking around the shops had become hard. I was beginning to have cramp like pains in my legs which meant that I had to be able to sit down when this happened, so this began to limit my time outside the house” T Byrne

Oedema – A condition characterised by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body.… Read more

Posted on March 21, 2017