Article Category - "Healthy Lifestyle Choices"

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

Fertility Counselling

Fertility Counselling

Fertility Counselling is for anybody contemplating or undergoing any aspect of fertility treatment. It is open to both men and women.

Counselling for individuals and couples can offer help in coping with the unique stresses of fertility treatment and the uncertainty of outcomes.

How can Counselling Help?

Attending Counselling can provide much needed support in dealing with family and friends, can help reduce feelings of isolation and can provide a supportive space as a person is undergoing or contemplating fertility treatment.… Read more

Posted on March 14, 2017

Numbness and Nerve Pain

Numbness and Nerve Pain

Do you suffer from pins and needles in your arms or legs?  After having an operation did you experience coldness around the operation site or numbness?

Often, in the carrying out of routine procedures, the patient is left having numb, cold or pins and needles around the operation site or along the nerve pathways feeding the area.  This can be quite disconcerting as the hope was that the operation would remedy the problem, not leave the patient with more issues.Read more

Posted on March 9, 2017

Work : Life Balance

Work : Life Balance

The elusive work life balance that is much talked about, but the reality of it probably eludes most of us.  So how do you know if your Work:Life balance is totally out of whack?

Think of something nice like a hair appointment or a massage…. is the next thought in your head “I don’t have time for “?  If so then you have a problem.

Stress is sneaky. We need a certain amount of it to keep us on our toes, but it creeps up little by little, like the sand in an old fashioned egg timer.… Read more

Posted on March 2, 2017

Community Acupuncture at The elbowroom

Community Acupuncture at The elbowroom

Have you ever wondered what community or multi-bed acupuncture would be like? It’s a really popular thing in eastern countries. Acupuncture works best if you can have a series of sessions, if you are in China that would be daily until you are better. Here in the west weekly usually works out better.
Samantha Taylor one of the resident acupuncturists here at The elbowroom explains a little bit more about what happens at the community clinic in the video below.… Read more

Posted on February 24, 2017

Be Activated – Muscle Activation

Be Activated – Muscle Activation

A powerful new perspective on why the body becomes dysfunctional.

Be Activated is an impressive technique that re-awakens muscles which have become lazy or have forgotten how they are supposed to work.

The human body is amazing. It is intelligent, intuitive and it will sacrifice anything to keep you moving.  When muscles don’t work correctly in one area of your body another  will take up the slack; working overtime. Unfortunately these compensations put us at risk because they more often lead to inefficient movement patterns, pain and injury.… Read more

Posted on February 9, 2017