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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.

5 Common Myths & Misconceptions

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 January 5, 2018

Caught a winter cold? 6 tips to help beat it

Caught a winter cold? 6 tips to help beat it

Our resident Acupuncturists Gregg Hartnett & Sam Taylor have 6 great tips to help beat those winter coughs and colds.

‘Many of our clients are turning up with colds and flu in the last week. Some of them have an existing medical condition and because of this, it’s even more important to shift these irritating infections quicker. And let’s be honest, none of us enjoy being under the weather.’

Here are 6 practical tips that you can put into practice if you already have the dreaded winter cold!… Read more

Posted on January 5, 2018

Don’t Let Your Back Pain Define You!

Don’t Let Your Back Pain Define You!

Many of us have experienced back pain at some stage in our lives. Varying diagnoses can be given to people and often we have difficulty seeing any improvements. Your back is an incredibly complex structure, an evolutionary masterpiece comprised of bone, muscle, ligaments, fascia, nerves, and disks.

Studies suggest that 80% of our population will suffer from back pain at some stage in their lives. This unexpected burden often strikes down even the most flexible of yogis and the strongest of athletes.… Read more

Posted on November 2, 2017

Why Acupuncture is Great for Women

Why Acupuncture is Great for Women

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes the body contains 5 vital substances for life.

By using a combination of acupuncture, herbs, good food and exercise to preserve these fluids you will be given the best opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

Today we are going to focus on one of those fluids – blood and why it’s vital for women.

Facts about TCM blood
  • It’s manufactured in the body using elements of the food we eat
  • It nourishes the body by bringing nutrients to tissues
  • It moisturises the body – so that tissues don’t dry out
  • Blood nourishes and houses the mind keeping us happy
  • It determines menstruation
So why is this vital for women?

Periods.… Read more

Posted on October 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?

Well, apart from moving to the Antipodes for the next 6 months or becoming your local pharmacists best friend, there are a number of things you can do.… Read more

Posted on October 1, 2017

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