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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

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

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

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

Is your health suffering this time of year?

Is your health suffering this time of year?

The early part of the year can be months of fierce weather where storms, snow, floods and flu’s are thrown at us. January is seen as a depressing month as the glow of Christmas is gone and we’re left with bills, worries and empty pockets. It can take quite a toll on our health.

So how can The elbowroom Clinic be of help to you this year?

1 Gym Injuries – We start the year off with the best of intentions.… Read more

Posted on January 5, 2017