12 Apr

Overwhelm Syndrome

Overwhelm syndrome is becoming increasingly common in both adults and children.  Overwhelm produces a stress response in the body which can: 🏵increase anxiety, frustration and anger 🏵increase inflammation, pain and tension 🏵increase fatigue and exhaustion 🏵disrupt healthy sleeping patterns 🏵reduce gut function and integrity 🏵negatively impact diet and nutrition 🏵imbalance hormones 🏵exacerbate existing conditions 🏵negatively impact […]

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8 Jan

Sleep and persistent pain: Do quality and quantity matter?

Our lifestyles have been greatly changed by technology and by societal values and expectations we have accepted as a ‘new normal’. We have experienced a general extension in our daily activities including occupation, family responsibilities, chores and leisure. Most of this has occurred at the expense of sleep. Sleep is defined as a natural, recurrent […]

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2 Nov

Treating Soft Tissue Injury with P.E.A.C.E. & L.O.V.E.

Management and care of musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries can be complex due to tissue type, different healing responses and timeframes, as well as severity. To guide the management principles of early management, you may have come across several acronyms that have been used over the years including: ICE (ice, compression, elevation) RICE (rest, ice, compression, […]

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13 Oct

PND, is it Post Natal Depression or Post Natal Deficiency

In Chinese Medicine we are not so interested in labelling diseases or conditions. What we aim to do is understand a person’s physiological state, how they got there, where they are stuck and how they can move forward to improve their health. Being post birth is a vulnerable time ripe for deficiencies and complex emotions. […]

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9 Oct

Is there an ‘ideal’ posture?

Is there an ‘ideal’ or ‘perfect’ POSTURE? Whether sitting or standing or adopting any position to perform an activity or simply sit and relax watching TV can cause us to ask the question – “Is it my posture that’s causing my discomfort or pain?”  For decades we have held as an undeniable truth that we should ‘sit […]

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8 Oct

Mental Health Awareness

Depression can present with: Poor concentration, fatigue, loss of sexual desire, loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities and sleep disturbances. Alcohol and recreational substances can often become an outlet for coping with mental health struggles. This can lead to a neglect in health and can increase the risk of comorbidities like reducing […]

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14 Sep

The Mother of all herbs “Motherwort”

It can be challenging navigating the stressors of life. Quite often I see women who have been busy for years even decades, who have been taking care of everyone else around them and have forgotten to take care of themselves. Historically the Greeks and Romans have used this plant to treat emotional and physical problems […]

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20 Aug

Holistic Harmony with Naomi – What do I do?

Feeling overwhelmed/anxious/depressed or stressed – want to change things in your life but not sure how?  Need someone to talk to you? I would like to introduce myself as resident counsellor and life coach at Embrace Life, explain what I do and how I do it. Firstly about me and my experience – I am […]

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14 Aug

Massage for Headache & Migraine Relief

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines?  As you know there is no cure for headaches and migraines and prevention is difficult, but treatment can help reduce the number of attacks.  Some people experience headaches or migraines from as little as once or twice a year, to as often as two or three times a […]

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17 Apr

Keeping you and your kids active with creativity

Keeping kids active has its challenges at the best of times, let alone during the Covid19 home isolation that we all face.  It’s very well-known fact that exercising regularly is an effective means of keeping us healthy and feeling good.  Unfortunately though for many families trying to juggle their work and life commitments at home […]

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