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13 Sep

Hypertension Support (High Blood Pressure)

Risk factors of hypertension: Stressors related to low socioeconomic status Family history of hypertension Alcohol abuse High sodium intake in susceptible individuals Sedentary lifestyle Excess weight Mood disorders, particularly depression and anxiety; repressed anger may also contribute; depression and anxiety may have direct physiologic impact on blood vessels, or they may lead to unhealthy behaviours […]

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10 Sep

Have you ever heard a chiropractor tell you to walk? By Amy Warner

As Chiropractors we want to ensure that peoples spines and nervous systems are functioning at their absolute best and one of the top things you can do aside from being adjusted is to WALK! Here’s some of the reasons why.   Walking is one of the best movements for our bodies, it’s an upright posture, we are having to support our own weight and generate movement, all […]

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15 Jun

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic and endocrine (hormonal) disorder. As a leading cause of infertility it affects up to 20% of women. Diagnosis includes an ultrasound scan of ‘polycystic’ ovaries (ovaries with multiple fluid filled sacs) however, only approximately 40% of women with PCOS have polycystic ovaries. The most common experiences include […]

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10 Jun

Benign Prostatic Hyperlasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperlasia (BPH), is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland which commonly presents in men during their middle to later years in life. The prostate produces fluids for ejaculation and when enlarged can increase pressure on the urethra and may lead to urinary dysfunction and bladder issues. Elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels are […]

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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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