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23 May

Spiritually as a Healing Tool

Research has shown that spiritual or religious beliefs can increase the ability to: 💚Cope with stress 💚Improve mental health 💚Increase self awareness 💚Improve lifestyle choices 💚Reduce substance abuse 💚Increase mindfulness Beliefs systems can teach you that it is okay to feel your emotions, just don’t give that emotion any control. To be spiritually grounded is […]

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20 May

Why water? Am I drinking enough of it?

Water is essential to all life. Animals need it, plants need it and… you guessed it… we need it too. But how much water is “enough” and why do I need to keep drinking even when I don’t feel thirsty? Surely my body will tell me when I need to have a drink? Right?? Well… […]

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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: đŸ”increase anxiety, frustration and anger đŸ”increase inflammation, pain and tension đŸ”increase fatigue and exhaustion đŸ”disrupt healthy sleeping patterns đŸ”reduce gut function and integrity đŸ”negatively impact diet and nutrition đŸ”imbalance hormones đŸ”exacerbate existing conditions đŸ”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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