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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9 Apr

Posture, Ergonomics & Working From Home

More and more people are now working from home in recent weeks. Since this does not seem likely to change anytime soon it is imperative to have a good work space and set up for the home office. A good ergonomic set up includes: -chair with adjustable height and backrest to support the lumbar spine […]

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31 Mar

Chinese Medicine, Immunity and COVID 19

Understanding your Immune system from a Chinese Medicine Perspective and how to create a plan for your better health. Immunity in Chinese Medicine is called Wei Qi or Defensive Qi. The Organs that are responsible for our defence are the Lungs, Large Intestine and the Skin. These more exterior relating organs, control what comes from […]

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27 Feb

A Naturopathic Approach to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) presents with a wide array of symptoms: Generalised pain Increased frequency in fatigue Non-restorative sleep Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Headache Impaired cognition and mood Many more symptoms Risk factors There is often an increased incidence of adverse life events and psychological distress. (Domestic violence, abuse, emotional trauma) More prevalent in females compared to […]

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