Written by Rebecca Maunder, Homeopath - Naturally Well Skin irritation that causes dry, red, cracked and itching skin. Pustules may also develop with weeping of fluid. A common form of eczema is Atopic eczema. Atopic means ‘sensitive to allergens’. So atopic eczema is due to contact with allergens (food allergies, soaps, detergents etc). This is also sometimes called contact dermatitis (often described as this when the skin comes into contact with a specific substance for a prolonged period of time) (1).
Written by Helen Compton, Harrogate Herbal Medicine. What is Herbal Medicine? Herbal medicine, or Phytotherapy, is the treatment of illness using plant materials and extracts. Plant medicines have been used for centuries from the tribal medicine man or woman, to the old apothecaries and on to the combination of traditional knowledge and scientific practice seen in herbal medicine today.
Written by Rebecca Maunder, Homeopath According to the World Health Organisation; “Migraine, tension-type headache and medication-overuse headache are of public health importance since they are responsible for high population levels of disability and ill-health”
Written by Jane Wood, Acupuncturist Suffering from migraine? Can acupuncture help? If you suffer from migraine you know only too well the agony of the throbbing pulsating pain, often accompanied by increased sensitivity to light, or aura, nausea and vomiting.
Written by Norma Nowell, Hypnotherapist and Regression Therapist. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy using hypnosis. What is hypnosis? This question has been asked for more than 200 years. It's really a question about how the human mind works.
Written by Nicki Eyre, Transformational Coach. I’m not sure that I had ever consciously acknowledged that I loved myself in the past. Then, a few years ago, I experienced bullying in the workplace. It affected me so deeply that my behaviour changed significantly and I realised I really, really disliked the person that I had become, and yet I felt powerless to change.
Written by Liz Webster, Physiotherapist - Elizabeth Webster Physiotherapy Running is one of the most popular ways to stay fit (it’s free and you can do it anytime and anywhere!), however it is also one of the most common sports for causing injuries.
Written by Rebecca Maunder, Naturally Well Homeopathy The body reacts to foreign particles in the body in many ways. We sneeze when the mucous membranes of the throat and nose are irritated, perhaps by particles of dust or pollen, to force it out of the body. We can cough, produce discharges and pus, and expel through vomit or stool. The body has many mechanisms at its disposal. But processes can become over-stimulated and our body can over-respond… hayfever is one such example.
Written by Karen Palmer, Relationship Counsellor Couples counselling (which can also be referred to as marriage guidance) is a form of therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve issues within an intimate relationship. In contrast to counselling for relationship issues, which can be undertaken solely through individual sessions, couples counselling is a term applied to talk therapy for two people within a relationship.
Written by Sylvia Shroer, Re-Connect to Health (Acupuncture & Craniosacral Therapy) Acupuncture works by regulating and strengthening the body’s Qi and because of this, treatment can potentially be of benefit no matter what health problem you suffer from. This means acupuncture is also terrific for ‘wellness care’ and prevention of illnesses. An acupuncturist can assess the patient and start to appreciate what might go wrong in future and work to prevent this happening by maintaining balance in a person’s system. We may have heard it said that in China people paid their physician when they were well and not when they became sick – perhaps there is some truth behind this myth?