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?
The natural ageing process affects the body in many ways, including a reduction in muscle strength and bone density and an increase in body fat and joint stiffness, all of which contribute towards a change in older people’s mobility and balance. Additionally, the over 60s are more susceptible to a number of conditions, such as Arthritis and Parkinson’s Disease. All these factors can have a significant impact on the independence and quality of life for older people, and it is therefore crucial to ensure that steps are taken to maximise their physical wellbeing.
Mind Chatter or Monkey Chatter as I call it is like your thoughts are swinging from branch to branch, tree to tree and refuse to give you a minute’s peace. The Monkey is the constant noise of the mind that never seems to stop. It’s the running commentary that occurs within our minds. The head is full of mind chatter – ideas, thoughts, feelings and emotions floating around in a deafening harsh mixture of sounds.
How you say things is as important as what you’re saying. If you and your partner are having a disagreement, don’t just attack them or go all-out criticising. Why not try using ‘I’ statements? By saying ‘I feel’ rather than ‘You always…’ you’re taking responsibility for your emotions and your partner won’t feel like they’re being blamed for everything. Try our three tips for improving communication with your partner.
Using the theory that reflexology rebalances the body we can bring homeostasis to the immune system and lessen the reaction to the allergen. So what are some of the main reflex points you can stimulate to help?
Bullying isn’t a one off event, so by the time you feel ready to report a bully, the chances are that you have been dealing with the impact for some time. As someone who’s been through it myself, here are my recommended steps to take when you find yourself in this position.
Arthritis is a condition which causes inflammation of the joints, leading to the area becoming inflamed, painful and stiff. There are more than 200 types of arthritis; the most common being osteoarthritis, where the cartilage lining the bones in the joint breaks down due to wear and tear, and rheumatoid arthritis, where the body’s immune system attacks the joints, making them red and swollen. Arthritis is most common in the over 65s, however it can affect people of all ages.