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A reason to be optimistic in challenging times

March 1st, 2020

It is very easy right now with the constant news reports about the spread of Coronavirus to flip from being informed and aware to worried about our own health & saftey and that of our friends & family. So right now acknowledge how you feel about the spread of the Coronavirus, whether its anxiety, worried, […]

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Contents of supressed report revealed…

February 16th, 2020
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I am always interested in all form of research on complementary therapies and a report that is supressed piques my interest even more because it makes me wonder what is says. Way back in 2012, Australia’s National Health & Medical Research Council completed a report based on 55 studies into the effectiveness of homeopathy to […]

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Do you know the benefits of drinking tea?

January 19th, 2020
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I have to admit that I don’t drink tea.  I like my herbal teas but lets face it, they don’t actually contain any tea.  In a morning I like my decaf americano.  But having done the research on tea,  I may need to change my habits. Prof Feng and his team in collaboration with Essex […]

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An alternative way to do simple mindfulness (Part 2)

January 12th, 2020
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Following on from part 1, I want to introduce you to more ways to do simple mindfulness. 1. Tuning into sounds The hum of a gan, tickeing of a cloack, the round of rain on the window, voices outside the room.  Realing tuning in ot hte volume, pitch and noticing if there’s a rthythmic quality […]

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An alternative way to do simple mindfulness (Part 1)

January 5th, 2020
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Most mindfulness techniques have at their heart a simple instruction. Focus on your breath… This is supposed to be simple, but what if it isn’t simple for you?  What then? For people struggling with anxiety it may increase the feelings of panic. Mindfulness involves placing our attention on a chosen anchor, noticing when our mind […]

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More of what can assist you with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

December 15th, 2019
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Following on from my previous tips, here are a few more: ICE – If your wrist feels inflammed (red, hot and swollen) then icing the area may assist you. Cupping – which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  In a trail of cupping therapy, whereby heated glass cups are applied to the skin to […]

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What can help carpal tunnel syndrome?

December 8th, 2019
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Previously, I discussed what carpal tunnel syndrome is and how desk based workers have an increased risk.  So what can you do to help youself: Vitamin B6 – Carpal tunnel syndrome has been linked to low levels of vitamin B6, so suplementing with the vitamin may help.  In fact, several trials have found B6 may […]

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Introduction to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 29th, 2019

Way back when I first started at Barclays, one of the first clients I treated was returning to work after being signed off with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Which is a common and painful disorder of the wrist, caused by pressure on the median nerve which creates numbness and tingling in the fingers.  At its worse […]

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More tips on how to reduce severity of a cold

November 23rd, 2019
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Following on from last weeks blog article on the benefits of garlic in fighting colds and flu, I wanted to share more tips on how to reduce the severity of a cold. Take a zinc supplement: Take zinc lozenges or syrup within 24 hours of the start of a cold, as this may reduce the […]

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Did you know this reduces your changes of getting a cold or flu?

November 17th, 2019

When I worked in an office, this was the time of the year when everyone either got the office cold or sometimes even worse flu, so I wanted to share something that can reduce your chance of getting one. Garlic has been used for centuries as both a food ingredient and a medicine.  Garlic contains […]

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