Is Reiki a Placebo? – Part 2

I said in Part 1 if the Reiki (healing) energy has an impact, it must exist, and it can’t be a placebo because its having an impact.  So now I want to share some of the scientific evidence which demonstrates the impact [...]

How does Reflexology work?

Different areas of the feet (or reflex areas) correspond to different parts of the body and the whole body is represented.  By working on these reflex areas, a balancing effect can be brought about in the corresponding part of the body.  The right foot corresponds to the right side of [...]

Here is why I bang on so much about good posture?

I know that it may appear that I am getting on my soapbox, when I talk about posture.  So I thought it is worth explaining why. Good posture is a way of doing things with more energy, less stress and fatigue. Without good posture, you can't really be physically fit. We're all [...]

Yoga is doing what antidepression drugs can’t

Mental health is all over the news.  Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, and up to half of the 41 million  people taking antidepressants in the USA say they aren't working for them if they suffer from severe and chronic depression, - but a yogic breathing technique [...]

What to do if your low in magnesium?

In this post, I want to talk about magnesium supplementation. Dr Dean in her both The Magnesium Miracle she notes that acheiving adequate magnesium through foods is notoriously difficult. First, most people think of supplements as you take orally and yes you can take magnesium orally.  Magnesium glycinate is one of [...]

Anxiety in the work place

In today’s work environment with its constant demand’s to do more with less, frequent reorganisations and regular rounds of redundancies it is easy to feel very unsettled, uninspired, anxious and fearful. Anxiety in the work place can leave some people with racing thoughts and struggling to switch off.  I recommend anything [...]

Introduction to Vitamin D

At this time of year, especially living in the UK, we are very aware of the long grey days and how this can lead to a Vitamin D deficiency.  Vitamin D is known as "the sunshine vitamin" because all it takes is 15 minutes in the sun for a fair [...]

Migraines – Part 2

In part 1, I explained the difference between a headache and a migraine.  In this article I want to explore evidence for nutritional fixes to assit migraine sufferers. 5-HTP 5-HTP, or 5-Hydroxytryptophane is a naturally occuring amino acid that may help prevent chronic headaches of various types including tension headaches and [...]

Can Reiki help you if you have IBS?

Reiki is a form of healing therapy originating in Japan and Tibet that is available in some of our clinics.  Over the years practicing massage in clinic, I am aware that there is a regular occurance of clients with digestive issues especially irritable bowel syndrom (IBS). A recent study has looked [...]

Is there a low magnesium epidemic?

With the current buzz around magnesium supplements it implies that we are all short of magnesium.  But are we? First it is important that you are aware there is currently no test to determine your magnesium levels that is cost effective or well validated.   Even clinical manifestations of magnesium deficiency are [...]

What is the cause of the low mangesium epidemic?

Having identified that researchers believe there is an epedemic of low magnesium causes by our diets and lifestyles.  So what is it we are doing that is the cause of  the low magnesium epedmic. 1. Sweet foods Refined sugar found in pastries, cakes, desserts, sweets etc contains no magnesium and causes the [...]

How much stress is too much?

How much stress is too much?

Because of the widespread damage stress can cause, it's important to know your own limit. But just how much stress is "too much" differs from person to person. We're all different. Some people are able to roll with the punches, while others seem to crumble [...]