Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

Winter 2017

The 12 Days of Acupuncture


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With Christmas looming ever larger I’ve found myself annoyingly humming the 12 Days of Christmas. So I got to thinking what would my 12 Days of Christmas look like. I’m old enough to not really want or need material things,

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Winter 2017

Medicinal Mushrooms

with The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Like herbs, mushrooms have been used medicinally for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians associated mushrooms with immortality, restricting their use for only the pharaohs; the Aztecs consumed sacred species in holy rituals. Traditional Chinese physicians held medicinal mushrooms in

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Winter 2017

Exercise with a difference…

with Molly Jones - Ability Neuro Physio

MOLLY is a physiotherapist with special interest in neurology, helping people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Here she tells us about the PD WARRIOR exercise program One significant issue I have found when working with people with PD is the de-conditioning

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October 2017

Tree Medicine

With The Herbal Clinic Swansea

Trees, the lungs of our planet, used from the beginning of Man’s history as a source of food, fuel and shelter. In early religions, such as those practiced by the Celts, many trees were considered sacred and were believed to

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October 2017

Dynamic Sitting?

Fix my Spine explains how to actively sit down for the good of your back with Iona collins

How many of us are bothered with back pain, especially when we sit down for a long time? Lower back pain is inevitable if your body posture is not ideal while sitting down for long periods. There is an abundance

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October 2017

The Power of Placebo

With Tim Wright - Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)

Acupuncture has a long history of some naysayers dismissing it as no more than an elaborate placebo. It’s less commonplace nowadays with GPs using acupuncture for pain management and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending acupuncture for

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September 2017

Bodystreet Update

Lesley Williams updates on her progress so far

Ok, so I’m seven weeks into my six month membership – just once a week for 20 minutes, and I’m happy to report that changes are taking place. I am now happy to reveal my upper arms – something I’ve

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September 2017

I Can’t Get No Sleep…

Fix my Spine with Iona Collins MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), MRCS, FRC (Orth), Consultant Spinal Surgeon and founder of the website: www.fixmyspine.co.uk

Maxi Jazz (left), the musician and rapper suffered with insomnia, but whereas he wrote a hit song about it, Goldilocks shopped around the different bear beds until she found one which was just right for her, and she got some

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August 2017

Water

With The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

There is more water in our bodies than any other substance. At birth we consist of up to 80% water and with age we dehydrate to about 65%. We depend on water to function. Every cell in the body is

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