Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

July 2015

5 Element Acupuncture

by Tim Wright – Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)

5 Element Acupuncture There are two main styles of acupuncture; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element acupuncture. Whilst TCM looks for external causes of disease, such as Damp, Wind or Cold to create illness, the 5 element system assumes

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July 2015

THE MISSING LINK

With The Herbal Clinic

Inflammation Inflammation is a necessity of life. It is a protective immune response that allows infections to be controlled, wounds to heal and health to be restored. When the immune system fails to eliminate its target or becomes over sensitised,

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May 2015

Hayfever – May

with Tim Wright at Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)

Hayfever As temperatures climb and the air settles (hopefully), up to 20% of us will be plagued by the dreaded hayfever SO WHAT IS HAYFEVER? Most people know it’s an allergic reaction to pollen. This pollen can come from a

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May 2015

Lemon Balm; Melissa officinalis – May

The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis LEMON BALM IS AN UNASSUMING HERB WITH AN UPLIFTING LEMONY SCENT; PHYSICIANS AND BEEKEEPERS ALIKE HAVE LONG KNOWN MELISSA OFFICINALIS. The name Melissa comes from the Greek word for ‘honey bee’ and has been used since an-cient

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May 2015

“The Man Club” – May

With Charles Fewcott 

CHARLES FENCOTT of 57 BARBERS in Vivian Road, Sketty knows a thing or two about male grooming. Why not pop in to see him and experience a traditional cut-throat close shave? Rediscovering the barber shop  “The Man Club” As well

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BAY Hotel Review

With Lesley Williams

Heronston Hotel and Spa Bridgend In pursuit of happiness Friday 20th March will be memorable to me for several reasons. Firstly, we had the opportunity to view the first partial solar eclipse of this century, secondly it was International Day

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April 2015

BAY Health & Wellbeing

With The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Dandelion: Taraxacum officinale A bright and cheerful weed, the dandelion gets its name from the French ‘Dent de lion’ – meaning ‘lion’s tooth’, referring to the jagged edges of its leaves. The Latin ‘Taraxacum’ comes from the Greek word ‘Taraxos’

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April 2015

The Aging Athlete

by Tim Wright at Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)

The Aging Athlete As the days grow longer and the temperature warms up (a bit), it’s time to start thinking about getting fit for the summer months. If you’re getting on a bit you may be weighing up exercising versus

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April 2015

BAY Health & Wellbeing

 with Dr Chris Johns

Some useful medical advice from Dr Chris Johns who has been a GP in Sketty and Killay Medical Centres for 25 years and is Clinical Lead for Swansea Acute GP Unit in Singleton Hospital. A happy, healthy Spring to everyone.

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March 2015

Hypnobirth The memories of the birth of your baby will remain with you always. It is so important that it is a positive experience and that you remain in control Hypnobirth is a complete antenatal teaching programme for pregnant women

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March 2015

BAY Health & Wellbeing

with The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Stinging Nettle: Urtica dioica One of the first medicinal herbs to reappear after the cold winter months is the stinging nettle. With its reputation for invading gardens and causing misery to the incautious as a result of its painful sting,

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February 2015

BAY Health & Wellbeing

 with The Herbal Clinic

Sleep Throughout the winter those long nights leave some of us yearning for a time of hibernation. Now spring is prickling at the edge of perception, we can still capitalise on one of nature’s fortifying ‘cure alls’: a good night’s sleep. The

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