Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

October 2015

Ginger: Zingiber officinale

with The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Ginger: Zingiber officinale PUNGENT, WARMING AND SWEET; GINGER IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE HERBS, BOTH IN CUISINE AND AS A MEDICINE Originating in southern Asia, ginger has been valued as a spice for thousands of years. It was not

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September 2015

Whiplash

With Rosie Jones - Osteopath

ROSIE IS AN OSTEOPATH WITH SWANSEA BODY KINETICS AT THE NATURAL HEALTH SERVICE IN PAGE STREET, SWANSEA. THIS MONTH ROSIE OFFERS ADVICE ON THOSE SUFFERING FROM WHIPLASH Whiplash Whiplash injuries are estimated to affect 250,000 people each year in the

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September 2015

Shin Pain

With Rachel Hatcher

RACHEL HATCHER is a Sports Therapist and lead coach at Swansea Water Polo Club. Rachel is owner of THE HUB, a sports therapy clinic in the Phoenix Centre, Townhill Shin Pain “SHIN SPLINTS” ARE A COMMON COMPLAINT IN MANY ATHLETES;

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September 2015

BAY Health & Wellbeing

With The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Marsh mallow: Althaea officinalis Althaea officinalis is an upright and beautiful plant, with soft velvety leaves and delicate pale pink blossoms which appear in August and September The name ‘Althaea’ comes from the Greek ‘altho’, meaning ‘to heal’ and Marshmallow

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August 2015

RUNNING INTO PAIN

By Tim Wright from Gower Acupuncture (Swansea)  

RUNNING INTO PAIN Summer is here and people who haven’t run before are hitting the pavements in an attempt to shift the winter flab. Keen amateur runners are upping their mileage, making the most of the long and (hopefully) warm

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August 2015

Problems in Pregnancy

With ROSIE JONES – Osteopath

Problems in Pregnancy ROSIE IS AN OSTEOPATH WITH SWANSEA BODY KINETICS AT THE NATURAL HEALTH SERVICE IN PAGE STREET, SWANSEA. THIS MONTH ROSIE OFFERS ADVICE TO WOMEN IN PREGNANCY Throughout pregnancy a women’s body undergoes a remarkable amount of change

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August 2015

LOWER BACK PAIN

With RACHEL HATCHER

RACHEL HATCHER is a Sports Therapist and lead coach at Swansea Water Polo Club. Rachel is owner of The Hub, a Sports Therapy Clinic in The Phoenix Centre, Townhill. LOWER BACK PAIN As a Sports Therapist I am specifi-cally concerned

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August 2015

Equisetum

With The Herbal Clinic, Swansea

Equisetum Is the sole survivor of the Equisetales family; huge tree-like plants that thrived 400 million years ago. In spring its shoots resemble asparagus – in Japan they are cooked and eaten in a similar way to the vegetable. By

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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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