Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

July 2021

The many sides of headache

Gower acupuncture with Tim Wright

Acupuncture has a great track record for headache treatment. NICE recommend it for treating both tension type headache and migraine. There are plenty more headache types beyond these two though… Tension Type Headache: Frequently the causes are either emotional and

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June 2021

Why you are not what you eat

Functional nutrition with Carmen Gresa-Alemany - Functional Nutrition Therapist

Many times during consultation, I have had this sentence said back to me: “You are what you eat, right?”. We all have our reasons to improve our diet; poor health, weight management, digestive issues, inflammation, diabetes, and many others plus

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June 2021

Tune in to summer

With The Herbal Clinic Swansea

We may not be guaranteed hot weather, but the long hours of daylight during the summer months can bring more energy, a brighter outlook and extra time in the day. Make use of those additional early morning and evening hours

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June 2021

Menopause

Bay cluster network with Reem El-Sharkawi

Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi is a GP in Uplands and Mumbles Surgery and her sister Reem El-Sharkawi is a GP Pharmacist, both are part of the Bay Cluster Network. There has been a lot of talk in the media over the

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May 2021

Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

Covid-19 vaccinations - Swansea Bay University Health Board

Community pharmacies are joining the fight against Coronavirus by taking part in the Swansea Bay Covid-19 vaccination programme. Three Swansea pharmacies are now giving Covid vaccinations under a pilot scheme. The vaccines are given strictly by appointment only to invited

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May 2021

Check in with your heart

With The Herbal Clinic

Intrinsically, we feel our hearts to be emotional centres; thus phrases such as ‘down hearted’, ‘heartbreak’ and ‘heart of gold’ are an integral part of our language. Eastern wisdom, as well as some Greek philosophers such as Aristotle, taught that

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May 2021

Stay safe in the sun

With the Bay Cluster Network

Even though our summer may look slightly different this year with more people planning staycations, sunburn can still happen in the U.K. Sunburn can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer. Getting the balance of getting your vitamin D from

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May 2021

Acupuncture for chronic pain

With Tim Wright - Gower Acupuncture

On 7th April NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended acupuncture as treatment for chronic pain, (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng193/chapter/Recommendations).A blanket recommendation for primary and secondary chronic pain is a rare but welcome endorsement from the medical establishment. Previously NICE has

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April 2021

Depression

With Reem El-Sharkawi Bay Cluster Network

Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. We all have times when our

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