Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

March 2018

Fix my Spine

With Iona Collins

Underactive bladder function in association with sciatica? You may have symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome… “Cauda What?” I hear you ask. The Cauda Equina (horse’s tail in Latin, which is of no significance to us) describes the nerves in the

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March 2018

Gower Acupuncture Swansea

With Tim Wright

Understanding Modern Acupuncture If you search for an explanation of acupuncture online you’ll typically be presented with a variation of the following explanation: “Acupuncture is an ancient healing art practised for over 2,500 years. It works by stimulating a mystical

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February 2018

Fix my spine

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

Scoliosis Skoliosis is a Greek word, meaning “bent” or “crooked”, with the word changed in English to describe torsional spinal deformities called scoliosis. Everybody is slightly asymmetrical. Our feet are slightly different sizes, one arm is slightly longer than the

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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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